Matthieu Koepf

CEA Researcher

Matthieu received his PhD from the Université de Strasbourg (FR) in 2007 after working with Dr. Jean Weiss and Dr. Jennifer Wytko on the design of supramolecular porphyrins oligomers for light harvesting. He then joined Prof. Alan Rowan and Prof. Roeland Nolte at the Radboud University (Nijmegen, NL), to investigate highly functionalized polyisocyanides and study their self-assembly in aqueous media. Gaining much interest in the general area of artificial photosynthesis, he moved to Arizona State University (USA) in 2010, and worked on the preparation of bioinspired molecular Mn-Ca heterometallic centers for water oxidation under the supervision of Pr. Thomas Moore. In 2012 he was hired as senior scientist, in the group of Prof. Robert Crabtree at the Energy Sciences Institute at Yale (USA), where he investigated molecular diodes and organic photosensitizers designs for their application in solar energy conversion. In 2015 Matthieu joined the SolHyCat team to study molecular based dye-catalyst architectures for light induced hydrogen production. In December 2016 he was hired as a full CEA-researcher to develop bioinspired molecular electrocatalysts for energy-conversion technologies.

Selected Publications:

1. Design of porphyrin-based ligands for the assembly of [d-block metal:calcium] bimetallic centers

M. Koepf, J.J. Bergkamp, A.L. Teillout, M.J. Llansola-Portoles, G. Kodis, A.L. Moore, D. Gust, T.A. Moore, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 4199-4208 


2. Controlling the Rectification Properties of Molecular Junctions through Molecule−Electrode Coupling

M. Koepf, C. Koenigsmann, W. Ding, A. Batra, C.F.A. Negre, L. Venkataraman, G.W. Brudvig, V.S. Batista, C.A. Schmuttenmaer, R.H. Crabtree, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 16357-16362


3. Computational design of intrinsic molecular rectifiers based on asymmetric functionalization of N-phenylbenzamide

W. Ding, M. Koepf, C. Koenigsmann, A. Batra, L. Venkataraman, C.F.A. Negre, G.W. Brudvig, R.H. Crabtree, C.A. Schmuttenmaer, V.S. Batista

J. Chem. Theory. Comput., 2015, 11, 5888-5896

4. Responsive biomimetic networks from polyisocyanopeptide hydrogels

P.H.J. Kouwer, M. Koepf, V.A.A. Le Sage, M. Jaspers, A.M. van Buul, Z.H. Eksteen-Akeroyd, T. Woltinge, E. Schwartz, H.J. Kitto, R. Hoogenboom, S.J. Picken, R.J.M. Nolte, E. Mendes, A.E. Rowan, Nature, 2013, 493, 651-655


5. Highly linear self-assembled porphyrin wires

M. Koepf, J. Conradt, J. Szmytkowski, J.A. Wytko, L. Allouche, H. Kalt, T.S. Balaban, J. Weiss, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 6073-6082

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