Félix V. Houard


Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (FR) – UMR CNRS 6226
INSA-Rennes, Building 11

20 avenue des Buttes de Coesmes
CS 70839, 35708 RENNES Cedex 7, France
(+33) 6 81 03 27 41

Research Experience

SINCE 2018

PhD Student in Inorganic Chemistry / INSA – ISCR (CNRS UMR 6226) – Rennes, FRA

Material Chemistry Group, supervisors: Dr. K. Bernot & Prof. M. Mannini (LaMM, Uni. Firenze, ITA)
“Surface deposition of Single-Chain Magnets”, by chemical functionalization of the ligands and/or the substrates.

Supervision of chemistry practical work for bachelor students.


Academic research intern / Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials – Groningen, NL

Photophysics & Optoelectronics Group, supervisors: Prof. L.J.A. Koster & Dr. N.Y. Doumon
Stability of ternary blend solar cells with Non-Fullerenes Acceptors (NFAs), through preparation, solar simulation and characterizations of devices.


R&D engineer intern / SAFT – Bordeaux, FRA

Energy density increase of Lithium-ion battery, by formulation and process to thicken the positive LiFePO4 electrodes.


2015 – 2018

Equivalent of MSc. degree in Physical-Chemistry / ENSCBP – Bordeaux INP, FRA

Major in “Chemical Energy Conversion & Storage”.

Conferences & International Experiences

  • GDR MCM2 2018 & 2019 – Dourdan, FRA – “The added value of long aliphatic chains on the formation of Single-Chain Magnets” – Oral contribution
  • GECOM 2019 – Erquy, FRA – “Supramolecular nanotubes ofSingle-Chain Magnets” – F. Houard, Q. Evrard, G. Calvez, Y. Suffren, C. Daiguebonne, O. Guillou, M. Mannini and K. Bernot – Poster contribution
  • Visiting PhD student at the Laboratorio di Magnetismo Molecolare (LaMM, Univ. Firenze, ITA) – September to November 2020 (3 months)

Les non-permanents du groupe