André Gourdon

Chercheur CNRS (DR émérite)

DR1 CNRS Emeritus




Web of Science ResearcherID



       Engineer E.N.S.C.P., Paris 1975

       D.E.A. Spectrochemistry and Structure, (1976) Univ. P. & M. Curie, (Paris VI)

       PhD Chemistry (1978) Univ. P. & M. Curie, (Paris VI)

       PhD Physical Sciences (Doctorat d’Etat) (1986) Univ. P. & M. Curie, (Paris VI)



       Research Assistant, S.R.C. 1980-1981, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (Oxford)

       Research assistant CNRS, 1981-1989, Transition Metals Chemistry Laboratory, Univ. P & M. Curie (Paris) then CEMES 1989_1999 (Toulouse)

       Research Director (1999) CEMES (Toulouse)

       Research Director Emeritus (from 2019)



       Leader of the CEMES NanoSciences Group –CNRS- Toulouse – France –2010-2015

       Coordinator of the European projects PAMS Planar Atomic and         Molecular Scale devices 2013-2017), ARTIST (Alternative Routes Towards Information      Storage and Transport at the atomic and molecular scale 2010-2013)), CHIC (Consortium for Hamiltonian Intramolecular Computing, 2002-2006)

Coordinator of the international ANR projects ICMADS (ANR-DFG, 2011-2015) and MQwires (ANR-MOST, 2017-2020)

       President of the Scientific Council of the “Laboratoire d’Excellence” NEXT (6 laboratories,            186 permanent researchers, 89 engineer/technicians, 160 phD/post-docs)




Conception, design and synthesis of molecular devices for experiments at the single molecule level.


Publications –176 published – h-factor : 44 (Oct. 2023); >7300 citations

Full list of publications:


Selected recent publications


Extending on-surface synthesis from 2D to 3D by cycloaddition with C60

Pengcheng Ding,  et al.

Nat. Commun. 14, 6075 (2023)


Large-Distance Quantum Confinement Passing through Single-Layer Graphene by Van der Waals Interface of Corrals

Zhuo Li, et al.

Cell Reports Physical Science 4, 101492, July 19 (2023)



Tuning the diradical character of pentacene derivatives via non-benzenoid coupling motifs
Wang, Tao, et al.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 145:18, 10333-10341 (2023)


Preparative-scale synthesis of nonacene  

Andrej Jančařík, et al.

Nature Communications 13, 223 (2022)

Subsurface Carbon-Induced Local Charge of Copper for Dehydrogenation

Shaoshan Wang, et al.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60, 23123 –2312 (2021)


On-Surface Decarboxylation Coupling Facilitated by Lock-to-Unlock Variation of Moleculesupon the Reaction

Shaoshan Wang, et al.

Angew. Chem Int. Ed. 60:32, 17435-17439 (2021)


A Large Starphene Comprising Pentacene Branches

Jan Holec, et al.

Angew.Chem. Int. Ed, 60, 7752–7758 (2021)


Single organic molecules for photonic quantum technologies

C. Toninelli, et al

Nature Materials 20, 1615–1628 (2021)


On-Surface Synthesis with Atomic Hydrogen

Rafal Zuzak et al

ACS Nano  14, 10, 13316 (2020)


Long-range ordered and atomic-scale control of graphene hybridization by photocycloaddition

Miao Yu,  et al

Nature Chemistry volume 12, pages1035–1041(2020)


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