Surface functionalization

Surface functionalization can modify the reactivity of a surface, enabling a device to function properly. Properties range from hydrophobicity and passivation to selective interactions with chemicals and biological molecules. Several teams in the Chemistry Department are dedicated to surface functionalization, using different strategies such as chemical grafting or plasma treatment to give surfaces the desired properties.

1. Alternatives to perfluorides for amphiphobic textile treatments

2. Thin films for heterogeneous catalysis

3. Organic functionalization of surfaces, thin films and nanoparticles for biological and optoelectronic applications

4. Thin-film functionalization of probes for local SPM-microscopy

5. Grafting of functional units onto organic and metallic surfaces

Faculty contacts
Anne-Chantal Gouget (subjects 1 et 2) Thierry Gacoin (subject 1 et 3)
Aleix Guell (subject 4) Jong Wook Kim (subject 3)
Khalid Lalil (subjects 1 et 3) Clément Livache (subject 3)
François Ozanam (subject 1) Gaël Zucchi (subject 5)