Jean-Hubert Olivier, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Strasbourg (France), 2010

Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University, 2011-2015

Research Scientist, Duke University, 2015-2016

M.Sc., Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry, University of Strasbourg (France), 2005


Link to our laboratory website: OlivierGroup

Office phone 305-284-3279

Typical course offerings include:

Chemistry for Bioscience II - (CHM 221)

Organic Chemistry for the PRISM Program - (CHM 202)

 Brief Description of Research:

While nature has mastered the art of engineering non-equilibrium structures that enable energy capture, conversion, and storage with unrivaled efficiency, this level of structural control over synthetic materials with dimensions spanning the nano- to mesoscale remains elusive.  Consequently, current technology exploits equilibrium-based strategies to construct organic electronic materials for which molecular interactions and macroscopic organization are neither structurally nor electronically configured for maximum efficiency.  At the intersection of material science, synthetic chemistry, and physical chemistry, our research program aims to create entirely new classes of structure-function optimized electronic materials that feature non-equilibrium supramolecular superstructures.  Our research group aims to: i) understand the processes that govern formation of these soft, functional materials; ii) elucidate their emergent photophysical and electronic properties; and iii) translate these fundamental insights to applied nanoscience to target ‘real-world’ applications in mechanical energy harvesting, high-resolution tactile sensors, organic electronics, and solar energy capture and conversion.