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Olivier Pluchery webpage

  • Professor of Physics at Sorbonne Université, known before 2018 as University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) / Professeur de physique à l’université de la Sorbonne, connue sous le nom d’Université Pierre et Marie Curie avant 2018
  • Head of the French Research Network Or-Nano (Gold nanoparticles : from fundamental to applications) JPEG
  • Chair of the International Conference GOLD 2018, that was held on July 15-18, 2018 in Paris. JPEG

    Doctoral position available (Starting October 2020)

  • « Ferritin nanocages used as programmable bricks for biomolecular electronics » JPEG

    PhD jointly supervised by Pr. Sierin Lim (Nanyang Technical University, Singapore) and Pr. Olivier Pluchery (Sorbonne University)

    Details :

    Apply before Oct. 17th, 2020

    Online application here (Google Form) —>

    My research profiles on ResearchGate, LinkedIn, GoogleScholar and OrcID (click on the icons below) :


    - Research interests —> click for more details

    • (1) Plasmonics : study of the unique optical properties of gold nanoparticles related to plasmon resonance. Plasmon resonance coupled with photochromic molecules [ANR project]
    • (2) Chemical control of the electronic properties of gold nanoparticles : work function modification with size, support and chemical functionalization.
    • (3) Chemical reactivity of silicon surfaces by wet chemistry and controlled deposition of electrically active chemical species (POM or AuNPs). Application to molecular electronics.
    • (4) Adhesion of individual metallic nanoparticles and dependence with their electrical charge.
    • (5) Plasmonic color engineering for the luxury market (see start-up Bichromatics).

    - extra short CV —> click for details

    • 2017. Physics professor at University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Sorbonne Université
    • 2010. Accreditation for supervising research (HDR en juin 2010)
    • 2002. Associate Professor at University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Sorbonne Université / Maître de conférences
    • 2002. post-doc at Lab Chimie Physique Microbiol Environn (Nancy)
    • 2001. post-doc at the Bell-Labs (Murray-Hill, NJ, USA)
    • 2000. PhD in Physics from University Paris-Sud (University Paris-Saclay)
    • 1997. Received at the Agregation of Physics

    - Publications —> click for more || Publications of 2 books and 59 research papers.

    - A start-up company —> click for more

    - Video —> click for more || Filmed conferences and a set of videos related to teaching and research

    - Teaching —> click for more || Teaching physics at a university level at UPMC

    - about Plasmonics —> click for more || A set of ressources about plasmonics

    - about Molecular Electronics —> click for more || A set of ressources from my teaching of Molecular Electronics

    - Alumni —> click for more ||A list of the students who have worked with me since 2002.

    Physical address / Localisation

    Institut des NanoSciences de Paris
    Barre 22-12, 4e étage, bureau 403
    4 Place Jussieu, boîte courrier 840
    75252 Paris Cedex 05
    Tél. : 33(0)1 44 27 94 10