Jacques Rozière is Full Professor of Chemistry at the University Montpellier 2. He lectures at the three levels of chemistry teaching, contributing mainly at the Licence and Masters levels, where his lecture courses include molecular chemistry, coordination chemistry and the chemistry of metal clusters, and novel functional materials. His research interests lie in the fields of proton transport and proton conducting inorganic solids and polymers, with particular application in proton exchange membrane fuel cells, and in the characterisation of solid acids using neutron techniques (incoherent inelastic neutron scattering, neutron diffraction), as well as local structural characterisation using X-ray absorption methods.
Jacques Rozière has developed research on materials having ion or molecular transfer properties: nanocomposite materials elaborated by ion exchange or intercalation, synthesis and preparation of proton conducting polymer, inorganic-organic hybrid or ceramic materials for application in the area of the electrochemical energy conversion.
Jacques Rozière directed the CNRS Laboratory for Molecular Aggregates and Inorganic Materials (UMR 5072) from 1995 to 2007, as well as the Aggregates, Interfaces and Energy Materials laboratory, one the eight teams of the Charles Gerhardt Institute for Molecular Chemistry and Materials (UMR 5253), from 2007-2010. He is coordinator of the EUBECELL project between the Chemistry, Environment and Sustainable Development Carnot Institute, CED2, in Montpellier, the Energies of the Future Carnot Institute in Grenoble, and the Institute for Chemical Technology Fraunhofer Institute, Karlsruhe. He is a member of the National University Counsel (1990-1992, and from 2006 to present).
Thème de Recherche
- Medium and high temperature electrolyte membranes and composite - electrodes for polymer electrolyte fuel cells
- Materials for proton ceramic fuel cells
- Catalysts for clean fuels and hydrogen generation
- Materials for PEM electrolysers