• Block copolymer self-assembly
  • Elaboration of nanostructured thin films and membranes
  • Structural characterization of polymer materials

After receiving a Ph.D. in physics (under the guidance of Dr. T. Baron) at the University of Grenoble (Joseph Fourier, 2008), and completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Professor C. A. Ross, Karim Aissou became a CNRS (the French national center for scientific research) researcher in 2013. He was recruited at Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymeres Organiques (LCPO) to work with Professor G. Hadziioannou on the directed self-assembly (DSA) of block copolymer (BCP) thin films. He is currently working at IEM on the self-assembly of BCP membranes for applications in batteries, filtration, etc.

Dr. Karim Aissou authored about 40 publications and more than 10 patents:
ORCID ID : 0000-0002-9236-464X

13 documents

Journal articles

  • Karim Aissou, Maximilien Coronas, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Eduardo Solano, Didier Cot, et al.. Nanoporous Double-Gyroid Structure from ABC Triblock Terpolymer Thick Films. International Journal of Polymer Science, 2023, 2023, pp.1-9. ⟨10.1155/2023/9598572⟩. ⟨hal-04285166⟩
  • Karim Aissou, Muhammad Mumtaz, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Eduardo Solano, Didier Cot, et al.. Square arrays of vertically aligned nanoporous cylinders from a linear ABC triblock terpolymer. Journal of Polymer Science, In press, ⟨10.1002/pol.20230088⟩. ⟨hal-04094125⟩
  • Quentin Hanniet, Eddy Petit, Sylvie Calas-Etienne, Pascal Etienne, Karim Aissou, et al.. Rational design of SiBCN microstructures using direct photolithography of patternable preceramic photoresists. Materials & Design, 2022, 223, pp.111234. ⟨10.1016/j.matdes.2022.111234⟩. ⟨hal-04038258⟩
  • Hana Bouzit, Felix Krusch, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Eduardo Solano, Didier Cot, et al.. Double Stimuli-Responsive Perforated Lamellar Structure Formed by Linear ABC Triblock Terpolymer Monoliths. Journal of Polymer Science, 2022, ⟨10.1002/pol.20220264⟩. ⟨hal-03715575⟩
  • Dan-Dan Su, Karim Aissou, Yan Zhang, Virginie Gervais, Sebastien Ulrich, et al.. Squalene–polyethyleneimine–dynamic constitutional frameworks enhancing the enzymatic activity of carbonic anhydrase. Catalysis Science & Technology, 2022, 12 (10), pp.3094-3101. ⟨10.1039/d1cy02290c⟩. ⟨hal-03749353⟩
  • Karim Aissou, Hana Bouzit, Felix Krusch, Jean-Pierre Mericq, Didier Cot, et al.. Asymmetric Solvent-Annealed Triblock Terpolymer Thick Films Topped by a Hexagonal Perforated Lamellar Nanostructure. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2022, 43, pp.2100585. ⟨10.1002/marc.202100585⟩. ⟨hal-03419294⟩
  • Sangho Lee, Ashwanth Subramanian, Nikhil Tiwale, Kim Kisslinger, Muhammad Mumtaz, et al.. Resolving Triblock Terpolymer Morphologies by Vapor-Phase Infiltration. Chemistry of Materials, 2020, 32 (12), pp.5309-5316. ⟨10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c01647⟩. ⟨hal-03040132⟩
  • Mitica Cezar Spiridon, Nils Demazy, Cyril Brochon, Eric Cloutet, Georges Hadziioannou, et al.. Optical Alignment of Si-Containing Nanodomains Formed by Photoresponsive Amorphous Block Copolymer Thin Films. Macromolecules, 2020, ⟨10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01551⟩. ⟨hal-02429692⟩
  • Karim Aissou, Muhammad Mumtaz, Hana Bouzit, Gilles Pécastaings, Giuseppe Portale, et al.. Bicontinuous Network Nanostructure with Tunable Thickness Formed on Asymmetric Triblock Terpolymer Thick Films. Macromolecules, 2019, 52 (12), pp.4413-4420. ⟨10.1021/acs.macromol.9b00572⟩. ⟨hal-02199632⟩
  • Sangho Lee, Li-Chen Cheng, Kevin G. Yager, Muhammad Mumtaz, Karim Aissou, et al.. In Situ Study of ABC Triblock Terpolymer Self-Assembly under Solvent Vapor Annealing. Macromolecules, 2019, 52 (4), pp.1853-1863. ⟨10.1021/acs.macromol.8b02273⟩. ⟨hal-02323123⟩
  • Yanyan Zhu, Karim Aissou, David Andelman, Xingkun Man. Orienting Cylinder-Forming Block Copolymer Thin Films: The Combined Effect of Substrate Corrugation and Its Surface Energy. Macromolecules, 2019, 52 (3), pp.1241-1248. ⟨10.1021/acs.macromol.8b02302⟩. ⟨hal-02323142⟩
  • Guillaume Fleury, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Dong Jingjin, Karim Aissou, Aleksei Bytchkov, et al.. Micellar-Mediated Block Copolymer Ordering Dynamics Revealed by In Situ Grazing Incidence Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering during Spin Coating. Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, 29 (10), pp.1806741. ⟨10.1002/adfm.201806741⟩. ⟨hal-02323201⟩
  • Karim Aissou, Muhammad Mumtaz, Nils Demazy, Gilles Pécastaings, Guillaume Fleury, et al.. Periodic Bicontinuous Structures Formed on the Top Surface of Asymmetric Triblock Terpolymer Thick Films. ACS Macro Letters, 2019, 8 (8), pp.923-930. ⟨10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00403⟩. ⟨hal-02323100⟩

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