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Dr Frederic Blanc PhD

Senior Lecturer Chemistry

Biography

Personal Statement

Frédéric graduated from the School of Chemistry in Lyon (France) in 2004 and obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 2008 from the University of Lyon and the European Center for High Field NMR in Lyon, under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Copéret and Prof. Lyndon Emsley. He studied the structure - dynamics relationship in heterogeneous catalysis and developed new solid state NMR methods to understand the chemistry on surfaces. He then received a Lavoisier fellowship and underwent postdoctoral work at the State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY for three years with Prof. Clare P. Grey, where he got interested in the understanding of the structure elucidation of energy materials with NMR spectroscopy. He then moved to the University of Cambridge as a Marie Curie fellow and looked at the dynamics of oxygens and protons in electrolytes by high temperature NMR spectroscopy. In December 2012, he was appointed to a Lectureship in the Department of Chemistry and the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy at the University of Liverpool and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2016, where he is focusing on the development and application of NMR spectroscopy in materials chemistry.

Personal Distinctions

  • BRSG - NMRDG Annual Prize for Excellent Contribution to Magnetic Resonance. (Prize, Institute of Physics - Royal Society of Chemistry 2017)
  • Fellow (Higher Education Academy 2016)
  • SFTC Early Career Award (SFTC 2015)
  • Finalist of the 2nd Youth Scientist Award (International Solid State Ionics Society 2013)

Administrative Roles

  • Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy seminar series organiser
  • Staff Student Liaison Committee
  • Teaching & Learning Committee
  • MChem Research Project Module Leader
  • Chemistry Safety Operations Committee

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