Olivier Cador


Email : olivier [dot] cador [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0) 2 23 23 57 12

Office number : 104 - Build.10B

Education and professional experience

September 2017: Professor (University of Rennes 1)
December 2014: Habilitation (University of Rennes 1)
September 2003: Assistant professor (University of Rennes 1)
November 2001 – August 2003: postdoctoral fellow (University of Florence, Italy)
November 1999 – October 2001: postdoctoral fellow (RIKEN, Japan)
October 1998: PhD diploma (University Bordeaux I)
Supervisors: Prof. Olivier Kahn and Prof. Corine Mathonière (ICMCB)

Research interests

The research activities of Olivier Cador started in 1994 in Bordeaux (France), supervised by the late Professor Olivier Kahn. From its beginnings he contributes to the development of molecular magnetism under different aspects. He mainly focused on the studies of the magnetic properties of systems with various dimensionalities, from nanoparticles to isolated molecules (zero dimensional systems) which show quantum behaviours, and finally to magnets (three dimensional systems) with atypical behaviours. Since he has been recruited by University de Rennes 1 in 2003 its researches are oriented toward multifunctional molecular-based materials. His aim is to develop the synergy between electronic properties, such as magnetism and electrical conductivity, in new molecular edifices based on organic/inorganic networks. Magnetism arises from inorganic molecular bricks, which can be mono- or -polynuclear while electronic conductivity comes from the stacking of organic donors. He recently oriented part of its activities on Single-Molecule Magnets (SMMs); more particularly those based on lanthanides. Its findings are materialized by numerous publications in international journals (160articles) and he has been invited to expose his activities in several scientific meetings (40 communications).


Master: EPR, Physics of molecular materials, Magnetochemistry and Nanomagnetism.
Licence: Magnetism, theoretical chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, general chemistry and preparation to engineer school.

Publications referenced in HAL