Portrait of Didier Herve Devaux

Didier Devaux

Electrochemical Technologies Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 62R0203
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 62-0339H
(510) 495-8088

Didier Devaux holds an engineering degree from Grenoble Institute of Technology (France, 2006) with a specialization in physical chemistry and electrochemistry, particularly in the area of energy conversion and storage. Then he joined for a year Arkema Inc. and optimized membrane electrode assemblies of fuel cells at their research facility located in Pensylvannia (USA). With Arkema he also developed electrocatalysts for a biofuel to feed fuel cells at the Clean Energy Research Centre of Yamanashi University (Japan) under the supervision of Pr. Masahiro Watanabe in 2008. To pursue a careering in the research area, he chose to obtain a PhD at Aix-Marseille University (France) with an industrial perspective. The goal of the project was to develop a Lithium metal polymer battery. The PhD work followed by a 8 months post-doctoral position, consisted in formulating and optimizing block copolymer electrolytes and characterizing their physico-chemical properties as well as their application in battery cell at the MADIREL laboratory (supervisor: Pr. Renaud Bouchet). He is now a post-doctoral fellow in the group of Nitash P. Balsara on the electrochemical characterization of polymer electrolytes and their application in battery assembly.

Seminars

  • International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE). Selfoss (Iceland) - From 26 to 31 August 2012.
    Oral presentation: "Characterization and optimization of block copolymers as electrolytes for lithium metal batteries."
    Poster: "Role of the architecture of PEO based polymer electrolytes on their ionic conductivities."
  • French-Italian meeting of Chemistry. Marseille (France) - 16 & 17 April 2012.
    Oral presentation: "Effect of the architecture of PEO based polymer electrolytes on their ionic conductivities."
  • European Polymer Federation (EPF). Grenada (Spain) - From 26 June to 1st July 2011.
    Oral presentation: "Effect of architecture and molecular weight of PEO based electrolytes on the ionic conductivity and viscosity."
  • International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). Nice (France) - From 27 September to 1st October 2010.
    Oral presentation: "Effect of architecture (linear or branched) and molecular weight of PEO based electrolytes on the ionic conductivity."

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