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.
Paulo Souza of the Molecular Biology and Structural Biochemistry lab (almost next-door) presented a great seminar to the group on the Martini force field for coarse-grained simulation of ionic liquids, with emphasis on the Martini 3 version for ionic liquids.
On a not so sunny day… thanks to Guillaume S!
A group picnic at the end of confinement, Spring 2021
Download our polarizable force field for ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents based on Drude induced dipoles.
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
Thanks to Alessio for this picture on a bright sunshiny day!
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.
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.
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!
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.