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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    Proton-Conducting Phenolate-Based Zr Metal-Organic Framework: A Joint Experimental-Modeling Investigation Article de journal

    P G M Mileo; S Devautour-Vinot; G Mouchaham; F Faucher; N Guillou; A Vimont; C Serre; G Maurin

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120 (43), p. 24503-24510, 2016, ISSN: 1932-7447.

    Porous Solid with Outer Surface Grafted with a Polymer Article de journal

    Thomas Berthelot; Elena BELLIDO VERA; Ruxandra Gref; Patricia Horcajada Cortes; Christian Serre; Patrick Couvreur


    Adsorption of Small Molecules in the Porous Zirconium-Based Metal Organic Framework MIL-140A (Zr): A Joint Computational-Experimental Approach Article de journal

    C Vieira Soares; D Damasceno Borges; A Wiersum; C Martineau; F Nouar; PL Llewellyn; NA Ramsahye; C Serre; G Maurin; AA Leit~ao

    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120 (13), p. 7192-7200, 2016, ISSN: 1932-7447.

    Proton-Conducting Phenolate-Based Zr Metal–Organic Framework: A Joint Experimental–Modeling Investigation Article de journal

    PGM Mileo; S Devautour-Vinot; G Mouchaham; F Faucher; N Guillou; A Vimont; C Serre; G Maurin

    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120 (43), p. 24503-24510, 2016, ISSN: 1932-7447.

    In Vivo Behavior of MIL-100 Nanoparticles at Early Times after Intravenous Administration Article de journal

    T Simon-Yarza; T Baati; F Neffati; L Njim; P Couvreur; C Serre; R Gref; Fadhel M Najjar; A Zakhama; P Horcajada

    International journal of pharmaceutics, 511 (2), p. 1042-1047, 2016, ISSN: 0378-5173.

    Nanostructured Metal–Organic Frameworks and Their Bio-Related Applications Article de journal

    M Giménez-Marqués; T Hidalgo; C Serre; P Horcajada

    Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 307 , p. 342-360, 2016, ISSN: 0010-8545.

    Antineoplastic Busulfan Encapsulated in a Metal Organic Framework Nanocarrier: First in Vivo Results Article de journal

    MT Simon-Yarza; T Baati; A Paci; LL Lesueur; A Seck; M Chiper; R Gref; C Serre; P Couvreur; P Horcajada

    Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4 (4), p. 585-588, 2016.

    Synthesis of the Biocompatible and Highly Stable MIL-127 (Fe): From Large Scale Synthesis to Particle Size Control Article de journal

    Hubert Chevreau; Anastasia Permyakova; Farid Nouar; Paul Fabry; Carine Livage; Florence Ragon; Alfonso Garcia-Marquez; Thomas Devic; Nathalie Steunou; Christian Serre

    CrystEngComm, 18 (22), p. 4094-4101, 2016.

    Thermodynamics of the Structural Transition in Metal–Organic Frameworks Article de journal

    Julien Rodriguez; Isabelle Beurroies; M-V Coulet; Paul Fabry; Thomas Devic; Christian Serre; Renaud Denoyel; PL Llewellyn

    Dalton Transactions, 45 (10), p. 4274-4282, 2016.

    Biocompatible Polymer–Metal–Organic Framework Composite Patches for Cutaneous Administration of Cosmetic Molecules Article de journal

    Alfonso García Márquez; Tania Hidalgo; Hugo Lana; Denise Cunha; María Jose Blanco-Prieto; Carmen Álvarez-Lorenzo; Cédric Boissi`ere; Clément Sánchez; Christian Serre; Patricia Horcajada

    Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4 (43), p. 7031-7040, 2016.

    Nanoscaled Zinc Pyrazolate Metal–Organic Frameworks as Drug-Delivery Systems Article de journal

    Sara Rojas; Francisco J Carmona; Carmen R Maldonado; Patricia Horcajada; Tania Hidalgo; Christian Serre; Jorge AR Navarro; Elisa Barea

    Inorganic chemistry, 55 (5), p. 2650-2663, 2016, ISSN: 0020-1669.

    Observing the Effects of Shaping on Gas Adsorption in Metal-Organic Frameworks Article de journal

    Nicolas Chanut; Andrew D Wiersum; U-Hwang Lee; Young Kyu Hwang; Florence Ragon; Hubert Chevreau; Sandrine Bourrelly; Bogdan Kuchta; Jong-San Chang; Christian Serre

    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2016 (27), p. 4416-4423, 2016, ISSN: 1434-1948.

    Design of Laccase–Metal Organic Framework-Based Bioelectrodes for Biocatalytic Oxygen Reduction Reaction Article de journal

    Snehangshu Patra; Saad Sene; Christine Mousty; Christian Serre; Annie Chaussé; Ludovic Legrand; Nathalie Steunou

    ACS applied materials & interfaces, 8 (31), p. 20012-20022, 2016, ISSN: 1944-8244.

    Comparative Study of MIL-96 (Al) as Continuous Metal–Organic Frameworks Layer and Mixed-Matrix Membrane Article de journal

    Alexander Knebel; Sebastian Friebe; Nadja Carola Bigall; Marvin Benzaqui; Christian Serre; Jürgen Caro

    ACS applied materials & interfaces, 8 (11), p. 7536-7544, 2016, ISSN: 1944-8244.

    Emerging Chemistry in France Article de journal

    Ivan Huc; Jean-Franc cois Lutz; Christian Serre

    2016, ISSN: 1631-0748.

    Iron and Groups V-and VI-based MOFs Article de journal

    Christian Serre; Thomas Devic

    The Chemistry of Metal–Organic Frameworks: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications, 1 , p. 171-202, 2016.

    Batteries: Sieving the Ions Article de journal

    Christian Serre

    Nature Energy, 1 (7), p. 16100, 2016, ISSN: 2058-7546.

    Proton Transport in a Highly Conductive Porous Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Framework: Molecular Insight Article de journal

    Daiane Damasceno Borges; Sabine Devautour-Vinot; Hervé Jobic; Jacques Ollivier; Farid Nouar; Rocio Semino; Thomas Devic; Christian Serre; Francesco Paesani; Guillaume Maurin

    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55 (12), p. 3919-3924, 2016, ISSN: 1433-7851.

    Sieving the Ions Article de journal

    Christian Serre

    2016, ISSN: 2058-7546.

    Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation of Ethyl Levulinate to $gamma$-Valerolactone over Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks Article de journal

    Anil H Valekar; Kyung-Ho Cho; Sachin K Chitale; Do-Young Hong; Ga-Young Cha; U-Hwang Lee; Dong Won Hwang; Christian Serre; Jong-San Chang; Young Kyu Hwang

    Green Chemistry, 18 (16), p. 4542-4552, 2016.

    Exploration of the Mechanical Behavior of Metal Organic Frameworks UiO-66 (Zr) and MIL-125 (Ti) and Their NH 2 Functionalized Versions Article de journal

    Pascal G Yot; Ke Yang; Florence Ragon; Vladimir Dmitriev; Thomas Devic; Patricia Horcajada; Christian Serre; Guillaume Maurin

    Dalton Transactions, 45 (10), p. 4283-4288, 2016.

    Impact of the Metal Centre and Functionalization on the Mechanical Behaviour of MIL-53 Metal–Organic Frameworks Article de journal

    Pascal G Yot; Ke Yang; Vincent Guillerm; Florence Ragon; Vladimir Dmitriev; Paraskevas Parisiades; Erik Elka"im; Thomas Devic; Patricia Horcajada; Christian Serre

    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2016 (27), p. 4424-4429, 2016, ISSN: 1434-1948.


    Method for Preparing Porous Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials Article de journal

    Jong-San Chang; Young Kyu HWANG; You-Kyong Seo; Christian SERRE; Patricia Horcajada Cortes; Hubert Chevreau; Florence Ragon; Thomas Devic


    Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Solid Having a Modified Outer Surface Article de journal

    Ruxandra Gref; Valentina Agostoni; Samia Daoud-Mahammed; Violeta Rodriguez-Ruiz; Milo Malanga; Laszlo Jicsinszky; Patricia Horcajada-Cortes; Christian Serre


    A Zn Azelate MOF: Combining Antibacterial Effect Article de journal

    C Tamames-Tabar; E Imbuluzqueta; N Guillou; C Serre; SR Miller; E Elka"im; P Horcajada; MJ Blanco-Prieto

    CrystEngComm, 17 (2), p. 456-462, 2015.

    Computational Exploration of the Gas Adsorption on the Iron Tetracarboxylate Metal-Organic Framework MIL-102 Article de journal

    D Damasceno Borges; M Prakash; NA Ramsahye; PL Llewellyn; S Surblé; P Horcajada; C Serre; G Maurin

    Molecular Simulation, 41 (16-17), p. 1357-1370, 2015, ISSN: 0892-7022.

    Functionalization of Zr-Based MOFs with Alkyl and Perfluoroalkyl Groups: The Effect on the Water Sorption Behavior Article de journal

    C Yu; S Bourrelly; C Martineau; F Saidi; E Bloch; H Lavrard; F Taulelle; P Horcajada; C Serre; PL Llewellyn

    Dalton Transactions, 44 (45), p. 19687-19692, 2015.

    Diffusion of H2, CO2, and Their Mixtures in the Porous Zirconium Based Metal–Organic Framework MIL-140A (Zr): Combination of Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering Measurements and Molecular Dynamics Simulations Article de journal

    M Prakash; H Jobic; NA Ramsahye; F Nouar; D Damasceno Borges; C Serre; G Maurin

    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119 (42), p. 23978-23989, 2015, ISSN: 1932-7447.

    Structural Study of Ni-or Mg-Based Complexes Incorporated within UiO-66-NH2 Framework and Their Impact on Hydrogen Sorption Properties Article de journal

    E v Zunkoviv c; M Mazaj; G Mali; M Rangus; T Devic; C Serre; Zabukovec N Logar

    Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 225 , p. 209-215, 2015, ISSN: 0022-4596.

    Reducible Porous Crystalline Hybrid Solid for the Separation of Mixtures of Molecules Having Different Degrees and/or a Different Number of Unsaturations Article de journal

    Christian Serre; Alexandre Vimont; Philip Llewellyn; Jong-San Chang; Patricia Horcajada-Cortes; Gérard Ferey; Marco Daturi; Young-Kyu Hwang


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