Deborah Jones

Director of Research

  • Associate Director of ICGM
  • Director of the Department of Solid State and Divided Matter Chemistry

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Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier

Deborah Jones
Permanent - DR, Equipe D4
ICGM - UMR 5253
Place Eugène Bataillon
Bât. 15 - 1er étage
34095 Montpellier cedex 5

04 67 14 33 30

Deborah Jones is a Director of Research at CNRS, the French National Scientific Research Council at the Charles Gerhardt Institute for Molecular Chemistry and Materials, in Montpellier, France, of which she is Associate Director, with responsibility for the Department of Solid State and Divided Matter Chemistry, and member of the Aggregates, Interfaces and Materials for Energy team that she led during 2011-2014. Current research directions in the Materials for Energy Conversion group include the development and characterisation of new electrolyte, catalyst and electrode materials for low, medium and high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells and electrolysers, and for proton ceramic fuel cells, and the validation of new materials by their integration into functional devices, as well as ageing and durability studies of proton conducting materials, membrane electrode assemblies and stacks. Other current activities include the development of catalyst materials for hydrogen generation from liquid fuels.

Deborah Jones is currently a Vice-President of the International Society of Electrochemistry, and was formerly chair of the Division "Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage" of this Society. She is an Editor of Electrochimica Acta. Deborah Jones was lead organiser of the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells Symposia at the Electrochemical Society Fall Meetings 2016-2018, and co-chaired the Gordon Research Conference on Fuel Cells in 2018. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, she is coordinator of the European FCH 2 JU projects VOLUMETRIQ on the volume production and quality control of fuel cell membranes, MEAs and components for an automotive stack, GAIA on a next-generation automotive fuel cell MEA, and CRESCENDO on investigating the feasibility of using non-platinum group metal catalysts for an automotive MEA. These projects recently obtained the Best Success Story 2019 award of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.

Deborah Jones is Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (2015) and the recipient (2016) of the Sir William Grove award of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy.


Thème de Recherche

  • Materials for medium and high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells and PEM water electrolysers
  • Proton conductors, ion exchangers
  • Materials for proton ceramic fuel cells
  • Catalysts for clean fuels and hydrogen generation

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  • E. Wortham, B. Bonnet, D J. Jones, J. Rozière and G R. Burns
    Birnessite-type manganese oxide-alkylamine mesophases obtained by intercalation and their thermal behaviour,
    J. Mater. Chem. 2004, 14, 121-126
  • E. Rodriguez-Castellon, J. Merida-Robles, L. Diaz, P. Maireles-Torres, D J. Jones, J. Rozière and A. Jimenez-Lopez
    Hydrogenation and ring opening of tetralin on noble metal supported on zirconium doped mesoporous silica catalysts,
    Appl. Catal. A-Gen. 2004, 260, 9-18
  • C. Loos-Neskovic, S. Ayrault, V. Badillo, E. Garnier, M. Fedoroff, D J. Jones and B V. Merinov
    Structure of copper-potassium hexacyanoferrate (II) and sorption mechanisms of cesium,
    J. Solid State Chem. 2004, 177, 1817-1828
  • M. Kargol, J. Zajac, D J. Jones, Th. Steriotis, J. Rozière and P. Vitse
    Porous silica materials derivatized with Cu and Ag cations for selective propene-propane adsorption from the gas phase, Aluminosilicate ion-exchanged monoliths,
    Chem. Mater. 2004, 16, 3911-3918
  • D J. Jones, E. Wortham, J. Rozière, F. Favier, J L. Pascal and L. Monconduit
    Manganese oxide nanocomposites, preparation and some electrochemical properties,
    J. Phys. Chem. Solids 2004, 65, 234-239
  • D J. Jones, J. Rozière, M. Jacquin, A. Jimenez-Lopez, E. Rodriguez-Castellon, M. Trejo-Menayo, M. Lenarda, L. Storaro, A. Vaccari and S. Albertazzi
    Cetane improvement of diesel with a novel bimetallic catalyst,
    J. Catal. 2004, 228, 447-459
  • M J. Ariza, D J. Jones, J. Rozière and J S. Lord
    Muon spectroscopy for studying magnetism and protons and lithium dynamics in spinel manganese oxides,
    J. Phys. Chem. Solids 2004, 65, 597-602
  • S. Albertazzi, M. Jacquin, D Jones, M. Lenarda, L. Storaro and A. Vaccari
    Activity of Rh-containing catalysts in naphthalene hydrogenation under pressure,
    React. Kinet. Catal. Lett. 2004, 83, 11-17
  • S. Albertazzi, N. Donzel, M. Jacquin, D Jones, M. Morisi, J. Rozière and A. Vaccari
    Role of the organic feed and the support acidity in hydrotreating reactions on Pd-Pt on MCM-41 catalysts,
    Catal. Lett. 2004, 96, 157-164
  • J S. Filhol, R. Jones, M J. Shaw and P R. Briddon
    Structure and electrical activity of rare-earth dopants in GaN,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 2004, 84, 2841
  • Debora Prezzi, Tomas A G. Eberlein, J.-S. Filhol, Robert Jones, M J. Shaw, Patrick R. Briddon and S. Öberg
    Optical and electrical properties of vanadium and erbium in 4H-SiC,
    Phys. Rev. B 2004, 69, 93202
  • J.-S. Filhol, Robert Jones, M J. Shaw and Patrick R. Briddon
    Structure and electrical activity of rare-earth dopants in GaN,
    Applied Physical Letter 2004, 84, 2841
  • J. Rozière and D J. Jones
    Non-fluorinated polymer materials for proton exchange membrane fuel cells,
    Ann. Rev. Mater. Res. 2003, 33, 503-555
  • E. Rodriguez-Castellon, A. Jimenez-Lopez, P. Maireles-Torres, D J. Jones, J. Rozière, M. Trombetta, G. Busca, M. Lenarda and L. Storaro
    Textural and structural properties and surface acidity characterisation of mesoporous silica-zirconia molecular sieves,
    J. Solid State Chem. 2003, 175, 159-169
  • M J. Meziani, H. Benalla, J. Zajac, S. Partyka and D J. Jones
    Adsorption of a cationic gemini surfactant from aqueous solution onto aluminosilicate powders of the MCM-41 type, effect of pore size and co-adsorption of phenol,
    J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2003, 262, 362-371
  • M. Jacquin, D J. Jones, J. Rozière, S. Albertazzi, A. Vaccari, M. Lenarda, L. Storaro and R. Ganzerla
    Novel supported Rh, Pt, Ir, Ru mesoporous aluminosilicates as catalysts for the hydrogenation of naphthalene,
    Appl. Catal. A-Gen. 2003, 251, 131-141
  • G R. Burns, F. Favier, D J. Jones, J. Rozière and G J. Kearley
    Potential model for tetrathiafulvalene based on inelastic neutron scattering and Raman spectra,
    J. Chem. Phys. 2003, 119, 4929-4933
  • M J. Ariza, D Jones, J. Rozière, J S. Lord and D. Ravot
    Muon spin relaxation study of spinel lithium manganese oxides,
    J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107, 6003-6011
  • A V. Afanas'ev, O L. Antipov, R E. Benfield, B A. Bushuk, S B. Bushuk, G A. Domrachev, W E. Douglas, Zh Fominikh, R G. Jones, L G. Klapshina, A S. Kuzhelev, Tatiana I. Lopatina, Alkay Mustafa, A N. Rubinov, V V. Semenov, Irena V. Yurasova and A P. Zinoviev
    Silicon-containing polymers for non-linear optics,
    Silicon Chemistry 2002, 1, 145-154
  • W E. Douglas, R E. Benfield, O L. Antipov, L G. Klapshina, A S. Kuzhelev, D M H. Guy, R G. Jones, A. Mustafa and G A. Domrachev
    Solution DFWM chi((3)) non-linear optical properties of poly,
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2000, 2, 3195-3201

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