Bruno Fabre

CNRS Research Director

Bruno Fabre
University of Rennes 1

263 avenue du general Leclerc


Rennes 35070


Email : bruno [dot] fabre [at] univ-rennes [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0) 2 23 23 65 50

Office number : Building 10C, Room 209

Education and Professional Experience

Bruno Fabre, born 1967, received his engineer diploma and M.S. degree in electrochemistry from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrochimie et d’Electrométallurgie de Grenoble (ENSEEG now PHELMA, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble INPG, France) in 1990. After a Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Gérard Bidan (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique CEA, Grenoble, France) in 1994 and a postdoctoral stay at the Département de Médecine Expérimentale (Lyon, France), he joined the laboratory of Molecular Electrochemistry in Rennes (France) as Chargé de Recherche at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in 1995. He spent one year as an invited researcher (NATO felloswship) in Ottawa (Canada) in Prof. Dan Wayner’s lab at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (National Research Council of Canada NRCC) in 2002. He is, since 2008, Directeur de Recherche at CNRS working at the Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (UMR CNRS 6226, France).

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His current research interests lie in the areas of chemically modified electrodes, the functionalization and micro- or nanopatterning of semiconducting surfaces (hydrogen-terminated silicon), and the development of functionalized semiconducting photoelectrodes for electrocatalytic purposes (electrolytic water splitting and CO2 conversion).

Keywords: Molecular Electrochemistry, Modified Electrodes, Photoelectrodes, Silicon, Electrocatalysis, Solar Fuel Cells, Water Splitting

  • Development of novel surface chemistry reactions for the functionalization of oxide-free hydrogen-terminated silicon (H-Si) surfaces



  • Fabrication of redox-active molecule-modified silicon surfaces for molecular information processing 
  • Electrocatalyst-modified semiconductor-based photoelectrodes for the solar light-driven catalytic activation of small molecules (H2 and CO2)


  • Functionalized conjugated materials for molecular recognition and enhanced electrical stability



Membership of Professional Organizations

Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and active French expert in the “Observatoire des Micro- et Nanotechnologies OMNT” network dedicated to advances, trends and prospects in molecular electronics.

Awards & Prices

2002 NATO fellowship, Invited scientist in the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa

CNRS Excellence Scientific Award (PES) 2011-2014

CNRS Research and Doctoral Supervision Prize (PEDR) 2017-2020


Publications referenced in HAL (may be incomplete)