EMMD - Electrochemistry, Molecular Materials and Devices

EMMD (Electrochemistry, Molecular Materials and Devices) research activities are devoted to molecular materials, from molecules to materials and from materials to devices. Electrochemical techniques are used to synthesize, to immobilize and to detect chemical or biological species. The synthetic aspect relates to the synthesis and functionalization of macrocycles (porphyrins, phthalocyanines…) and polymers. The analytical aspect 1) exploits the redox properties of compounds or sensitive layers (biomaterials, conducting polymers, charge-transfer complexes, …) for the characterization and the detection of biomolecules or chemical pollutants in sensor devices; 2) to apprehend reaction mechanism of molecular processes. Our projects are focused on applications in the fields of environment, health and food industry.

STERN Christine Voir la fiche profil en français Français (FR)

  • Address :

    ICMUB Institut de Chimie Moléculaire de l'Université de Bourgogne
    Bât. MIRANDE - Aile B - Bureau B-26
    9 Avenue Alain Savary
    21000 Dijon – France

  • Tél : (+33) 380 399 020
  • Christine.Stern@u-bourgogne.fr

- 2017 – ... : Vice director of the "Analytical and molecular synthetic platform of the University of Burgundy"
- 1998 – ... : Assistant professor, Burgundy University
- 1997 – 1998 : Post-doctoral fellowship, Laboratory of Prof C. Floriani, Lausanne University (CH)
- 1993 – 1996 : European PhD in Chemistry, Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, Dr P. Braunstein


My PhD
Stannylene insertion into an amino-stabilized iron-silylene complex. Braunstein, P.; Huch, V.; Stern, C..; Veith, M. J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun. 1996, 2041.

My post-doctoral fellowship
The use of macrocyclic and polydentate ligands in ruthenium organometallic chemistry. Stern, C.; Franceschi, F.; Solari, E.; Floriani, C.; Re, N.; Scopelliti, R. J. Organomet. Chem. 2000, 594, 86.

Successfull frensh-canadian PhD of my student
Role of the spacer in the singlet-singlet energy transfer mechanism (Förster vs Dexter) in cofacial bisporphyrins. Faure, S.; Stern, C.; Guilard, R.; Harvey, P. D. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 1253.

A very effective french-russian collaboration
Supramolecular chemistry of metalloporphyrins. Beletskaya, I. P.; Tyurin, V. S.; Tsivadze, A. Y.; Guilard, R.; Stern, C. Chem. Rev. 2009, 109, 1659.

One of my article in the frame of the LIA LAMREM
Synthesis and self-organization of zinc β-(dialkoxyphosphoryl)porphyrins in the solid state and in solution. Vinogradova, E. V.; Enakieva, Y. Y.; Nefedov, S. E.; Birin, K. P.; Tsivadze, A. Y.; Gorbunova, Y. G.; Lemeune Bessmertnykh, A.; Stern, C.; Guilard, R. Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 15092.

An example of collaboration through the analytical platform PACSMUB
The skeleton of the Staghorn Coral Acropora millepora: molecular and structural characterization. Ramos-Silva, P.; Kaandorp, J.; Herbst, F.; Plasseraud, L.; Alcaraz, G.; Stern, C.; Corneillat, M.; Guichard, N.; Durlet, C.; Luquet, G.; Marin, F. PLoS One 20149, e97454/1.

Co-manager of the "Licence professionnelle Industries Pharmaceutiques Cosmétologiques et de Santé parcours Contrôle-Procédés-Qualité" since 2003 (site web)


Analytical chemistry
Coordination chemistry
Supramolecular chemitry