Team

Principal Investigator

Dr. Alexandru Vlad

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Division of Molecular Chemistry, Materials and Catalysis
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences
Université catholique de Louvain

  • PhD Applied Sciences, 2009, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • MSc/BSc degree Polymer Science – Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti, Romania

Chief Laboratory Manager

Fabio Lucaccioni

1st Chief Specialised Agent
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences
Associate Member Royal Society of Chemistry

Project Manager

Sadia Benyoub

Project Manager,
Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Petru Apostol

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter
University of Bordeaux, France, 2016
Organic and coordination chemistry, Conductive MOFs and Organic batteries

Dr. Shubhadeep Pal

Ph.D. Physics
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Hyderabad, India, 2020
Electrolytes for batteries, Inorganic batteries, Li-ion battery

Dr. Deepak Gupta

Ph.D. Chemistry
University of Delhi, India, 2015
Energy storage and conversion materials – Organic Batteries, Conducting MOFs, Photo-rechargeable Batteries

Dr. Marion Maffre

Ph.D. Chemistry and Physicochemistry of Materials
University of Quebec in Montreal and University of Montpellier, 2020
Aqueous hybrid positive electrode materials for energy storage

Dr. Sepideh Behboudikhiavi

Ph.D. Applied chemistry/electrochemistry
Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, 2018.
Inorganic cathode materials of Li-ion battery, Electrodeposition of energy storage materials

Dr. Xiaodong Lin

Ph.D. Energy chemistry
Xiamen University, China, 2020
Electrolytes for batteries, Organic/Inorganic batteries, Li-ion battery

Dr. Vasudeva Rao Bakuru

Ph.D. Chemistry, Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research, India, 2020.
MOFs and organic materials for energy storage

Dr. Gulshan Kumar

Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, 2018.
Electroactive MOFs and Coordination Polymers

Dr Darsi Rambabu

Ph.D. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, India, 2017
Redox active metal-organic frameworks: conductivity and energy storage

PhD Students

Jiande Wang

MSc Degree – Materials Science and Engineering
Hunan University, China, 2016
Organic batteries, organic/metal-organic electrode materials for energy storage

Xiaozhe Zhang

MSc Degree – Materials Science and Engineering
University of Science and Technology of China, 2018
Electrolytes for batteries, Inorganic batteries, Li-ion battery

Hewei Xu

MSc Degree – Materials Science and Engineering
Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), 2018
Concentrated electrolytes and solid electrolytes for Lithium/Sodium batteries

Xuelian Liu

MSc Degree – Materials Science and Engineering
Hunan University, China, 2016
Inorganic electrode materials for energy storage

Xiaolong Guo

MSc Degree – Materials Science and Engineering
Hainan University, China, 2019
Organic batteries, organic/metal-organic electrode materials for energy storage

Mengyuan Du

MSc Degree – Materials Science and Engineering
Hainan University, China, 2019
Inorganic electrode materials

Da Tie

MSc Degree – Chemical Engineering and Technology
Yanshan University, 2019
Inorganic electrode materials

Géraldine Chanteux

M.Sc. Degree – Chemical Science
Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), 2020
Conducting MOFs for Energy Applications

Tom Goossens

M.Sc. Degree – Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), 2020
Organic batteries, organic/metal-organic electrode materials for energy storage

Joel Omale

M.Sc. Degree – Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Université Catholique de Louvain, 2018
Materials Science and Engineering, Grenoble Institute of Technology, 2017
3D architectures for microscale energy storage devices, inorganic solid electrolytes for lithium batteries

Master Students

Robert Markowski

Bachelor in Chemical Science, Université catholique de Louvain
High voltage organic cathodes for divalent cation storage

Jérôme Bailly

Bachelor in chemistry, Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Electrolyte and aqueous based electrode material for Li-ion batteries

Welcoming motivated young students to be successful in science

Welcoming motivated young students to be successful in science

Visitors

Yan Zhang

MSc Degree – Materials Science and Engineering
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2018
Organic materials, metal-organic framework
for energy storage system

Alumni

Alaeddine Lakraychi Postdoc 2018-2021 Postdoc, University of Houston
Rico Rupp Ph.D. student 2016-2020 Researcher, IMEC, Belgium
Qi Zhu Ph.D. student 2016-2020 Junior Research Assistant, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, China
Louis Sieuw Ph.D. student 2015-2020 Postdoc, EMPA, Switzerland

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