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I work on materials for heterogeneous catalysis. I am focused on their characterisation and I evaluate their catalytic performances in pollutants oxidation (carbone monoxide, COV, formaldehyde, toluene). I also manage all the catalysis setups in the laboratory.
Julie is doing her second year at the Ensiacet Toulouse http://www.ensiacet.fr/en/index.html.
She works on the synthesis and characterisation of materials.
The aim of our work is to design and study inorganic heterogeneous catalyst materials for end of engine exhaust pipe systems. Textural, structural and chemical analysis provide us information to understand and thereby improve our synthesis, and subsequently the catalytic activity and the stability of our catalysts for the targeted oxidation reaction.
I am the Saint-Gobain administrative manager for the LSFC team.
My current research aims at developing ceramic materials with exceptional mechanical, thermal and optical properties. For this purpose, I rely on novel concepts coming from the field of metamaterials, which I try to combine with the excellent intrinsic properties of technical ceramics.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=C-FPdDoAAAAJ
My PhD consists of the synthesis of transition metal nitrides and carbides, in particular molybdenum materials (Mo5N6, Mo2N, Mo2C). A new original synthetic route, using nanoscale precursors, allows increasing the physico-chemical properties of the products obtained. The nitrides and carbides are then tested to catalyze the water-gas shift reaction (CO + H2O CO2 + H2), useful in particular for proton exchange membrane fuel cells. The ultimate goal is to find a viable alternative to platinum, the industrial reference for the catalysis of this reaction. This work is a collaboration between University Rennes, NIMS (Japan) and the LSFC (France).
My topics of research are focused on materials for heterogeneous catalysis; specifically for oxidation of pollutants (CO, CH4, toluene, formaldehyde). I study diverse synthesis pathways (Pecchini, sol-gel, hydrothermal, melted salts). I then study the gas-materials interactions in order to better understand their catalytic performances.
I study materials with a hierarchical porosity (micro-macro-mesoporous), from their design and characterisation to transports phenomena in the pores. I am also interested in surface characterisation and modification.
My work within the LSFC is entirely dedicated to the AMITIE project (Additive Manufacture Initiative for Transnational Innovation in Europe: Marie Skłodowska Curie Grant Agreement 734342), and is focused on the elaboration and characterisation of ceramics obtained by additive manufacturing processes. Different 3D printing techniques are studied thanks to collaborations with our European academic partners.
My current research project focuses on the development, shaping and characterization of new porous ceramic materials. These materials possess a hierarchical and well-controlled (at all levels) porosity. In order to produce such materials and to improve their mechanical strength, I rely on chemical synthesis, suitable formulation and shaping techniques.
My PhD is focused on the formation and characterisation of bio-inspired ceramics. The aim is to obtain a composite ceramic/ceramic which enhanced resistance to crack propagations thanks to a multi-scale texturation. I use several mechanical tests (flexion, SENB, extraction) and microstructural characterisation techniques (SEM, EDX, Raman...) to understand the reinforcement mechanisms of the material.
My research is focused on the formation of organised composite materials, such as "artificial nacres". I study both the synthesis of anisotropic particles that can be used as "bricks" in the material and the (self-)assembly methods to organise and shape the composite.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=eYzSkoIAAAAJ&hl=fr
I am the CNRS administrative and finances manager for the LSFC CNRS staff, and also for SVI, another joint unit between the CNRS and Saint-Gobain, located in Aubervilliers.
SVI website : http://svi.cnrs.fr
The objective of the PhD is to investigate the freezing behaviour of suspensions containing soft objects (droplets, bubbles), and in particular the role of surfaces and interfaces in these phenomena.