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PulSAr Group Members

Permanent Researchers

  • Sébastien Goeb (DR), Group Leader
  • David Canevet (PU)
  • Antoine Goujon (MC)
  • Marc Salle (PU)


  • Tapasi Chand
  • Elarbi Chatir
  • Lizzie Killalea


  • Jennifer Bou Zeid
  • Romain Guechaichia
  • Louis Hardoin
  • Emilien Husson
  • Sindoora Suresh

Temporary Assistant professor

  • Maxime Roger

Engineer Asistant

  • Clara Pasgrimaud


Permanent Researchers

Dr. Sebastien Goeb (Group Leader)

CNRS Researcher (DR CNRS, HDR)

Sebastien Goeb obtained his PhD degree in Organic Chemistry in 2006 under the supervision of Drs Raymond Ziessel and Antoinette De Nicola. He then carried out two successive one year postdoctoral stays respectively with Prof. Felix N. Castellano at the University of Bowling Green (USA) and with Dr Jean-Luc Parrain at the Institut des Sciences Moléculaires de Marseille (France). He became Chargé de Recherche CNRS in the laboratory MOLTECH-Anjou in 2008. His research activity focused on the design of stimulable molecular architectures built by coordination self-assembly. In particular, he designs redox stimulable molecular hosts capable of modulating their complexation properties, and interlocked supramolecular cages bearing donor and acceptor units.

sebastien.goeb @



Prof. David Canevet

Full Professor (Professeur des Universités)

David Canevet obtained a PhD from the University of Angers in January 2010 (Dir. Pr Marc Sallé) and his habilitation in 2018. During his PhD, his research activities focused on multifunctional architectures to elaborate molecular logic gates, as well as tetrathiafulvalene-based gelators as precursors for nanostructured conducting materials. In March 2010, he joined Dr Emilio Pérez and Pr Nazario Martin in the University Complutense of Madrid to study macrocyclic hosts for fullerenes. Since September 2011, David Canevet is associate professor in the MOLTECH-Anjou laboratory, where he leads research activities in the field of supramolecular chemistry. His main interests include supramolecular photo- and electroactive polymers and photo- and redox-switchable foldamers, a research line he initiated in Angers.

david.canevet @

Dr. Antoine Goujon 

Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences)

Antoine Goujon obtained his PhD degree in Organic Chemistry in october 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Nicolas Giuseppone at the Université de Strasbourg, working on the macroscopic amplification of collective motions of molecular machines and motors. He then carried out a postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof. Stefan Matile at the Université de Genève (Switzerland) from 2017 to mid 2019 working on the design, synthesis and evaluation of mechanosensitive fluorescent probes to sense and vizualise membrane tension in living cells. He was appointed Maîte de Conférence (Associate Professor) in the laboratory MOLTECH-Anjou in september 2019. He works on new synthetic methodologies for the pi-extension of perylenediimides and their use in organic electronics devices and supramolecular assemblies.

antoine.goujon @


Prof. Marc Sallé

Full Professor (Professeur des Universités)

Marc Sallé received his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Angers in 1991 under the supervision of Professor Alain Gorgues. After a postdoctoral stay with Professor Martin R. Bryce at the University of Durham (UK), he became Assistant Professor at the University of Angers, where he was promoted to a Professor in 1998. He was awarded the Dina Surdin prize and junior membership of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) and has been nominated Distinguished Senior member of the Société Chimique de France. His research interests concern molecular materials and supramolecular chemistry associated with electro(photo)-active molecular systems.

marc.salle @ 


Postdoctoral Reasearchers, PhD Students and Undergrad Students

Dr. Tapasi Chand

Postdoctoral Researcher

Tapasi was born in West Bengal, India and received her B.Sc. degree from the Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University in 2015. In 2017, she received her M.Sc. degree from Visva-Bharati University. In 2023, she earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India under the guidance of Prof. Manmohan Kapur. Her Ph.D. research focused on transition metal-catalyzed site-selective C-H bond functionalization of perylene imides and 1,8-naphthalimides. Tapasi is currently a postdoctoral researcher working on the light frozen dynamic covalent synthesis of electron-deficient conjugated materials with Dr. Antoine Goujon.

Dr. Elarbi Chatir

Postdoctoral Researcher

Elarbi was born and raised in Ait Melloul, Morocco. In 2016, he earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Ibn Zohr University in Agadir (Morocco). He later moved to Grenoble, where he obtained another bachelor's degree in chemistry in 2017 and a master's degree in Organic Synthesis for Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Industries in 2019 from Grenoble Alpes University.  In October 2019, he start his Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Saioa Cobo at the University of Grenoble Alpes. His research focuses on the development and study of photo and electro-switchable molecular materials based on dithienylethene derivatives. Elarbi is currently a postdoctoral researcher in PulSAr group and works on the visible light driven synthesis of semiconducting polymers with Antoine Goujon (ANR PhotoSynth).

Dr. Lizzie Killalea

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lizzie Killalea obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2021 under the supervision of Prof. David Amabilino.  Her PhD studies focussed on the self-assembly of asymmetric chromophores, including the formation of twisted crystals and the use of circular dichroism imaging to investigate the influence on the chiral packing of thin films. She then carried out a two-year post-doctoral stay at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in the group of Prof. Yves Geerts working on the design and synthesis of a range of molecules employed in CISS effect studies. Lizzie is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the PulSAr group working on stimuli-responsive chiral foldamers in solution and light-emitting diodes (SKYFALL) with David Canevet.

Jennifer Bou Zeid

PhD Student

Jennifer Bou Zeid is a PhD student at the University of Angers. She was born in Lebanon in 1998. She obtained her bachelor degree in general chemistry (2019) and her Master 1 (2020) from the Lebanese University. She did her first semester of Master 2 at the Lebanese University, and her internship at the University of Angers (2021). She currently works on controlling supramolecular transformations from redox-active metalla-cages.

Romain Guechaichia

PhD Student

Romain was born in Angers in 1999. He obtained his bachelor degree of physics and chemistry in 2020 after two years of engineering preparatory class. Then he obtained his master degree performing the LUMOMAT master in the universities of Nantes and Angers. During his master, he performed two internships, the first one working with Dr Sebastien Goeb in Angers on the field of breathing supramolecular cages thanks to redox stimuli and the second one working with Dr Franck Camerel, Dr Sandrine Cammas-Marion and Dr Nathalie Bellec in Rennes on polymeric nanoparticles incorporating photothermal gold bisdithiolene complexes. He is now performing his PhD with Dr Sebastien Goeb on redox controlled catenation of coordination cages.

Louis Hardoin

PhD Student

Louis Hardoin is a PhD student at the University of Angers under the supervision of Professor David CANEVET. He obtained a bachelor's degree in physics and chemistry at the University of Angers. Afterwards, he completed the first year of the LUMOMAT Master's degree in Nantes and performed an internship under the supervision of Professor Pietrick HUDHOMME and Dr Antoine GOUJON on the synthesis and investigation of an acceptor donor system based on Perylenediimide and tetrathiafulvalene. His Master's degree diploma was obtained in Angers after completing the internship under the supervision of Professor David CANEVET on the study and synthesis of luminescent foldamers. He is currently working on oligopyridine-dicarboxamide foldamers with two themes: luminescent foldamers and redox control of double helices hybridization.

Emilien Husson

PhD Student

Emilien HUSSON is a PhD student at the University of Rennes under the supervision of Dr. Pierre-Antoine BOUIT (ISCR) and Prof. David CANEVET (MOLTECH-Anjou). He obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies (FST) of Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy. His Master’s degree diploma was obtained in FST after completing the internship under the supervision of Prof. Vincent FERRIERES (ENSCR) on the Development of boronic esters inducing hydrogen bonds for regioselective acylation reactions. He is currently working on the synthesis of bisphosphonium-based electro- and photo-active rotaxanes and tunning the spectroscopic properties of merocyanines through hybridization.

Sindoora Suresh

Sindoora Suresh completed her under graduation and master’s degree in India, from MG University and VIT University respectively. As part of her master’s thesis, she worked on the synthesis of bio-active molecules and performed their biological studies. In 2022, Sindoora moved to France and obtained an additional master’s degree in Catalysis, Molecules and Green Chemistry from the University of Rennes. During her masters in Rennes, she undertook her internship with Prof. Dominique Lorcy and Dr. Antoine Vacher in the MaCSE team. She worked on the development of Tetrathiafulvalene based functional molecules and exploiting their redox chemistry at the supramolecular levels. Sindoora joined the MOLTECH-Anjou laboratory in October 2023 to start her PhD. She is currently working on redox-controlling the binding of coordination cages grafted on monolayered surfaces, under the supervision of Dr. Sebastien Goeb and Dr. Christelle Gautier.

Dr. Maxime Roger

Temporary Assistant Professor

Maxime ROGER earned his Bachelor's degree in chemistry and his Master's degree in chemistry and life science from the University of Lille (France). In 2018, he relocated to Montpellier (France) at the Charles Gerhardt Institute (ICGM) to pursue his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Philippe Gerbier and Prof. Sébastien Clément. His research focused on the development of π-conjugated systems with Aggregations Induced Emission (AIE) properties. He explored various structures based on siloles, diphenylbutadiene (DPB), tetraphenylbutadiene (TPE), and quinoline malononitrile (QM) for potential applications in health, such as photodynamic or photothermal therapy (PDT, PTT) and as stimuli-responsive materials. Upon completing his Ph.D., Maxime moved to the University of Angers (France) to work on synthesizing π-conjugated polymers starting from nitro-perylene diimide (PDI) through Suzuki-Miyaura coupling and phosphinimine derivatives with Prof. Piétrick HUDHOMME. Currently still in Angers, he works with Dr. Antoine Goujon as a temporary Assistant Professor. His research focuses on the light-frozen dynamic covalent synthesis of electron-deficient conjugated materials. In addition, he actively teaches first and second-year bachelor's degree students.

Clara Pasgrimaud

Engineer Assistant

Clara obtained a DUT in Chemistry in Rennes in 2020 then a professional Bachelor in Fine and Synthetic Chemistry in Le Mans in 2021. Clara made simultaneously worked in the MOLTECH-Anjou laboratory where she developed the synthesis of helicenic derivates (CIMI Team) and of thiophene derivatives (SCL Team). Then, she worked for one year as a technician on Antibody Drug Conjugates at the University of Tours. She followed-up as a technician for 6 months on the synthesis of perfumed molecules from terpenes at Demeta (Rennes). Subsequently, she worked for 9 months as a production technician on Antibody Drug Conjugates at Axplora (Le Mans). She’s currently an assistant engineer working with Antoine Goujon.


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