Maîtresse de conférence

Sorbonne Université
Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris

Email: lou.rocard@sorbonne-universite.fr
Phone: +33 144274469
Office: Tour 23-33 506

Education and professional experiences

  • 2021-present: Sorbonne University, Associate Professor, UMR 7203.  Dynamic combinatorial chemistry for peptide assembly
  • 2020-2021: ENS/University Paris-Saclay, Postdoc PPSM/ICMMO. Synthesis of Photocaged ruthenium complexes for light-induced transformations
  • 2018-2020: University of Angers, temporary assistant professor/researcher Moltech-Anjou. Synthesis and optoelectronic characterization of new photoactive compounds through original methodologies (organometallic couplings, photoactivated synthesis, etc.)
  • 2012-2018: PhD, University of Namur (Belgium) / Cardiff University (UK) Bonifazi’s group. Development of orthogonal dynamic covalent reactions, synthesis multichromophoric architectures on peptidic scaffolds, characterization of photophysical processes.
  • 2012: Master Thesis, Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel (Switzerland). Synthesis and structural characterization of beta-aminoacids and beta-peptides as protein-protein inhibitors

Teaching experiences

Organic and biomolecular chemistry (all levels); general chemistry (Licence).

(Co)Supervision: 1 PhD, 8 Master, 1 under-graduated student.

Collective responsibilities

Member of the organizing committee of CulturChem ED406


« Tremplin nouveaux entrants », Sorbonne Université (2021)


  • A. Goujon, L. Rocard, H. Melville, T. Cauchy, C. Cabanetos, S. Dabos-Seignon, P. Hudhomme; “Bis-dissymmetrical hetero- and aza-benzannulated Perylenediimide as new n-type semiconductors” J. Mater. Chem. C. 2022, 10, 14939-14945.
  • L. Rocard, J. Hannedouche, N. Bogliotti; “Visible light initiated palladium-catalyzed cross-couplings by PPh3 uncaging from azobenzene ruthenium-arene complex” Chem. Eur. J., 2022, 28, e2022000519.
  • A. Makhloutah, D. Hatych, T. Chartier, L. Rocard, A. Goujon, F. X. Felpin, P. Hudhomme; “An investigation of palladium-catalyzed Stille-type cross-coupling of nitroarenes in perylenediimide series” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2022, 20, 362-365.
  • L. Rocard, D. Chen, A. Stadler, H. Zhang, R. Gil, S. Bezzenine-Laffolé, J. Hannedouche; “Earth-Abundant 3d Transition Metal Catalysts for Hydroalkoxylation and Hydroamination of Unactivated Alkenes” Catalysts, 2021, 11, 674.
  • A. Goujon, L. Rocard, H. Melnychenko, P. Hudhomme; “Azido-Perylenediimide: A versatile Building Block for CuAAC reactions and an alternative precursor for N-annulation” New J. Chem. 2021, 45, 16426-1649.
  • O. Kulyk, L. Rocard, L. Maggini, D. Bonifazi; “Synthetic strategies tailoring colours in multichromophoric organic nanostructures” Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020, 49, 8400-8424.
  • R. El-Berjawi, L. Rocard, A. Goujon, T. Cauchy, P. Hudhomme ; “Visible Light-Mediated Synthesis of AzaBenzannulated Perylenediimide Light Harvesting DyadsJ. Org. Chem, 2020, 85, 12252-12261.
  • M. Hruzd, L. Rocard, A. Goujon, M. Allain, T. Cauchy, P. Hudhomme (Very Important Paper): Desymmetrization of Perylenediimide Bay-Regions using selective Suzuki-Miyaura Reactions from Dinitro Substituted derivatives”. Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26 , 15881-15891. Highlighted in Synfacts (2020, 16, 1422). Cover: DOI 10.1002/chem.202004447
  • A. Goujon, L. Rocard, T. Cauchy, P. Hudhomme; “An Imine Photocyclization as an Alternative to the Pictet-Spengler Reaction for the Synthesis of AzaBenzannulated Perylenediimide Dyes.” J. Org. Chem, 2020, 85, 7218-7224. Highlighted in Synfacts (2020, 16, 1050).
  • L. Rocard, A. Goujon, P. Hudhomme; “Nitro-Perylenediimide: An Emerging Building Block for the Synthesis of Functional Organic Materials” Molecules, 2020, 25, 1402.
  • L. Rocard,* D. Hatych, T. Chartier, T. Cauchy, P. Hudhomme; “Original Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Using Nitro Derivatives for the Synthesis of Perylenediimide-based Multimers” Eur. J. Org. Chem, 2019, 47, 7635-7643.
  • L. Rocard, P. Hudhomme; “Recent Developments in the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction: the use of nitro aromatic compounds as electrophilic coupling reagents” Catalysts, 2019, 9, 213.
  • L. Rocard, D. Wragg, S. A. Jobbins, L. Luciani, J. Wouters, S. Leoni, D. Bonifazi (Very Important Paper): “Templated Chromophore Assembly on Peptide Scaffolds: a Structural Evolution” Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 16131-16148
  • L. Rocard, A. Berezin, F. De Leo, D. Bonifazi ; “Templated Chromophore Assembly by Dynamic Covalent Bonds” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 15739-15743. Cover: Templated Chromophore Assembly by Dynamic Covalent Bonds (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52/2015), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201511090
  • X. Salom-Roig, P. Y. Géant, J. Martinez, L. Rocard ; “A divergent synthetic strategy based on the regioselective reductive ring opening of a cyclic 1,2-p-methoxybenzylidene acetal » Synthesis, 2012, 44, 1247-1252.