Materials/synthesis approaches for better Li(Na)-ion batteries

Jean-Marie Tarascon

Chimie du Solide-Energie, UMR-8260, Collège de France

Jean-Marie Tarascon is a Professor at the College de France, holding the chair “Chemistry of solids – Energy". Much of his early career was spent in the United States where he developed (1994) the plastic Li-ion technology. Back to France in 1995, he created the European network of excellence ALISTORE-ERI of which he was head until 2010 when he took over the direction of the new Laboratoire d'excellence “STORE-EX”. In 2011 he became in charge of the French network on electrochemical energy storage (RS2E). His research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and determination of structure/property relationships of electronic, superconductor and rechargeable battery materials for solid state electronic devices. Presently his activities are more devoted to Li-ion, Na-ion batteries and other chemistries with emphasis on developing new eco-efficient synthesis processes and developing novel reactivity concepts. He is the author of more than 600 scientific papers and obtained about 80 patents. During his life, he received many honours. He was nominated to the Académie des Sciences in 2005, and was the University of Picardie Jules Verne's gold medalist in 2008. He won the ENI ‘Protection of the Environment award’ in 2011, was honoured by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002, and received in 2015 the Royal Society of Chemistry's Centenary Prize. In 2016, Hasselt University granted him the title 'Doctor Honoris Causa'.


Rechargeable lithium ion batteries, because of their cycle-life, power rate and high energy density, are the systems of choice for powering electric vehicles and providing load-leveling for mass storage of renewable energy.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jean-Marie Tarascon (Chimie du Solide-Energie, UMR-8260, Collège de France)

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Energy Storage


PL-2 » Plenary Session 2 (09:00 - Tuesday, 10th July, Aula Louis Verhaegen)

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