Frederic Jaouen obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2003 titled “Electrochemical characterization of porous cathodes in the polymer electrolyte fuel cell” under the supervision of Professor Göran Lindbergh. He was then a Postdoctoral Researcher in the same group and developed an efficient air breathing passive PEM fuel cell. From 2004 to March 2011, he was a Research Associate at Professor Jean-Pol Dodelet’s Group at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, near Montreal, Canada. During this period, his research focused mainly on nonprecious metal catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. In 2011, Jaouen moved to the University of Montpellier 2, France, to pursue his research on nonprecious metal catalysts as a CNRS Research Fellow. Electrocatalysis in PEM fuel cells and degradation mechanisms are his current research interests which involve the synthesis and evaluation of catalysts by RRDE and single cell tests and characterization including advanced spectroscopic techniques.
Biography Updated on 30 December 2012