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CNRS Researcher
Phone number : +33(0)
Office Number : C124
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TEAM : Systèmes Complexes Moléculaires et Macromoléculaires Organisés

Research Interest

- Morphology control (alignment and crystalline domains orientation) and structure characterizations of organic semi-conducting (OSC) materials in thin films
- Transmission electron microscopy (low dose and high resolution) and electron diffraction on OSC
- Optoelectronic properties and organic electronic devices elaboration and characterization (organic field effect transistors, organic solar cells, thermoelectric properties)

Other Skills

Design and syntheses of semi-conducting polymers for optoelectronic applications

Professional Experience

Since Oct. 2014 : CNRS researcher at ICS
Sept. 2012 - Sept. 2014 : Post doctoral fellowship at ICS (Dr. Martin Brinkmann Team)
Mars 2011 - Aug. 2012 : Post doctoral fellowship at Imperial College of London – Chemistry Department, UK (Pr. Iain McCulloch group)


2010 : Ph.D., Chemistry and Physical Chemistry, University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg)
2007 : Master Matériaux, University Claude Bernard (Lyon)

List of publications


- Structure and charge transport anisotropy of polythieno[3,4-b]-thiophene-co-benzodithiophene (PTB7) oriented by high-temperature rubbing, L. Biniek, A. Hamidi-Sakr, L. Grodd, S. Escoubas, Y. J. Dapp, S. Grigorian, M. Brinkmann Adv. Electron. Mater. 2018, 1700480


- Supramolecular organization of a H-bonded perylene bisimide organogelator determined by transmission electron microscopy, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction and polarized infra-red spectroscopy A. Sarbu, P. Hermet, D. Maurin, D. Djurado, L. Biniek, M. Diebold, J.-L. Bantignies, P. Mésini and M. Brinkmann Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys 2017, 19, 32514-32525.
- A Versatile Method to Fabricate Highly In-Plane Aligned Conducting Polymer Films with Anisotropic Charge Transport and Thermoelectric Properties : The Key Role of Alkyl Side Chain Layers on the Doping Mechanism, A. Hamidi-Sakr, L.Biniek, J.-L. Bantignies, D. Maurin, L. Herrmann, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque, V. Vijayakumar, N. Zimmermann, and M. Brinkmann, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 1700173.
- Insulated Molecular Wires : Sheathing Semi-Conducting Polymers with Organic Nanotubes through Heterogeneous G. Raj, A. Boulaoued, J. Lacava, L. Biniek, P. J. Mésini, M. Brinkmann, J. Faure-Vincent, J.-M. Guenet, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2017, 3, 1600370.
- Charge Separation in an Acceptor-Donor-Acceptor Triad Material with a Lamellar Structure, D. Rolland, J. C. Brauer, L. Hartmann, L. Biniek, M. Brinkmann, N. Banerji, H. Frauenrath Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2017,5, 1383-1393.


- Highly oriented and crystalline films of a phenyl-substituted polythiophene prepared by epitaxy : structural model and influence of molecular weight, Hamidi - Sakr, Amer ; Schiefer, Daniel ; Covindarassou, Sangeetha ; Biniek, Laure ; Sommer, Michael ; Brinkmann, Martin, Macromolecules 2016, 49 (9), 3452–3462.
- Tailoring the microstructure and charge transport in conjugated polymers by alkyl side-chain engineering. Sadiara Fall, Laure Biniek, Yaroslav Odarchenko, Denis V. Anokhin, Grégoire de Tournadre, Patrick Lévêque, Nicolas Leclerc, Dimitri A. Ivanov, Olivier Simonetti, Louis Giraudet and Thomas Heiser J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 286-294.
- Precise control of lamellar thickness in highly oriented regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) thin films prepared by high temperature rubbing : correlations with optical properties and charge transport, A. Hamidi-Sakr, L. Biniek, S. Fall, M. Brinkmann Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26, 408–420.
- High resolution NC-AFM and KPFM investigations of self-assembled photovoltaic donor acceptor dyads, Benjamin Grévin, Pierre-Oliver Schwartz, Laure Biniek, Martin Brinkmann, Nicolas Leclerc, Elena Zaborova, Stéphane Méry, Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, in press


- Zipper-like molecular packing of donor-acceptor conjugated co-oligomers based on perylenediimide, L. Biniek, P.-O. Schwartz, E. Zaborova, B. Heinrich, N. Leclerc, S. Méry, M. Brinkmann, J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, 3, 3342-3349.
- Reversible J- to H-aggregate transformation in thin films of a perylenebisimide organogelator, A. Sarbu, L. Biniek, J.-M. Guenet, Philippe J. Mésini and M. Brinkmann J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, 3, 1235- 1242.


- Polaron stability in semiconducting polymer neat films, D. Beatrup, J. Wade, L. Biniek, H. Bronstein, M. Hurhangee, J.-S. Kim, I. McCulloch and J. R. Durrant Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 14425-14428.
- High-Temperature Rubbing : A Versatile Method to Align π-Conjugated Polymers without Alignment Substrate, L.Biniek, S. Pouget, D. Djurado, E. Gonthier, K. Tremel, N. Kayunkid, E. Zaborova, N. Crespo-Monteiro, O. Boyron, N. Leclerc, S. Ludwigs, and M. Brinkmann Macromolecules 2014, 47, 3871-3879.
- Benzotrithiophene Copolymers : Influence of Molecular Packing and Energy Levels on Charge Carrier Mobility, B. C. Schroeder, S. Rossbauer, R. J. Kline, L. Biniek, S. E. Watkins, T. D. Anthopoulos, I. McCulloch, and C. B. Nielsen Macromolecules 2014, 47, 2883−2890
- Perylenediimide-Based Donor−Acceptor Dyads and Triads : Impact of Molecular Architecture on Self-Assembling Properties, P.-O. Schwartz, L. Biniek, E. Zaborova, B. Heinrich, M. Brinkmann, N. Leclerc, and S. Méry J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 5981−5992.
- Synthesis of [1]benzothieno[3,2-b][1]benzothiophene pendant and norbornene random co-polymers via ring opening metathesis, C. Combe, L. Biniek, B. Schroeder, I. McCulloch J. Mater Chem C. 2014, 2, 538-541.
- Orienting semi-conducting p-conjugated polymers, M. Brinkmann, L. Hartmann, L. Biniek, K. Tremel and N. Kayunkid, Macromolecular Rapid. Comm. 2014, 35, 9-26.


- Large Scale Alignment and Charge Transport Anisotropy of pBTTT Films Oriented by High Temperature Rubbing, L. Biniek, N. Leclerc, T. Heiser, R. Bechara, and M. Brinkmann, Macromolecules 2013, 46 (10), 4014-4023.
- Dihydropyrroloindoledione-based copolymers for organic electronics, J.W. Rumer, S.-Y. Dai, M. Levick, Y. Kim, M.-B. Madec, R.S. Ashraf, Z. Huang, S. Rossbauer, L. Biniek, S.E. Watkins, T.D. Anthopoulos, R.A.J. Janssen, J.R. Durrant, D.J. Procter and I. McCulloch, J. Mater. Chem. C 2013, 1, 2711-2716.
- BPTs : thiophene-flanked benzodipyrrolidone conjugated polymers for ambipolar organic transistors, J. W. Rumer, M. Levick, S. Rossbauer, L. Biniek, T.D. Anthopoulos, D. J. Procter and I. McCulloch, Chem. Comm 2013, 49, 4465-4467.
- New fused bis-thienobenzothienothiophene copolymers and their use in organic solar cells and transistors, L. Biniek, B. Schroeder, J. Donaghey, R. Ashraf, N. Yaacobi-Gross, Y. Soon, C. Nielsen, J. Durrant, T. Anthopoulos, I. McCulloch, Macromolecules 2013, 46, 727-735.
- Fully two-directional synthesis of dihydropyrroloindolediones co-polymers for organic electronics, J. W. Rumer, S.-Y. Dai, M. Levick, L. Biniek, D. J. Procter and I. McCulloch, Journal of Polymer Science Part A : Polymer Chemistry 2013, 51, 1285-1291.


- Ambipolar charge transport in polymer:fullerene bulk heterojunctions for different polymer side-chains, S. Fall, L. Biniek, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque, and T. Heiser, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2012, 101, 123301.
- Recent advances in high mobility donor–acceptor semiconducting polymers, L. Biniek, B. C. Schroeder, C. B. Nielsen and I. McCulloch, J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 14803-14813.
- Synthesis of novel thieno[3,2-b]thienobis(silolothiophene) based low bandgap polymers for organic photovoltaics, B. C. Schroeder, R. S. Ashraf, S. Thomas, A. J. P. White, L. Biniek, C. B. Nielsen, W. Zhang, Z. Huang, P. Shakya Tuladhar, S. E. Watkins, T. D. Anthopoulos, J. R. Durrant and I. McCulloch, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 7699-7701.
- Design of semiconducting indacenodithiophene polymers for high performance transistors and solar cells, I. McCulloch, R. A. Asraf, L. Biniek, H. Bronstein, C. Comb, J. E. Donaghey, D. I. James, C. B. Nielsen ; B. Schroeder, W. Zhang, Accounts of Chemical Research 2012, 45, 714-722.
- 3,6-dialkylthieno[3,2-b]thiophene moiety as a soluble and electron donating unit preserving the coplanarity of photovoltaic low band-gap copolymers, L. Biniek, S. Fall, C.L. Chochos, O. Boyron, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser, Journal of Polymer Science Part A : Polymer Chemistry 2012, 50, 1861-1868.
- Optimisation of the side-chain density to improve the charge transport and photovoltaic performances of a low band gap copolymer, L. Biniek, S. Fall, C.L. Chochos, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser, Organic Electronics 2012, 13, 114-120.
- On the influence of alkyl side chains on the optoelectronic properties of low band gap copolymers, L. Biniek, S. Fall, C.L. Chochos, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser, Energy Procedia 2012, 31, 38-45.


- Thiazole fused indolo[2,3-a]carbazoles as new building blocks for optoelectronic applications, L. Biniek, I. Bulut, P. Lévêque, Thomas Heiser, N. Leclerc, Tetrahedron Letters 2011, 52, 1811-1814.


- Impact of Alkyl Side Chains on the Optoelectronic Properties of a Series of Photovoltaic Low-Band-Gap Copolymers, L. Biniek, S. Fall, C.L. Chochos, D.V. Anokhin, D.A. Ivanov, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser, Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9779-978.
- Electronic Properties and Photovoltaic Performances of a Series of Oligothiophene Copolymers Incorporating Both Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene and 2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole Moieties, L. Biniek, C. L. Chochos, G. Hadziioannou, N. Leclerc, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2010, 31, 651.


- A [3,2-b]thienothiophene-alt-benzothiadiazole copolymer for photovoltaic applications : Design, synthesis, material characterization and device performances, L. Biniek, C. L. Chochos, N. Leclerc, G. Hadziioannou, J. K. Kallitsis, R. Bechara, P. Lévêque, T. Heiser, J. Mater. Chem. 2009, 19, 4946.