Sandrine is a Professor in Functional Molecular Materials. She joined the Department of Materials as a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow on 1st January 2007. She obtained her first degree in Chemistry from the University of Liege, Belgium (1998) and her PhD from Imperial College (2002). Her thesis was entitled "Structural, spectroscopic and morphological properties of molecular thin film heterostructures", with specific emphasis on phthalocyanine and perylene materials.
During the course of her PhD, Sandrine was awarded a Marie Curie training site fellowship which allowed her to work at TU-Chemnitz, Germany, working in the group of Professor Zahn. She subsequently spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow working on molecular photovoltaic cells at Imperial College. She then moved to the Department of Physics and London Centre for Nanotechnology at University College London in 2004 to start her Fellowship, entitled "Molecular Magnetic Biosensors". In 2008 Sandrine was awarded the IOM3 Silver Medal. Sandrine. She has represented the UK in the Materials Science and Engineering Expert Committee (MatSEEC) of the European Science Foundation, and is currently the Chair of the Physical Science Strategic Advisory group at EPSRC. She is the Academic Champion for SPIN-Lab, a cross-institution facility to study spin-based phenomena and their interaction with light. Since April 2020 she is the Imperial co-Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology.
Current research directions are focused on magnetic properties of molecular thin films, spintronic applications, novel fabrication methods for oxides, detailed structural characterisation of films and interfaces, and nanowire devices.
Kim DK, Lubert-Perquel D, Heutz S, 2020, Comparison of organic and inorganic layers for structural templating of pentacene thin films, Materials Horizons, Vol:7, ISSN:2051-6355, Pages:289-298
et al., 2019, Controlling ferromagnetic ground states and solitons in thin films and nanowires built from iron phthalocyanine chains, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:29, ISSN:1616-301X
et al., 2018, Identifying triplet pathways in dilute pentacene films, Nature Communications, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-1723
et al., 2017, High Vacuum Deposition of Biferrocene Thin Films on Room Temperature Substrates, Chemistry of Materials, Vol:29, ISSN:0897-4756, Pages:8663-8669
et al., 2017, Self-Assembled Molecular Nanowires for High-Performance Organic Transistors, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:9, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:20686-20695
et al., 2016, Molecular order in buried layers of TbPc2 Single-Molecule Magnets detected by torque magnetometry, Advanced Materials, Vol:28, ISSN:1521-4095, Pages:6946-6951
et al., 2014, Uncovering buried structure and interfaces in molecular photovoltaics, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:24, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:6473-6483
et al., 2014, High-temperature antiferromagnetism in molecular semiconductor thin films and nanostructures, Nature Communications, Vol:5, ISSN:2041-1723
et al., 2013, Potential for spin-based information processing in a thin-film molecular semiconductor, Nature, Vol:503, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:504-508
et al., 2012, Spin-Based Diagnostic of Nanostructure in Copper Phthalocyanine-C-60 Solar Cell Blends, ACS Nano, Vol:6, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:10808-10815
et al., 2012, The Crystalline Structure of Copper Phthalocyanine Films on ZnO(1(1)over-bar00), Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:134, ISSN:0002-7863, Pages:14302-14305
et al., 2012, Spin crossover materials evaporated under clean high vacuum and ultra-high vacuum conditions: from thin films to single molecules, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol:22, ISSN:0959-9428, Pages:9690-9695
et al., 2011, Oxide Nanoparticle Thin Films Created Using Molecular Templates, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol:115, ISSN:1932-7447, Pages:13151-13157
et al., 2010, Ultra long Copper Phthalocyanine Nanowires with New Crystal Structure and Broad Optical Absorption, ACS Nano, Vol:4, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:3921-3926
et al., 2010, A novel route for the inclusion of metal dopants in silicon, Nanotechnology, Vol:21, ISSN:0957-4484
et al., 2007, Molecular Thin Films: A New Type of Magnetic Switch, Advanced Materials, Vol:19, ISSN:0935-9648, Pages:3618-3622