IFM Burwood had the wonderful opportunity to have Jean-Noël Chotard visit for the past two weeks. Jean-Noël is Associate Professor of the University of Picardie Jules Verne, France with research activities conducted at the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (LRCS).

His research activities, mainly based on solid state chemistry and crystal-chemistry, focus on the design, shaping and understanding of mechanism occurring upon cycling of material for energy storage and conversion (active material for Li / Na-ion batteries, Solid electrolyte and Hydrogen storage materials). He is also developing operando electrochemical cells for X-Ray and Neutron diffraction measurements. He is actively involved in the French Network on the Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E) and in the MESC + Master Program. He mentored seven PhD students and is currently mentoring seven others and publish about 80 papers.

We said farewell today with a group coffee, and thank him for his generous time given through talks, tutorials and discussions.