Franck Tessier

CNRS Research Director

Email : franck [dot] tessier [at] univ-rennes [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0)

Office number : Building 10A, Room 136

Education and Professional Experience

  • 1992 Magistère Matériaux, 1992 Université de Rennes 1
  • 1996 PhD, Chemistry, Université de Rennes 1
  • 1997-1998 Postdoc: Cornell University & University of California at Davis (USA)
  • 1998 - 2013 CNRS Research fellow
  • 2003 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches
  • 2013 - present CNRS Research Director


  • Groupe Français de la Céramique (GFC)
  • Société Chimique de France (SCF)
  • E-MRS Executive Committee Member

Current Themes of Research

  • Chemistry of nitride-type materials
  • Oxides and (oxy)nitrides syntheses
    Preparation of reactive precursors (ceramic route and low temperature route....)
    Nitridation: powders and thin films
  • Applications
    Energy and optical applications
    (Oxy)nitride powders for heterogeneous catalysis
    Visible-light-driven (oxy)nitride photocatalysts


  • (oxy)nitrides
  • materials for energy
  • optical properties

Selected publications

  • Topochemical Reduction of YMnO3 into a Composite Structure.
    H. Kabbour, G. Gauthier, F. Tessier, M. Huvé, T. Pussacq, P. Roussel, M. A. Hayward, Z.L. Moreno B., M. Marinova, M. Colmont, S. Colis, O. Mentré
    Inorg. Chem. 201756, 8547-8553
  • Transesterification of vegetable oils by AlPOxNy heterogeneous catalysts.
    F. Tessier, E. Ray, F. Cheviré, L. Lemaître, F. Bonnier, D. Bazer-Bachi, V. Lecocq
    Appl. Catal. B 2016185, 253-264
  • p-type nitrogen doped ZnO nanoparticles under ambient conditions.
    B. Chavillon, L. Carion, A. Renaud, F. Tessier, F. Cheviré, M Boujita, Y. Pellegrin, E. Blart, A. Smeigh, L. Hammarström, F. Odobel, S. Jobic.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012134(1), 464-470
  • Zinc germanium oxynitride: influence of the preparation method on the photocatalytic properties for overall water splitting.
    F. Tessier, P. Maillard, Y. Lee, C. Bleugat, K. Domen
    J. Phys. Chem. C 2009113, 8526-8531

Publications referenced in HAL