Philippe Leclère received a PhD in Physics from the University of Liège (Belgium) in 1994. He joined the group of Jean-Luc Brédas at the University of Mons in February 1995 as a research fellow. From 2000 to 2004, he worked as research associate at the Materia Nova Research Center. During this period, he spent 4 months in the group of Jean-Pierre Aimé at the University of Bordeaux (France) and one year (2003) in the group of E.W. (Bert) Meijer at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands. In October 2004, he became Research Associate of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS - FNRS) in the group of Roberto Lazzaroni at the University of Mons. In October 2014, he became Senior Research Associate of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS - FNRS). Since 2003, he is still visiting scientist at the Institute of Complex Molecular Systems at TU/e. His research interests mostly deal with the characterization by means of scanning probe microscopy techniques of the morphology and the nanoscale properties of organic and hybrid supramolecular (nano)structures.