Duguet Etienne

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Personnel Université de Bordeaux
– Professeur / Groupe 5
– Animateur scientifique
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– Contact : prénom.nom@icmcb.cnrs.fr / poste 2651 (ligne directe 054000+poste)

– Compétences : Chimie des nanoparticules / Polymérisation en milieu hétérogène / Contrôle de la morphologie / Auto-assemblage / Applications biomédicales / Métamatériaux

Education and scientific position

1992 : Doctorate in Polymer Chemistry (University of Bordeaux) with distinction and highly commended (Cum Laude) awarded 1st Prize by the French Commission for the Research and Application of Polymers
1992-2003 : Assistant Professor at the University of Bordeaux, posting to the CNRS Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux
2000 : Accreditation thesis to supervise research
Since 2002 : Leader of the research team « Chemistry for Nanomaterials »
Since 2003 : Full Professor at the University of Bordeaux
Since 2011 : Managing Director of the « Advanced Materials by Design » Cluster of Excellence (AMADEus LabEx)
2011-2016 : Deputy Director of ICMCB
2013-2015 : Half-time secondment to CNRS
Since 2015 : President of the Conseil National des Universités (section 33/ Materials Chemistry)


Research activities

Keywords : Silica, Polymer latex, Iron oxide, Core-shell particles, Janus particles, Patchy particles.

I am involved in three research projects :

1) Design of nanoparticles for biomedical applications (in collaboration with Stéphane Mornet) : maghemite nanoparticles encapsulated in dextran corona and biofunctionalized as contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) ; manganite perovskite nanoparticles of controlled Curie temperature for self-regulating hyperthermia under ac magnetic fields ; heat-triggered drug release from magnetic nanoparticles or gold nanorods embedded in thermosensitive macromolecules and excited under ac magnetic fields or near infra-red irradiation, respectively ;
2) Design of nanoresonators for metamaterials efficient in the visible range (in collaboration with Mona Tréguer-Delapierre) : they are obtained by assembly of metal and dielectric nanoparticles (raspberry-like morphology) ;
3) Design of nanoparticles supposed to mimic simple molecules (colloidal molecules) and self-assembly in collaboration with Serge Ravaine (CRPP, Bordeaux) : multipod-like clusters made of a silica core and a controlled number of satellite polystyrene nodules and obtained through a seeded-growth emulsion polymerization of styrene ; dimpled particles ; patchy particles.

National Collaborations
Prof. Serge Ravaine, Dr Philippe Barois and Dr Virginie Ponsinet (CRPP, Bordeaux)
Dr Olivier Lambert and Prof. Jean-Christophe Taveau (CBMN, Bordeaux)
Dr Guillaume Fleury, Dr Karim Aïssou, Prof. Georges Hadziioannou, Dr Christophe
Schatz and Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux (LCPO, Bordeaux)
Dr Elodie Bourgeat-Lami and Dr Muriel Lansalot (C2P2, Lyon)
Dr Antoine Thill, Dr Olivier Spalla and Dr Luc Belloni (LIONS, CEA-IRAMIS, Saclay)
Dr Maud Save and Prof. Laurent Billon (IPREM, Pau)
Dr Tristan Doussineau and Dr Rodolphe Antoine (ILM, Lyon)

International Collaborations
Dr Ondrej Kaman (ACSR, Prague, Czech Republic)
Dr Christophe Detrembleur and Prof. Christine Jérôme (CERM, Liège, Belgium)
Prof. Vinothan N. Manoharan (Physics Dpt, Univ. Harvard, USA)

Ongoing research project
ENLARgER Project granted by the Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (2015-2019).


Scientific production and supervision

105 peer-reviewed articles
22 proceedings or book chapters or scientific reviews for the general public
54 invited talks in national or international conferences / 56 seminars in France or abroad

Supervision : 8 PhD students 15 + 5 ongoing


Teaching activities

At Bordeaux University, (Chemistry Dpt) :

  • BSc degree / semester S1 : « General Chemistry » (Lectures and practical tutorials for 56 hours)
  • BSc degree / semester S5 : « Chemistry and Health » (Lectures and practical tutorials for 22 hours)
  • MSc degree of Mechanical engineering + Biotechnology / semester S7 : « Physical Properties and Biomedical Applications of Polymeric Materials » (Lectures for 12 hours)
  • MSc degree of chemistry / semester S9 : « Introduction to Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials » (Lectures in English for 18 hours)
  • MSc degree of chemistry / semester S9 : « Physical Properties of Polymeric Materials » (Lectures for 12 hours)

At the Graduate School of Chemistry Biology and Physics of Bordeaux :

  • Master’s level degree in Materials through apprenticeship / Year #2 : « Macromolecules and Polymeric Materials » (Lectures and practical tutorials for 65 hours)


10 Relevant publications

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Recipient of the scientific excellence bonus since 1997.

Best PhD thesis award by the French Group for Polymer Studies and Applications (GFP) in 1992.