The Chimie du Solide et Energie (CSE, solid-state chemistry and energy) lab is a part of the Collège de France, the most prestigious research establishment in France, and led by Prof Jean-Marie Tarascon. We design and synthesise exotic materials for applications in the field of alkali metal ion batteries and electrocatalysis. We mainly focus on the fundamental understanding of materials and electrode-electrolyte interfacial properties, towards the development of better-performing batteries. We also work on the inclusion of smart sensors and self-healing materials in batteries for further improvement of battery technology.
The CSE lab is a joint research entity and was founded under the aegis of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Sorbonne Université, and the Collège de France.
We are also part of the French network on electrochemical energy storage (RS2E) – headed by Prof Jean-Marie Tarascon – and the European research network ALISTORE-ERI which fund several students.