Emeritus Director of research
Dr Josette Olivier-Fourcade is emeritus Research Director (CNRS) at the Laboratory for Aggregates, Interfaces and Materials for Energy, Charles Gerhardt Institute for Molecular Chemistry and Materials, in Montpellier (France).
Its research activities are focused on materials with electronic or ionic transfer properties such as electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries or supported catalysts used in processes of catalytic transformation of hydrocarbons.
In the field of new electrode materials its studies mainly concern the negative electrode (transition element - p element oxides, chalcogenides or alloys) including chemical and template syntheses (ceramic, sol-gel and boil milling routes), physicochemical (DTA, properties measurements), structural (XRD), electronic (Mössbauer spectrometry, X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy) and electrochemical characterisations.
In the team “Electronic and ionic transfer” Dr Josette Olivier-Fourcade develops the analysis of experimental data in relation with theoretical calculations in order to better understand the electrochemical behaviour and reaction mechanisms of these new materials.
Dr Josette Olivier-Fourcade is member of the Mössbauer Century Club , established by the Mössbauer Effect Data Center to recognize its contributions in the field of Mössbauer Spectroscopy.
Thème de Recherche
- Electrode materials for Li-ion batteries
- Reforming supported catalysts
- Experimental modelling