Katya defended her PhD

Katya Goloviznina defended her PhD brilliantly in front of a jury composed of Ed Maginn (Notre Dame, USA), Céline Merlet (CNRS, Toulouse), Paul Madden (Oxford, UK) and Luca Monticelli (INSERM, Lyon). Katya is the first PhD of those who started in the group at ENS Lyon.

Margarida, Luca, Agilio, Katya, Céline

Group photo Sept 2021

Photo in the Monod gardens after a group picnic: Eduards, Agilio, Katya, Margarida, Federica, Hanne, Adriaan, Mirella, Inês, Guillaume, Jocasta, Daniel, Nicolas, Salvador

Pizza outside

Pizza outside the lab: Katya, Guillaume D, Hanne, Mirella, Daniel, Luke, Agilio, Adriaan, Eduards, Jocasta, Layla, Inês, Guillaume S, Margarida

On a not so sunny day… thanks to Guillaume S!

Group picnic

A group picnic at the end of confinement, Spring 2021

Group picnic, Parc de Gerland: Margarida, Daniel, Ryan, Adriaan, Inês, Jocasta, Agílio, Guillaume, Katya, Luke, Nicolas.

Group photo Sep 2019

Mark (visiting from TU Eindhoven), Agilio, Adrea Mele (visiting from Politecnico Milano), Zheng, Margarida, Jocasta, Pablo, Laura, Fernando, Simon, Sachini, Katya

Paper on SAILs in Nature Materials

In a recent article in Nature Materials, from a collaboration with MIT (USA), Bristol (UK) and Perth (Australia) we describe the discovery of a new class of electrolytes, which can improve energy storage efficiency in supercapacitors. These detergent-like ionic liquids can self-assemble into sandwich-like bilayer structures on electrode surfaces. And that is very reason why they give better energy storage performance.

Check the manuscript at Nat. Mat. (2019) DOI: 10.1038/s41563-019-0449-6

SAILS (Surface Active Ionic Liquids) self-assemble in bilayer structures at electrode interfaces (right) while simpler ionic liquids form alternating-charge layers.

ANR Proposal LIQUI2D Funded

Our ANR proposal LIQUI2D, on the interfaces of ionic liquids with 2D nanomaterials, is funded! This is a collaboration with Sébastien Lebègue from CNRS and U Lorraine, and Paul-Henri Haumesser and Anass Benayad of CEA Grenoble.

France-Brasil Collaboration Project

Visit of prof. Rômulo Ando of U São Paulo, within the USP-COFECUB collaboration project between our lab and the Instituto de Química, USP, including prof. Mauro Ribeiro.

Hike in the natural park of Auvergne volcanos, with Fernando Lepre, Rômulo Ando, André Pádua and Margarida Costa Gomes.

MIT Inditex Seed Fund

An exploratory project on sustainable technologies for recycling of textiles involving Prof. Greg McKinley of MIT, Dr. Pablo Sánchez and Prof. José Legido of Vigo, and my group was awarded an MIT Inditex Seed Fund. We look forward to this new collaboration!

Australian Research Council Discovery Project

The project Ionic Liquids for Scalable Production of Monolayer 2D Materials, led by prof. Rob Atkin of the University of Western Australia, was funded by the Discovery Project program of the Australian Research Council (2018 call). This is a collaboration between three Australian groups (Rob Atkin from UWA Perth, Greg Warr from U Sidney, Rico Tabor from Monash U) and my group in France.