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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 / Laboratory experience

Since 2014 Interactions between nanoparticles (metallic, semiconductor, coordination) and molecules, self-assembly and study of optical, magnetic, conductive 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-Sud, Orsay, dir. J.J. Girerd / supervisor: T. Mallah

Scientific records

Publications 50 articles published (6 Angew. Chem., 2 Nat. Commun., 1 Chem. Sci., 1 Mater. Horiz., 2 Nanoscale, 1 Chem. Commun., 2 Chem. Eur. J., 3 Soft Matter, 5 Dalton Trans., 3 J. Phys. Chem. C, etc.)

Patent 1 patent (US and international)

Grants (current) Univ. de Toulouse 2017, ANR JCJC 2018, PRIME|80 CNRS 2019, MITI CNRS 2020

Representative papers

-  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.
-  Usmani S., Mikolasek M., Gillet A., Sanchez-Costa J., Rigoulet M., Chaudret B., Bousseksou A., Lassalle-Kaiser B., Demont P., Molnar G., Salmon L., Carrey J., Tricard S.,* Spin crossover in Fe(triazole) – Pt nanoparticle self-assembly structured at the sub-5 nm scale, Nanoscale 2020, 12, 8180-8187.
-  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)

Administrative responsibilities

Since 2019 Member of the CNRS national commission for the monitoring of the handicap plan
Since 2017 Handicap correspondent of LPCNO
Since 2016 Coordinator of the “Handicap at CNRS” think tank of the CoNRS SSC meetings
Since 2016 Elected member and scientific secretary of section 14 of the CNRS national committee
Since 2016 Elected member of the LPCNO laboratory council
Since 2015 In charge of the seminars of LPCNO
Since 2015 Communication correspondent of LPCNO

Pedagogic experiences

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

Vulgarization activities

Since 2015 Scientific animations with high school students at LPCNO ( 3-5 times per year)
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
2015-2018 Participation to the European Researchers’ Nights (every year)

Research supervising

2016-2022 4 PhD directions and co directions
Since 2008 23 undergrad students with levels from 1st year to M2
Since 2011 10 visiting PhD students in collaborations

Major collaborations

Zhao Jihua / Lanzhou University, China / Prussian blue analogs, electrochemistry
Michael Grünwald / University of Utah, USA / self-assembly modelization
Maria Bernechea / Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon, Zaragoza, Spain / quantum dots

National – France
Florence Volatron / Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris / polyoxometallates
Colin Bonduelle / LCPO Bordeaux / peptidic polymers
Thomas Fernique / Université Paris XIII / supercrystals
Dominique Armspach / Université de Strasbourg / cyclodextrins

Local – Toulouse, France
Azzedine Bousseksou, Lionel Salmon, Gabor Molnar / LCC / spin crossover
Philippe Demont / CIRIMAT / charge transport
Kevin Roger, Yannick Hallez, Martine Meireles / LGC / SAXS, NP synthesis