Université de Bordeaux CNRS
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Pr. Frédéric Castet

Team & research projects


Institut des Sciences Moléculaires
Theoretical Chemistry & Modeling Group
Bât A12, 3ème étage est, B12
Université de Bordeaux
351, Cours de la Libération
F-33405 Talence, France
(+33) (0)5 4000 38 63
frederic.castet@u-bordeaux.fr

Current team members

Carmelo NAIM (PhD candidate, Codirection E. Matito, Univ. San Sebastian)
Van der Waals interactions in the description of molecular nonlinear optical switches

Laurie LESCOS (PhD candidate)
Computational studies on nonlinear properties of organic molecules and aggregates

Olatz URANGA (PhD candidate, Codirection D. Casanova, Univ. San Sebastian)
Computational studies on photophysical properties of molecular aggregates

Regular collaborations

Vincent RODRIGUEZ, ISM Bordeaux
Mireille BLANCHARD-DESCE, ISM Bordeaux
Benoit CHAMPAGNE, Univ. Namur
Luca MUCCIOLI, Univ. Bologna
David CASANOVA, Donostia Institute of Physcis and Chemistry, San Sebastian
Eduard MATITO, Donostia Institute of Physcis and Chemistry, San Sebastian
Claire TONNELE, Donostia Institute of Physcis and Chemistry, San Sebastian
Benoit LESSARD, Univ. Ottawa

Open positions

We are always looking for highly motivated researchers at both PhD and post-doc levels. Currently we do not have funds to hire new PhD and post-docs but if you are interested in working with us and you have a good academic record please contact us. We will aid and guide you in applying for public funding.

Training course projects for Bachelor or Master degree students are always available.

Current research projects


PHOtoresponsive Nonlinear Optical Monolayers (PHONOM)

The PHONOM project aims at designing self-assembled monolayers based on photoresponsive NLO switches, targeting primarily systems for applications in optical communication or data storage. The project relies on a multidisciplinary approach encompassing numerical simulations, molecular synthesis, surface engineering, and spectroscopic characterizations.

PHONOM webpage