Pierre Josse

Research Areas
Before joining QNS, Pierre’s research was focused on the elaboration of original π-conjugated systems for various organic electronics applications such as solar cells or OLEDs. More recently, the peculiar optical properties of the benzothioxanthene family of molecules also led him to get interested in photodynamic therapy and photocatalysis. In QNS, he will now apply his synthetic skills to design and prepare on-surface arrays of molecular qubits.

"Le scientifique n'étudie pas la nature car elle est utile ; il l'étudie parce qu'il y prend plaisir." — Henri Poincaré
Ph.D in organic chemistry, University of Angers (France)
Postdoctoral researcher at Center for Quantum Nanoscience(QNS), Institute for Basic Science(IBS), Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
2021 - 2023:
Postdoctoral researcher, CNRS/Yonsei University joint laboratory (France/Korea)
2019 - 2020:
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Ottawa (Canada)
Phthalimide end-capped thienoisoindigo and diketopyrrolopyrrole as non-fullerene molecular acceptors for organic solar cells. P. Josse et al., J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 250 (2016) Enantiopure versus racemic naphthalimide end-capped helicenic non-fullerene electron acceptors: impact on organic photovoltaics performance. P. Josse et al., Chem. Eur. J., 23, 6277 (2017) Bromination of the benzothioxanthene bloc: toward new π -conjugated systems for organic electronic applications. P. Josse et al., J. Mater. Chem. C, 6, 761 (2018) Structural control of the molecular packing and dynamics of mechanofluorochromic materials based on small donor–acceptor systems with turn-on luminescence. P. Josse et al., Adv. Optical Mater., 8 (13), 2000420 (2020) A new G-quadruplex-specific photosensitizer inducing genome instability in cancer cells by triggering oxidative DNA damage and impeding replication fork progression. M. Deiana, J. M. Andrés Castán, P. Josse et al., Nucleic Acids Res., 51, 6264 (2023)