Olivier Fontaine

Maitre de conférences


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Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier

Olivier Fontaine
Enseignant-Chercheur - MC, Equipe AIME
ICGM UMR 5253 CNRS Université de Montpellier, Campus Triolet, 34095 Montpellier cedex05

04 67 14 33 32

From an ambivalent profile between molecular electrochemistry and chemistry of nanomaterials, I am lecturer at the Institut Charles Gerhardt of Montpellier. Since my doctorate in fundamental electrochemistry, I took the time to progress to build a multidisciplinary scientific profile: I did two years of post-doctorates at the College de France (with Clément Sanchez) and one year at the University of St Andrews (with Peter G. Bruce).
I consider as an exciting challenge the development of electrochemistry to characterize nano-architectured electrodes, a subject that has only escaped the use of advanced tools such as electrochemical microscopy and the determination of kinetic parameters at interface of these complex materials. To do this, I develop nano-architectural electrodes, organic, inorganic or hybrid. In the end, this approach has several objectives: to improve and understand the dynamics of supercapacitors, lithium-ion and lithium-air batteries.

Nowadays electrolytes are good at what they were meant to do but they could do better. For classical electrolytes as well as for modern ionic liquids, all that matter is about ionic conductivity, electrochemical stability and safety. I upgrade classical ionic liquids by providing them with extra properties that can boost storage performances and open up the development of new supercapacitors and batteries.

  • Stefan A. Freunberger, University of Graz
  • Christel Laberty- Robert, University of Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Dodzi Zigah, University of Bordeaux
  • Atomistique Mesures Physiques, IUT de Montpellier
  • Electrochimie Mesures Physiques, IUT de Montpellier

Thème de Recherche

  • Design of ionic liquids for supercapacitors and lithium-air batteries
  • Fundamental electrochemistry (Marcus- Hush theory, scanning electrochemical microcopy)
  • Synthesis of mesoporous materials and Pickering Emulsions for energy

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Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier - Direction

  • Université de Montpellier
  • Place Eugène Bataillon
  • CC 1700 - Bâtiment 17 -1er étage
  • Tel: +33 (0)4 67 14 93 50
  • Email: direction@icgm.fr