Renal Backov

Université de Bordeaux, France

Professor RĂ©nal Backov obtained his PhD in 1997 at the University of Montpellier II, France. He then moved as a post-doc fellow in 1998 to the University of Florida, Gainesville USA, joining thereby the Professor Daniel R. Talham group to address inorganic chemistry, mainly biomineralization and coordination chemistry. He was hired as associated Professor at the University of Bordeaux in 2001 while being full Professor since 2010. His current research is performed at the French CNRS "Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal" UPR 8641. His main subject of research is the rational design of advanced functional materials through combining the physical chemistry of complex fluids and chemistry. As the synthetic paths employed are pleading for a strong interdisciplinary approach of chemical science, he formalized the concept of Integrative Chemistry in 2006, later on relayed by the NSF under the Integrative Chemistry Activities entry. He was Laureate of the solid state chemistry division of the French chemical society in 2013. With more than 140 articles, 33 patents and 300 contributed papers, his field of research encompasses the domains of energy conversion (hydrogen storage, batteries, biofuel cells), drug delivery, sensors, heterogeneous catalysis (enzymatic and metallic), photocatalysis, photonics, photovoltaic (DSSC), and random lasing

Biography Updated on 20 March 2017

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