Christian SERRE

Research Director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Director of UMR8004 – Institut des Matériaux Poreux de Paris

ENS – Département de chimie
24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris

10 rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris

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Phone: +33 1 44 32 24 63
Office: E026G (ENS) / F04 (ESPCI)

Academic Career

    • 2001-2009 : CNRS researcher, Institut Lavoisier UMR CNRS 8180, Université Versailles St Quentin (France)


    • 2009-2016 : CNRS director of Research, Institut Lavoisier, CNRS Université Versailles St Quentin (France)


    • Since 2016 : Head of the Institute des Matériaux Poreux de Paris, UMR CNRS 8004, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris, PSL University


      • 1990-1994 : Engineer from the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris (ESPCI), speciality : Chemistry of Materials (3d-4th years)


      • 1994-1995 : MSc in Physical Chemistry, Université Paris VI (France), with honours


      • 1996-1999 : PhD from the Université Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines.


      • 2000 : Post-doctoral fellow at the CNRS-Rhodia- Princeton university joint laboratory (NJ, USA).

Research interests

      • Synthesis, structure determination, including the use of X-ray diffraction data, and applications related to health, environment and energy of porous stable and functional porous solids (Metal Organic frameworks…).

Institutional Responsabilities

      • • Coordinator of the priority project from the Ile de France DIM Respore (2017-2020).


      • • ERC Panel member.


      • • FCT Panel member (Portugal).


      • • Member of the editorial board of EurJIC and Matter (Cell press).


      • • Member of the MOF commission of the International Zeolite Association, Member of the EuroMOF committee.


      • • Member of the French Chemical Society.

Awards and distinctions

      • • CNRS Bronze medal 2006.


      • • Laureate of the Lindau 56th Nobel Laureate Meeting 2006.


      • • FP7 ERC starting grant 2008-2013 (BioMOFs).


      • • French Chemical Society Solid State Chemistry award 2011.


      • • Berthelot Medal and Prix Fondé de l’Etat from the French academy of Sciences (2016).


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Pore Accessibility in Nanoporous Carbons: Experiment, Theory and Simulation SK Bhatia and Ŧ. X Nguyen Characterization Measurements of Common Reference Nanoporous Materials By Article de journal

L Hamon; A Vimont; C Serre; T Devic; A Ghoufi; G Maurin; T Loiseau; F Millange; M Daturi; G Férey


Drug Delivery: Nanoparticles of Metal-Organic Frameworks: On the Road to In Vivo Efficacy in Biomedicine (Adv. Mater. 37/2018) Article de journal

Teresa Simon-Yarza; Angelika Mielcarek; Patrick Couvreur; Christian Serre

Advanced Materials, 30 (37), p. 1870281, 0000.

Impact of Phosphorylation over the Encapsulation of Nucleosides Analogues within Porous Iron (III) Metal Organic Frameworks MIL-100 (Fe) Nanoparticles. Article de journal

Guillaume Maurin; Patricia Horcajada; Christian Serre; Kawthar Bouchemal; Ruxandra Gref


Biocompatible Metal Organic Frameworks in Nanomedicine Article de journal

Christian Serre


Tin-carboxylate MOFs for Sugar Transformation into Methyl Lactate Article de journal

Beatriz Murillo; Beatriz Zornoza; Oscar de la Iglesia; Sujing Wang; Christian Serre; Carlos Téllez; Joaquin Coronas

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 0000, ISSN: 1434-1948.

Electronic Supplementary Information Computational Exploration of a Zr-Carboxylate Based Metal-Organic Framework as a Membrane Material for CO2 Capture Article de journal

Dong Wu; Guillaume Maurin; Qingyuan Yang; Christian Serre; Hervé Jobic; Chongli Zhong


A Microporous Zirconium Metal-Organic Framework Based on Trans-Aconitic Acid for Selective Carbon Dioxide Adsorption Article de journal

Sujing Wang; Mohammad Wahiduzzaman; Charlotte Martineau-Corcos; Guillaume Maurin; Christian Serre

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 0000, ISSN: 1434-1948.

Bio-Inspired Nanotechnologies COST Meeting Article de journal

Christian Serre; Patricia Horcajada; Farid Nouar


An Isoreticular Class of Metal-Organic-Frameworks Based on the MIL-88 Topology Article de journal

Suzy Surblé; Christian Serre; Caroline Mellot-Draznieksb Franck Millange; Gérard Féreya


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