Mélanie Taillades is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University Montpellier 2, France at the Laboratory for Aggregates, Interfaces and Materials for Energy, Charles Gerhardt Institute for Molecular Chemistry and Materials.
She contributes mainly at the Licence and Masters levels in inorganic chemistry and material science.
She obtained a Ph.D. in Material Science and Chemistry from the University of Montpellier, France in 2001 entitled “innovative catalysts for diesel improvement”. Then she moved to the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong as Research Associate (post-doctoral position) working on the conversion of glucose to methanol by catalytic hydrogenation to feed a direct methanol micro fuel cell
Current research interests are proton transport and proton conducting inorganic solids with particular application in proton conducting fuel cells, but also the development of catalyst materials for hydrogen generation by partial dehydrogenation of liquid fuels and electrode materials high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells.
Thème de Recherche
- Development of catalytic materials for fuel cells and hydrogenation/dehydrogenation reactions
- Development of innovative materials (electrolyte, electrode) for fuel cells