Odile Bohnke, born in Rouen (France) in 1951, is Senior Research Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She received an engineering degree from the Institut National Supérieur de Chimie Industrielle de Rouen (INSCIR) (now INSA) in 1974 and a Master degree from the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, in 1976 under the supervision of Professor Leonard Nanis who teached her electrochemistry. In 1979, she got a permanent position at the CNRS as a Fellow Researcher. From 1979 to 1993 she worked at the "Laboratoire d'Electrochimie des Solides" in Besançon. Her research was focused on electrochromism. She was in charge of a 10-scientist group. She mainly worked on the kinetics and thermodynamics of intercalation process into oxides. She received her Ph.D. degree (Doctorat ès Sciences Physiques) in 1984 from the University of Besançon. In 1993, she moved in a solid state chemistry laboratory at the University of Maine in Le Mans and worked as an electrochemist on solid state ionic conductors. She is a Member of the Electrochemical Society. She is the author or coauthors of 150 scientific papers and 9 patents. Since 2008, she has been the head of the "Laboratoire des Oxides et Fluorures" UMR CNRS in Le Mans.
Biography Updated on 7 February 2011