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PhD student in organic chemistry looking for a post doctoral position


PhD Student at Institute of Radical Chemistry                                [2017 to present], Marseille, France


leaded by Didier Gigmes (                                 


  • Supervisor:  Dr. Frédéric Dumur (, in collaboration with physicists at IM2NP Dr. David Duché


  • Synthesis of small-molecular diodes containing ferrocene by multi step synthesis and click reaction on surface to create new devices of light-to-energy conversion. Analysis by CV, XPS, PM-IRRAS, EGaIn, STM, AFM of molecules on surface


  • Redaction of 3 research articles and 2 review writing, 8 oral presentations and 6 posters in international congresses.


  • 89 hours of teaching in analytical chemistry


R&D Engineer intern in MANE                                                                   [2017-6 months], Nice, France  


  • Supervisor: Fabien Grasset (fabien.grasset


  • Parallels Synthesis of new organoleptic molecules for flavour and fragrance applications by green chemistry media.


Technician trainee in the Mexican Institute of Petroleum             [2016-4 months], Mexico, Mexico


  • Supervisor: Leonardo diaz Garcia (


  • In project “Bioturbosina”, dealing with process of production of biojet from renewable resources.


  • Synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts.


Assistant trainee, LHFA UMR 5069                                                         [2015-1 month], Toulouse, France


  • Synthesis and characterization of phosphorous ligands for gold complexation by air sensitive technics (schlenk)


Volunteer association AFEV                                                                        [2014-2015], Toulouse 


  • Scientific vulgarization with pupils from underprivileged areas


Journal articles15 documents

  • Yangyang Xu, Guillaume Noirbent, Damien Brunel, Zhaofu Ding, Didier Gigmes, et al.. Allyloxy ketones as efficient photoinitiators with high migration stability in free radical polymerization and 3D printing. Dyes and Pigments, Elsevier, 2021, 185, pp.108900. ⟨10.1016/j.dyepig.2020.108900⟩. ⟨hal-02958467⟩
  • Hong Chen, Guillaume Noirbent, Shaohui Liu, Damien Brunel, Bernadette Graff, et al.. Bis-Chalcone Derivatives Derived from Natural Products as Near-UV/Visible Light Sensitive Photoinitiators for 3D/4D Printing. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2021, 5 (2), pp.901-916. ⟨10.1039/d0qm00755b⟩. ⟨hal-03123446⟩
  • Corentin Pigot, Guillaume Noirbent, Damien Brunel, Frederic Dumur. Recent advances on push–pull organic dyes as visible light photoinitiators of polymerization. European Polymer Journal, Elsevier, 2020, 133, pp.109797. ⟨10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2020.109797⟩. ⟨hal-02872468⟩
  • Shaohui Liu, Damien Brunel, Ke Sun, Yijun Zhang, Hong Chen, et al.. Novel Photoinitiators Based on Benzophenone‐Triphenylamine Hybrid Structure for LED Photopolymerization. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2020, 41 (23), pp.2000460. ⟨10.1002/marc.202000460⟩. ⟨hal-03053235⟩
  • C.A. Reynaud, David Duché, Jean-Jacques Simon, Estéban Sanchez-Adaime, O. Margeat, et al.. Rectifying antennas for energy harvesting from the microwaves to visible light: A review. Progress in Quantum Electronics, Elsevier, 2020, 72, pp.100265. ⟨10.1016/j.pquantelec.2020.100265⟩. ⟨hal-02895836⟩
  • Jacques Lalevee, Hong Chen, Guillaume Noirbent, Ke Sun, Damien Brunel, et al.. Photoinitiators Derived From Natural Product Scaffolds: Mono-Chalcones in Three-Component Photoinitiating Systems and their Applications in 3D Printing. Polymer Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry - RSC, 2020, 11 (28), pp.4647-4659. ⟨10.1039/D0PY00568A⟩. ⟨hal-02906501⟩
  • Shaohui Liu, Damien Brunel, Ke Sun, Yangyang Xu, Fabrice Morlet-Savary, et al.. A monocomponent bifunctional benzophenone–carbazole type II photoinitiator for LED photoinitiating systems. Polymer Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry - RSC, 2020, 11 (21), pp.3551-3556. ⟨10.1039/D0PY00644K⟩. ⟨hal-02868803⟩
  • Shaohui Liu, Hong Chen, Yijun Zhang, Ke Sun, Yangyang Xu, et al.. Monocomponent Photoinitiators based on Benzophenone-Carbazole Structure for LED Photoinitiating Systems and Application on 3D Printing. Polymers, MDPI, 2020, 12 (6), pp.1394. ⟨10.3390/polym12061394⟩. ⟨hal-02887016⟩
  • Yangyang Xu, Guillaume Noirbent, Damien Brunel, Zhaofu Ding, Didier Gigmes, et al.. Novel ketone derivatives based photoinitiating systems for free radical polymerization under mild conditions and 3D printing. Polymer Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry - RSC, 2020, 11 (36), pp.5767-5777. ⟨10.1039/d0py00990c⟩. ⟨hal-02946028⟩
  • Damien Brunel, Frederic Dumur. Recent advances in organic dyes and fluorophores comprising a 1,2,3-triazole moiety. New Journal of Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2020, 44, ⟨10.1039/c9nj06330g⟩. ⟨hal-02796098⟩
  • Ke Sun, Shaohui Liu, Corentin Pigot, Damien Brunel, Bernadette Graff, et al.. Novel Push-Pull Dyes Derived from 1H- cyclopenta[b]naphthalene-1,3(2H)-dione as Versatile Photoinitiators for Photopolymerization and Their Related Applications: 3D Printing and Fabrication of Photocomposites. Catalysts, MDPI, 2020, 10 (10), pp.1196. ⟨10.3390/catal10101196⟩. ⟨hal-02968690⟩
  • Yangyang Xu, Guillaume Noirbent, Damien Brunel, Feiyang Liu, Didier Gigmes, et al.. Ketone derivatives as photoinitiators for both radical and cationic photopolymerizations under visible LED and application in 3D printing. European Polymer Journal, Elsevier, 2020, 132, pp.109737. ⟨10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2020.109737⟩. ⟨hal-02887026⟩
  • Hong Chen, Guillaume Noirbent, Yijun Zhang, Damien Brunel, Didier Gigmes, et al.. Novel D-π-A and A-π-D-π-A Three-Component Photoinitiating Systems Based on Carbazole/Triphenylamino based Chalcones and Application in 3D and 4D Printing. Polymer Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry - RSC, 2020, 11 (40), pp.6512-6528. ⟨10.1039/d0py01197e⟩. ⟨hal-02976672⟩
  • Damien Brunel, Guillaume Noirbent, Frederic Dumur. Ferrocene: An unrivaled electroactive building block for the design of push-pull dyes with near-infrared and infrared absorptions. Dyes and Pigments, 2019, 170, pp.UNSP 107611. ⟨10.1016/j.dyepig.2019.107611⟩. ⟨hal-02491568⟩
  • Patxi Garra, Damien Brunel, Guillaume Noirbent, Bernadette Graff, Fabrice Morlet-Savary, et al.. Ferrocene-based (photo)redox polymerization under long wavelengths. Polymer Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry - RSC, 2019, 10 (12), pp.1431--1441. ⟨10.1039/c9py00059c⟩. ⟨hal-02171529⟩

Conference papers2 documents

  • Damien Brunel, David Duche, Clément Reynaud, Estéban Sanchez-Adaime, Vikas Jangid, et al.. Achieve rectification of current by ferrocenyl triazole derivates. The SFNano C'Nano joint meeting 2019, Dec 2019, Dijon, France. ⟨hal-02796792⟩
  • Damien Brunel, Clément Reynaud, Vikas Jangid, Chrystelle Lebouin, David Duché, et al.. New interesting way to rectify current thanks to Ferrocenyl Triazole derivatives. GECOMCONCOORD 2019, May 2019, Erquy, France. ⟨hal-02797349⟩

Theses1 document

  • Damien Brunel. Nano-antennes plasmoniques avec des diodes moléculaires rectifiantes pour la captation d'énergie et la photodétection. Synthèse de dérivés de ferrocène par chimie click fonctionnant comme diodes moléculaires pour application rectenna.. Chimie organique. Aix Marseille Université, 2020. Français. ⟨tel-02964514⟩