Simon Rondeau-Gagné

Simon Rondeau gagne Name: Simon Rondeau-Gagné
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Position: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: University of Windsor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Twitter: @SimonRondeau


Brief Description of Research:
Simon Rondeau-Gagné received his B.Sc in chemistry from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada in 2008. In 2010, he completed his master’s degree at Université Laval, Canada under the supervision of Prof. Jean-François Morin and Prof. Mario Leclerc. After completing his PhD In 2014, he joined the group of Prof. Zhenan Bao at Stanford University, U.S. where he developed novel materials for skin-inspired electronics as FRQNT postdoctoral fellow. He started his independent career as Assistant Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor in 2016.

His research interests focus on the preparation of new materials with innovative properties for the next generation of electronic devices. Specifically, his group develops new stretchable and self-healing polymers that can be used as active materials in various devices such as transistors and sensors. His group also has a particular interest in understanding the fundamental relationship between chemical design and stretchability in those functional polymers. His research contributes to the rise of more efficient and sustainable technologies for advanced technologies having applications in electronics, nanotechnology and even healthcare.

5 Select Publications (trainees underlined):
Tahir, M. N.; Nyayachavadi, A.; Morin, J.-F. Rondeau-Gagné, S*. Recent progress in the stabilization of supramolecular assemblies with functional polydiacetylenes. Polymer Chemistry, 2018, 9, 319.

Ocheje, M. U.; Charron, B. P.; Cheng, Y.-H.; Chuang, C.-H.; Soldera, A.; Chiu, Y.-C.; Rondeau-Gagné, S.*. Amide-Containing Alkyl Chains in Conjugated Polymers: Effect on Self-Assembly and Electronic Properties. Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 1336.

Zhang, S.; Ocheje, M. U.; Luo, S.; Ehlenberg, D.; Appleby, B.; Weller, D.; Zhou, D.; Rondeau-Gagné, S.; Gu, X. Probing the viscoelastic property of pseudo free-standing conjugated polymeric thin films. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2018, 1800092.

Ocheje, M. U.; Charron, B. P.; Nyayachavadi, A.; Rondeau-Gagné, S*. Stretchable Electronics: Recent Progress in the Preparation of Stretchable and Self-Healing Semiconducting Conjugated Polymers. Flexible & Printed Electronics, 2017, 2, 043002.

Oh, J.Y.; Rondeau-Gagné, S.; Chiu, Y.-C.; Chortos, A.; Lissel, F.; Wang, G.-J. N.; Schroeder, B. C.; Kurosawa, T.; Lopez, J.; Xu, J.; Zhu, C.; Gu, X.; Bae, W.-G.; Kim, Y.; Jin, L.; Chung, J. W.; Tok, J. B.-H.; Bao, Z. Intrinsically Stretchable and Healable Semiconducting Polymer for Organic Transistors. Nature, 2016, 539, 411.