December 29, 2021 : Paper on the structure of Na2V2(PO4)3, solved by Sunkyu PARK, published in Chem. Mater.
December 17, 2021 : Cédric BARCHA is now a "Docteur de l'Université de Picardie Jules Verne", Amiens, FRANCE. For his great work on interface stabilities in solid state batteries, in collaboration with RENAULT through a CIFRE funding.
December 14, 2021 : Kickoff of the DESTINY PhD Cofund Marie Curie Project (50 PhDs....) in Amiens as a joint event with the ALISTORE bi-annual Meeting
December 2, 2021 : Na2V2(PO4)3 spotted by Ziliang WANG and P. CANEPA'S team (NUS Singapore) through computational methods, published in J. Mater. Chem. A
June 19, 2021 : One more great paper from Theodosios FAMPRIKIS on Na3PS4, accepted in Chem. Mater.
June 15, 2021 : First paper from Sunkyu PARK on his PhD work, on NaxFeV(PO4)3, accepted in Chem. Mater.
March 29 & 30, 2021: Oral interviews for the Marie Curie PhD CO-FUND project DESTINY. 29 topics on "batteries" in Europe.
November 10, 2020: Theodosios FAMPRIKIS is now a "Docteur de l'Université de Picardie Jules Verne", Amiens, FRANCE. For his great work on solid electrolytes, in particular Na3PS4, in collaboration with Prof. S. ISLAM @ Univ. Bath, through an ALISTORE funding.
September 24, 2020 : Paper accepted in J. Mater. Chem. A on Na7V3(P2O7)4, with Vadim KOVRUGIN as main author.
September 14, 2020 : Paper accepted in J. Amer. Chem. Soc. on Na3PS4 and pressure effects on solid electrolytes, with Theodiosios FAMPRIKIS as main author.
August 30, 2020 : Paper accepted in J. Power Sources, a review on Na-Batteries, with Montse CASAS-CABANAS as leader of a great team of contributors.
July 13, 2020 : 30 PhD topics received for the first Pre-Call of the MSCA PhD Cofund project DESTINY. An exciting adventure begins.
June 8, 2020 : Paper accepted in J. Power Sources on Na-containing Antiperovskites, with Ernest AHIAVI and Theo FAMPRIKIS as main contributors.
May 29, 2020 : Omer Ulas KUDU is now a "Docteur de L'Université de Picardie Jules Verne", Amiens, FRANCE. For his great work on solid electrolytes within the Li2S-P2S5 system, in collaboration with SOLVAY.
April 1, 2020 : Official start of our Bilateral ANR-NSG, i.e. France-Singapore, project on Na-containing solid electrolytes, with Pieremanuele CANEPA, Stefan ADAMS and Tony CHEETHAM as collaborators from NUS, Jean-Noël CHOTARD, Vincent SEZNEC and Christine FRAYRET as co-workers from LRCS.
February 3, 2020 : The EU informs me that they accepted our 8 Million Euros Marie Curie COFUND project, DESTINY. 50 PhD projects to be granted to talented students witin the frames of the ALISTORE Network and the BATTERY 2030+ Initiative.
February 6 & 7, 2020 : The National Committee on Materials Science (CNU, Section 33) gathers in Montpellier to examine the files of candidates for "Qualifications" for Assistant-Professor and Full Professor positions in France.
January 8, 2020 : Congrats to Theodosios FAMPRIKIS, recipient of the Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award from ICDD.
December 12, 2019 : Long NGUYEN defended his PhD Thesis in Université de Bordeaux, FRANCE. Wonderful work. He will join Prof. Shirley MENG's group in UCSD, as a PDRA, starting March 2010.
December 10-11, 2019 : The 27th ALISTORE ERI Meeting was held in Barcelona, hosted by M.R. PALACIN. A special tribute to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was given by Mike THACKERAY.
November 21, 2019 : Mathieu MORCRETTE, the head of LRCS, receives the "Médaille de Cristal" of the CNRS, a prestigious recognition for his achievements in Amiens
October 30, 2019 : The Crystal structure of a new polymorph of Na3PS4, discovered by Theo FAMPRIKIS, is published in ACS Materials Letters.
October 15-17, 2019 : Around 120 people gather in Amiens for the RS2E Meeting. Lots of excellent science on many fronts of advanced battery and supercapacitor research.
Sept. 26, 2019 : Submission of the DESTINY project under the Marie Curie COFUND Scheme : 40 partners from 12 countries, 50 PhD thesis to be funded.... Results in February 2020 !!
June 19-20, 2019 : 28th Meeting of the ALISTORE-ERI in Vitoria (SPAIN) in the premises of our Partner CIC-Energigune
March 25-27, 2019 : Meeting of the MESC+ Consortium in Toulouse, FRANCE, to select 20 students for EMJMD Scholarships, among many applicants (>250).
March 19-20, 2019 : Bi-annual Meeting of the RS2E Network, Lille, FRANCE.
March 4-8, 2019 : IBA International Meeting in UCSD, La Jolla, USA. Organized by Prof. Shirley MENG
October 17-18, 2018 : RS2E bi-annual Meeting (120 participants) in ICG Montpellier
October 1st, 2018 : Ulas KUDU's review paper on Li2S-P2S5 Solid Electrolytes accepted in J. Power Sources
September 27th, 2018 : Big proposal submitted for the Marie Curie COFUND action; DESTINY gathers 40 european partners for 53 PhD thesis proposed.
July 26th, 2018 : Fan CHEN's first paper accepted in SMALL Methods, on Na4MnV(PO4)3
July 24th, 2018 : Thibaut BROUX's paper accepted in SMALL Methods, on high rate Na3V2(PO4)2F3
June 26th, 2018 : MESC+ is granted as an EMJMD ERASMUS MUNDUS Master Course for 5 more years, with partners in Spain, Slovenia, Poland, France, USA and Australia
April 25th, 2018: Attending the 34th PSI Electrochemical Symposium in Villigen, SWITZERLAND. Talk on operando investigations of Li and Na battery materials.
April 24th 2018: Mattéo BIANCHINI's paper accepted in J. Mater Chem. A. on Na+ - Ag+ ion exchange in Na3V2(PO4)2F3
Jan. 19th, 2018: Simon MALIFARGE defends his PhD Thesis in UPJV Amiens
Dec. 12th, 2017: ALISTORE Meeting in Amiens, FRANCE. New Direction elected with P. JOHANSSON, R. DOMINKO and myself as Directors. Thanks A LOT to R. PALACIN and P. SIMON for their leadership during the previous term.
Dec. 11th, 2017: Thibault BROUX's paper accepted in Chem. Mater. on transpot properties of Na3V2(PO4)2F3
Nov. 29th, 2017: Attending the 4th International Na-ion Battery Conference in Tokyo, JAPAN.
Nov. 24th, 2017: Edouard BOIVIN defends hs PhD thesis in UPJV Amiens
Sept. 28th, 2017: Application for a COFUND Programme (Marie Curie Action)
May 30th, 2017: Attending the 8th ICE Conference in Nagoya, JAPAN
February 15th, 2017: New Application of MESC Consortium for ERASMUS + EMJMD.
February 5th, 2017: the LRCS moves to its new building, the HUB of the RS2E French Network on Electrochemical Energy Storage.
February 5th, 2017: Paper #2 of Thibault BROUX, on VIV disproportionation in NVPF upon charge, accepted in ACS J. Phys. Chem. C
February 1st, 2017: Paper #2 of Yue DENG, on mixed anion effect in solid electrolytes, accepted in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
October 24th, 2016 : Paper #2 of Edouard BOIVIN, on LiVPO4(F,O) accepted in J. Phys. Chem. C.
October 6th, 2016 : Paper #1 of Thibault BROUX on Na3V2(PO4)2F3 accepted in Chem. Mater.
October 5th, 2016 : The Nobel Prize for Chesmistry is attributed to Jean-Pierre SAUVAGE from Strasbourg.
June 28-29, 2016 : ERAMUS + Meeting in Brussels on "Mastering Joint Excellence under ERASMUS MUNDUS"
June 14-18, 2016 : IMLB 2016 in Chicago, 1800 attendees......
April 12-15, 2016 : Proposals Subcommittees and Scientific Council at ILL, Grenoble, FRANCE
March. 22, 2016 : Talk at IBA Conference, Nantes, France
Feb. 18, 2016 : Application of M.E.S.C. for ERASMUS + re-accreditation ......
Dec. 5, 2015 : Interview of Mathieu MORCRETTE, Director of LRCS, in "Agir en Picardie".
Nov. 23-25, 2015 :CNRS-sponsored ANF Chimie du Solide, organized in Caen, France.
Nov. 9, 2015 : PhD Defense of Fabien LALERE in UPJV Amiens
Oct. 23, 2015 : PhD Defense of Matteo BIANCHINI in UPJV Amiens
Sept. 15, 2015 : Graduation Ceremony in Amiens of Class#10 of M.E.S.C. Master Course.
Sept. 2, 2015 : invited Talk at European Conference on Neutron Scattering, Zaragoza, Spain
August 7, 2015 : New Crystal Structure of Na3V2(PO4)3 published in Chem. Mater.
July 1, 2015 : Yue DENG's first paper on Li4SiO4-Li3PO4 is published in JACS.
July 1, 2015 : Invited talk at ICMAT Singapore on highly defective LiFePO4 powders.
June 16, 2015 : Fabien LALERE gives a talk in SSI Conference, Keyston, USA
June 4, 2015 : Matteo BIANCHINI is the ECS Battery Student Award winner for 2015
June 1, 2015 : Robin AMISSE's paper on highly defective LiFePO4 accepted in Chemistry of Materials
Nov 24, 2014 : the www site
http://www.docteurs-chimie.fr/ is launched. There is in particular a very convenient Job section.
July 23, 2014 : Visit the www site of Nature related to CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, MILESTONES
July 11, 2014 : HDR Defense of Joël GAUBICHER, IMN Nantes, France
June 15-18 : EPDIC Conference in Aarhus, Denmark.
June 7-12, 2014 : IMLB conference, Como, Italy
May 6, 2014 : Comité de Sélection, Poste 33MCF0269, Amiens
April 16th, 2014 : Conseil Académique à l'UPJV Amiens.
April 2-4, 2014 : Power our Future at CIC Energigune, SPAIN
March 18 & 19, 2014 : ILL Subcommittees for experiments, Grenoble, FRANCE
March 3-7, 2014 : IBA Meeting in Brisbane, Australia
Feb. 24-25, 2014 : Meeting of the French RS2E in Lyon, FRANCE.
Feb. 11-13, 2014 : Meeting of the MESC Consortium in Marseille for the Selection of CLass#11 (2014-2016)
February 7, 2014 : All Solid State Battery Meeting of the RS2E.
February 7, 2014 : Na-ion Group Meeting of the RS2E
January 24, 2014 : Li-Ion Group Meeting of the RS2E in Collège de France, Paris
January 23, 2014 : Prof. J.M. TARASCON gives his Inaugural Lecture at College de France, Paris