Prof. Dr. Pierre BRODARD

Professor of Physical Chemistry

Head of the Chemistry department at HEIA-FR

 

Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture

Institute of Chemical Technology

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

Boulevard de Perolles 80

CH-1700 Fribourg - SWITZERLAND

+41 26 429 67 19

pierre.brodard@hefr.ch

 

 

1994

1999

2004

2005

2008

2012

2016

MSc Chem

PhD PhysChem

Postdoc

Postdoc

Scientist

Professor

Head

Uni Fribourg

Uni Geneva

Tohoku

EPFL

EMPA

HEIA-FR

HEIA-FR

articles = 40, h-index = 12, citations > 450, conference contributions > 60

list of publications (PDF)

 

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

1999 - 2004:
PhD - Physical Chemistry

University of Geneva - Switzerland

1994 - 1999:
MSc - Chemistry

University of Fribourg - Switzerland

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2016 - now:

Professor / Head of Chemistry - Fribourg (Switzerland)

HESSO University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland & University of Fribourg

Professor of Physical Chemistry and Head of the Chemistry department at HESSO. Research activities based on chemical imaging and thermal analysis for chemical and pharma industry, polymer science, nanotechnology and archeology. Lecturer at Uni Fribourg.

2012 - 2016:

Professor - Fribourg (Switzerland)

HESSO University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland & University of Fribourg

Professor of Physical Chemistry at HESSO and Lecturer at Uni Fribourg. Research activities based on Raman/SEM/EDX chemical imaging and thermal analysis for chemical and pharma industry, polymer science, nanotechnology and archeology.

2008 - 2012:

Scientist - Thun (Switzerland)

EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Head of Raman spectroscopy activities in the Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures (Dr. Johann Michler). Research projects in nanoscience and applied projects with industrial partners.

2005 - 2008:

Postdoc - Lausanne (Switzerland)

EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Laboratory of Physics at Surfaces (Prof. Wolf-Dieter Schneider). Development of a UHV Raman spectrometer combined with a scanning tunneling microscope for the study of self-assembled nanostructures.

2004 - 2005:

Postdoc - Sendai (Japan)

Tohoku University

JSPS fellow, Organic Physical Chemistry Lab (Prof. Hiroshi Fukumura). Raman spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy of organic monolayers.

1999 - 2004:

PhD - Geneva (Switzerland)

University of Geneva

PhD thesis in ultrafast laser spectroscopy applied to liquid interfaces in the Physical Chemistry Department (Prof. Eric Vauthey).

 

 

LANGUAGES

French: mother tongue

German: fluent B2

English: fluent C1

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

non-destructive materials characterization (Raman/IR/fluo)
micro-/nanoscale chemical imaging (SEM-EDX)

thermal analysis & thermal safety assessment (DSC/TGA)

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Bachelor
quantum mechanics, optical spectroscopy, PhysChem labworks

Master
thermal safety, nanoscale & polymers characterization, Raman & DSC

 

 

ACADEMIC SOCIETIES

STK

President
Swiss Society for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

http://www.stk-online.ch

SAOG

Executive Committee
Swiss Working Group for Surface and Interface Science

http://www.saog-gssi.ch

PCS

Member
 Photochemistry Section of the Swiss Chemical Society

http://www.swiss-chem-soc.ch/photochemistry

SCS

Member
Swiss Chemical Society

http://www.swiss-chem-soc.ch