Grenoble Institute of Technology

Grenoble Institute of Engineering and Management (Grenoble INP) is a federation of 8 engineering and management schools and 39 research laboratories. With about 1,200 engineering masters, 300 research masters and 230 doctorates awarded each year, it is the first French engineering university and one of Europe’s leading technology universities.

The Laboratoire d’Électrochimie et de Physico-chimie des Matériaux et des Interfaces (LEPMI, UMR 5279) involves 47 permanent researchers and 90 PhD-Postdocs. Its main activities deal with the mastering of synthesis, elaboration and electrochemical characterization of functional materials (polymers, salts, ionic liquids, solvents, catalysts, ceramics) to be used in electrochemical conversion and storage of energy, such as batteries, fuel cells, or supercapacitors.


Renaud BOUCHET (Principal Investigator)

Prof. Renaud Bouchet received his PhD degree in 1999 from the Grenoble INP after working on H2 electrochemical sensors using proton conducting polymer electrolytes. He was appointed assistant Professor in 2000 in Aix-Marseille University, and started to work on lithium metal polymer battery with Blue Solutions, then moved as full professor in 2012 at Grenoble INP. His main research interests include the design of functional materials and advanced electrochemical analyses of the charge transport/transfer processes for electrochemical energy storage (Lithium metal polymer, inorganic solid-state batteries, lithium sulphur, lithium-ion).


Dr. Michel Mermoux obtained a PhD degree in 1988 at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, working on the synthesis, characterization and electrochemical properties of graphite oxide. In 1989 he joined the CNRS, working on the synthesis and characterisation of CVD diamond films, then the electrochemical properties of boron-doped diamond. Since 1994, he progressively moved towards the use of Raman spectroscopy, the purpose of the measurements is mainly to extract material properties (structural, electronic and thermal properties, strain, …) from the line shape of specific Raman lines.

Laboratoire d’Électrochimie et de Physico-chimie des Matériaux et des Interfaces
1130 Rue de la Piscine, 38610 Gières, France