Presenting the Rossini Lecture during the ICCT-CALCON 2018 in Lake Tahoe, California, 5-10 Aug 2018. The Rossini Lecture is a major recognition in the field of Chemical Thermodynamics awarded every two years by the IACT.
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.
Photo taken during hike in the natural park of Auvergne volcanos, with Fernando Lepre, Rômulo Ando, André Pádua and Margarida Costa Gomes.
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.
The KET4F-Gas on new sustainable technologies for the recovery of fluorinated gases from refrigeration systems, of which we are partners, was approved.
This success is mentioned is the news pages of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Region.
Our application to the USP-COFECUB program for a collaboration project with prof. Mauro Ribeiro of U São Paulo was successful!
The main participants are prof. Margarida Costa Gomes and myself from France, and profs. Rômulo Ando and Mauro Ribeiro of the Institute of Chemistry from Brazil.
Our project CLINT on the Interactions of Ionic Liquids with Carbon Nanomaterials was selected to illustrate the activity of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche in its 2016 Report (check page 48).
I am honoured to be the laureate of the Senior Researcher Award (Prix Chercheur Confirmé) 2017 of the Division of Physical Chemistry, a joint division of the Société Chimique de France and of the Société Française de Physique.
An announcement of the Award appeared in the Oct-Nov 2017 issue of l’Actualité Chimique (p. 140). I delivered a lecture at the Journée Scientifique de la Division de Chimie Physique, Paris, 30 Nov 2017.
A CECAM workshop Multiscale modelling of ionic liquids: from quantum methods to coarse-grained models will take place in Lausanne, 4-6 June 2014.
This tool is useful to build force field files and initial configurations for molecular dynamics.