EX1 Professor at Grenoble INP - UGA. Editor of Journal of Power Sources. Co-chair of the "Mobility Applications" axis of the FRH2 (Hydrogen Federation) of CNRS.
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Teaching activities

  • Electrochemistry (basics; kinetics; methods; interfaces; electrocatalysis; corrosion; materials).
  • Chemistry (physical and analytical).
  • Energy conversion and storage (materials, technology, durability and selection of electrochemical generators; physical-chemistry of electrochemical generators).

Research activities

  • Interfacial electrochemistry: well-defined surfaces; double layer; in situ coupling of physical techniques with electrochemistry (FTIR and Raman spectroscopies; X-Ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS); differential electrochemical mass spectrometry (DEMS)).
  • Electrocatalysis: mechanisms and kinetics of electrooxidation of non-carbonaceous fuels, water and electroreduction of water and oxygen on carbon or oxide supported metal/alloyed nanoparticles or bulk surfaces.
  • Durability of low-temperature electrodes and catalysts; determination of aging mechanisms; link between the fuel cell performances degradation and the morphology/composition/performances of the membrane/electrode assemblies (alkaline and acidic media).

Activités / CV

Ingineer from Grenoble-INP ENSEEG (1997)
PhD in electrochemistry from Grenoble INP - UGA (2000)
Habilitation à diriger des recherches (2006)


  • 2018 : Electrocatalysis Distinguished Merit Award, Springer-Nature
  • 2015 : Recipiendary of the 2015 Asgard fellowship
  • 2014 : Electrocatalysis Annual Authorship Award for the paper: “ILTEM study of Pt/C and PtCo/C nanostructured electrocatalysts ageing: effects of morphological and compositional changes on the oxygen reduction reaction activity”, by Nikkuni et al. Electrocatalysis 4 (2013) 104-116
  • 2013-2018 : Junior member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
  • 2013 : Best labwork class in electrochemistry, Société Chimique de France (SCF - ORIGALYS)
  • 2010 : "Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora Foundation Prize of ISE on Applied Electrochemistry", International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
  • 2009 : "Best Young Electrochemist", Société Chimique de France (SCF)

Main industrial collaborations:

  • Air Liquide
  • CEA
  • GenCell
  • Michelin
  • Safran
  • Symbio

Main Academic collaborations:

  • LEMTA, Université de Lorraine (O . Lottin, G. Maranzana)
  • Mines ParisTech (S. Berthon-Fabry, C. Beauger)
  • Université de Strasbourg (E. Savinova, T. Asset)
  • Universidad de São Paulo, São Carlos (Brazil, E.A. Ticianelli, F.H.B. Lima)
  • University of California, Irvine (USA, P. Atanassov)
  • University of Connecticut, Stoors (USA, J. Jankovic)
  • University of Padova (Italy, V. Di Noto, E. Negro)
  • Technion (Israël, D. Dekel)

Scientific production (July 2023 - h factor = 53, 9000+ citations, Scopus):

  • 190 papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • 12 book chapters
  • 22 extended abstracts
  • 244 communications in (inter)national conferences (45 invited)
  • 54 invited seminars in (foreign) industry/university
  • 9 patents