Phelma Formation 2022

Surface Functionalization(BIOMED S9 UGA) - 5PMBSFU3

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 10.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 10.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 2.0


Course organization: Aurélie SPINELLI

The applications of surface functionalization are multiple and cover large fields. The aim of this course is to focus on two challenging applications: the conception of biosensors and photocatalysis/electrocatalysis. The course is structured into two modules differentiated by the types of application.

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1. Surface functionalization for the fabrication of biosensors (12h)

  • Applications of functionalization and electrofunctionalization
  • Electronic tongues and noses
  • Cell chips
  • Biomolecular assemblies and self-organization of biomolecules on surfaces

2. Electrocatalysis applications (13h)

  • Introduction to photo(electro)catalysis (VA or PC)
  • Molecular engineering of nanomaterials for (bio)electrocatalysis in energy-related sytems (AL)
  • Surface functionalization for photo(electro)catalysis: from photovoltaics to solar water splitting and CO2 conversion (BR, DA)
  • Micro/nanostructure in electrocatalysis (PC)

The sessions will be given by a series of experts in the field. The teachers will coordinates to focus especially on the most essential aspect of functionalization, such as grafting stability, mastering distance between graft and surface, ensuring optimal electronic transfer, passivation, ecofriendliness.
Part of the sessions will be devoted to critical analysis of some selected literature papers in detail and sorting out the functionalization strategies and its consequences.

Teachers: Aurélie Spinelli, Yanxia Hou-Broutin, Yoann Roupioz, Pierre-Henri Elchinger or Didier Gasparutto, Dmitry Aldakov, Pascale Chenevier, Alan Legoff, Bertrand Reuillard


Basics in chemistry


Semester 9 - The exam is given in english only 

Examen organisé par l'UGA Phitem (Enseignante Aurélie BOUCHET-SPINELLI)

En présentiel SESSION1:
Type d'évaluation : Written exam + Continuous assessment
Durée : 2h
Modalités : All printed or handwritten documents allowed
Calculatrice : authorized
session 2 condition normale :
type d'examen : préciser DS ou oral ou rapport etc...
durée :
modalités :
calculatrice :

session 1 condition normale : 50 % written exam / 50 % Continuous assessment

session 2 condition normale :

session 1 condition confinement :

session 2 condition confinement :

Additional Information

This course brings 2.0 ECTS to students in UE Broadening courses nanomed 1

Semester 9 - This course is given in english only EN
Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 9
Curriculum->Double-Diploma Engineer/Master->Semester 9
Curriculum->Master->Semester 9