Conrard Giresse Tetsassi Feugmo

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: Computational chemistry, Machine Learning, Materials Sciences, Nonlinear Optics, Vibrational and Electronic Spectroscopies, High performance computing and software development, Data solutions for sciences, Computational electrochemistry and surface science


Dr. Conrard Giresse Tetsassi Feugmo completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Yaoundé I (Cameroun). Thereafter, he moved to Belgium and received an Advanced Master in Nanotechnologies from the Louvain School of Engineering (Belgium) and a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry in 2018 from the University of Namur (Belgium). His PhD research focused on the vibrational Sum-Frequency Generation (SFG) spectroscopy of functionalized surfaces. From 2019 to 2020 he was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Western Ontario, investigating the optical properties of Poly Phenylene Ethynylene (PPE) derivatives, and the Immunogenic Cobalt Porphyrin Lipid Bilayers. In 2020 Conrard joined the National Research Council of Canada as Research Officer. As a member of the team at the NRC’s new Advanced materials research facility in Mississauga (NRC-M), Conrard uses his expertise in chemistry and nanotechnology to accelerate scientific discovery through a combination of big data and machine learning to accelerate the design and development of high entropy alloys; and support the Artificial Intelligence for Design (AI for Design) Challenge program as well as the Materials for Clean Fuels Challenge program. At date, he started a new position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo. He has published numerous papers and has been recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and outreach. In the future, he hopes to develop an innovative open-source platform where AI, Computation and Experimentation are combined to effectively address the challenges in areas related to sustainability and healthcare.


    Ph.D., Computational Chemistry, University of Namur (Belgium), 2018

    M.Sc., Nanotechnologies, Catholic University of Louvain la Neuve (Belgium), 2011

    M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Yaounde I (Cameroon), 2010

    B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Yaounde I (Cameroon), 2007

Dr. Conrard Giresse Tetsassi Feugmo


Research interests

  • Accelerating the discovery high-entropy alloys (HEA) & mixed metal oxides (MMO) materials with AI
  • Computational design of nanostructured gas sensors for breath diagnosis
  • Ammonia as Hydrogen carrier: Electrochemical NOx and N2 reduction, Electrochemical NH3 decomposition
  • Hydrogen storage in metal hydrides materials
  • Amorphous Inorganic solid electrolyte for solid-state battery


Recent publications include:

  • Tetsassi Feugmo CG, Ryczko K, Anand A, Singh CV, Tamblyn I. Neural evolution structure generation: High entropy alloys. J Chem Phys. 2021 155, 044102
  • Federizon J, Tetsassi Feugmo CG, Huang WC, He X, Miura K, Razi A, Ortega J, Karttunen M, Lovell JF. Experimental and Computational Observations of Immunogenic Cobalt Porphyrin Lipid Bilayers: Nanodomain-Enhanced Antigen Association. Pharmaceutics. 2021, 13, 98
  • Tetsassi Feugmo CG, Liégeois V, Caudano Y, Cecchet F, Champagne B. Probing alkylsilane molecular structure on amorphous silica surfaces by sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy: First-principles calculations. J Chem Phys. 2019,150,074703
  • Tetsassi Feugmo CG, Liégeois V, Champagne B. Coupled-cluster sum-frequency generation nonlinear susceptibilities of methyl (CH3) and methylene (CH2) groups. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2017, 19, 29822
  • Tetsassi Feugmo CG, Liégeois V, Champagne B. Theoretical Investigation of Vibrational Sum-Frequency Generation Signatures of Functionalized H—Si(111) J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 3180
  • Tetsassi Feugmo CG, Liégeois V. Analyzing the vibrational signatures of thiophenol adsorbed on small gold clusters by DFT calculations. Chemphyschem. 2013, 14, 1633
  • Feugmo CG, Champagne B, Caudano Y, Cecchet F, Chabal YJ, Liégeois V. Towards modelling the vibrational signatures of functionalized surfaces: carboxylic acids on H-Si(111) surfaces. J Phys Condens Matter. 2012, 24, 124111.

Please see Conrard Giresse Tetsassi Feugmo's Google Scholar profile for a current list of his peer-reviewed articles.