The Solid State Chemistry and Energy lab (UMR CNRS 8026) is headed by Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon, a principal researcher and lecturer at Collège de France, Paris. The lab is a joint research entity under the aegis of Université Pierre et Marie Curie, CNRS and Collège de France. The group’s advances are made possible by a team of 20 enthusiastic researchers, postdocs and students. The staff comprises Dr. Alexis Grimaud, Dr. Daniel Alves Dalla Corte and Dr. Gwenaelle Rousse. The group’s goal is to meet the needs of sustainable development in regards to application such as lithium-ion, lithium-air and sodium-ion batteries as well as electrocatalysis.
Jean-Marie Tarascon is also the head of the French network on electrochemical energy storage (RS2E) a research network on batteries and supercapacitors that brings together 17 French research labs, 15 industrials and 3 public organizations (link to website). The lab is also part of the Alistore-ERI research network (link to website) that funds several students.