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Université de Strasbourg

Organisation Introduction

The Université de Strasbourg (UNISTRA) is one of the largest universities in France, with nearly 60,000 students (including 20% of international students) and over 2,800 teachers-researchers. The scale of research activity at UNISTRA is substantial, involving a European Doctoral College and its 10 doctoral schools and 71 research units.

The Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) is a top research institute of UNISTRA. Founded by Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, ISIS is composed of both academic and private labs, thereby offering an ideal playground for knowledge transfer from academia to industry and an intersectoral environment for training and research. Presently, four Nobel Prize (Jean-Marie Lehn, 1987; Martin Karplus, 2013; Jean-Pierre Sauvage, 2016; Richard R. Schrock, 2005) and one Kavli Prize (Thomas W. Ebbesen, 2014) laureates are performing their research activities at ISIS. ISIS is a joint research unit (UMR 7006) of UNISTRA and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).


The research activity of Nanochemistry Laboratory led by Prof. Paolo Samorì is focused on the architecture vs. function relationship in graphene/2D materials and organic-based multicomponent thus multifunctional materials. This research endeavor relies on the combination of approaches that involve supramolecular chemistry, hierarchical self-assembly, nanochemistry/nanophysics of surfaces and interfaces, development of functional materials and study of their fundamental physicochemical properties and fabrication of optoelectronic (nano)devices based on supramolecular hybrid architectures.

The Nanochemistry Laboratory is currently engaged in exploring and controlling the “Internet of functions” in ad hoc 0D to 3D functionalized multicomponent nanostructures and networks thereof for energy, sensing and optoeletronic applications, which includes:

  • Chemistry of 2D materials (graphene and other layered compounds): production, tuning of their properties, fabrication of devices for optoelectronics, sensing and energy storage.
  • Multiscale tailoring of smart supramolecular systems: development of multiresponsive coatings and composites.
  • High-performance multifunctional materials and (nano)devices for optoelectronics, sensing, data storage, energy storage, etc.

Therefore, the participation of UNISTRA in the 2D-PRINTABLE project is perfectly in line with the scientific themes and objectives of the Nanochemistry Laboratory.

Involvement in 2D-PRINTABLE

UNISTRA will be involved in the chemical modification, printing and characterization of nanosheets, networks and heterostructures as well as in the fabrication of proof-of-concept digital devices based on printed networks and heterostructures.

More specifically, UNISTRA will lead the following scientific activities:

  • Synthesis of flake-level homostructures and heterostructures.
  • Printing high-mobility films of chemically coupled nanosheets forming networks.
  • Formation of bulk heterojunction heterostructures.
  • Thin-film transistors.
  • Inverters.
  • Non-volatile memories.

UNISTRA will also contribute to interdisciplinary activities such as communication, dissemination, exploitation, road mapping and standardization.

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“2D-PRINTABLE will enable us to unravel the broadest functional diversity and unlock the full potential of 2D materials for disruptive technologies addressing the greatest challenges our society is nowadays facing.”

“2D-PRINTABLE will represent a dynamic playground to expand printed 2D materials to new functions for digital electronic technologies.”

Project progress


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