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Simon Rondeau-Gagné


Simon Rondeau-Gagné
Organic Materials
Ph.D. (Université Laval)
Assistant Professor
Phone: (519)-253-3000 Ext. 3556
Fax: (519)-973-7098
373-2 Essex Hall
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Research area: Organic Materials Chemistry

Research Overview

In the internet-of-things era, where everyone and everything is expected to be linked and connected via wearable/flexible devices, development of new materials with enhanced stretchability and robustness is crucial. The Rondeau-Gagné research group focuses its research on the development and synthesis of new materials for the next generation of electronic devices. Throughout our research, a special emphasis is put on supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly for designing materials that can be repaired after suffering from strain and environmental damages (self-healing properties). Our research also contributes to the rise of more efficient and sustainable materials through the utilization of greener synthetic and processing methodologies.

Our group is a multidisciplinary environment where every group member learns about several aspects of materials science (organic synthesis, polymer chemistry, materials characterization, electronic devices fabrication, etc.). In specific, our research interests include:

  • Synthesis and development of stretchable and self-healable polymers for the fabrication of entirely stretchable electronic devices.
  • Polymer engineering through supramolecular self-assembly and crosslinking
  • Bioimaging and nanomedicine using conjugated polymers nanoparticles

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Recent publications

  1. Boutry, C. M.; Nguyen, A.; Omotayo Lawal, Q.; Chortos, A.; Rondeau-Gagné, S.; Bao, Z. A sensitive and biodegradable pressure sensor array for cardiovascular monitoring. Adv. Mater, 2015, In press.
  2. Levesque, I.; Néabo, J. R.; Rondeau-Gagné, S.; Vigier-Carrière, C.; Daigle, M.; Morin, J.-F. Layered Graphitic Materials from a Molecular Precursors. Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 831.
  3. Rondeau-Gagné, S.; Morin, J.-F. Preparation of Carbon Materials from Self-Assembled Alkyne-Containing Molecules. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, 43, 85.
  4. Rondeau-Gagné, S.; Néabo, J. R.; Desroches, M.; Levesque, I.; Daigle, M.; Cantin, K.; Morin, J.-F. Rigid Organic Nanotubes From Phenylene-Butadiynylene Macrocycles. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 9546.
  5. Rondeau-Gagné, S.;Néabo, J.R.; Desroches, M.; Brisson, J.; Morin, J.-F. Topochemical Polymerization of Phenylacetylene Macrocycles: A New Strategy for the Preparation of Organic Nanorods. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 110.