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Roberto Lazzaroni received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Namur (Belgium) in 1987. After postdoctoral stays at the University of Linköping (with W.R. Salaneck) and at CNR Bologna (with C. Taliani), he joined the group of Jean-Luc Brédas at the University of Mons in 1990 as a fellow of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS). He became FNRS Senior Associate in 1997 and Research Director in 2001. In 2003, he joined the staff at the University of Mons, where he is now full professor and head of the Chemistry Department. He is also research director at the Materia Nova Research Center in Mons. His research interests mostly deal with the structure and electronic properties of organic and hybrid supramolecular structures, constructed by self-assembly of functional (macro)molecules.

A few relevant publications of the past five years

Semi-Metallic Polymers.

O. Bubnova, Z. Ullah Khan, H. Wang, S. Braun, D.R. Evans, M. Fabretto, P. Hojati-Talemi, D. Dagnelund, J.B. Arlin, Y. Geerts, S. Desbief, D.W. Breiby, J.W. Andreasen, R. Lazzaroni, W. Chen, I. Zozoulenko, M. Fahlman, P.J. Murphy, M. Berggren, X. Crispin; Nature Materials, 13 (2014) 190–194.

Light-enhanced liquid-phase exfoliation and current photoswitching in graphene–azobenzene composites.

M. Döbbelin, A. Ciesielski, S. Haar, S. Osella, M. Bruna, A. Minoia, L. Grisanti, T. Mosciatti, F. Richard, E. Adi Prasetyanto, L. De Cola, V. Palermo, R. Mazzaro, V. Morandi, R. Lazzaroni, A.C. Ferrari, D. Beljonne, P. Samori; Nature Communications, 7 (2016) 10.1038/ncomms11090

Transfer of chiral information from a chiral solvent to a two-dimensional network.

I. Destoop, A. Minoia, O. Ivasenko, A. Noguchi, K. Tahara, Y. Tobe, R. Lazzaroni, S. De Feyter ; Faraday Discuss., 204 (2017) 215-231 ; DOI: 10.1039/c7fd00103g

Probing halogen–halogen interactions in solution.

V. Ayzac, M. Raynal, B. Isare, J. Idé, P. Brocorens, R. Lazzaroni, T. Etienne, A. Monari, X. Assfeld, L. Bouteiller; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19 (2017) 32443-32450; DOI: 10.1039/c7cp06996k

Do Carbon Nanotubes Improve the Thermomechanical Properties of Benzoxazine Thermosets ?

S. Saiev, L. Bonnaud, L. Dumas, T. Zhang, Ph. Dubois, D. Beljonne, R. Lazzaroni; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10 (2018) 26669–26677; DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b08473

Integration of Redox-Active Catechol Pendants into Poly(ionic liquid) for the Design of High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Cathodes.

N. Patil, M. Aqil, A. Aqil, F. Ouhib, R. Marcilla, A. Minoia, R. Lazzaroni, C. Jérôme, C. Detrembleur; Chemistry of Materials, 30 (2018) 30, 5831−5835; DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b02307