Laboratory of Molecular Electrochemistry

Renewable energies, Time resolved and multi-techniques characterization

A first thematic axis concerns the electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical characterization of charge transport and charge transfer processes within mesoporous and/or nanostructured electrodes made up of conductive (ITO, carbon nanotubes) or semiconductives materials (TiO2, SnO2, MnO2, CoPi,...). The challenges and objectives in terms of applications are in the fields of electrocatalysis, photo-electrocatalysis and energy storage.

A second theme focuses on the electrochemical and photo-electrochemical activation of small molecules such as CO2, O2, H2O, H+ by means of porous catalytic films deposited on electrode surfaces, which may contain either molecular catalysts or inorganic catalysts. These studies are largely based on the development of theoretical models and tools to account for the coupling between charge transport and reactivity in porous films.

Electrochemistry Electron transfer Reactivity Activation of small molecules Spectroelectrochemistry