Chemistry and Materials for Energy | MOST – IMCN UCLouvain

News

Congratulations Rambabu for the Best Poster Award at OBD2022 ! Another proof of excellent science we are doing!

Congratulations to Xiaodong for being awarded the prestigious Marie Curie IF fellowship to continue his research journey in my lab !

Coordination polymers made to conduct and store charge! Check out our latest publication in Energy & Environmental Science on how coordination chemistry pushes the boundaries of organic batteries with high voltage organic cathodes being developed for Li, Na, and K-ion storage.

Congratulations Jiande & NRJ team!

Check out our latest review on anode-free batteries published in Oxford Open Materials Science. Although the anode-free battery design theoretically provides higher stack energy density than a Li-ion battery, current developments are still underoptimized, as the state-of-art anode-free batteries can barely hold several dozens cycles.

Congratulations Shubhadeep & NRJ team!

Research

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.

Teaching

Teaching has the ability to carve out future careers and to support shaping ideas about society, life and personal goals. It can also help expand students’ limits by stimulating their creativity. Teaching implies a huge responsibility because of it’s decisive impact in people’s life.

Facilities

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.

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