Molecular Engineering and Nano-Objects
The Molecular Engineering and Nano-Objects (IMNO) team is one of the 11 teams of the Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (ICGM - UMR 5253). It gathers around 35 people including 12 researchers, assistant-professors and professors, 8 administrative and technical staff, and approximately 15 PhD and post-doctoral students. The labs are located on the campus "Triolet" of the University of Montpellier. Lecturers and professors of the IMNO team teach at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Montpellier, as well as at the institutes of technology (IUT) of Montpellier-Sète, and at Polytech Montpellier
Know-how / Skills
The IMNO team dedicates its research activities to the development of molecular structures and multifunctional (nano)materials. The approach used goes "from the molecule to the nanostructured material to the device", and relies on a sound expertise in synthetic chemistry (including organic, organometallic, and coordination chemistry). It combines molecular engineering and nanochemistry for the tailored synthesis of molecular building blocks and the development of extended networks or nanomaterials.
The detailed characterization of the (nano)materials is also at the center of the different studies, with expertise in solid-state NMR, (nano)magnetism and electron microscopy. The manipulation and study of magnetic interactions on magnetic nano-objects are also part of the research skills in the team.
The different research projects developed in the group around molecular chemistry and nanochemistry aim at providing solutions to the great challenges of our century, by addressing environmental problems (decontamination of radioactive elements, conversion of solar energy), as well as biomedical (imaging, drug delivery, photodynamic therapy, magneto-induced hyperthermia) and biophysical issues (early diagnosis, self monitoring, highly sensitive magnetic bioassays).
Message from the scientific leader
The « Molecular Engineering and Nano-Objects » team (IMNO) dedicates its research activity to the development of molecular structures and multifunctional (nano)materials. The skills in terms of synthetic chemistry (organic, organometallic, coordination and nano- chemistry) are brought together to achieve the goal of creating new functional systems by going "from the molecule to the nanostructured material to the device".Yannick Guari Scientific director
Les thèmes de recherche développés sont:
- Metal complexes and molecular (nano)materials
- Metal, metalloid and oxide nanoparticles
- Molecular magnetism and Spin Dynamics
Access - Contacts
The IMNO team is located in the University of Montpellier, Faculty of Sciences (building 17, ground and 1st floor).
Institut Charles Gerhardt - UMR5253
Team "Molecular Engineering and Nano-Objects"
UNIVERSITÉ MONTPELLIER 2
Place Eugène Bataillon
34095 MONTPELLIER CEDEX 5