IV-6 – Synchrotron and Neutron techniques for the study of ion-conducting materials


Organizers: Sandrine Lyonnard (CEA), Gerard Gebel (CEA), Alexei Sokolov (University of Tennessee, Knoxville).

Didier Blanchard

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Areas of interest: materials for energy conversion and storage with focus on: Solid State Hydrogen Storage in metal hydrides (MH), tailoring of MH thermodynamic and kinetics properties using catalysts and mixed systems, Solid Electrolytes for solid state lithium batteries, Synthesis and Characterization of novel materials for ammonia storage and heat storage. The focus is on the experimental techniques of characterization: neutron and X-ray scattering with challenging in-situ experiments, e.g. study of hydrogen, lithium and ammonia dynamics by quasielastic neutron scattering, hydrogen and ammonia absorption/desorption by in-situ x-ray diffraction.
Academic Degrees:
1997-2001: Ph.D., Applied Physics, LEMD, CNRS, EDF and University Joseph Fourier (UJF), Grenoble, France. Thesis title : Electrostatic filtration of submicronic particles, Supervisor: Dr. Pierre Atten
1994-1997: MSc, M. Sc. in Applied Physics, Geophysics from UJF, Grenoble, France
Since 08/2013 : Senior Researcher at the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy), Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
05/2012-07/2013 : Researcher at DTU Energy
07-2008-04/2012: Post Doc at Dep. of Energy (DTU Energy )
2005-2008: High School Mathematics and Physics Lecturer, in Académie de Grenoble, France.
2002-2005: Post Doc at Department of Physics, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Kjeller Norway.
2001-2002: Research engineer at Laboratory of Electrostatic and dielectric Materials (LEMD), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Electricité de France (EDF), Grenoble, France.