Jean-Marie Tarascon

Jean-Marie Tarascon FRSC is Professor of Chemistry at the Collège de France in Paris and Director of the French Research Network on Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E).[14][15][16][17]

Jean-Marie Tarascon
Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon ForMemRS.jpg
Jean-Marie Tarascon in 2014, portrait via the Royal Society
Born1953 (age 66–67)[1]
Alma mater
Scientific career


Tarascon was educated at the University of Bordeaux where he was awarded a Diplôme d'études universitaires générales in Physics and Chemistry, a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, and a PhD on Solid State Chemistry in 1981.[1][4]


Following his PhD, Tarascon did postdoctoral research at Cornell University.[13] He worked at Bell Labs[10][11] and Bellcore[12] from 1982 to 1994, then moved to the University of Picardie Jules Verne in 1994. He has been at the College de France since 2010. He is also credited with laying foundations of the reputable Erasmus mundus masters course in energy storage and conversion "Materials for energy storage and conversion" hosted by UPJV, Amiens in association with seven universities across the globe and several energy research networks.


Tarascon's research[18] investigates the synthesis of novel electronic phenomena and materials such as superconductors, ferroelectrics, fluoride glasses, rechargeable batteries[19] and colossal magnetoresistance.[20] He has made many contributions to superconductivity and was the original proponent of the thin and flexible plastic lithium ion battery.[21][22][23]

Awards and honoursEdit

Tarascon was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 2014. His nomination reads:[3]

Jean-Marie Tarascon is distinguished for his outstanding leadership in the materials chemistry of energy conversion and storage devices and for seminal studies of high temperature superconductors. His pioneering work on electrode reaction processes that can store more energy than those in conventional lithium-ion batteries, his work on molecular electrodes and his realization of the plastic battery, have changed thinking in the field.

Tarascon was nominated to the Académie des Sciences in 2005, and the University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV) gold medalist in 2008.[24] He won the ENI Protection of the Environment award in 2011[4] and was honoured by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002.[25] In 2015 he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry's Centenary Prize[26]. In 2017, he was one of the two winners of the Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation[27]. He was one of the five nominated for the CNRS Innovation Medals [28].


  1. ^ a b Jean-Marie Tarascon CV, Institut de France, Académie des Sciences
  2. ^ "Fellows (FRSC)". The Times. 27 October 2015. p. 57.
  3. ^ a b "Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon ForMemRS". London: The Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2014-05-02.
  4. ^ a b c Jean-Marie Tarascon, University of Picardie Jules Verne,
  5. ^ Dunn, B; Kamath, H; Tarascon, J. M. (2011). "Electrical energy storage for the grid: A battery of choices". Science. 334 (6058): 928–35. doi:10.1126/science.1212741. PMID 22096188.
  6. ^ Taberna, P. L.; Mitra, S.; Poizot, P.; Simon, P.; Tarascon, J. -M. (2006). "High rate capabilities Fe3O4-based Cu nano-architectured electrodes for lithium-ion battery applications". Nature Materials. 5 (7): 567–573. Bibcode:2006NatMa...5..567T. doi:10.1038/nmat1672. PMID 16783360.
  7. ^ Bruce, P. G.; Freunberger, S. A.; Hardwick, L. J.; Tarascon, J. M. (2011). "Li–O2 and Li–S batteries with high energy storage". Nature Materials. 11 (1): 19–29. doi:10.1038/nmat3191. PMID 22169914.
  8. ^ Jean-Marie Tarascon: Chimie du solide et de l'énergie, Collège de France
  9. ^ Jean-Marie Tarascon, Adjunct Professor
  10. ^ a b Tarascon, J.; Disalvo, F.; Eibschutz, M.; Murphy, D.; Waszczak, J. (1983). "Preparation and chemical and physical properties of the new layered phases LixTi1−yMyS2 with M=V,Cr,or Fe". Physical Review B. 28 (11): 6397. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.28.6397.
  11. ^ a b Tarascon, J.; Disalvo, F.; Murphy, D.; Hull, G.; Waszczak, J. (1984). "New superconducting ternary molybdenum chalcogenides InMo6Se8,T1Mo6S8, and T1Mo6Se8". Physical Review B. 29: 172–180. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.29.172.
  12. ^ a b High Temperature Superconductors: Relationships between Properties, Structure, and Solid State Chemistry ISBN 9781107410374 Cambridge University Press
  13. ^ a b Tarascon, J. M.; Johnson, D. C.; Sienko, M. J. (1982). "Ambivalent behavior of ytterbium in the ytterbium molybdenum sulfide YbMo6S8-ytterbium molybdenum selenide YbMo6Se8 pseudobinary system". Inorganic Chemistry. 21 (4): 1505. doi:10.1021/ic00134a047.
  14. ^ RS2E Research network on electrochemical energy storage,
  15. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic
  16. ^ Jean-Marie Tarascon publications indexed by Google Scholar
  17. ^ Jean-Marie Tarascon's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  18. ^ Jean-Marie Tarascon: Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage on YouTube, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2014-04-24
  19. ^ Tarascon, J.M.; Armand, M. (2001). "Issues and challenges facing rechargeable lithium batteries". Nature. 414 (6861): 359–67. doi:10.1038/35104644. PMID 11713543.
  20. ^ Tarascon, J. M.; Chaudhari, P. (1999). "Electronic materials". Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science. 4: 3–4. doi:10.1016/S1359-0286(99)80003-5.
  21. ^ Tarascon, J. M.; Poizot, P.; Laruelle, S.; Grugeon, S.; Dupont, L. (2000). "Nano-sized transition-metal oxides as negative-electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries". Nature. 407 (6803): 496–9. doi:10.1038/35035045. PMID 11028997.
  22. ^ Bruce, P. G.; Scrosati, B; Tarascon, J. M. (2008). "Nanomaterials for rechargeable lithium batteries". Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 47 (16): 2930–46. doi:10.1002/anie.200702505. PMID 18338357.
  23. ^ Materials for Sustainable Energy ISBN 9814317640
  24. ^ Distinguished Lecture Series: Jean-Marie Tarascon Archived 2014-12-19 at the Wayback Machine, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  25. ^ New Jersey Inventors 2002 Award Winners Hall of Fame, New Jersey Inventors
  26. ^ "Royal Society of Chemistry Prizes and Awards 2015". Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  27. ^ Summit, Fuel Choices and Smart Mobiity. "Fuel Choices and Smart Mobiity Summit > Award". Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  28. ^ CNRS. "CNRS - CNRS Innovation medalists". (in French). Retrieved 2018-03-16.

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