Mathieu Surin obtained a PhD from the University of Mons-Hainaut in 2005, working in the field of self-assembly and physical chemistry of conjugated polymers with Prof. Roberto Lazzaroni.
In 2005, he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the laboratory of Prof. Alan Heeger.
He then completed a post-doctoral year in the laboratory of Prof. Paolo Samorì at the Institute for Supramolecular Science and Engineering (ISIS) in Strasbourg, involved in the design of functional supramolecular networks. Since 2009 he is Research Associate of the National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) within the University of Mons.
His main research interests are supramolecular chemistry, bio-inspired self-assembly, and the understanding of relationships between morphology and properties in organic nanostructures.
A few relevant publications of the past five years
“Supramolecular organization of ssDNA templated ?-conjugated oligomers via hydrogen-bonding”
M. Surin, P.G.A. Janssen, R. Lazzaroni, P. Leclère, E.W. Meijer, A P.H.J. Schenning
Advanced Materials, 21 (2009), 1126-1130.
“A rigid dinuclear Ru(II) complex as efficient photo-activable agent for bridging two guanine bases of a duplex or quadruplex oligonucleotide”S. Rickling, L. Ghisdavu, F.Pierard, P. Gerbaux, M. Surin, P. Murat, E. Defrancq, C. Moucheron, A. Kirsch – De Mesmaeker
Chemistry – A European Journal 16 (2010), 3951-3961.
“Energy transfer in single-stranded DNA-templated stacks of naphthalene chromophores”
A.L. Stevens, P.G.A. Janssen, A. Ruiz-Carretero, M. Surin, A.P.H.J. Schenning, L.M. Herz
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 (2011), 10550-10560.
“On the mechanism of dynamic polymerization via recycled ss-DNA templated assembly of non-natural bases”
J. Lin, M. Surin, D. Beljonne, X. Lou, J.L.J. van Dongen, A.P.H.J. Schenning
Chemical Science, 3 (2012), 2732-2736.
“Chirality in DNA / ?-conjugated polymer supramolecular structures: insights into the self-assembly”J. Rubio-Magnieto, A. Thomas, S. Richeter, A. Mehdi, P. Dubois, R. Lazzaroni, S. Clément, M. Surin
Chemical Communications, 2013, 49, 5483 – 5485.