Centenary Prize 2015 Winner
Collège de France
Awarded for outstanding contributions to the development and understanding of new ionic conductors and electrode materials for rechargeable lithium ion batteries.
About the Winner
Jean-Marie Tarascon (1953) is Professor at the College de France holding the chair "Chemistry of solids – Energy". But much of his early career was spent in the United States where he developed (1994) the plastic Li-ion technology. Back to France in 1995, he created the European network of excellence ALISTORE-ERI of which he was head until 2010 when he took over the direction of the new LABEX “STORE-EX” . In 2011 he became in charge of the recently created French network on electrochemical energy storage (RS2E).
The general scheme of his research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and determination of structure/property relationships of electronic, superconductor and rechargeable battery materials for solid state electronic devices. Presently his activities are more devoted to Li-ion, Na-ion batteries and other chemistries with emphasis on developing new eco-efficient synthesis processes and developing novel reactivity concepts.
He is the author of more than 600 scientific papers, and retains about 75 patents . During his life, he has received many honours, with the latest being the ENI and Pierre Sue awards in 2011, the ABAA in 2013, prior to becoming a foreign member of the Royal Society in 2014.
Professor Tarascon's webpage
College de France
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