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Jerome PLAIN

Jerome PLAIN
Jerome PLAIN

Contact details

Laboratory Light, nanomaterials & nanotechnologies - L2n University of Technology of Troyes (UTT) & CNRS EMR 7004 12 rue Marie Curie, Troyes, France
- Polymer Physics
- Magnetism and Superconductivity

Research Topics: 
- New Materials
- Molecular Plasmonics
- Nanotechnologies for global security

Short bio:
Jérôme Plain is a recognized expert in nanostructuringand nanofabrication (OMNT expert, nanoconstruction thematic, author of a book chapter entitled "Nanofabrication for Plasmonics") and in the applications of nanoparticles in the field of nanooptics (near-field photopolymerization, enhanced spectroscopy ,…).

He supervised more than 20 PhD students and authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in referred journals.

Jérôme Plain is in charge for the regional Nano’Mat platform (www.nanomat.eu) dedicated to nanofabrication and nanocharacterization of materials.


  • Since July 2019: Deputy director of Université de technologie de Troyes
  • January 2016 to July 2020: Vice director for relationship with companies
  • Since February 2011: Full Prof of Université de technologie de Troyes (promoted Distinguished Professor sept 2019)
  • September 2008 to February 2011: Assoc. Prof of Université de technologie de Troyes
  • September 2005 to august 2008: Assist. Prof of Université de technologie de Troyes
  • November 2004 to august 2005: Post doctoral fellow, Laboratoire de Nanotechnologie et d’Instrumentation Optique (Université de technologie de Troyes)
  • September 2002 to august 2004: Post doctoral fellow, Unité POLY (Université catholique de Louvain - Belgique)
  • September 2001 to august 2002: Post doctoral fellow, Laboratoire LEMA (Université de Tours)
  • September 1998 to august 2001: Research assistant (PhD student), ICMAB (CSIC et Université Autonome de Barcelone - Espagne) and Laboratoire de Métallurgie Physique (Université de Poitiers)


  • 2008: Research habilitation in Experimental Physics, TU Compiègne, France.
  • 2001: European PhD in Physical Sciences, University of Poitiers and Autonomous University of Barcelona, France and Spain.
  • 1998: DEA/Master degree in "Statistical Physics", University of Cergy-Pontoire (CYU), France.

Significant publications

  • Colloidal Synthesis of Crystalline Aluminum Nanoparticles for UV Plasmonics. Marion Castilla, Silvère Schuermans, Davy Gérard, Jérôme Martin, Thomas Maurer, Uri Hananel, Gil Markovich, Jérôme Plain, Julien Proust, ACS Photonics, 2022
  • Local optical chirality induced by near-field mode interference in achiral plasmonic metamolecules. Andreas Horrer, Yinping Zhang, Davy Gérard, Jérémie Béal, Mathieu Kociak, Jerome Plain, Renaud Bachelot. Nano Letters 20 (1), 509-516, 2020.
  • Large-scale and low-cost fabrication of silicon mie resonators, Wajdi Chaabani, Julien Proust, Artur Movsesyan, Jeremie Beal, Anne-Laure Baudrion, Pierre-Michel Adam, Abdallah Chehaidar, Jerome Plain, ACS nano 13 (4), 4199-4208, 2019.
  • Plasmonic efficiencies of nanoparticles made of metal nitrides (TiN, ZrN) compared with gold, Adrien Lalisse, Gilles Tessier, Jérome Plain, Guillaume Baffou, Scientific reports 6 (1), 1-10, 2016.
  • Quantifying the efficiency of plasmonic materials for near-field enhancement and photothermal conversion, Adrien Lalisse, Gilles Tessier, Jérome Plain, Guillaume Baffou, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119 (45), 25518-25528, 2015.
Date of update 11 mars 2022