Group of Professor Jean-François Morin

Regular member

Manager training

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Rice University (James M. Tour), 2004-2006
  • Ph. D. chemistry of materials, Laval University (Mario Leclerc), 2004

Name of laboratory

Organic Nanomaterials Laboratory

Affiliation Department

Department of Chemistry

Other affiliations

  • Director of the Center for Advanced Materials Research 2017-2023 (CERMA)
  • Regular member of the Quebec Center for Functional Materials (CQMF)
  • Member of the Canadian Chemical Society (CSC)
  • Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Granting organization(s)

  • Canada First Research Excellence Fund
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC)
  • Quebec Research Fund – Nature and Technologies (FRQ-NT)

What does the laboratory do

Design, synthesis and characterization of organic nanomaterials for the development of the advancement of fundamental knowledge in materials science and for various fields of application (materials science, nanosciences and nanotechnologies, energy, molecular electronics, nanomedicine)


The research group of Prof. Jean-François Morin is actively developing new organic (dendrimers, semiconductors) and carbon-rich (nanotube derivatives, functionalized graphene nanoribbons) nanomaterials. The proposed strategies are oriented towards resolving the main problems generally related to traditional synthesis methods. Our projects are focused on both the synthesis and characterization of materials along the following three axes 1) Development of functionalized carbon-rich nanomaterials (graphene, nanotubes and nanoparticles) by hybrid methods involving synthesis and self-assembly 2) Development of new π materials — conjugates based on polycyclic aromatic compounds 3) Development of new therapeutic dendrimers (nanomedicine).

Service(s) offered in research and development (R&D)

Research services: scientific consultation, literature search, proof of concept, synthesis and basic characterization of new materials and polymers with research professionals. Over the years, the research group of Professor Jean-François Morin has developed unique know-how in Canada in materials science, more particularly in the synthesis of organic nano-objects using the “hybrid” approach. that is to say by combining the advantages of each of the two approaches in the synthesis of nanomaterials called “bottom-up” and “top-down” to create new nanometric structures.

Industrial research collaborations

  • ABB
  • Konarka
  • iQLP
  • SJPC
  • INO
  • SiliCycle
  • Matrix Innovation
  • Oléotek

Contact details

Département de chimie
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Bureau 1250B
Université Laval
Québec (Québec)
Canada G1V 0A6

Phone: 418 656-2812
Fax: 418 656-7916