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S2OMaF Group Members

Permanent Researchers

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


  • Elarbi Chatir
  • Arthur David


  • Soussana Azar
  • Jennifer Bou Zeid
  • Romain Guechaichia
  • Louis Hardoin
  • Aline Makhloutah
  • Sindoora Suresh

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. 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 S2OMaF group and works on the visible light driven synthesis of semiconducting polymers with Antoine Goujon (ANR PhotoSynth).

Dr. Arthur David

Postdoctoral Researcher

Arthur was born and grew up in Vannes, France. He received his B.Sc. (2014) and M.Sc. (2016) degrees from the University of Rennes 1, France. As an undergraduate student, he carried out two internships working on the synthesis of mechanically interlocked molecules: the first with Dr Victor Blanco at the University of Granada, Spain (2015) and the second with Dr Nicholas G. White at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (2016). In October 2016, he returned to Granada to start his PhD under the supervision of Dr Victor Blanco and Dr Araceli G. Campaña working on the synthesis and application of rotaxanes based on vinyl sulfonyl click chemistry and the study of their chiroptical properties, as well as the supramolecular chemistry of saddle-shaped nanographenes. During his PhD, he spent three months working with Prof David A. Leigh at the University of Manchester, UK. After the completion of his PhD, he joined the group of Prof J. Fraser Stoddart as a postdoctoral fellow to explore the photophysical properties of highly charged cyclophanes, catenanes, pumps and materials.  Arthur is currently a postdoctoral researcher working on the visible-light driven synthesis of electron poor nanographenes in the SO2MAF group with Dr Antoine Goujon (étoile montante - Projet CURVY).

arthur.david @

Soussana Azar

PhD Student

Soussana Azar is a PhD student in the University of Angers. She was born in Lebanon in 1997. She received her bachelor degree in general chemistry (2018) and her Master 1 degree (2019) from the Lebanese University. In 2020, she received the LUMOMAT Master degree from the University of Angers. She currently works on oligopyridine-dicarboxamide foldamers and particularly on their redox-controlledhybridization into multiple helices.

azar.soussana @

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.

Aline Makhloutah

PhD Student

Aline was born in lebanon in 1997. She obtained a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Lebanese university in 2018, followed by a master's degree in molecular chemistry. In 2019, she moved to france to attend the university of Angers, for its master's program LUMOMAT. Aline is currently a PhD candidate in SO2MAF group, where she works under the supervision of Dr. Antoine Goujon and Prof. Pietrick Hudhomme on the methodology of nitroarene couplings.

aline.makhloutah @

IG: Adventures in Chemistry

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.


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  • Clément Drou
  • Simon Séjourné
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  • Maksym Dekhtiarenko
  • Fanny Peigneguy
  • Amina Benchohra (Postdoc 2019-2020, now at Université de Genève, Switzerland)
  • Clémence Nicolas (Postdoc, 2019-2020, now at Université du Mans, France)
  • Lou Rocard (Maitre de Conférence Contractuelle, 2018-2020)
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  • Rayane El Berjawi
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