Dr. Laurence Croguennec

Deputy Director of ICMCB laboratory, Senior CNRS Researcher at the "Energy: Materials and Batteries" research group


Laurence Croguennec is CNRS Research Director at the Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée in Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS, France). She graduated (PhD) in 1996 from Nantes University at the Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (France) and spent one year as a Post-Doc at the Bonn University (Germany). She became CNRS researcher at ICMCB in 1997, led the research group “Energy: Materials and Batteries” between 2004 and 2021 and is now Deputy Director of ICMCB since January 2022. She is actively involved in the French Network on the Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E) and in the ALISTORE European Research Institute devoted to battery research. She has been working for more than 25 years now on the crystal chemistry of electrode materials developed for Metal-ion batteries, and more recently all-solid state batteries, and on the characterization of mechanisms involved upon their cycling, especially for layered and spinel oxides and polyanionic-type positive electrode materials. She is the co-author of 150 publications and 5 patents, and gave 70 invited talks in national and international meetings.