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M. RANA Harpalsinh Hardevsinh

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow @CNRS MSCA-IF-H2020/Project HOPES (ID# 101026846) "self-assembled/healable Hybrid inorganic/Organic Polymer Electrolytes for sustainable energy Storage


UMR5279-LEPMI (CNRS/Grenoble-INP/UGA/USMB), Laboratory of Electrochemistry and Physicochemistry of Materials and Interfaces, MIEL Team (Materials, Interfaces, and Electrochemistry) Room RB5, 1130, Rue de la Piscine, BP 75, F-38402 SAINT-MARTIN d'HERES Cedex (FRANCE).

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Research Interests:
Electrolyte for next-generation energy storage systems
Surface functionalization of 2D materials
Organic electrodes for energy storage

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Ongoing research project: H2020-MSCA-IF Project HOPES (ID#101026846)
: "self-assembled/healed Hybrid inorganic/Organic Polymer Electrolytes for sustainable energy Storage"
Abstract: Threatened by climate change, mankind is facing increasing demands for energy (generation, conversion, and storage) solutions to meet societal needs in a globalized economy. Energy and cost-efficient sustainable batteries will be instrumental in reaching climate-neutral (EU) continent by 2050 and UN SDG N°7 objectives by storing intermittent energy resources and enabling a green transport revolution. To address these grand challenges, the project HOPES targets safer-by-design self-healing All-Solid-State Alkali Metal Batteries (ASSAMBs), thus implementing a paradigm shift going beyond the ubiquitous Lithium-ion Battery (LiB) technology. Taking Lithium Metal Batteries (LMBs) as a post-LiB blueprint for ASSAMBs, Solid-State Hybrid Electrolytes (SSHEs) will be developed through a circular chemistry approach to enable LMBs, facilitating their inception onto the market. Within HOPES, we will i) develop mechanically, thermally, electrochemically tough self-healable and recyclable SSHEs through the colloidal self-assembly of nanosized building blocks consisting of inorganic core and end-group (vitrimer functionality)-functionalized Li+ conducting polycarbonate shell: Hairy NanoParticles (HNPs), and ii) establish multi-scale structure/property correlations with advanced characterization techniques at HNP, SSHE, and LMB levels, including synchrotron-based in situ and operando characterizations on operating LMBs. Depolymerization of HNP’s organic shell will trigger the disassembly of SSHEs, thereby authorizing the recovery & reuse of inorganic NP cores and (bio-based/sourced) cyclocarbonate monomers, but also the recycling & reuse of (NMC811) cathode and Li° anode to secure critical/strategic minerals and metals in EU. In line with roadmaps of Battery 2030+ & EBA250, HOPES will act as a springboard to realize ambitions and objectives of the EU Green Deal, thus contributing to position EU as a major research player and battery manufacturer by 2030.

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mise à jour le 7 avril 2022

Université Grenoble Alpes