Sylvain Achelle received his Ph. D. in organic chemistry in 2007 from INSA Rouen (France). After two post-doctoral stays at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), and Institut Curie (France), he was recruited as associate professor at IUT Lannion, University of Rennes 1, in 2010. He obtained the habilitation to direct research in 2014. His main research topics include the studies of luminescence and nonlinear optic properties of organic and organometallic heterocyclic derivatives. He has published 55 publications and 1 book chapter (h-index: 21 according to Web of Science).