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Patrice Simon

Our research activities are focused onto the modification of the material / electrolyte interfaces in electrodes for electrochemical energy storage devices such as supercapacitors (electrochemical capacitors). We developed specific expertises in the synthesis and electrochemical characterizations of these interfaces using advanced electrochemicla techniques (micro-electrodes, cavity micro-electrodes, Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance) and the combination of electrochemical together with structural in-situ and in-operando techniques (XRD, NMR).
We conduct basic research aiming at better understanding the transport and adsorption or insertion of ions from an electrolyte into the confined pores of porous materials used in supercapacitor electrodes (carbon, metallic oxides, graphene, MXenes...).

Patrice SIMON

Université Paul Sabatier, CIRIMAT UMR CNRS 5085

+33 5 61 55 68 02, simon@chimie.ups-tlse.fr, http://www.cirimat.cnrs.fr/

Director, together with R. Palacin (CSIC Barcelone) of the“Alistore ERI Eutropean research Institute, CNRS FR n°3104

Deputy Director of the Réseau français sur le Stockage Electrochimique de l’Energie (RS2E), Fr CNRS 3459


D.Sc. - Materials Science, Universite Paul Sabatier – Toulouse, France, 2002
Ph.D. - Materials Science, National School of Engineering of Toulouse (ENSIACET), 1996
M.S. - Metallurgy, National School of Engineering of Toulouse (ENSIACET), 1992


Universite Paul Sabatier, CIRIMAT Laboratory (Department of Materials Science) in Toulouse (France)
• 09/2007 – present: Professor of Materials Science
• 01/2002 – 08/2007: Associate Professor of Materials Science
• 09/2001 –12/2002: Assistant Professor of Materials Science

Conservatoire national des Arts et Metiers de Paris (France) – Electrochemistry laboratory
• 09/1996 – 8/2001: Assistant Professor of Electrochemistry


2016 - Lee Hsun Lecture award, IMR Chinese Academy of Sciences
2016 - Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry
2015 - Silver Medal of the CNRS
2015 - RUSNANOPRIZE international award on Nanotechnologies
2015 - Charles Eichner Medal of the Société Française de Métallurgie (SF2M)
2014 - Silver medal of the Warsaw Polytechnical Institute
2012 -Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC 2011 –AdG proposal n°291543) ; Understanding ion transport in nanoporous carbons: application to energy storage and Sustainable development (IONACES)
2012 - Chair of Excellence of the Airbus Fondation «On-board Nano Multifunctionnals: matarials and systems »
2009 - Tajima Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry
September 2007 – Junior Member of the « Institut Universitaire de France » (IUF)


Materials/Nanomaterials for energy storage (electrochemical capacitors); Electrochemistry at the interfaces.
My research work is developped in the frame of the Réseau National sur le Stockage Electrochimique de l’Energie (RS2E), Fr CNRS 3459 and the European Research Institute Alistore ERI, FR CNRS n°3104.


In charge for Paul Sabatier University of the International Mundus Master programme “Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion” (see http://www.u-picardie.fr/mundus_MESC/).

Selected papers
• M. Salanne, B. Rotenberg, K. Naoi, K. Kaneko, P.-L. Taberna, C.P. Grey, B. Dunn, P. Simon, Efficient storage mechanisms for building better supercapacitors, Nature Energy 1, 16070 (2016).
• P. Huang, C. Lethien, S. Pinaud, K. Brousse, R. Laloo, V. Turq, M. Respaud, A. Demortière, B. Daffos, P.L. Taberna, B. Chaudret, Y. Gogotsi and P. Simon, On-chip and free-standing elastic carbon films for micro-supercapacitors Science 351, 6274 (2016) 691-695.
• W.-Y. Tsai; P.L. Taberna, P. Simon, Patrice, Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance (EQCM) Study of Ion Dynamics in Nanoporous Carbons,
Journal of the American Chemical Society 136 (2014): 8722-8; pdf.
• P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, B. Dunn, Where do batteries end and supercapacitor begin? Science 343 (2014) 1210; pdf
• V. Augustyn, J. Come, M. A. Low, J. W. Kim, P.-. Taberna, S. H. Tolbert, H. D. Abruña, P. Simon, and B. Dunn, Evidence of intercalation pseudocapacitance in high-rate lithium-ion energy storage materials, Nature Materials 6 (2013) 518-522; pdf.
• M. M. Lukatskaya, O. Mashtalir, C. Ren, E. Chang, Y. Dall’agnese, P. Rozier, P.L. Taberna, M. Naguib, P. Simon, M. Barsoum, Y. Gogotsi, Cation intercalation and high volumetric capacitance of two-dimensional titanium carbide, Science 341 (2013) 1502-1505; pdf.
• C. Merlet, B. Rotenberg, P.A. Madden, P.-L.Taberna, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, and M. Salanne, On the molecular origin of supercapacitance in nanoporous carbon electrodes, Nature Materials 11 (2012) 306-310; pdf.
• Y. Gogotsi and P. Simon, True Performance Metrics in Electrochemical Energy Storage Science 334 (2011) 917-918; pdf.
• D. Pech, M. Brunet, H. Durou, P. Huang, V. Mochalin, Y. Gogotsi, P.-L. Taberna and P. Simon, Ultrahigh power electrochemical micro-capacitors based on onion-like carbon,
Nature Nanotechnology
5 (2010) 651-654; pdf.
• J. Chmiola, C. Largeot, P.-L. Taberna, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Monolithic Carbide-Derived Carbon Films for Micro-Supercapacitors,
328 (2010) 380-383; pdf.
• P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi, Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors, Nature Materials, 7(11) 845-854 (2008).
• C. Largeot, C. Portet, J. Chmiola, P.L. Taberna, Y. Gogotsi, P. Simon, Relation between the Ion Size and Pore Size for an Electric Double-Layer Capacitor, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130 (9), 2730-2731 (2008); pdf request.
• John R. Miller and Patrice Simon, Electrochemical Capacitor Design for Energy Management”, Science 321 (2008) 651-652; pdf.
• J. Chmiola, G. Yushin, Y. Gogotsi, C. Portet, P. Simon, and P. L. Taberna, Anomalous Increase in Carbon Capacitance at Pore Sizes Less Than 1 Nanometer, Science, 313, 1760-1763 (2006); pdf


Y. Gogotsi (Universitu of Drexel, Philadelphia, USA), B. Dunn (UCLA, USA), K. Kaneko and W. Sugimoto (Shinshu University, Japan), C. Grey (Cambridge University, UK), K. Naoi (University of Tokyo, Japan), W. Wieczorek (Warsaw University)

Les partenaires de l’European Research Institute Alistore ERI
Les partenaires du Réseau National sur le Stockage Electrochimique de l’Energie (RS2E)

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