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  • Undergraduate studies on General Studies (DEUG), Monastir University, Tunisia. 2000
  • Master’s Degree on Chemical Sciences, Maine University, France. 2003
  • Ph.D. on Condensed Matter Chemical Physics, Bordeaux1 University, France. 2006

Professional Experience

After one year of deep studies of chemical sciences at the University of Maine in France, Hamdi BEN YAHIA moved to the University of Bordeaux1 from where he received his Ph.D. in September 2006 in condensed matter physical chemistry. Thereafter, he worked as a postdoctoral appointee at the French National Research Center in France where he developed cathodes for fuel cells. In August 2008, he was awarded the Alexander Von Humboldt fellowship to work on superconductors at the University of Münster in Germany. In October 2010, he joined the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Osaka to work on positive electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries. His work was supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in Japan. In November 2012, he was awarded the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) research fellowship to work on positive electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries. During the last ten years, he discovered more than 80 new compounds for fuel cells, superconductors, and batteries. He authored two patent applications and published 48 peer-review papers. 


  • National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)Training Scholarship, France 2004, 2005
  • ATER Bordeaux1, France 2006
  • National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Postdoctoral Fellowship, France 2007
  • Alexander Von Humboldt (AVH) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Germany 2008, 2009
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) research Fellowship, Japan 2010, 2011
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan 2012, 2013

Selected Publications

  • a-Na2Ni2Fe(PO4)3: a Dual Positive/Negative Electrode Material for Sodium Ion Batteries, R. Essehli, I. Belharouak, H. Ben Yahia, R. Chamoun, B. Orayech, B. El Bali, K. Bouziane, X. Zhou, and Z. Zhen, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 4526-4532.
  • Structural relationships among LiNaMg[PO4]F and Na2M[PO4]F (M = Mn-Ni, and Mg), and the magnetic structure of LiNaNi[PO4]F, H. Ben Yahia, M. Shikano, H. Kobayashi, M. Avdeev, S. Liu, C.D. Ling, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 2044-2051.
  • Mechanism of phase transition in LixCoO2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.25) based on simple Group-Subgroup transformations, H. Ben Yahia, M. Shikano, H. Kobayashi, Chem. Mater. 2013, 25 (18), 3687-3701.
  • Synthesis and characterization of the crystal structure, the magnetic and the electrochemical properties of the new fluorophosphate LiNaFe[PO4]F, H. Ben Yahia, M. Shikano, H. Sakaebe, S. Koike, M. Tabuchi, H. Kobayashi, H. Kawaji, M. Avdeev, W. Miiller, C. D. Ling, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 11692-11699.