Suchomel Matthew

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Personnel CNRS
– Chargé de Recherche / Groupe 1
– contact : pré / poste 6418 (ligne directe 054000+poste)

– Compétences : Solid state chemistry / X-ray scattering / Pressure assisted synthesis / Ferroic materials

Education and scientific position

2015 – : Chargé de Recherche, ICMCB-CNRS
2014 – 2015: Fulbright Research Scholar (Aquitaine Regional Award) at the ICMCB
2009 – 2015: Scientist, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
2005 – 2008: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rosseinsky Group, University of Liverpool, UK
1999 – 2005: PhD, Materials Science, Advisor P.K. Davies, University of Pennsylvania, USA
1995 – 1999: B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA


Research activities

Keywords : Solid-State Chemistry, Materials Discovery, High-Pressure Synthesis, X-ray Scattering, Structure Determination, Powder Diffraction, Ferroic Properties.

My research interests broadly include solid-state chemistry and synthesis – especially via non-ambient pressure routes – with a focus on structure-property connections of novel ferroic materials, and exploiting X-ray scattering methods (diffraction, PDF, etc…) methods to study inorganic solids.


Scientific production and supervision

> 80 publications with > 2500 citations

10 invited talks international conferences

2 international patents

Co-Supervision: multiple PhD student and Master level students


10 Relevant publications (total : 80)

Vibhu, V.; Suchomel, M. R.; Penin, N.; Weill, F.; Grenier, J.-C.; Bassat, J.-M.; Rougier, A. Structural Transformations of the La2−xPrxNiO4+δ System Probed by High-Resolution Synchrotron and Neutron Powder Diffraction. Dalton Trans. 2019, 48 (1), 266–277.

Elissalde, C.; Chung, U.-C.; Josse, M.; Goglio, G.; Suchomel, M. R.; Majimel, J.; Weibel, A.; Soubie, F.; Flaureau, A.; Fregeac, A.; Estournès, C. Single-Step Sintering of Zirconia Ceramics Using Hydroxide Precursors and Spark Plasma Sintering below 400 °C. Scripta Materialia 2019, 168, 134–138.

Didier, C.; Guignard, M.; Suchomel, M. R.; Carlier, D.; Darriet, J.; Delmas, C. Thermally and Electrochemically Driven Topotactical Transformations in Sodium Layered Oxides NaxVO2. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28 (5), 1462–1471.

Guignard, M.; Carlier, D.; Didier, C.; Suchomel, M. R.; Elkaim, E.; Bordet, P.; Decourt, R.; Darriet, J.; Delmas, C. Vanadium Clustering/Declustering in P2–Na1/2VO2 Layered Oxide. Chem. Mater. 2014, 26 (4), 1538–1548.

Suchomel, M. R.; Shoemaker, D. P.; Ribaud, L.; Kemei, M. C.; Seshadri, R. Spin-Induced Symmetry Breaking in Orbitally Ordered NiCr2O4 and CuCr2O4. Phys. Rev. B 2012, 86 (5), 054406.

Cheng, J.-G.; Zhou, J.-S.; Goodenough, J. B.; Sui, Y.; Ren, Y.; Suchomel, M. R. High-Pressure Synthesis and Physical Properties of Perovskite and Post-Perovskite Ca1−xSrxIrO3. Phys. Rev. B 2011, 83 (6), 064401.

Aksel, E.; Forrester, J. S.; Jones, J. L.; Thomas, P. A.; Page, K.; Suchomel, M. R. Monoclinic Crystal Structure of Polycrystalline Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2011, 98, 152901.

Suchomel, M. R.; Thomas, C. I.; Allix, M.; Rosseinsky, M. J.; Fogg, A. M.; Thomas, M. F. High Pressure Bulk Synthesis and Characterization of the Predicted Multiferroic Bi(Fe1/2Cr1/2)O3. Appl. Phys. Lett.  2007, 90 (11), 112909.

Suchomel, M. R.; Fogg, A. M.; Allix, M.; Niu, H.; Claridge, J. B.; Rosseinsky, M. J. Bi2ZnTiO6: A Lead-Free Closed-Shell Polar Perovskite with a Calculated Ionic Polarization of 150 μC/cm2. Chem. Mater. 2006, 18 (21), 4987–4989.

Suchomel, M. R.; Davies, P. K. Predicting the Position of the Morphotropic Phase Boundary in High Temperature PbTiO3-Bi(B’B’’)O3 Based Dielectric Ceramics. J. Appl. Phys. 2004, 96 (8), 4405.