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Dr. Yann Garcia obtained his doctorate from the Universite Bordeaux I at the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS) under the supervision of Prof. Olivier Kahn in Jan 1999. He joined in Feb. 1999 the Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry of the University of Mainz (Germany) to work with Prof. Dr. Philipp Guetlich as a EU TMR post-doctoral research fellow. He was appointed assistant professor at the UCL in 2001, associate professor in 2004 and professor in 2009.
|1994||Maîtrise ès Sciences Physiques||Université Bordeaux I Sciences et Technologies|
|1999||Doctorat||Université Bordeaux I Sciences et Technologies|
Yann Garcia is teaching analytical chemistry and physical methods in inorganic chemistry at bachelor (3rd year) and master (first and second year) levels. His teaching activities also cover the chemistry and functionality of inorganic and molecular materials at the master level. He has taught general chemistry to first year veterinary students.
|Chimie analytique I||LBIR1349|
|Analytical chemistry 1||LCHM1321|
|Exercises in analytical chemistry||LCHM1322|
|Analytical Chemistry II and exercises||LCHM2120|
|Analysis physical methods of solids||LCHM2122|
|Chemistry and functionality of inorganic materials||LCHM2231|
|Supplements of practical work||LCHM2286|
KEYWORDS: Photo- and thermoswitchable coordination compounds; Coordination polymers and Metal organic azole frameworks (MOFs)
Spin crossover phenomena; Molecular switches, molecular bistability
Organic solid state chemistry and crystal engineering ; Dynamic phenomena and phase transitions in the solid state
Water cleaning technologies (functionalized silica hybrid materials)
Our international team is busy with several research area of inorganic chemistry that are listed below:
Bistable molecular magnetic materials exhibiting cooperative spin transitions in view of their potential practical applications (display and data processing, sensors, ...).
* Design and set up of new routes for the organic synthesis of azole based molecules.
* Syntheses and characterization of supramolecular azole based polynuclear systems.
* Structural, magnetic, vibrational, optical and calorimetric investigation of these systems by relevant physical methods (XRD, Moessbauer, DSC, magnetometry, diffuse reflectance, Raman-IR).
* Preparation of thin films and nanostructuration.
Crystal engineering of supramolecular functional coordination networks
* Design and preparation of coordination polymers, metal organic frameworks (MOFs).
* Hybrid magnetic materials with multifunctional properties (luminescence, photochromism, porosity, metal adsorption ...).
Switchable coordination compounds
* Design, syntheses and crystal engineering of new molecular switches (salicylidene anilines, diarylethene derivatives, ...).
* Investigation of their optical (fluorescence, photochromism, thermochromism) and structural properties.
* Syntheses of polynuclear coordination compounds including bistable molecular switches.
* Investigation of their optical and magnetic properties (fluorescence, photochromism, photomagnetism).
Investigation of magnetic molecular materials by muon spin relaxation (in collaboration with Dr. James S. Lord, ISIS , UK and Prof. Dr. Stewart J. Campbell , ADFA, Australia) and 57 Fe Moessbauer spectroscopy
* Tracking of electronic spin crossovers in transition metal complexes.
* Study of dynamic processes in the solid state.