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Simon Tricard

05 67 04 88 33

bureau n°2.03

Équipe 7. Nanostructures et Chimie Organométallique , Chargé de recherche CNRS HDR

Current position

Since 2014 CNRS researcher, CRCN / LPCNO, INSA, CNRS, Université de Toulouse


2019 Habilitation à diriger la recherche / Université de Toulouse
2009 PhD in chemistry / Université Paris-Sud
2006 Master degree in inorganic chemistry / Université Paris-Sud
2005 Agrégation in physical sciences, chemistry option
2004 Bachelor degree in physical chemistry / Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Research interests

Since 2014 Interactions between nanoparticles (metal, semiconductor, coordination) and molecules, self-assembly and study of optical, magnetic, electrical, electrochemical and catalytic properties

2012-2014 Postdoctorate 3 / Metallic nanoparticles for catalysis / LPCNO, Nano-structures and Organometallic Chemistry Team, INSA, UPS, CNRS, Toulouse, dir. B. Chaudret

2011-2012 Postdoctorate 2 / Spin crossover coordination network nano-, micro- and macro-objects / LCC, Switchable Molecular Materials Team, CNRS, Toulouse, dir. A. Bousseksou

2009-2011 Postdoctorate 1 / Mechanical Agitation - Molecular Junctions - Magnetic Levitation - Electrets / G. M. Whitesides group, Harvard University, Cambridge

2006-2009 PhD / Grafting on inorganic surfaces of magnetic nano-objects of cyanide bridged coordination networks : sequential growth and deposit in solution / ICMMO, Inorganic Chemistry Team, Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, dir. J.J. Girerd / supervisor : T. Mallah

Scientific records (in December 2021)

Publications 60 articles published (8 Angew. Chem., 2 Nat. Commun., 1 Mater. Horiz., 1 Nanoscale Horiz., 3 Nanoscale, 1 Chem. Commun., 2 Chem. Eur. J., 3 Soft Matter, 5 Dalton Trans., 4 J. Phys. Chem. C, etc.)
Patent 1 patent (US and international)
Grants (current) ANR JCJC 2018, PRIME|80 CNRS 2019, MITI CNRS 2020, EUR NanoX 2021

Representative papers

-  Gillet A., Cher S., Tassé M., Blon T., Alves S., Izzet G., Chaudret B., Proust A., Demont P., Volatron F.,* Tricard S.,* Polarizability Is a Key Parameter for Molecular Electronics, Nanoscale Horiz. 2021, 6, 271–276.

-  Manai G., Houimel H., Rigoulet M., Gillet A., Fazzini P.-F., Ibarra A., Balor S., Roblin P., Esvan J., Coppel Y., Chaudret B., Bonduelle C.,* Tricard S.,* Bidimensional Lamellar Assembly by Coordination of Peptidic Homopolymers to Platinum Nanoparticles, Nat. Commun. 2020, 11, 2051 (Editors’ Highlight).

-  Bouzouita D., Lippens G., Baquero E.A., Fazzini P.F., Pieters G., Coppel Y., Lecante P., Tricard S.,* Martinez-Prieto L.M.,* Chaudret B.,* Tuning the Catalytic Activity and Selectivity of Water-Soluble Bimetallic RuPt Nanoparticles by Modifying their Surface Metal Distribution, Nanoscale 2019, 11, 16544-16552.

-  Tricard S.,* Saïd-Aïzpuru O., Bouzouita D., Usmani S., Gillet A., Tassé M., Poteau R., Viau G., Demont P., Carrey J., Chaudret B., Chemical Tuning of Coulomb Blockade at Room-Temperature in Ultra-Small Platinum Nanoparticle Self-Assemblies, Mater. Horiz. 2017, 4, 487-492.

-  Tricard S.,* Shepherd R.M., Stan C.A., Snyder P.W., Cademartiri R., Zhu D., Aranson I.S., Shakhnovich E.I., Whitesides G.M., Mechanical Model of Globular Transition in Polymers. ChemPlusChem 2015, 80, 37-41.


2018 Young Investigator Award of ICT (Toulouse Chemistry Institute)
2021 Junior distinguished member of SCF (French Chemical Society)

Administrative responsibilities

Since 2019 Member of the CNRS national commission for the monitoring of the handicap plan
Since 2017 Handicap correspondent of LPCNO
Since 2015 In charge of the seminars of LPCNO
2021 Expert for the High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (Hcéres) (ISCR Rennes)
2016-2021 Coordinator of the “Handicap at CNRS” think tank of the CoNRS SSC meetings
2016-2021 Elected member and scientific secretary of section 14 of the CNRS national committee (CoNRS)
2016-2021 Elected member of the LPCNO laboratory council 2015-2021 Communication correspondent of LPCNO

Pedagogic experiences

Since 2018 Instructor in ethics and scientific integrity (PhD) – 12-18 h per year / Université de Toulouse
2018-2020, 2021-2022 Supervision of multidisciplinary projects (M1) – 8 h per year / INSA Toulouse
2019, 2020 Introduction to nanochemistry – 2h / IUT Castres, Université de Toulouse

Popularization activities

Since 2015 Scientific animations with high school students ( 2-5 times per year)
2015-2018, 2020-2021 Participation to the European Researchers’ Nights
2020 Conference “Les nanosciences, et leur impact sur notre quotidien”, Université Populaire en Kercorb
2006-2009, 2018, 2019 Participation to the “Fête de la science”
2018 Intervention in the Science in the City Festival, ESOF, Toulouse European city of Sciences

Research supervising

Since 2016 4 PhD directions and 1 co-direction
Since 2008 24 undergrad students with levels from 1st year to M2
Since 2011 10 visiting PhD students and 5 visiting postdocs in collaborations

Organization of scientific events

2019 Geometry and Materials 2, December 12-13, Paris, France (30 attendees – workshop, co-chair)
2019 Gold in Occitanie, December 4-5, Montpellier, France (55 attendees – workshop)
Geometry and Materials, June 13-14, Toulouse, France (25 attendees – workshop, chair)

Major collaborations

Zhao Jihua / Lanzhou University, China / Prussian blue analogs, electrochemistry
Michael Grünwald / University of Utah, USA / self-assembly modelization Tobias Kraus / Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany / hybrid materials
Alexis Bordet, Walter Leitner / M. Planck Inst. – Chem. Energy Conversion, Mülheim, Germany / catalysis

National – France
Florence Volatron / Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris / POM, self-assembly
Colin Bonduelle / LCPO Pessac / peptidic polymers Thomas Fernique / Université Paris XIII / supercrystals, modelization Dominique Armspach / Université de Strasbourg / cyclodextrines, catalysis

Local – Toulouse, France
Azzedine Bousseksou, Lionel Salmon, Gabor Molnar / LCC / spin crossover
Philippe Demont / CIRIMAT / dielectric measurements Claire Kammerer, Jacques Bonvoisin / CEMES / luminescent molecules, self-assembly