Group of Professor Mario Leclerc

Regular member

Manager training

  • Post-doc, Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, 1988-1989
  • Post-doc, INRS Energy and Materials, 1987-1988
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Laval University, 1987

Laboratory name

Laboratory of electroactive and photoactive polymers

Affiliation Department

Department of Chemistry

Other affiliations

  • Quebec Center for Advanced Materials (QCAM)
  • Member of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)
  • Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member of the Materials Research Society (MRS)

Granting organizations

What does the laboratory do

Our research group is interested in the design, synthesis and characterization of conjugated polymers for applications in the field of organic electronics. All work is carried out in our laboratories, we have the equipment and expertise necessary for the development of electroactive polymers and electro-optical devices usable in the fields of renewable energy, organic and printable electronics and thermoelectricity. , energy storage and biomedical sensors


The group of Professor Mario Leclerc designs and synthesizes conjugated polymer materials for applications in the field of organic electronics. This research group has the expertise and equipment necessary for the development of electroactive polymers and cutting-edge electro-optical devices. Thanks to these conductive polymers, flexible and lightweight devices are manufactured according to different architectures which could facilitate rapid implementation in the industrial sector such as roll to roll processes. The laboratory is also working to develop new, greener polymerization and synthesis methods such as direct heteroarylation. Using this new polymerization methodology, it is possible to obtain better physicochemical properties of materials in fewer synthetic steps, at lower costs and without using heavy and toxic metals such as tin.

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

  • Consultation (bibliographic research, resolution of scientific problems in materials science;
  • Synthesis, purification and basic characterization: monomers, oligomers of conductive polymers;
  • Technological transfers of materials;
  • Fabrication and characterization of devices: OPV, OFET, etc.

Industrial research collaborations

  • National Research Council Canada (NRC)
  • ABB
  • St-Jean-Photochemistry
  • IREQMerck
  • Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA)

Contact details

Département de chimie
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Bureau 2240-C, Université Laval
Québec (Québec)

Phone: 418-656-3452
Fax: 418-656-7916