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SYstèmes Moléculaires et nanoMatériaux pour l’Energie et la Santé (SYMMES)
Team: Synthèse, Structure et Propriétés de Matériaux Fonctionnels (STEP)
Phone: +33 4 38 78 94 71
Fax: +33 4 38 78 56 91
Office: C5-545
Published on 12 October 2021
Researcher (InC/section CoNRS 14)
Interplay between structure and ionic transport of soft electrolytic matter
Electrochemistry for/by Large Facilities

Research Interest
Properties: ionic transport/dynamic, multiscale structure
Materials: confined/charged media, electrolytes (hybrid materials, polymers, ionic liquid (crystals), gels) for energy (proton, lithium, sodium, potassium, organic solar), biocatalysis, molecular gels, SAMS/bioelectrodes
Techniques: NMR, DSC, MDSC, TGA, SEC/MALLS, DMA, Capillary Viscosimetry, SEM/EDS, Electrochemistry (EIS, Voltammetry, Stationary and potentiometric Measurements), spectroscopies (IR/PM-IRRAS, UV and Raman/SERS), SAXS/WAXS, SANS/WANS, reflectivity

Education & Career
2014- CNRS researcher (UMR5819-SyMMES (up to 2016 UMR5819-SPrAM), Grenoble, France)
2016 Habilitation (HDR)
2009-2014 CNRS researcher (LEPMI, Saint Martin d'Hères, France)
2007-2009 Assistant Professor (Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble) PEMFC/Structure-Proton transport
2005-2007 Teaching assistant/Postdoctoral fellow (University of Victoria, B.C., Canada) Biocatalysts, Bioanodes, biofuel cells
2000-2004 PhD in Electrochemistry (Grenoble-INP)/SAGEM R&D Engineer PEMFC/Synthesis-chemical characterisations
2000 Master in Electrochemistry and Engineering' degree (ENSEEG) Lithium batteries/polymer electrolytes
2007 ""Initiative Post doc" grant from French Académie des Sciences
2005-2007 Natural Sciences Engineering and Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Fellowship
2000-2004 CIFRE grant

Scientific Collaborations
Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères, Lyon
Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris
Departement of Applied Surface Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories, Belfast, Northen Ireland
Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule
Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, Gif-sur-Yvette
Institut Laue-Langevin, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble
International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University, Japan
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Molecular Materials (MOLMAT), Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago, United States
School of Chemical Engineering & SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, Korea
Technical Reserach Centre of Finland (VTT)
Physico-Chimie des Matériaux et des Electrolytes pour l’Energie (PCM2E, Tours)

Current PhD candidates
Hélène Pung (2020-2023) / ANR-funded National project CITADEL
Yassine Nait-Abdi (2020-2023) / European Project HIDDEN

Electrochimica Acta, the Journal of Applied Physics, Macromolecules, the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Journal of Power Sources, the Journal of Electrochemical Society, Solid State Ionics, the Journal of Solution Chemistry, the Journal of Molecular Liquids, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering and Journal of Nanomaterials

Scientific Communications
59 papers (34 articles, 1 book chapter, 24 proceeding papers, 4 patents)
73 international communications (8 invited ones: Advances in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Systems 2009, MRS Spring Meeting 2011, 246th ACS National Meeting, MRS Fall Meeting 2016, IUPAC ISSP 2018, ILMAT V)

Benjamin A. Paren, Bryce A. Thurston, Arjun Kanthawar, William J. Neary, Aaron Kendrick, Manuel Maréchal, Justin G. Kennemur, Mark J. Stevens*, Amalie L. Frischknecht*, Karen I. Winey* (2021) “Fluorine-Free Precise Polymer Electrolyte for Efficient Proton Transport: Experiments and Simulations” Chemistry of Materials, 33(15), 6041–6051. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01443

Shawn M. Maguire, Nadia M. Krook, Arjita Kulshreshtha, Connor R. Bilchak, Robert Brosnan, Andreea-Maria Pana, Patrice Rannou, Manuel Maréchal, Kohji Ohno, Arthi Jayaraman,* Russell J. Composto* (2021) “Interfacial Compatibilization in Ternary Polymer Nanocomposites: Comparing Theory and Experiments” Macromolecules, 54(2), 797-811. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.0c02345

Guillaume Ah-Lung, Benjamin Flamme, Fouad Gahmouss, Manuel Maréchal, Johan Jacquemin* (2020) "Guidelines for designing highly concentrated electrolytes for low temperature applications" Chemical Communications, 56, 9830-9833. DOI: 10.1039/D0CC03963B

Darius J. Yeadon*, Johan Jacquemin*, Natalia V. Plechkova, Manuel Maréchal, Kenneth R. Seddon (2020) "Induced Protic Behaviour in Aprotonic Ionic Liquids by Anion Basicity for Efficient Carbon Dioxide Capture", ChemPhysChem, 21, 1-7. DOI: 10.1002/cphc.202000320

Tomy Cherian, Danilo Rosa Nunes, Thomas G. Dane, Johan Jacquemin, Ulla Vainio, Teemu Myllymäki, Jaako V. I. Timonen, Nikolay Houbenov, Manuel Maréchal, Patrice Rannou*, Olli Ikkala* (2019) “Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Nanoconfined Ionic Liquids for Fast Anisotropic Ion Transport”, Advanced Functional Materials, 29(29), 1905054. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201905054

Nadia M. Krook, Jamie Ford, Manuel Maréchal, Patrice Rannou, Jeffrey S. Meth, Christopher B. Murray, Russell J. Composto (2018) “Alignement of Nanoplates in Lamellar Diblock Copolymer Domains and the Effect of Particle Volume Fraction on Phase Behavior”, ACS Macro Letters, 7, 1400-1407. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00665

Luanda Chaves Lins, Sébastien Livi, Manuel Maréchal, Jannick Duchet-Rumeau, Jean-François Gérard (2018) “Structural Dependence of Cations and Anions to Building the Polar Phase of PVDF”, European Polymer Journal, 107, 236-248. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2018.08.022

Edward B. Trigg, Taylor W. Gaines, Manuel Maréchal, Demi E. Moed, Patrice Rannou, Kenneth B. Wagener, Mark J. Stevens and Karen I. Winey (2018) "Self-assembled highly ordered acid layers in precisely sulfonated polyethylene produce efficient proton transport", Nature Materials. DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-00 97-2

Mounesha N. Garaga, Vassileios Dracopoulos, Ulrike Werner-Zwanziger, Josef W. Zwanziger, Manuel Maréchal, Michael Persson, Lars Nordstierna, Anna Martinelli (2018) "A long-chain protic ionic liquid inside silica nanopores: enhanced proton mobility due to efficient self-assembly and decoupled proton transport", Nanoscale, 10,12337-12348. DOI: 10.1039/C8NR02031K

Samuel Tardif, Ekaterina Pavlenko, Lucille Quazuguel, Maxime Boniface, Manuel Maréchal, Jean-Sébastien Micha, Laurent Gonon, Vincent Mareau, Gérard Gebel, Pascale Bayle-Guillemaud, François Rieutord, Sandrine Lyonnard (2017) "Operando Raman Spectroscopy and Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction of Lithiation/Delithiation in Silicon Nanoparticle Anodes", ACS Nano, 11(11), 11306-11316. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b05796

Gilles Lancel, Philippe Stevens, Gwenaëlle Toussaint, Manuel Maréchal, Natacha Krins, Damien Bregiroux, Christel Laberty-Robert (2017) “Hybrid Li-ion Conducting Membrane as Protection of Li-anode in aqueous Li-air Battery: Coupling Sol-gel Chemistry and Electrospinning”, Langmuir, 33(37), 9288-9297. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00675

Mélody Leclère, Sébastien Livi, Manuel Maréchal, Lionel Picard, Jannick Duchet-Rumeau (2016) "Properties of New Epoxy Networks swollen with Ionic Liquids", RSC Advances, 6, 56193-56204. DOI: 10.1039/C6RA08824D

Leslie Dos Santos, Séverine Rose, Ozlem Sel, Manuel Maréchal, Hubert Perrot, Christel Laberty-Robert (2016) “Electrospinning a versatile tool for designing hybrid proton conductive membrane”, Journal of Membrane Science, 513, 12-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.04.002

Leslie Dos Santos, Manuel Maréchal, Armel Guillermo, Sandrine Lyonnard, Simona Moldovan, Ovidiu Ersen, Ozlem Sel, Hubert Perrot and Christel Laberty-Robert (2016) “Proton Transport in Electrospun Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Membrane: An Illuminating Paradox”, Advanced Functional Materials, 26(4), 594-604. DOI:10.1002/adfm.201504076

Leslie Dos Santos, Christel Laberty–Robert, Manuel Maréchal, Ozlem Sel, Hubert Perrot (2015) "Proton Diffusion Coefficient in Electrospun Hybrid Membranes by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy", Langmuir, 31(36), 9737-9741. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02171

Johanna Abrahamsson, Emil Andreasson, Niklas Hansson, David Sandström, Ellinor Wennberg, Manuel Maréchal, Anna Martinelli (2015) "A Raman spectroscopic approach to investigate the production of biodiesel from soybean oil using 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium ionic liquids with intermediate chain length", Applied Energy, 154, 763-770. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.04.123

Moheb Nayeri, Kim Nygård, Maths Karlsson, Manuel Maréchal, Manfred Burghammer, Michael Reynolds, Anna Martinelli (2015) "Role of the ionic liquid C6C1ImTFSI in the sol-gel synthesis of silica studied in situ SAXS and Raman spectroscopy", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, 9841-9848. DOI: 10.1039/C5CP00709G

Manuel Maréchal, Frédérick Niepceron, Gérard Gebel, Hakima Mendil-Jakani, Hervé Galiano (2015) "Inside the Structure of a Nanocomposite Electrolyte Membrane: How Hybrid Particles Get Along with the Polymer Matrix", Nanoscale, 7, 3077-3087. DOI: 10.1039/c4nr05330c

Sébastien Livi, Valeria Bugatti, Manuel Maréchal, Bluma G. Soares, Guilherme M. O. Barra, Jannick Duchet-Rumeau, Jean-François Gérard (2015) "Ionic liquids–lignin combination: an innovative way to improve mechanical behaviour and water vapour permeability of eco-designed biodegradable polymer blends", RSC Advances, 5, 1989-1998. DOI: 10.1039/c4ra11919c

Olivier Fontaine, Amina Touidjine, Manuel Maréchal, Christian Bonhomme, François Ribot, Bernard Geffroy, Bruno Jousselme, Clément Sanchez, Christel Laberty-Robert (2014) "One-pot Route To Class II Hybrid Ionogel Electrolytes", New Journal of Chemistry, 38, 2008-2015. DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ01272G

Vasana Maneeratana, John D. Bass, Thierry Azais, Amaury Patissier, Karine Vallé, Manuel Maréchal, Gérard Gébel, Christel Laberty-Robert, Clément Sanchez (2013) "Fractal Inorganic-Organic Interfaces in Hybrid Membranes for Efficient Proton Transport", Advanced Functional Materials, 23(22), 2872-2880. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201202701

Pierre Terech, Minhao Yan, Manuel Maréchal, Guy Royal, Jose Galvez and Sabareesh K. P. Velu (2013) "Characterization of strain recovery and ‘‘self-healing’’ in a self-assembled metallo-gel", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15, 7338—7344. DOI: 10.1039/c3cp50671a

Minhao Yan, Sabareesh K. P. Velu, Manuel Maréchal, Guy Royal, Jose Galvez, Pierre Terech (2013) "Hierarchical aggregation mechanism in heat-set metallosupramolecular gels using a tritopic functional ligand exhibiting temperature-triggered cis-to-trans molecular conversions", Soft Matter, 9, 4428–4436. DOI: 10.1039/c3sm27941c

Anna Martinelli, Manuel Maréchal, Asa Östlund, Julien Cambedouzou (2013) "Insights into the interplay between molecular structure and diffusional motion in 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium ionic liquids. A combined PFG NMR and X-ray scattering study", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15(15), 5510-5517. DOI: 10.1039/C3CP00097D

Ozlem Sel, Thierry Azais, Manuel Maréchal, Gérard Gebel, Christel Laberty-Robert, Clément Sanchez (2011). "Sulfonic and Phosphonic Acid and Bifunctional Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Membranes and Their Proton Conduction Properties", Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 6, 2992-3000. DOI: 10.1002/asia.201100220

Meikun Fan, Manuel Maréchal, Amanda Finn, David A. Harrington, Alexandre G. Brolo (2011). "Layer-by-Layer Characterization of a Model Biofuel Cell Anode by (in Situ) Vibrational Spectroscopy", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 (1), 310–316. DOI: 10.1021/jp107118y

Manuel Maréchal, Jean-Louis Souquet, Jacques Guindet, Jean-Yves Sanchez (2007). "Solvation of Sulphonic Acid Groups in Nafion® Membranes from Accurate Conductivity Measurements", Electrochemistry Communications, 9, 1023-1028. DOI:10.1016/j.elecom.2006.12.021

Cristina Iojoiu, France Chabert, Jérémy Salomon, Nadia El Kissi, Yves Piffard, Manuel Maréchal, Philippe Capron, Régis Mercier, Jean-Yves Sanchez (2007). "Extrusion: An environnementally friendly process for PEMFC membranes elaboration", Electrochimica Acta, 53(4), 1584-1595. DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2007.04.022

Manuel Maréchal, Rudolph Wessel, Jean-Paul Diard, Jacques Guindet, Jean-Yves Sanchez (2007). "Stability of PEMFC Ionomers through Model Molecules Mimicking the Ionomer Repeat Units", Electrochimica Acta, 52(28), 7953-7963. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2007.06.052

Cristina Iojoiu, Penka Genova-Dimitrova, Manuel Maréchal, Jean-Yves Sanchez (2006). "Chemical and physicochemical characterisations of ionomers", Electrochimica Acta, 51(23), 4789-4801. DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2006.01.022

Cristina Iojoiu, France Chabert, Manuel Maréchal, Nadia El Kissi, Jacques Guindet, Jean-Yves Sanchez (2006). "From polymer chemistry to membrane elaboration. A global approach of fuel cell polymeric electrolytes", Journal of Power Sources, 153(2), 198-209. DOI:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2005.05.039

Cristina Iojoiu, Manuel Maréchal, France Chabert, Jean-Yves Sanchez (2005). "Mastering sulfonation of aromatic polysulfones: crucial for membranes in fuel cell application", Fuel Cells, 5(3), 344-354. DOI:10.1002/fuce.200400082

Jean-Yves Sanchez, Christophe Chauvin, Manuel Maréchal, Johanna Saunier, France Chabert, Nicolas Glandut, Cristina Iojoiu, Fannie Alloin, A.-Samir. My Ahmed Said, Alain Dufresne, Nadia El Kissi, Jacques Guindet (2003). "L’électrolyte polymère pour batteries lithium et piles à combustible", Revue de l’Electricité et de l’Electronique, 9, 39-42. INIST-CNRS: 153,35400011444008.0040

Jean-Philippe Bélières, Manuel Maréchal, Johanna Saunier, Fannie Alloin, Jean-Yves Sanchez (2003). "Swollen Polymethacrtylonitrile Urethane Networks for Lithium Batteries", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 150(1), A14-20. DOI:10.1149/1.1521755