The last semester of the second year is dedicated to the 6-month Master's Thesis research project within one of the thirty participating. Students can choose among various topic and world renowned networks like ALISTORE.
What is ALISTORE?
ALISTORE ERI was created in the framework of a 5-year EC funded FP6 Network of Excellence (starting in 2004) and currently federates 19 institutions performing cross cutting high level research in the field of batteries and battery materials.
This adventure was initiated by Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon (France) who was able to put together world class European laboratories in the field to perform collaborative research on the topic.
Since early 2009, ALISTORE ERI is a federative research structure coordinated by CNRS, funded though academic member contributions and the membership fees of 12 companies that joined its associated Industrial Club. Such funds allow developing hand in hand, integrated and collaborative research oriented towards medium-term transfer to industry.
Such long term collaboration has enabled sharing of ideas and resources amongst the diverse partners to provide a larger added value. From 2010 to 2017 the network was led by Prof. Patrice Simon (France) and Dr. M. Rosa Palacin (Spain). Since December 2017, it is headed by Christian Masquelier (France), Robert Dominko (Slovenia) and Patrik Johansson (Sweden), director and deputy directors. The team is composed of CNRS-funded managers, Anne Charbonnier, Administrator and Cédric Chazel, Intellectual Property Manager.
ALISTORE-ERI academics meet twice a year with members of the Industrial Club to present most recent discoveries and last achievements, discuss perspective trends, build-up collaborative European projects and set up the global scientific and financial policy.
ALISTORE-ERI long term research of the academic leading teams is reinforced by Post Docs and PhD students financially supported by the Industrial Club. 30 positions have been funded since the beginning. This manpower represents 90% of the annual budget.
ALISTORE-ERI structures around thematic research groups focusing on advanced Li-ion and Na-ion battery technologies, electrolytes...
which are supported by transverse characterization platforms (Mossbauer, XPS, NMR...) specifically devoted to battery research... Such an unconventional approach merging basic research and application requirements has given impressive fruit in these 10 years of existence ALISTORE:
- 2 White Papers (prospective view of a group of academic experts on a specific topic),
- around 10 trip reports per year
- a complete yearly scientific report of 100 pages
- list of number of papers
- 16 patent families.
List of ALISTORE-ERI partners
- Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides (Université de Picardie Jules Verne/CNRS, Amiens, France)
- Aggregates, Interfaces and Materials for Energy (AIME) (Institut Charles Gerhardt, Université Montpellier 2, France)
- Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain)
- Department of Chemistry (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)
- Department of Chemistry (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
- Condensed Matter Physics, Applied Physics (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
- Laboratory of Materials Chemistry (National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (CNRS/Université Bordeaux I, Pessac, France)
- Solid State Electrochemistry Group (USTAN) (University of Saint Andrews, Saint Andrews, Scotland)
- Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche et d'Ingénierie des Matériaux (CIRIMAT) (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)
- Laboratory for Inorganic Chemistry (Technische Universiteit Delft, Delft, The Netherland)
- Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland)
- Department of Materials Chemistry (Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden)
- School of Physical Sciences (Kent University, Canterbury, United Kingdom)
- Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials (ICTM) (University of Graz, Graz, Austria)
- Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (Université de Nantes, Nantes, France)
- Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physicochimie pour l'Environnement et les Matériaux (IPREM) (Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Pau, France)
- University of Twente, Netherlands (MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology)
- CIDETEC, Spain