Project Leader

 Dr. Nam Hee Kwon (Project leader): Solid state electrochemistry
Nam-Hee joined the group in June 2010
and leaved in April 2020

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0001-5238-0656

PhD Students

Dr. Estelle Gueneau (PhD student, Geneva 2003):
Alkali and alkaline earth metal clusters


Dr. Adeline Robin (PhD student, Geneva and Basel 2005):
Inorganic polymers of Cu(I, II) and Ag(I)


Dr. William Maudez (PhD and Postdoc, Karlsruhe and Basel 2006):
Clusters of alkali, alkaline and rare earth metals


Dr. Rémi D. Bergougnant (PhD and Postdoc, Karlsruhe and Basel 2006):
Clusters of alkali metals with calixarenes and crown ethers


Dr. Jorge L. Sagué Doimeadios (PhD and Postdoc, Karlsruhe, Basel and Fribourg 2006):
Inorganic polymers of Ag(I)


Maya Al Assaad (1 year stay, Fribourg 2008):
Ag-compounds


Laurent Mirolo (5 year stay, Basel and Fribourg 2010):
Ag-Histidine complexes and crown ether compounds


Dr. Jing Chen (Postdoc, Fribourg 2009):
Ag-/Cu-coordination polymers with luminescent ligands


Dr. Tünde Vig Slenters (PhD, Basel 2009):
Antimicrobial coatings for implant materials


Antoine Fleury(4 years stay, 2010):
Theory


Dr. Fabienne Gschwind (PhD, Fribourg 2010):
Mixed metal compounds as precursors for oxide materials


Dr. Aurélien Crochet (PhD, Fribourg 2010):
Clusters of transition metal ions
Aurélien was a postdoc before finishing his PhD
He is now back as machine pool responsible in FriMat.


Dr. Jérôme Girard (PhD, Fribourg 2012):
Polyelectrolytes with Ag-ions


Dr. Inès Chevrier (PhD, Fribourg 2018):
Real coordination polymers


Dr. Yvens Cheremond (PhD, Fribourg 2013):
Precursors for ion conducting battery oxide materials


Dr. Jacinthe Gagnon (PhD, Fribourg 2014):
Nanoencapsulation of silver-based antimicrobial drugs


Dr. Massimo Varisco (PhD, Fribourg 2014):
Antibiotic silver surfaces


Dr. Magdalena Priebe (PhD, Fribourg 2014):
Biomolecules and Silver


Claire-Lise Chanez (4 years stay, Fribourg 2014):
Precursors for oxide materials


Dr. Sonja Kracht (PhD, Fribourg 2015):
Silver coordination chemistry with peptides and ligands


Jean-Pierre Brog (4 years stay, Fribourg 2015):
Cluster compounds of transition metals


Noémie Voutier (2.5 years stay, 2017):
Stimuli responsive calixarenes
Noémie is currently a PhD student in the group of Prof. Fabio Zobi
http://fabiozobi.wixsite.com/zobigroup/copy-of-emmanuel-kottelat


Benoît Baichette (2 years stay, 2017):
Synthesis of metal-organic precursors for the generation of oxide or similar materials


Dr. Sivarajakumar Maharajan (PhD, Fribourg 2018):
Na+-ion battery materials, nano-Sn encapsulation


Dr. Hervé Yao (PhD, Fribourg 2018)
New eletrolytes for Li-batteries


Paula Corcosa (3 years stay, 2018): 
Bioinspired bimetallic complexes with silver and other metals for synergistic antimicrobial activity


Dr. Milène Tan (PhD, Fribourg 2018): Silver-polymer composite materials
Milène joined the group in July 2014


Dr. Valentin Chabert (PhD, Fribourg 2018): Bacterial resistance to silver : the role of SilE protein
Valentin joined the group in September 2014


Dr. Alba Finelli (PhD, Fribourg 2018): Precursors for mixed metal oxides
Alba joined the group in Mars 2014


Dr. Sarah-Luise Abram (PhD, Fribourg 2018): Nanoencapsulation of silver
Sarah joined the group in April 2014


Dr. Michela di Giannantonio (PhD, Fribourg 2018): Ferrocene-based bacterial sensor
Michela joined the group in June 2014


Dr. Anja Holzheu (PhD, Fribourg 2019): Hydrogels with short peptides and their composites with metal nanoparticles
Anja joined the group in February 2015


Dr. Serhii Vasylevskyi (PhD, Fribourg 2019): Anthracene and pyrene building blocks for luminescent coordination polymers
Serhii joined the group in November 2015

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0001-6219-6051


Dr. Atena-Bianca Solea (PhD, extra muros):
Luminescent, enantiopure and magnetic materials based on lanthanides
In collaboration with Prof. Olimpia Mamula-Steiner at the Engineering School of Fribourg (HE-FR) (link)
Atena joined the group in February 2017 and defended her thesis in March 2021

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-8550-4886


Dr. Emilie Jean-Pierre (PhD): DNA-ferrocene functionalized polymers
Emilie joined the group in September 2018 and defended her thesis in October 2022

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0003-3117-5551


Dr. Justine Schwarte  (PhD): Mixed metal antimicrobial compounds
Justine joined the group in November 2018 and defended her thesis in June 2024

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0003-4608-2526


Postdocs

Dr. Fang Wu (Postdoc, Basel):
Antimicrobial Ag-compounds


Dr. Sonja Eckhardt (Post-Doc, Fribourg 2012):
Silver-peptide complexes


Dr. Miriam Lauz (Post-Doc, Fribourg 2012):
Electron transport through peptides


Dr. Matthias Messerer (Post-Doc, Fribourg 2014):
Peptide silver interaction (in collaboration with Dr. Mathieu Lang)


Dr. Mathieu Lang (Post-Doc, Fribourg 2013):
Peptide silver interaction (in collaboration with Dr. Matthias Messerer)


Dr.  Lenke Horvath (Scientific collaborator, Fribourg 2017):
CTI project


Dr. Jamshid Rjabi (Scientific collaborator, Fribourg 2017)
Ag-coordination polymers with luminescent ligands


Dr. Nelly Herault (Postdoc, 2018)
Nanocontainers and beads synthesis for the CO2 photoreduction


Dr. Joanna Conder (Postdoc, Fribourg 2019): Li- and Na-Batteries

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-9275-9473


Dr. Lucille Simond Babel (Postdoc): Interactions of silver efflux pump proteins with silver
Lucille joined the group in May 2018 and leave in April 2020

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-8071-5561


Dr. Mickaël Claudel (PostDoc): InnoSuisse Project on antimicrobial coatings
Mickaël joined the group in April 2019 and leave in June 2020

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-9612-4539


Dr. Monica Zufferey  (Postdoc): Interactions of silver efflux pump proteins with silver
Monica joined the group in October 2018 and leave in October 2020


Dr. Agonist Kastrati (PostDoc): Anthracene building blocks for luminescent coordination polymers
Agonist joined the group in June 2019 and leave in december 2020

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0003-2265-4729


Dr. Mohammed Srout (Visitor & Postdoc): New electrolytes for batteries
(before PhD student, Swiss Excellence Stipend): Li- and Na- Batteries
Mohammed joined the group in January 2019 and leave in January 2021

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0001-6643-1522


Dr. Jihane Hankache (Postdoc)New electrolytes for batteries
Jihane joined the group in February 2018 and leave in May 2021

ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-9421-9569


Technicians

Elodie Lextreyt (Lab technician): New electrolytes for batteries
Elodie joined the group in July 2020 and leave in december 2020


Master Students

Nicolas Fuchs (Diploma student, Geneva):
Supramolecular Chemistry


Stefanie Zuber (2009):
Antimicrobial Ag-compounds


Claire-Lise Chanez (2010):
Precursors for oxide materials


Dr. Emmanuel Kottelat (2010):
Silver complexes with amino acids and small peptides
Emmanuel was back at UniFR for a PhD with SNSF-Prof. Fabio Zobi:
http://fabiozobi.wixsite.com/zobigroup/emmanuel-kottelat


Dr. Harry Ramanantoanina (2010):


Lionel Pharisa (2015):
Pyridine-based ligands for coordination polymers of copper(II) and silver(I) ions batteries


Divine Mouck-Makanda (2016)
High energy olivine structured cathodes for lithium-ion


Cédric Mittellheisser (Master Internship): Interactions of silver efflux pump proteins with silver
Cédric joined the group in April 2019


Undergraduate students

Basel

Stephanie Mesch, Christian Krüger


Fribourg

Aakansha Saharan; Elsbeth Wyer; Amira Ben Masour; Lucile Bernet; Elisabeth Schäfer; Alberto Celada; Joel Seydoux; Nathalie Joset; Dominique Maret; Yauhen Sheima; Cristiano Caridade; Anaiz Martinez


Brian Barlett (NCCR Internship): Functional nanorattles
Brian joined the group in Mai 2019


SCOPES “Suprachem@Balkans.eu”

Visitors


Dr. Vera Deneva (visiting PhD):
Tautomerism : Where is the hydrogen ?


Sofia Aguiar


Jelena Andric
(visiting PhD student from Belgrade)


Yana Monolova
(visiting PhD student from