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Stephane Loridant


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Oxides catalysts, Selective oxidation catalysis, Acid-base catalysis, Alkanes and biosourced molecules, in situ/operando Raman and IR spectroscopies

2007            Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, diploma of UCBL-Lyon1

1997            Doctorate of the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) in Materials Science with honors

1993            Master of  INPG in Materials Science with honors

1993            Engineer of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrochimie et d’Electrométallurgie de Grenoble (ENSEEG) in Materials Science with honors

2019             CNRS research director at IRCELYON

2000-2018  CNRS researcher at IRCELYON

1999           Post-doctoral fellowship at IRCELYON

1998           Assistant at the Laboratoire d'Electrochimie de l'Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Post-doctoral fellowship

1994-97     PhD student at the Laboratoire d’Electrochimie et de Physico-chimie des Matériaux et des Interfaces (LEPMI/ENSEEG)

1993          Master fellowship at LEPMI/ENSEEG

1992          Engineer fellowship at the centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de Grenoble (CENG/CEA)


My research work in solid state electrochemistry and heterogeneous catalysis by oxides were achieved in three academic laboratories (IRCELYON, EPFL and LEPMI). At IRCELYON, they have been focusing on selective oxidation of light alkanes and dehydration of bio-sourced molecules by oxides catalysts. Through a rational approach including preparation of catalysts, their catalytic evaluation and their characterization by in situ and operando techniques, I have identified active and selective sites of new catalysts efficient for these kinds of reaction. Furthermore, I have developped Raman spectroscopy for heterogeneous catalysis in particular for the rational preparation of solid catalysts and for characterization of active sites and adsorbed intermediates. I supervized the Raman service at IRCELYON and the research team entitled 'Energies, fuels and chemicas for sustainability' (ECI2D). I am currently research director DR2 in the CATREN team.


  • Physico-chemical properties of oxides, Solid state chemistry and electrochemistry,
  • Catalysis by oxides: selective oxidation of alkanes and dehydration of bio-sourced molecules
  • In situ/operando Raman and IR spectroscopies
  • Management, rigorous, sense of community


Scientific Production

  • 79 Articles in international peer-reviewed journal
  • 4 book chapters
  • h factor: 35, Citation index: 49
  • 9 Patents including 3 PCT extensions
  • >100 Congress Communications (oral and posters)
  • 3 invited lectures.



Management of Research

  • Supervisor of the ECI2D research team (2015-2020)
  • Supervisor of the Raman spectroscopy service at IRCELYON (2004-2010)
  • Member of the 'Groupe Français de Spectroscopies Vibrationnelles' (GFSV) board (since 2012)
  • Member of the evaluation committee CES07 of ANR (2018, 2019)
  • Supervisor of 16 research contracts
  • Management of 55 non permanents
  • Co-organizer of international (CatBior 2017) and national (GFSV 2019-Lyon) congresses
  • Co-organizer of CNRS School (RASurI2011, GFSV 2016)

160 h of teaching at university and engineering schools