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Nathan Coutard

PhD Student

Nathan Coutard graduated in 2015 from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. His end of masters internship was in Pr. Kylie Vincent’s lab at University of Oxford where he studied the regulatory hydrogenase from R. eutropha using in operando spectro-electrochemistry. He joined Dr Artero’s group for a PhD project that aims to optimize and integrate bio-inspired catalysts in a functional proton exchange membrane fuel cell. His work includes electrode nanostructuration, electrochemistry, catalyst design, synthesis and tinkering. He likes woodworking and eating.

Scientific contributions:

1. Toward Platinum Group Metal-Free Catalysts for Hydrogen/Air Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Catalyst activity in platinum-free substitute cathode and anode materials

F. Jaouen, D. Jones, N. Coutard, V. Artero, P. Strasser, A. Kucernak

Johnson Matthey Technological Review, 2018, 62, 231–255.

2. Molecular-engineered Nanomaterials for Catalytic Hydrogen Evolution and Uptake

N. Coutard, N. Kaeffer, V Artero

Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 13728

3. Electrochemical and Infrared Spectroscopic Studies Provide Insight into Reactions of the NiFe Regulatory Hydrogenase from Ralstonia eutropha with O2 and CO

P.A. Ash, J. Liu, N. Coutard, N. Heidary, M. Horch, I. Gudim, T. Simler, I. Zebger, O. Lenz, and K.A. Vincent

The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2015, 119, 13807

4. Strategy to overcome recombination limited photocurrent generation in CsPbX3 nanocrystal arrays

W.J. Mir, C. Livache N. Goubet, B. MartinezA. Jagtap, A. ChuN. CoutardH. CruguelT. Barisien,S. IthurriaA. NagB. DubertretA.OuerghiM. Silly, and  E. Lhuillier

Applied Physics Letters, 2018, 112, 113503

Communications:

“Bio-inspired Noble Metal-Free Nanomaterials Approaching Platinum Performances for H2 Evolution and Uptake“ Nathan Coutard, Tran N. Huan, Reuben T. Jane, Phong. D. Tran and Vincent Artero, GDR Solar Fuels, Strasbourg, France, May 30-31 2016

“Bio-inspired Catalysts Approaching Platinum Performances for H2 Evolution and Uptake“ Nathan Coutard, Tran N. Huan, Reuben T. Jane, Phong. D. Tran and Vincent Artero, Hydrogenase, Marseilles, France, July 10-15 2016

“Bioinspired Nanomaterials for H2 Oxidation“ Nathan Coutard, Vincent Artero, Solar Fuel Institute Summer Workshop, Chicago, IL, USA, August 9-11 2016

“Bioinspired Nickel Molecular Catalysts for H2 Oxidation: Optimization and Integration in a Noble Metal-Free Fuel Cell“ Nathan Coutard, Adina Morozan, Vincent Artero, Journées chimie de Coordination, Grenoble, France, January 26-27 2017