Raphaële Clément

Assistant Professor, Materials

Contact

(805) 893-4294
3009 Materials Research Laboratory
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5050

Materials Research Areas: 

Research Description: 

Prof. Clément’s research endeavors to elucidate the structure-property relationships in electrochemical materials used in rechargeable batteries and solar cells. Our approach encompasses the development of novel synthetic techniques for electrode/electrolyte systems, as well as in-depth investigation of structural and electronic phenomena taking place during function of the (photo)electrochemical device, using a range of magnetic resonance techniques (mainly NMR, but also EPR) in combination with first principles simulations. Students in the group will gain expertise in electrochemistry and NMR/EPR spectroscopy, as well as a range of other characterization techniques (X-ray/neutron diffraction, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, electron microscopy). The group fosters synergy between experiments and theory, and all students can expect to gain proficiency in the computation of NMR/EPR parameters, thermodynamic and electrochemical properties of materials.

Education: 

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Cambridge
M.Sc. and B.A. in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge