Chemistry and Materials for Energy | MOST – IMCN UCLouvain


Vlad NRJ Group research has primarily focus on design and synthesis of materials and architectures to address the new challenges arising in the field of electrochemical energy storage and conversion. Due to the unique combination of research background in organic materials and inorganic nanomaterials, our group develops interest in novel electrolyte chemistries and interfacial transport phenomena; alkali metal batteries and SEI studies; along with synthesis and electrochemistry of exotic inorganic phases for alkali and alkali earth cation storage.


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The Laboratory of Energy Materials and Devices at the University catholique de Louvain is headed by Prof. Vlad. The lab occupies an area of ~300 m2 in wings A.3 and B.2, Lavoisier Building. This space is compartmentalized into two materials synthesis labs and several device characterization labs, all conforming to the highest safety standards.
We have a strong battery and supercapacitor expertise with facilities ranging from materials synthesis and fundamental characterization to advance device manufacture and testing.

State-of-art equipment and tools for complex synthesis, sophisticated processing and advanced analysis are available for research and service.


Xuelian successfully defends her awesomely productive PhD and becomes Doctor #5 from the group. Congrats Xuelian and good luck at Tufts University!

Jiande successfully defends his awesomely productive PhD and becomes Doctor #4 from the group. Congrats JD and good luck at MIT!

A new class of electrically conducting Li-ion redox MOFs published in JACS. Congratulations Rambabu and NRJ team.

A comprehensive overview of organic anode materials published in Advanced Energy Materials! Congratulations Alaeddine and NRJ team!

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