After graduation in material sciences form university of La Rochelle, Steven Le Vot obtained his Ph.D in 2012 from the “Institut National pour la Recherche Scientifique – INRS” in Varennes (Qc, Canada). He worked under the supervison of Pr. Lionel Roue and Pr. Daniel Bélanger (Université du Québec A Montréal – UQAM). He mainly work on the electrochemical oxidation of NH3 on Pt group metal anodes for wastewater treatment and/or H2 production applications. After his Ph.D Steven continued to work for Pr. Belanger for few months and studied the behavior of modified carbon electrodes in ionic liquid electrolytes for applications to asymmetric electrochemical capacitors. During his 5 years spent in Montréal, Steven also taught electrochemistry and analytical chemistry. Then he joined University “Pierre et Marie Curie” in Paris (UPMC) and was in charge of a collaborative project between PHENIX and MONARIS labs. He investigated the synthesis in ionic liquid of tin-based nanoalloys as structured materials and their potential as negative electrode in a lithium ion battery.
After this, he joined the “Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA)” as an associate researcher and was involve into the European project “Nanocat”. During two years, he focused on the electrochemical and physico-chemical investigation of new promising N-functionalized CNT for ORR. These materials were tested as positive electrodes in low temperature fuel cell (PEMFC)..
In September 2016, he obtained a permanent position as Assistant Professor (Maitre de Conférences) at the University of Montpellier. He joined the ICGM-AIME team to develop research activity dealing with nanostructured material synthesis for advanced electrochemical energy storage devices, electrochemical studies of complex interfaces and tuning of surface properties via functionalizations. More especially, he is involved in projects on supercapacitors and redox flow electrochemical devices.
- Patrice Simon et Pierre Louis Taberna (CIRIMAT-RTS, Toulouse)
Thème de Recherche
- Nanostructured material synthesis for advanced electrochemical energy storage devices
- Electrochemical studies of complex interfaces
- Tuning of surface properties via functionalizations
- S. Le Vot, R. Cornut B. Jousselme, « Rendre fonctionnels des matériaux carbonés grâce à l’électrochimie » L’Actualité Chimique octobre – novembre 2015
- T. Bourgeteau, S. Le Vot, M. Bertucchi, V. Derycke, B. Jousselme, S. Campidelli, R. Cornut, « New Insights into the Electronic Transport of Reduced Graphene Oxide Using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy » The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 5 (2014) 4162-4166.
- S. Le Vot*, D. Dambournet, H. Groult, Anh-tu Ngo, C. Petit, C. Rizzi, C Salzemann, J. Sirieix-Plenet, Olaf J. Borkiewicz, E. Raymundo-Piñero, L. Gaillon, « Synthesis of tin nanoparticles in ionic liquids », Dalton Transaction, 43(2014) 18025-18034.
- S. Le Vot, L. Roué, D. Bélanger, « Study of the electrochemical oxidation of ammonia on platinum in alkaline solution: effect of electrodeposition potential on the activity of platinum », J. of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 691 (2013) 18-27.
- S. Le Vot, L. Roué, D. Bélanger, « Synthesis of Pt-Ir catalysts by coelectrodeposition: application to ammonia electrooxidation in alkaline media », J. of Power Sources, 223 (2013) 221-231.
- S. Le Vot, D. Reyter, L. Roué, D. Bélanger, « Electrochemical oxidation of NH3 on platinum electrodeposited onto graphite electrode », J. of the Electrochemical Society, 159 (2012) F91-F96.
- S. Le Vot, L. Roué, D. Bélanger, « Electrodeposition of iridium onto glassy carbon and platinum electrodes », Electrochimica Acta, 59 (2012) 49-56.