Dr. Philippe Knauth

Currently Professor of Materials Chemistry and Director of the Chemistry Department at Aix Marseille University. Obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat., Saarland University) in 1987 and the Habilitation in Materials Science (Aix Marseille University) in 1996. Prior to becoming a Full Professor in 1999, hold different positions: post-doctoral fellow (CNRS, Centre de Thermodynamique et de Microcalorimétrie, 1987-1989), laboratory head at Bayer Co. (Pigments and Ceramics Division, 1989-1990) and CNRS researcher (“Chargé de Recherche“, 1990-1999). Member of the Editorial Board of several international journals: “Journal of Electroceramics” (Springer), “Journal of Nanomaterials” (Hindawi), “Frontiers in Energy Research” and “Membranes” (MDPI). Société Chimique de France (SCF): Vice-President (2006-2010) and President (2010-2017) of the “Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur” regional section and member of the Administration Council (Board of Directors) of SCF (representing the regional sections 2012-2017).
IUPAC: National Representative 2015-2019 and Titular Member since 2019 (Division II: Inorganic Chemistry). Appointed visiting scholar at MIT in 1997-98 and 2013 and Invited professor at the National Institute of Materials Science (Tsukuba, Japan) in 2007 and 2010 and at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2009, 2011 and 2022.
Fellow of the French Chemical Society (“Membre Distingué”) and recipient of the Grand Prix Franco-italien (SCF PACA/SCI Liguria-Piemonte-Valle d’Aosta, 2020), the IAAM Medal (International Association for the Advancement of Materials) 2018, the Silver Medal of the
Warsaw University of Technology (2015) and the CNRS Bronze Medal (1994). Main research interests: solid state ionics and ionic conduction near interfaces, nanostructured materials for energy storage and conversion, polymer electrolytes for electrochemical energy technologies.
Publications: >200 articles in international journals (9200 citations, h index = 47), 7 co-edited books, 6 patents and 85 invited, keynote and plenary talks at international conferences.


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