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Publié le 1 septembre 2023

since 2003


Now Principal investigator at IRIG, CEA, Grenoble (CEA research director)
2015-2016 Partner in the Enwires’ startup project “Silicon nanomaterials for batteries” until creation of the company
2012-2015 CEA scientist at INAC, now IRIG, Grenoble
2004-2012 CEA scientist at IRAMIS, Paris-Saclay
2002-2003Postdoc, Gruner’s lab, Cornell Univ., USA: Biophysics at synchrotron
1998-2001PhD with Didier Roux, CRPP-CNRS Bordeaux, France: Chemistry/nanomedicine

Nanomaterials for electronics and energy


40 peer-reviewed papers,
9 patents filed (h=18)
Chemistry of silicon nanowires, carbon nanotubes, semi-conducting nanocrystals
Growth, reactivity, composites. Tuning nano- and microstructure.
Coupling electrochemistry, electron microscopy, spectroscopies, X-ray and neutron scattering.

JPowerSources 2023, Nanomaterials 2022 & 2021, Nanoscale 2019, Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 2011
6 patents
• Lithium-ion batteries: Silicon-rich anodes, all solid state batteries

ACSApplEnMat 2023, ACS Nano 2020
• Hydrogen catalysis: platinum-free fuel cells, photoelectrocatalysis

SusEnFuels 2023, JACS 2022​, Chem Catalysis 2021, ACS Appl. Mat. Interf. 2020
• Thermoelectric materials
ChemNanoMat 2018
• Printed electronics, toxic gas sensors Carbon 2019, SN Appl Sc 2022


15 funded academic projects (CEA, ANR, European fundings), 6 as coordinator
3 industrial partnerships (start-up Enwires, SME Nawatechnologies, Coretec)
Advising young researchers: 10 postdocs, 8 PhDs, 2 engineers, 23 interns (2-12 months)

Collective responsibilities 

Board of Energy Division at French Chemical Society SCF

Leading the Batteries group meeting at IRIG (15 pers., since 2019)

Scientific Board (since 2015) and Management Board (2019-21)
of Labex Arcane (network of 300 chemists in Grenoble) 

Expert comity: ANR selection 2019-2021, HCERES evaluation 2018

Review: Project reviews, paper reviews (JACS, ACSNano, Nanoscale, Small, Synthetic Metals, JMaterChemC, ChemSci), PhD & HDR juries

Organizing comity of colloquium GDRI Graphene-Nanotubes 2015

Communication: comm. contact at CEA-Saclay 2006-2011: press, TV, “Fête de la Science”, conferences or debates towards the public



2016HEC Challenge+ start-up founder’s training with Enwires (25 days training/10 months)
2013Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (habilitated), Grenoble University
1998-2001PhD at Bordeaux University in physical chemistry & drug delivery Teaching at Bordeaux University
1994-1998Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
L3-M1-M2 in Chemistry
L3 in biology

Selected works
(color coded: ​ electronics/ thermoelectricity / Li-io​n batteries​ / ​ hydrogen catalysis)

Scientific papers

Matching Silicon-based anodes with solid-state electrolytes for Li-ion batteries, M. Grandjean, M. Pichardo, Y. Biecher, C. Haon and P. Chenevier, Journal of Power Sources, 2023, ​233386, 10.1016 

Porous silicon-nanowire-based electrode for the photoelectrocatalytic production of hydrogen, J. Wang, C. Keller, M. Dietrich, P. Gentile, S. Pouget, H. Okuno, M. Boutghatin, Y. Pennec, V. Reita, D. Ngoc Nguyen, H. Johnson, A. Morozan, V. Artero and P. Chenevier, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2023, 10.1039 

Low-cost tin compounds as seeds for the growth of silicon nanowires/graphite composites used in high-performance lithium-ion battery anodes, C Keller, S. Karuppiah, M. Raaen, J. Wang, P. Perrenot, D. Aldakov, P. Reiss, C. Haon and P. Chenevier, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2023, 10.1021

Easy diameter tuning of silicon nanowires in low-cost SnO2-catalyzed growth for lithium-ion batteries, C. Keller, Y. Djezzar, J. Wang, S. Karuppiah, G. Lapertot, C. Haon, P. Chenevier, Nanomaterials 2022, 12, 2601, 10.3390 

Conductivity vs functionalization in single-walled carbon nanotube films, M. Jouni, P. Fedorko, C. Celle, D. Djurado, P. Chenevier,* J. Faure-Vincent*, SN Applied Sciences 2022, 10.1007​

How do H2 oxidation molecular catalysts assemble onto carbon nanotube electrodes? A crosstalk between electrochemical and multi-physical characterization techniques, A. Ghedjatti, N. Coutard, L. Calvillo, G. Granozzi, B. Reuillard, V. Artero, L. Guetaz, S. Lyonnard, H. Okuno, P. ChenevierChemical Science 2021​, 12: 15916-15927, ​ 10.1039

Approaching industrially relevant current densities for Hydrogen Oxidation with a bio-inspired molecular catalytic material through control of sites integration and availability, J. Schild, B. Reuillard, A. Morozan, P. Chenevier, E. Gravel, E. Doris, V. Artero, ​​JACS 2021​, 143: 18150-158,10.1021

Effect of size and shape on nano-Silicon based lithium battery anodes, C. Keller, A. Desrues, S. Karuppiah, E. Martin, J. P. Alper, F. Boismain, C. Villevieille, N. Herlin-Boime, C. Haon, P. Chenevier, ​ Nanomaterials 2021, 11: 307,10.3390, highly cited “Editor’s choice”

Impact of ionomer structuration on the performance of bio-inspired fuel cell anodes, N. Coutard, B. Reuillard, T. N. Huan, F. Valentino, R. T. Jane, S. Gentil, E. S. Andreiadis, A. Le Goff, T. Asset, F. Maillard, B. Jousselme, A. Morozan, S. Lyonnard, V. Artero and P. Chenevier, ​ Chem Catalysis 2021, 1: 88-105,10.1016

A sc​alable silicon nanowires-grown-on-graphite composite for high-energy lithium batteries, S. Karuppiah, C. Keller, P. Kumar, P.-H.i Jouneau, D. Aldakov, J.-B. Ducros, G. Lapertot, P. Chenevier, C. Haon, ACS Nano 2020, 14: 12006-12015

Non-covalent integration of a bio-inspired Ni catalyst to graphene acid for reversible electrocatalytic hydrogen oxidation,
B. Reuillard, M. Blanco, L. Calvillo, N. Coutard, A. Ghedjatti, P. Chenevier, S. Agnoli, M. Otyepka, G. Granozzi, V. Artero, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020, 12: 5805-5811

Scalable chemical synthesis of doped silicon nanowires for energy applications, O. Burchak, C. Keller, G. Lapertot, M. Salaün, J. Danet, Y. Chen, N. Bendiab, B. Pépin-Donat, C. Lombard, J. Faure-Vincent, A. Vignon, D. Aradilla, P. Reiss, P. Chenevier, Nanoscale 2019, 11: 22304-22514

Fine tuning of intrinsic optoelectronic properties of single-walled carbon nano-tubes: From conductors to semiconductors, Z. El-Moussawi, A. Nourdine, H. Medlej, J. Toufaily, T. Hamieh, P. Chenevier, L. Flandin, Carbon 2019, 153: 337-346

Doping and surface effects of CuFeS2 nanocrystals used in thermoelectric nanocomposites, L. Vaure, L. Yu, D. Cadavid, F. Agnese, D. Aldakov, S. Pouget, A. Cabot, P. Reiss, P. Chenevier, ChemNanoMat 2018, 4: 982

An innovative large scale integration of silicon nanowire-based field effect transistors, M. Legallais, T.T.T. Nguyen, M. Mouis, B. Salem, E. Robin, P. Chenevier, C. Ternon, Solid State Electronics 2018, 143: 97

Couche catalytique comprenant un fullerène, N. Coutard, V. Artero, P. Chenevier, filed 1854007, 2018
Procédé de préparation de nanofils de silicium et/ou germanium, P. Reiss et P. Chenevier, filed 1651679, 2016
Procédé de fabrication d'un produit à nanoéléments, O. Burchak, (writing P. Chenevier), patent 1553108, ​ 2015
Procédé de preparation de nanofils de silicium, O. Burchak, P. Chenevier, P. Reiss, patent 1455431, ​ 2014

Invited talks
Silicon nanowire-based composites for high density lithium-battery anodes, IMN Nantes, colloq. mat batteries, 23 sept. 2022

High energy density lithium-battery anode materials based on graphite-silicon nanowire composites ICRAMC-2021 online conference organized by SRM-IST, Chennai, India, 20 February 2021

Invited seminar "Organic shell wrapped silicon nanowires as an energy storage material", lab. ILM Lyon, 3 July 2019

International Master 2 course “Capita Selecta 2018”: Nano-Carbons: A wide source of novel conductors and semi-conductors for electronics and energy, visioconference Grenoble-Leuven-Dresden-Chalmers, 22 May ​​ 2018

Invited seminar "Novel silicon nanowires mass synthesis", lab. LEPMI Chambéry, 9 November2017