Olivier Fontaine

University of Montpellier

Since 2012, I am Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Montpellier, Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, with a dual research profile in fundamental electrochemistry and chemistry of nanomaterials. After my doctorate studies in molecular electrochemistry, I earned multidisciplinary expertise through two post-doctorate positions at the College de France (Prof. Clément Sanchez) and the University of St Andrews (Prof. Peter G. Bruce, now Prof. in Oxford). Rich in these multidisciplinary approaches, I started my career as a young independent researcher, with the concern to know "how to use molecular electrochemistry to understand batteries and supercapacitors?" My scientific activity is marked by two important results: (1) The use of redox ionic liquids to increase the capacity of supercapacitors and (2) redox mediators in Li-air batteries.