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.
Correlation between (nano)-mechanical and chemical changes occurring during photo-oxidation of filled vulcanised styrene butadiene rubber (SBR)
Polymer Degradation and Stability (2012) 97(11) 2195-2201