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Nicolas KAEFFER is born in Strasbourg, France, in 1989. His primary scientific educational background led him to study chemistry at Chimie ParisTech, France, a chemical science and engineering school belonging to the ParisTech and PSL* networks. In 2012 he received a Chimie ParisTech engineer diploma as well as a master of molecular chemistry of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC, Paris 6). He is now doing a PhD at the Laboratoire de Chimie et Biologie des Métaux (CEA Grenoble/Université Joseph Fourier/CNRS ) on the construction of molecular photocathodes for hydrogen evolution, under the supervision of Dr Vincent ARTERO.

PhD Student

Nicolas Kaeffer

Scientific Productions:

1. Playing with (photo)cathodes based on cobalt diimine-dioxime complexes towards their integration in device

N. Kaeffer, A. Morozan, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, V. Artero, M. Fournier, D. Méndez-Hernández, M. Tejeda, E. Reyes, J. Tomlin, T.A. Moore, A. L. Moore, D. Gust

April 2015, 1st International Solar Fuels Conference, Uppsala, Sweden.

 

2. System integration: implementing molecular photo/catalytic components into an overall water-splitting tandem cell

N. Kaeffer, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, V. Artero, M. Fournier, D. Mendez-Hernandez, T. A. Moore, A. L. Moore and D. Gust

 January 2014, Gordon Research Conference on Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels, Ventura, USA

 

3. System integration: implementing molecular photo/catalytic components into an overall water-splitting tandem cell

N. Kaeffer, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, V. Artero, M. Fournier, D. Mendez-Hernandez, T. A. Moore, A. L. Moore and D. Gust

January 2014, Gordon Research Seminar on Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels, Ventura, USA

Posters:

1. Playing with (photo)cathodes based on cobalt diimine-dioxime complexes towards their integration in device (SOFI-fellow presentation)

N. Kaeffer, A. Morozan, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, V. Artero, M. Fournier, D. Méndez-Hernández, M. Tejeda, E. Reyes, J. Tomlin, T.A. Moore, A. L. Moore, D. Gust.

April 2015, 1st International Solar Fuels Conference: Young Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden.

 

2. Implementing molecular photo/catalytic components into an overall water-splitting tandem cell

N. Kaeffer, A. Morozan, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, V. Artero, M. Fournier, D. Méndez-Hernández, M. Tejeda, E. Reyes, J. Tomlin, T.A. Moore, A. L. Moore, D. Gust

October 2014, Perspect-H2O COST Meeting, Lund, Sweden

 

3. Water-splitting: from bio-inspiration to system integration

N. Kaeffer, M. Fournier, D. Méndez-Hernández, M. Tejeda, E. Reyes, J. Tomlin, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, V. Artero, T.A. Moore, A. L. Moore and D. Gust

May 2014, 9th Institute of Metals in Biology Meeting, Autrans, France

Oral communications:
Communications:

1. Carburants solaires : Photosynthèse artificielle et procédés photo-électrochimiques

N. Kaeffer, N. Queyriaux, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, M. Fontecave, V. Artero*

L’Actualité Chimique, 2015, n° 397-398, p. 63-68

 

2. Oxygen Tolerance of a Molecular Engineered Cathode for Hydrogen Evolution based on a Cobalt Diimine-Dioxime Catalyst

N. Kaeffer, A. Morozan, V. Artero*

J. Phys Chem. B., 2015,  DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b03136

 

3. Hydrogen Evolution Catalyzed by Cobalt Diimine-Dioxime Complexes

N. Kaeffer, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, V. Artero*

Acc. Chem. Res., 2015, 48, 1296-1295

 

4. Dye-Sensitized PS-b-P2VP–templated Nickel Oxide Films for Photoelectrochemical Applications

J. Massin, M. Bräutigam, N. Kaeffer, N. Queyriaux, M. J. Field, F. H. Schacher, J. Popp, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, B. Dietzek*,V Artero*

Interface Focus, 2015, 5, 20140083

 

5. Molecular cathode and photocathode materials for hydrogen evolution in  photoelectrochemical devices

N. Queyriaux, N. Kaeffer, A. Morozan, M. Chavarot-Kerlidou, V. Artero

 J. Photochem. Photobiol. C., Photochemistry Reviews, 2015, 2015, 25, 90-105.

 

6. The Dark Side of Molecular Catalysis: Diimine-Dioxime Cobalt Complexes are not the Actual Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalyst in Acidic Aqueous Solutions

Nicolas Kaeffer, Adina Morozan, Jennifer Fize, Eugenie Martinez, Laure Guetaz, Vincent Artero*

ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 3727−3737.