Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Stievano – Université de Montpellier, Montpellier

Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Stievano

Birthdate                                   
24.09.1969

Birthplace                                             
Montebelluna, Italy Nationality                                      
Italian

Residence 26 rue du Barry, 34150 Montpeyroux (France)

Education and Qualifications:

December 2005: “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” in Chemistry

«Petit voyage vers la surface : structure et réactivité de solides inorganiques»

Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France).

February 1999: “Dottorato di Ricerca” (equivalent to Ph.D.) in Chemical Sciences

«Chemical Applications of Mössbauer Spectroscopy with Common and Less‐Common Isotopes»

Università degli Studi, Ferrara (Italy).

Mars 1995: «Laurea» (eq. to M.Sc.) in Industrial Chemistry (110/110 magna cum laude)

«Applicazioni Chimiche della Spettroscopia Mössbauer»

Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice (Italy).

Working Experience:

From December 2016: Professor, 1st class

Institut Charles Gerhardt ‐ AIME, UMR 5253, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier (France).

January 2014 – November 2016: Professor, 2nd class

Institut Charles Gerhardt ‐ AIME, UMR 5253, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier (France).

September 2009 – Décember 2014 : Professor, 2nd class

Institut Charles Gerhardt ‐ AIME, UMR 5253, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier (France).

September 2001 – August 2009: Maître de Conférences (equivalent to Associate Professor)

Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface, UMR 7609, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France).

January – September 2001: Post‐doctoral researcher

«Stabilisation of platinum species at the internal basic surface of alkali‐b‐zeolites»

Laboratoire de Réactivité de Surface, UMR 7609, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France).

September – December 2000: Fellow researcher

«Study of the chemical state of antimony in V‐Sb mixed‐oxide catalysts for propane ammoxidation»

Physik Department E15, Technische Universität München, Munich (Germany).

May 1999 – July 2000: Post‐doctoral researcher

«Elaboration of bimetallic catalysts by laser vaporisation of bulk alloys and deposition on finely divided supports»

Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse ‐ CNRS, Villeurbanne (France).

1996 – 1998: Fellow researcher (during the PhD) for a total period of 2 years

«Chemical Applications of Mössbauer Spectroscopy with Common and Less‐Common Isotopes»

Physik Department E15, Technische Universität München, Munich (Germany).

Interests and skills:

  • Synthesis, characterisation and study of materials for energy storage and heterogeneous catalysis.
  • Integrated study of surface reactivity and of adsorption mechanisms of biological molecules (amino acids and oligopeptides) on inorganic
  • Study and characterisation of inorganic materials (oxides, metal clusters and organometallic cluster compounds, clays, glasses and ceramics).
  • Techniques: Mössbauer spectroscopy, X‐ray absorption spectroscopy, X‐ray diffraction, Optical spectroscopies (Raman, IR and UV‐vis), X‐ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Electron microscopy, Temperature‐programmed techniques, Mass spectrometry, HPLC and Gas‐chromatography.
  • Quantum chemistry methods: DFT calculation with VASP and Gaussian

Honours and prizes:

  • July 2000: «Young Scientist Prize» from the International Association of Catalytic Societies, XII International Congress on Catalysis, Granada (Espagne).
  • July‐August 2008 : Invited Professor at the Chemistry Department of the University of Florida, Gainesville (USA).
  • May‐August 2016 : Invited Professor at the Physics Department of Chalmers University, Göteborg (Sweden).
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).

Languages:

  • Italian: mother
  • English: very good, spoken and written
  • French: very good, spoken and written

Teaching Experience

1998: Laboratory Assistant (in English), Technische Universität München, Munich (Germany) 2001 2009: Assistant Professor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France)

2009 2014: Professor, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier (France) Since 2014: Professor, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier (France)

Main scientific responsibilities

  • Participation to the tutoring of 15 PhD students
  • 2008: Responsible of the BQR project “Interaction of Bio‐Organic matter/Nanosilica : Combined spectroscopic and modelling approach.” financed by UPMC (30 k€)
  • 2009‐2010: Participation to the ANR project ANECDOTE (ANR‐07‐Stock‐E‐03‐02)
  • 2009: Coordinator of the PIE‐CNRS project SELENSOL “Lithium‐ion technology for the electrochemical storage of solar photovoltaic energy: electrode materials, electrochemical mechanisms, photovoltaic elements with integrated storage” financed by CNRS (15 k€).
  • 2009‐2012: Coordinator of a collaboration project with CEA Marcoule on the long‐term storage of low‐activity radioactive waste (one PhD thesis + 15 k€).
  • 2011‐2014: Participation to the ANR project ICARES (ANR‐11‐Blanc‐Simi9)
  • 2012‐2016: Participation to the European FP7 project EUROLIS (project No. 314515)
  • 2013‐2016: Participation to the ANR project SODIUM (ANR‐13‐Défi Descartes)
  • 2014‐2017: Participation to the ANR project DELIREDOX (ANR DS0204 2014)
  • 2012‐2016: Participation to the European H2020 project POROUS4APP (project No. 686163)

Scientific production

  • Co‐author of 3 patents, 4 book chapters and more than 120 publications in international peer‐ reviewed
  • Co‐author of more than 80 oral presentations (12 invited) to national and international conferences.

Administration and public interest activity

  • 2004 – 2008: Elected member of the Commission of Specialists (section 32 of the CNU) at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC).
  • 2008 – 2009: Elected member of the Commission of Experts (section 32 of the CNU) for the constitution of the Selection Committees for the recruiting of scientific and teaching staff at the
  • 2006 – 2009: Elected member of the Department Council of the Master of Chemistry (UPMC).
  • 2006 – 2009: Responsible of the international mobility and coordinator of the Erasmus program for the Department of
  • 2007 – 2009: responsible at the UPMC of the international student exchange program “Research Experience for Undergraduates” with the Department of Chemistry of the University of Florida (Gainesville, USA).
  • In September 2008, with the support of the National Science Foundation, of the Howard Hugues Medical Institute, of the “Direction des Relations Internationales” and of the Master of Chemistry of the UPMC, responsible of the organisation at the UPMC of an international meeting for the promotion of exchange programs for Master students with the participation of foreign students and
  • Since 2010, member of the Bureau of the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Montpellier (UM, ex UM2).
  • 2011 – 2014: responsible of the Master program for Professional School Teachers of Sciences at the UM2.
  • Since 2011, responsible of the second year of the multidisciplinary Master course on Energy of the UM.
  • Since 2012, member of the Commission of Experts (section 32 of the CNU) for the constitution of the Selection Committees for the recruiting of scientific and teaching staff at the
  • Since 2012, responsible of the characterisation platform of the UM « Réseau des Rayons X et Gamma » (Network of X and Gamma rays).
  • Since 2012, responsible of the characterisation platform of the Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier.
  • Since 2012, coresponsible with Prof. C. Enjalbal‐Goubet of the Analysis and Characterisation Platform of the Pôle Chimie Balard (PAC Balard).
  • Since 2012, member of the Program Review Committee 4 “Chemistry & Physico‐Chemistry, in situ Reactivity, Soft Matter” of the Synchrotron Soleil (Gif‐sur‐Yvette, France)
  • Since 2014, elected member, member of the Bureau and Scientific Secretary of the Scientific Council of the National Institute of Chemistry of the
  • In 2016, direct hierarchical responsible (N+1) of 15 technical UM and CNRS staff working in the characterisation platforms of which I am