Team members
  • Dr. SARA CAVALIERE (Principal Investigator)
  • Research topics
  • Nanomaterial synthesis, electrocatalysis, fuel cell electrochemistry, elaboration of polymer and inorganic nanofibres by electrospinning, preparation of nanofibre based fuel cell electrodes and membranes.
  • Education & career
  • 2015: Habilitation (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) at University of Montpellier
  • Since 2009: Lecturer at University of Montpellier 2 (France), group AIME (Aggregates, Interfaces and Materials for Energy), Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier (ICGM).
  • 2007-2009: Research and teaching assistant position at University of Lyon 1 (France) at LMI (Multimaterials and Interfaces Laboratory).
  • 2006-2007: Post-doctoral fellowship at FMF (Materials Research Centre) in Freiburg (Germany) in collaboration with the University of East-Anglia (UK).
  • 2006: PhD in Chemistry and Materials Science at University of Versailles (France) in collaboration with CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) of Saclay.
  • 2002: Training period in LCP (Physical Chemistry Laboratory) at University of Paris Sud-11 (France) with industrial grant (Hexcel-Fabrics).
  • 2001: Master degree in Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry - Organometallics and Catalysis) at University of Milan (Italy).
  • Scientific production
  • 38 papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • 2 patent filed
  • 3 book chapters
  • Edition of one book
  • 4 extended abstracts
  • 31 oral presentations (inter)national conferences
  • 11 invited oral presentations in (inter)national conferences
  • 35 poster presentations in (inter)national conferences
  • Organisation of the conference "Electrospinning for Energy 2016" held on 22nd-24th June 2016 in Montpellier (France).
  • Participation in the local organising committee of the international conferences Progress in MEA Materials for Medium and High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells in La Grande Motte (France) (19th-22nd September 2010) and 4th European PECF & H2 Forum in Lucerne (Switzerland) (2nd-5th July 2013), and "Electrolysis & Fuel Cell Discussions - Challenges towards zero platinum for oxygen reduction" in La Grande Motte (France) (13th-16th September 2015).
  • Member of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and Electrochemical Society (ECS).
  • Member of the editorial board of the MDPI journal Nanomaterials (2011-2013).