Marc Fourmigué

CNRS Research Director

Marc Fourmigué
University of Rennes 1

263 avenue du general Leclerc


Rennes 35070


Email : marc [dot] fourmigue [at] univ-rennes [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0) 2 23 23 52 43

Office number : Building 10C, Room 208

Research themes

Marc Fourmigué develops a crystal engineering approach of molecular materials, particularly aiming at controlling the physical properties (conductivity, magnetism) of crystalline molecular radical assemblies through directional intermolecular interactions. The main research efforts are directed toward :

  • the conception and synthesis of radical species derived from organic molecules (tetrathiafulvalenes) and coordination and organometallic complexes (homoleptic and heteroleptic dithiolene complexes ),
  • the crystal growth (i.e. diffusion, sublimation, electrocrystallization) and crystal structure determination and analysis of solid state organizations
  • the evaluation of their electric (conductivity, dielectrics) and magnetic properties, and its rationalization (crystal structure, band structure calculations)
  • the combination of overlap interactions of radical species with intermolecular interactions such as halogen or chalcogen bonding, segregation effects, chirality, in crystal engineering approaches,
  • the development of model systems for the understanding of halogen bonding, in crystalline materials, on surfaces and in solution.


Crystal Engineering, Molecular conductors, Molecular magnets, Halogen Bonding, Tetrathiafulvalenes, Dithiolene Complexes, Near IR absorption, Chirality, Radicals, Chemical Crystallography

Education and professional experience

Marc FOURMIGUÉ, born 1961, got his Diploma in Chemistry from ESPCI (Paris) in 1985, together with a M2 degree in Materials Science (Materials for Electronics) from University Paris VI, followed by a PhD degree in Molecular Chemistry in 1988 at University Paris XI-Orsay with P. Batail, including a two-year stay at University of Copenhagen (K. Bechgaard). He was appointed CNRS CR at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay in 1990 and then in Nantes at Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN) where he moved in 1995 for seven years and was promoted Director of Research (DR) at CNRS. After a four years stay in Angers (MOLTECH Anjou, 2002-2005), he joined in 2006 the “Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes”, where he headed the MaCSE team (Matière Condensée et Systèmes Electroactifs) until 2015. He has been acting as deputy-director of ISCR for 2012–2016 and is its current director for 2017-2021.

Membership of professional organizations

Member of the French Chemical Society (SCF), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Association Française de Cristallographie (AFC).


  • 1997: Coordination Chemistry Division Prize of Société Française de Chimie (SCF)
  • 2007: Paul Pascal Prize of French Academy of Sciences
  • 2013: Distinguished Senior Member of SCF (1st promotion)

Publications referenced in HAL (may be incomplete)