Gaulthier Rydzek

Gaulthier Rydzek received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Strasbourg University (France) in 2012. His postdoctoral research at NIMS in Tsukuba (Japan) and TCD in Dublin (Ireland) focused on self-assembled polymer materials and interfaces, including electrodes, with precisely controlled structural and functional properties. He joined the Institut Charles Gerhardt in Montpellier (France), where he took a position as assistant professor in 2019. His current research involves two main research directions :

  • hybrid mesoporous materials and films for environmental, electrochemical and biomedical applications.
  • Polyelectrolyte complexes for functional films and polymer matrices
I. A propos
II. Activités de recherche
Hybrid mesoporous silica films

The top Figure exemplifies the self-assembly of hybrid silica-copolymer films by using various approaches to confine the sol-gel reaction. Different scientific aspects are of interest in these results: - The thickness and the nanotexture of the mesoporous films is adaptable as function of the precursors used and of the film deposition parameters - The ionization degree of the copolymers embedded within the mesoporous film can be adjusted by pH-treatments - These properties allow the reversible, electrostatically-driven, sorption of target micropollutants.

III. Production scientifique