Welcome to the website of Alain M. Jonas

I am a researcher working at the crossroads of polymer science, self-assembly and nanotechnology.
This involves :

  • studying the crystallization, structure and properties of long chain molecules for structural and functional applications;
  • investigating the physical chemistry of surfaces, interfaces and organic thin films;
  • developing nanolithography and patterning;
  • and using controlled assembly at the sub-micrometer scale.

Current applications of my research are ferroelectric memories, stimuli-responsive polymer layers for biological applications, self-cleaning superhydrophobic surfaces made by aqueous-based processes, and nanostructures with a biological function such as drug delivery or sensing.

I am an active member of :

  • the InterUniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) on Supramolecular Functional Systems (FS2);
  • the European Multifunctional Materials Institute (EMMI),
  • the Erasmus Mundus-sponsored International Doctoral School in Functional Materials (IDS-FunMat),
  • and the Erasmus Mundus-sponsored European master in Functional Advanced Materials & Engineering (FAME).

Professor Alain M. Jonas

Université catholique de Louvain

Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN)

Bio & Soft Matter (BSMA)

Croix du Sud, 1/L7.04.02
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium (EU)

tel : +32/10/473765

mail : alain.jonas'at'uclouvain.be