Laure Monconduit

CNRS Research director

  • Responsable du groupe Batteries de l’équipe AIME-ICG
  • Membre du bureau de Département CSMD de l’Institut Charles Gerhardt
  • Responsable de la thématique Li-ion du réseau Européen Alistore – Membre du Conseil scientifique du RS2E
  • Co-responsable de la thématique Li-ion du réseau du Stockage Electrochimique de l’Energie (RS2E) – Membre du Conseil Scientifique de Alistore
  • Expert OMNT (CEA-CNRS)

A propos

Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier

Laure Monconduit
Permanent - DR, Equipe D4
ICGM - UMR 5253
Place Eugène Bataillon
Bât. 15 - 1er étage
34095 Montpellier cedex 5

04 67 14 33 35

After a academic background in the University of Orsay, and a Master in Chemistry of Materials at the University of Nantes, she graduated (PhD) in 1994 from Nantes University at the Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (France) and spent one year as Post-Doc at Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart (Germany). She was appointed Chargée de Recherches at CNRS in 1996 and promoted Research Director in 2011. First years at CNRS were devoted to research of new materials with original structure and properties. After the discovery of a new lithium rich pnictogenides family she progressively shifted to materials for Li batteries.
Her current research directions include the synthesis and characterization of new electrodes materials for Li-ion, and for post-Li systems: Na-, Mg-, Ca- ion batteries, the improvement of their performance by playing i) on the nano-structuration and the electrode formulation, ii) on the confinement of active element in carbon matrix. The understanding of the electrochemical mechanism through operando characterization technics (XRD, IR-ATR, Raman, Mössbauer spectroscopy) is the center of her research. She is leading the thematic group Li-ion of the European network ALISTORE-ERI and co-responsible of the same thematic group in French network RSE2. LM was leader or participant of numerous scientific projects, National projects (ANR, CNRS), European or International project (FP7, H2020, bilateral (Israel, UK)). She has also numerous collaborations with industrial partners (Saft, Umicore, Total S.A., Hutchinson, Nanomakers...). She is the author of 115 articles in international peer reviewed journals, of 8 patents, of 2 book chapters, of more than 20 oral presentations in international conferences including 12 invited lectures. She is editor of 2 volumes for the Royal Society.

  • Member of the European network ALISTORE-ERI 
  • Member of the French network RSE2 
  • Membre et trésorier du GFSM - Groupe Francophone de Spectroscopie Mössbauer
  • Research collaborations with several research teams in Sweden,  Israel, UK, etc.
Teaching on Electrochemical Energy storage (M2) 5h/year.

Thème de Recherche

  • Synthesis, characterisation and application of advanced materials for lithium and post-lithium batteries
  • Development and application of analytical methods: X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer, X-ray absorption and optical spectroscopies (Infrared, Raman, UV-vis) etc
  • Operando study of energy materials

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  • H. Pfeiffer, F. Tancret, M P. Bichat, L. Monconduit, F. Favier and T. Brousse
    Air stable copper phosphide (Cu3P), a possible negative electrode material for lithium batteries,
    Electrochem. Commun. 2004, 6, 263-267
  • D J. Jones, E. Wortham, J. Rozière, F. Favier, J L. Pascal and L. Monconduit
    Manganese oxide nanocomposites, preparation and some electrochemical properties,
    J. Phys. Chem. Solids 2004, 65, 234-239
  • M P. Bichat, T. Politova, H. Pfeiffer, F. Tancret, L. Monconduit, J L. Pascal, T. Brousse and F. Favier
    Cu3P as anode material for Lithium ion battery, powder morphology and electrochemical performances,
    J. Power Sources 2004, 136, 80
  • M P. Bichat, T. Politova, J L. Pascal, F. Favier and L. Monconduit
    Electrochemical reactivity of Cu3P with lithium,
    J. Electrochem. Soc. 2004, 151, A2074-A2081
  • M P. Bichat, F. Gillot, L. Monconduit, F. Favier, M. Morcrette, F. Lemoigno and M L. Doublet
    Redox Induced Structural Change in Anode Materials Based on (MPn4)x- Transition Metal Pnictides,
    Chem. Mater. 2004, 16, 1002-1013
  • M. Morcrette, F. Gillot, L. Monconduit and J M. Tarascon
    Ball milling elaboration of Li-based negative electrode materials,
    Electrochem. Solid-State Lett. 2003, 6, A59-A62
  • F. Gillot, L. Monconduit, M P. Bichat, F. Favier and M. Morcrette
    Ball milling synthesis of LixTiyP4, improvement of the electrochemical performances,
    Ionics 2003, 9, 71-76
  • L. Monconduit, F. Gillot, M L. Doublet and F. Lemoigno
    Lithium Insertion/Deinsertion Mechanisms in the Transition Metal Pnictides LixMPn4,
    Ionics 2003, 9, 56-62

Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier - Direction

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  • 34293 Montpellier cedex 5
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