Prof. Pierre Rabu
Pierre Rabu was born in Nantes, France, in 1964. He obtained his PhD in solid state chemistry from the University of Nantes, France, in 1990. He then became CNRS researcher at the Institute of Physics and chemistry of Strasboug, France, to work on low-dimensional (LD) magnetic materials. He was short term research fellow at Institute for Fundamental Organic Chemistry, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1996 and visiting fellow of Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, USA, in 2001. He received the 1998 prize of the Solid State Chemistry division of the French Chemical Society. Since 2005, Pierre Rabu is director of research and focuses his activities on the design of molecular, inorganic or hybrid organic-inorganic solids, with a special emphasis on synthesis, structure-properties relationships, modelling and analysis of the magnetic behaviour of LD systems. His current activities concern especially layered organic-inorganic magnetic and multifunctional materials, multifunctional hybrid materials and magnetic, photo active, chiral or bio-inorganic nanostructures. In 2005-2008, he was director of the CNRS national group of research on Multifunctional Hybrid Materials. He is currently vice-president of the regional section (Alsace) of the French Chemical Society. Pierre Rabu was head of the Department of Chemistry of Inorganic Materials (2014-2017) and is now deputy director of IPCMS.