Yoann Olivier graduated in Physics from the University of Mons in 2004.
Afterwards, he started a PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr Jérôme Cornil at the Laboratory for Chemistry of Novel Materials at the University of Mons (UMONS) and completed it in September 2008.
Starting from October 2008, he joined successively as a post-doc at UMons the project MIRAGE (supported by Région Wallonne) and the European FP7 project ONE-P where he worked on the design of organic conjugated materials for application in organic electronics.
Since October 2009, he holds a post-doctoral fellowship from FNRS (Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research).
His research interests deal with the understanding of electronic processes in organic conjugated materials.
He mainly focuses his activities in the calculations of charge transport properties for systems going from organic crystals to disordered molecular assemblies.
In particular, he is interested in the understanding of the relationship between materials chemical structure, molecular assembly and charge transport properties by combining quantum-chemical methods, Monte Carlo approach and molecular dynamics simulations.
A few relevant publications of the past five years
Charge Transport in Organic Semiconductors.
S. Coropceanu, J. Cornil, D.A. da Silva Filho, Y. Olivier, R. Silbey, and J.L. Brédas.
Chemical Reviews 107 (2007) 926-952.
Exploring the Energy Landscape of the Charge Transport Levels in Organic Semiconductors at the Molecular Scale.
J. Cornil, S. Verlaak, N. Martinelli, A. Mityashin, Y. Olivier, T. Van Regemorter, L. Muccioli, C. Zannoni, F. Castet, D. Beljonne, and P. Heremans.
Accounts of Chemical Research 46 (2013) 434-443.
Theoretical Characterization of the Structural and Hole Transport Dynamics in Liquid-Crystalline Phthalocyanine Stacks.
Y. Olivier, L. Muccioli, V. Lemaur, Y.H. Geerts, C. Zannoni, and J. Cornil.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113 (2009) 14102-14111.
On the Supramolecular Packing of High Electron Mobility Naphtalene Diimide Copolymers: The Perfect Registry of Asymmetric Branched Alkyl Side Chains.
V. Lemaur, L. Muccioli, C. Zannoni, D. Beljonne, R. Lazzaroni, J. Cornil, and Y. Olivier.
Macromolecules 46 (2013) 8171-8178.
Theoretical Characterization of Charge Transport in One-Dimensional Collinear Array of Organic Conjugated Molecules.
L. Viani, Y. Olivier, S. Athanasopoulos, D.A. da Silva Filho, J. Hulliger, J.L. Brédas, J. Gierschner, and J. Cornil.
ChemPhysChem 11 (2010) 1062-1068.