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Professor Mario Leclerc is the recipient of the Prix Marie-Victorin 2016. This prestigious scientific award is presented annually by the Government of Quebec. This award is the highest honor given to a researcher for his entire career in natural science and engineering. He is a new Fellow (Class of 2017) of The Royal Society of Canada, the highest honor a scholar can achieve in Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

 

Laboratory's news

09.15.2017. New publication from Prof. Leclerc's team: New fluorinated dithienyl-diketopyrrolopyrrole monomers and polymers for organic electronics.

09.09.2017. Prof. Mario Leclerc has been elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada, the highest honor a scholar can achieve in Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

07.31.2017. New publication from Prof. Leclerc's team: Photovoltaic device performance of highly regioregular fluorinated poly(3-hexylthiophene).

06.05.2017. New publication from Prof. Leclerc's team: Polymerization of 1,4-dialkoxybenzene and Fluoro-Dithieno-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole by Direct Heteroarylation.

05.18.2017. A former student from our research group shines abroad. Émilie Gingras has won the 2017 Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award form the Princeton and Trenton Sections of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations for this award.

05.01.2017. Three M. Sc. students begin their journey with Prof. Leclerc research team: Éliane Soligo, Julien Bellavance and Mathieu Mainville. Three undergrads students will be making their debuts: Josyane Turgeon, Joëlle Perron and Julien Michaud-Valcourt.

03.20.2017. New publication form Prof. Leclerc's team: New phosphines-based ligand and DFT theoretical calculations for defect-free direct heteroarylation polymerization.

03.09.2017. New publication form Prof. Leclerc's team: New regio-random terpolymers for efficient polymer soalr cells.

02.10.2017. Professeur Mario Leclerc is among the list of the most cited researchers in Materials Science and Engineering developed by Academic Ranking of World Universities.

02.10.2017. Professeur Mario Leclerc is among the top 300 list of the most cited researcher in Materials Science and engineering established by Elsevier Scopus Database.

04.11.2016. Professor Mario Leclerc is the recipient of the Prix Marie-Victorin 2016. This prestigious scientific award is presented annually by the Government of Quebec. This award is the highest honor given to a researcher for his entire career in natural science and engineering.

03.11.2016. New publication from Prof. Leclerc's team, a comprehensive review on Direct Heteroarylation Polymerization.

08.09.2015. For the second straight year, Prof. Leclerc is among the short and prestigious list of the most cited reseachers (top 1%) published by Thomson Reuters. Congratulations!

08.07.2014. New publication from Professor Mario Leclerc's team on Direct Heteroarylation.

15.09.2014. 250th publication for Professor Mario Leclerc, Congratulations!

12.06.2014. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They published a new list of Highly Cited Researchers that represents some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers (198 researcher in chemistry) earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact. Professeur Mario Leclerc is among this short and prestigious list.

10.06.2014. Le Soleil s'intéresse à la recherche universitaire. Serge Beaupré, Professionnel de recheche, discute de cellules solaires plastiques et des objectifs du Laboratoire des polymères électroactifs et photoactifs.

18.03.2014. Professor Mario Leclerc is the recipient of 2014 Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship awarded by Canada Council for the Arts.The selected projects are chosen by the national Killam Selection Committee, comprised of 15 eminent scientists and scholars representing a broad range of disciplines. The Fellowships support scholars engaged in research projects of outstanding merit and widespread interest in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields.

11.11.2011. Direct heteroarylation, an efficient and green polymerization method for the synthesis of thienopyrroledione-based copolymers. This new method is an alternative to the standard Stille coupling reaction and thus avoids formation of toxic tin by-products.

06.10.2011. Au fil des évènements, underlines the Urgel-Archambault 2011 prize awarded to Professeur Mario Leclerc. (In French only)

29.09.2011. Professor Mario Leclerc was awarded the Urgel-Archambault 2011 prize. This prize underlines the important contribution of a scientist in the field of physics science, mathematics, informatics and engineering.

29.06.2011. Stratégie québécoise de la recherche et de l'innovation: Government of Quebec helps Prof. Mario Leclerc to push polymeric photovoltaic cells to real life devices.

03.04.2011. Prof. Leclerc's team on the show Découverte broadcasted by SRC. See the video ''Imprimer une pile solaire'' (In French Only)

15.02.2011. 200th publication for Professor Mario Leclerc, Congratulations!

12.01.2011. Prof. Leclerc's team and Ye Tao's team at NRC reached a calibrated power conversion efficiency of 7.3% for solar cell with active area of 1 centimeter-square.

30.11.2010. Prof. Leclerc's team on the show Le Code Chastenay broadcasted by Télé-Québec. See the video ''L'encre Solaire: un panneau solaire liquide qu'on peut imprimer sur un T-shirt'' (In French Only).