Odile Fichet

(53 yo) – Professor at LPPI (CY) since 2005

e-mail : odile.fichet ‘at’ cyu.fr

Research Topics: Her main research theme concerns the synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials based on Interpenetrating Polymer Network (IPN) architectures, ie polymer blends at least one of which is crosslinked to the present of the other. These materials are designed and created « to order » to meet a need in a given application. Thus, such materials have been elaborated for fuel cell membranes, but also membranes to protect air electrodes in metal-air batteries. Furthermore, high performance polymer networks have been designed for encapsulation in power electronics. The lifetime of these materials is systematically studied under the use conditions for which they are intended.

Scientific production : 64 Rank A Publications, 15 patents,

Communications : 41 oral communications

Supervision: 4 ongoing PhDs, 18 defended PhDs

5 major publications

  1. L. Chikh, V. Delhorbe, O. Fichet “(semi-)Interpenetrating Polymer Networks as fuel cell membranes” Journal of Membrane Science 368(1-2) (2011) 1-17, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2010.11.020
  2. A.Guimet, L. Chikh, A. Morin, O. Fichet “Strengthening of Perfluorosulfonic Acid Ionomer with Sulfonated Hydrocarbon Polyelectrolyte for Application in Medium-temperature Fuel Cell” Journal of Membrane Science 514(2016) 358–365, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2016.04.031
  3. V.Delhorbe, S.R.Reijerkerk, C.Cailleteau, M.Bathfield, L.Chikh, F.Gouanve, L.Augier, E.Espuche, B.Ameduri, S.Vidal, G.Gebel, A.Morin, O. Fichet « Polyelectrolyte / fluorinated polymer interpenetrating polymer networks as fuel cell membrane” Journal of Membrane Science, 429 (2013) 168-180 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2012.11.032
  4. F. Ghamouss, M. Mallouki, B. Bertolotti, L. Chikh, C. Vancaeyzeele, S. Alfonsi, O. Fichet « Long lifetime in concentrated LiOH aqueous solution of air electrode protected with interpenetrating polymer network membrane” Journal of Power Sources 197 (2012) 267– 275, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.09.052
  5. B.Bertolotti, H.Messaoudi, L.Chikh, C.Vancaeyzeele, S.Alfonsi, O.Fichet “Stability in alkaline aqueous electrolyte of air electrode protected with fluorinated interpenetrating polymer network membrane” Journal of Power Sources 274 (2015) 488-495, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.10.059