Prof. Ludovic Troian-Gautier


Our proposed research places renewable energy at the forefront and tackles contemporary issues faced by society. We aim to use sunlight to generate “solar fuels” through challenging reactions as well as for the synthesis of compounds with added value, both in solution and at the metal oxide interface. We are interested in understanding key fundamental processes that govern excited-state reactivity. The pluridisciplinary approach developed in our laboratory, and through very fruitful collaborations, calls upon (in)organic synthesis, (spectro)electrochemistry, photochemistry and (nano)material design.

Our research is distributed among several axis:

  • Understanding factors governing excited state reactivity and charge separation.
  • Light-induced solar fuels production
  • Mechanistic photoredox catalysis using rare and earth abundant transition metal complexes and organic dyes.


To contact us:


Université catholique de Louvain

Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences

Molecules, Solids and Reactivity (IMCN/MOST)

Place Louis Pasteur 1, bte L4.01.02

1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium