Dr. Didier Devaux
Didier first received an engineering degree in electrochemistry from Grenoble Institute of Technology (France, 2006). Then he worked in the fuel cell domain, first at Arkema Inc. (USA) on electrochemical device characterizations followed by a period at the Clean Energy Research Centre (Yamanashi University, Japan) studying biofuel electrocatalysis. Then, he received a PhD at Aix-Marseille University (France, 2012) in materials science on polymer electrolyte for lithium batteries before joining in 2013 the Balsara group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Didier is now a Philomathia Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley still in the group of Nitash Balsara. His work focuses on i) lithium battery characterization and analysis of their failure modes by synchrotron X-ray microtomography and ii) characterization and optimization of a new class of nonflammable liquid polymer electrolyte based on perfluoropolyether for lithium battery application.
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