Marc Fourmigué laureate of the SCF 2022 “Grand Prix Achille Le Bel »

The “Grand Prix Achille Le Bel », awarded by the board of directors, distinguishes internationally recognized work in the field of chemistry that falls within the scope of the activities of the French Chemical Society (SCF)
Marc Fourmigué laureate of the SCF 2022 “Grand Prix Achille Le Bel »

Marc Fourmigué is Research Director at CNRS at the Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences (ISCR).

After a PhD thesis between Copenhagen (K. Bechgaard) and Orsay (P. Batail), he got a CNRS position at the Solid State Physics Laboratory (LPS) in Orsay in 1990. Following a scientific stay at UC Santa Barbara (F. Wudl) in 1994, he moved to the Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN) in Nantes in 1995, and then at Moltech-Anjou in Angers in 2002. He is working in Rennes since 2006 where he contributed to the formation of the new Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (ISCR, 200 academics, 90 technicians, engineers and administrative staff) as head of the team “Condensed Matter and Electroactive Systems” (MaCSE, 2006-2015), acting as deputy director of ISCR in 2012 and as director of ISCR since 2017. His research interests address the chemistry and the physics of the organic solid state, particularly in organic conductors, in crystals and soft matter, with expertise in crystal growth techniques, radical systems, intermolecular non-covalent interactions, chemical crystallography and phase transitions.

By the attribution of this “Grand Prix Achille Le Bel”, the community of chemists represented by the SCF would like to honor his remarkable and significant contribution to chemistry, particularly in the field of conductive and magnetic molecular materials, as well as for his strong involvement in the life of French Chemistry. The presentation of his prize, which is shared with Dr A. Marinetti, will take place during an official ceremony on the occasion of the next national SCF 2023 congress which will be held in Nantes.

Marc Fourmigué thanks the SCF committee, his co-workers and the ISCR for their support.


  • Marc Fourmigué, Univ Rennes, ISCR-CNRS UMR 6226, F-35000 Rennes, France
    marc [dot] fourmigueatuniv-rennes1 [dot] fr


Published September 19, 2022