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Jean-Marie Tarascon

Professor & Lab Director
Laboratoire de Reactivite et Chimie des Solides
Université de Picardie Jules Verne CNRS Amiens, France

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Jean-Marie Tarascon is presently professor at the University of Picardie (Amiens), but most of his career was spent in the USA, first at Cornell University (1980), then at Bell Laboratories, and finally at Bellcore until 1994. His field of research is in the development of new techniques for the synthesis of new electronic materials (superconductors, ferroelectrics, fluoride glasses and rechargeable batteries materials) for new solid state electronic devices, and for relating crystal structure to electronic, optical, and magnetic properties.

He has made outstanding contributions in the field of superconductivity and was the original proponent of the thin and flexible plastic lithium ion battery based on a strong and highly resistant hybrid polymer system that is presently commercialized. Currently, as the head of the Institute of Chemistry of Picardie and coordinator of the European Research Institute for battery research (ALISTORE-ERI), he is exploiting new Li reactivity concepts such as conversion or displacement reactions, and novel electrodes designs for the next generation of Li-ion batteries based on nano-electrodes/electrolyte components.

He is the author of about 60 patents and more than 450 publications, as well as the recipient of many awards, the most recent of which are the Volta Medal, the 2004 "ISI AWARD," nomination to the French Academy of Sciences in 2005, and the UPJV gold medalist in 2008.