Thomas Carabin received his chemistry master's degree in 2019 at the University of Liege. He achieves his master thesis in the GreenMat group on the development of a new cathode material for potassium battery. Then he joined the group of Anne-Sophie Duwez for his PhD.
His PhD research concerns the study of the mechanical properties of a mechanophore formed during a Diels-Alder reaction, using AFM-based single-molecule force spectroscopy. This project is in collaboration with the group of Dr. Guillaume De Bo at the University of Manchester.
Maxime obtained his master's degree in chemistry in 2019 at the University of Liege after completing his master thesis on chromatography separation techniques (GCxGC-HRTOFMS). He now focuses on material science and nanotechnology using AFM-based single-molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS).
His research concerns synthetic molecular rotors which have been recently synthesized by the group of Prof. Giuseppone and inspired by the rotor mechanism of Prof. Feringa (Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2016). He uses SMFS to study the singular behavior of rotational motors, and to determine their mechanochemical properties at the single-molecule level.
Valentin Foidart obtained his master's degree in physics in 2020 at the University of Liege (Belgium). He achieved his master thesis on the study of optoelectronic properties of thin film solar cells composed of kesterite type alloy absorber layer within the SPIN laboratory of Pr. Ngoc Duy Nguyen.
He joined NanoChem team in 2020 and his PhD research focuses on the study of the mechanical reversibility of chemical click reactions, using AFM-based single-molecule force spectroscopy. His objective is to highlight whether a difference in thermal reversibility also manifests itself under a mechanical force by studying three different adducts obtained with 1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione (TAD).
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