Cédric Plesse

(40yo) Associate professor at LPPI (CY) since 2006 (Habilitation in 2014)

e-mail : cedric.plesse ‘at’ cyu.fr

Research Topics: his research focus on the synthesis of polymeric materials for energy conversion with specific interest on the charge transport/mechanical properties relationship: (i) electrical to mechanical (actuators), (ii) mechanical to electrical (sensors) and (iii) solar to electrical (stretchable photovoltaics). These works focus on pi-conjugated and conducting polymers as electronic conductors, ionogels and polyelectrolytes as ionic conductors and on their combination into interpenetrating polymer network architecture. Additional functionalities and topics like thermoresponsive behavior (shape memory polymers), processability of polymer networks (vitrimers) and smart textiles are also investigated.

Communications : 12 invited conferences, co-author of 18 invited conferences. Speaker or co-author of 58 oral presentations and 44 poster presentations

Supervision: 4 ongoing PhDs, 7 defended PhDs, 14 Master2

5 major publications

  1. Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):Poly(styrene sulfonate)/Polyethylene Oxide Electrodes with Improved Electrical and Electrochemical Properties for Soft Microactuators and Microsensors, Kätlin Rohtlaid, Giao T. M. Nguyen, Caroline Soyer, Eric Cattan, Frédéric Vidal, Cédric Plesse , Adv. Electron.Mater.2019, 5, 1800948
  2. Linear Artificial muscle based on ionic electroactive polymer: a rational design for open-air and vacuum actuation, Fannir A, Temmer R, Nguyen GTM, Cadiergues L, Laurent E, Madden JDW, Vidal F, Plesse C, Advanced Materials Technologies 2018, 1800519 , DOI: 10.1002/admt.201800519
  3. Smarter Actuator Design with Complementary and Synergetic Functions, A. Khaldi, C. Plesse, F. Vidal, S. Smoukov, Advanced Materials, 2015, 27, 30, 4418-4422
  4. Electrospun rubber fibre mats with electrochemically controllable pore sizes, Thomas E. Kerr-Phillips, Vincent Woehling, Remi Agniel, Giao T. M. Nguyen, Frederic Vidal, Paul Kilmartin, Cédric Plesse, Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2015,3, 4249-4258
  5. Demonstrating kHz Frequency Actuation for Conducting Polymer Microactuators, Maziz A., Plesse, C., Soyer, C., Chevrot, C., Teyssié, D., Cattan, E. and Vidal, F. , Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 30, 4851-4859