Philippe Leclère received a PhD in Physics from the University of Liège (Belgium) in 1994.
He joined the group of Jean-Luc Brédas at the University of Mons in 1995 as a research fellow.
From 2000 to 2004, he worked as research associate and served as research coordinator at the Materia Nova Research Center.
During this period, he spent 4 months (in 1999) in the group of Jean-Pierre Aimé at the University of Bordeaux (France) and one year (2003) in the group of E.W. (Bert) Meijer at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands.
In October 2004, he became Research Associate of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS – FNRS) in the group of Roberto Lazzaroni at the University of Mons. In October 2014, he became Senior Research Associate of the FRS – FNRS. Since 2003, he is still visiting scientist at the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems at TU/e.
His research interests mostly deal with the characterization by means of scanning probe microscopy techniques of the morphology and the nanoscale mechanical, electrical properties of organic and hybrid supramolecular (nano)structures, build by self-assembly of functional (macro)molecules.
He is (co)author of over 180 chapter books and papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Hirsch Factor : 38
A few relevant publications
Supramolecular assembly of conjugated polymers: From molecular engineering to solid-state properties.
Ph. Leclère, M. Surin, P. Brocorens, M. Cavallini, F. Biscarini, R. Lazzaroni, Materials Science and Engineering Reports 55 (2006) 1-56.
White-Light Emitting Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Copolymers based on pi-Conjugated Oligomers.
R.A. Abbel, Ch. Grenier, M.J. Pouderoijen, J.W. Stouwdam, Ph. Leclère, R.P.Sijbesma, E.W. Meijer, and A.P.H.J. Schenning, Journal of the American ChemicalSociety 131 (2009) 833-843.
Supramolecular Organization of ssDNA Templated pi-Conjugated Oligomers via Hydrogen-Bonding.
M. Surin, P.G.A. Janssen, R. Lazzaroni, Ph. Leclère, E.W. Meijer, and A.P.H.J.Schenning, Advanced Materials 21 (2009) 1126-1130.
Probing the Local Conformation within pi-Conjugated One-dimensional Supramolecular Stacks using Frequency Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy.
B. Grévin, R. Demadrille, M. Linares, R. Lazzaroni, Ph. Leclère, Advanced Materials 21 (2009) 4124–4129.
Nanoscale Investigation of the Electrical Properties in Semiconductor Polymer / Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Materials.
S.Desbief, N. Hergué, O. Douhéret, M. Surin, Ph. Dubois, Y. Geerts, R. Lazzaroni, and Ph. Leclère, Nanoscale 4 (2012), 2705-271.
Probing viscoelastic response of soft material surfaces at the nanoscale.
D.B. Haviland, A. vanEysden, D. Forchheimer, D.Platz, H.G. Kassa and Ph. Leclère, Soft Matter 12 (2016), 619-624