Dr. Marine CuisinierScientist | Energy Storage
Marine’s expertise lies in the characterization of materials, interfaces and electrochemical processes using NMR and synchrotron-based x-ray spectroscopies; she is interested in controlling reactivity at the interfaces and aging processes in batteries. Her intention is now to utilize knowledge gained from fundamental studies to enable sulfur electrochemistry under commercially viable conditions.
- Master’s Degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Rennes, France. 2008
- Master’s Degree in Materials Science Exploiting Large scale Facilities. Erasmus Mundus between the universities of Rennes 1, France and Torino, Italy. 2008
- PhD in Solid-state Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Dominique Guyomard. Institut des Materiaux de Nantes, France. 2012
Marine’s PhD project involved the characterization and optimization of electrode/electrolyte interfaces in lithium-ion batteries, but also the development of spectro-analytical tools both qualitative and quantitative (NMR and EELS) to enable the monitoring of these interfaces upon aging/cycling and correlate their structure/properties with the overall battery cycling behavior.
She then worked for three years as a postdoc with Prof. Linda Nazar, at the University of Waterloo (ON, Canada) on the development of lithium-sulfur batteries with focus on understanding the fundamentals of sulfur electrochemistry in non-aqueous media. Structure characterization and sulfur speciation was achieved by NMR and operando XAS in collaboration with Dr. Mali Balasubramanian (Argonne, USA). An important part of the project was dedicated to the exploration of solvents and electrolyte salts, in addition to the development of innovative sulphur host materials and analytical protocols to alleviate self-discharge and capacity fading.
- Quantitative MAS NMR Characterization of the LiMn1/2Ni1/2O2 Electrode/Electrolyte Interphase, M. Cuisinier, J.F. Martin, P. Moreau, T. Epicier, R. Kanno, D. Guyomard, N. Dupré, Solid State Nucl. Magn. Reson.42 (2012) 51.
- Sulfur Speciation in Li–S Batteries Determined by Operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. M. Cuisinier, P.-E. Cabelguen, S. Evers, G. He, M. Kolbeck, A. Garsuch, T. Bolin, M. Balasubramanian, L. F. Nazar. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4 (2013) 3227.
- Elucidation of the Na2/3FePO4 and Li2/3FePO4 intermediate superstructure revealing a pseudouniform ordering in 2D. F. Boucher, J. Gaubicher, M. Cuisinier, D. Guyomard, P. Moreau. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136 (2014) 9144.
- Rational design of sulphur host materials for Li-S batteries: correlating lithium polysulphide adsorptivity and self-discharge capacity loss. M. Cuisinier, C. J Hart, X. Liang, D. Kundu, A. Garsuch, L. F. Nazar. Chem. Commun. 51 (2015) 2308.