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LEROUX Fabrice

Doctor - CNRS

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Administrative and scientific management

- 11 / 2004 – 12 / 2011 : manager of " Layered Double Hydroxide" (7 permanent staff)
- 01 / 2012 – 12 / 2015 : manager of “Materials Inorganic" (29 permanent staff)
- 03 / 2015 – 12 / 2016 : vice director of ICCF
- 01 / 2017 – now : director of ICCF (122 permanent staff)

Academic Career : Milestones

- 2007 : CNRS senior research position DR
- 2003 : Ability to supervise "Lamellar inorganic framework : local order and incorporation of polymer".
- 2001 : CR1 (in 3 years)
- 1998 : CR2 CNRS (15), "LDH" team - Pr. J.P. Besse.
- 1998 : Postdoc - CRMD, Orléans, Pr. F. Béguin, “7Li NMR study of Li insertion into C-MWNT”.
- 1995-1998 : Postdoc - University of Waterloo, Canada - Pr. L.F. Nazar, “Nanocomposite of conductive polymer and TMO, xerogel and aerogel for Li electrochemical storage”
- 1992-1995 : PhD at IMN Nantes “Phyllomanganates and of amorphous mixed oxides as electrode material for Li batteries” - Dr. D. Guyomard and Dr. Y. Piffard

Research topic

- Organic inorganic O/I LDH assembly
- LDH hybrid filler for polymer and polymer coating targeting multi-functionality and/or green aspect
- LDH as a confined space for reactivity and release
- Solid state electrochemistry of LDH and derivatives

Selected recent articles (5 years)

  • Tailoring the material properties of hybrid LDH for the development of innovative applications Christine Taviot-gueho, Vanessa Prevot, Claude Forano, Guillaume Renaudin, Christine Mousty and Fabrice Leroux Adv. Funct. Mater. accepted
  • In situ generation of layered single- or double- hydroxide inorganic platelets (LSH, LDH) assisted by bola amphiphiles Arthur Langry, Joël Cellier, Horst Hintze-Bruening and Fabrice Leroux Dalton Transactions, 2018, DOI : 10.1039/C7DT03191B
  • Inhibition of Steel Corrosion and Alkaline Zinc Oxide Dissolution by Dicarboxylate Bola-Amphiphiles : Self-Assembly Supersedes Host-Guest Conception Dirk Schmelter, Arthur Langry,Andrej Koenig, Patrick Keil, Fabrice Leroux, Horst Hintze-Bruening Scientific Reports, 7, article number 2785, 2017
  • Poly(butylene succinate) Bionanocomposites : A Novel Bio-Organo-Modified Layered Double Hydroxide For Superior Mechanical Properties Grazia Totaro, Laura Sisti, Annamaria Celli, Haroutioun Askanian, Vincent Verney, Fabrice Leroux RSC Advances, 6, 4780-4791, 2016
  • Amino acids interleaved Layered Double Hydroxides as promising hybrid materials for AA2024 corrosion inhibition Thomas Stimpling, Pierre Vialat, Horst Hintze-Bruening, Patrick Keil, V. Shkirskiy, P. Volovitch, K. Ogle, Fabrice Leroux Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 13-14, 2006-2016, 2016
  • In Situ Platelets Formation into Aqueous Polymer Colloids : the Topochemical Transformation from Single to Double Layered Hydroxide (LSH - LDH) Uncovered Thomas Stimpfling, Arthur Langry, Horst Hintze-Bruening and Fabrice Leroux J. Colloid Interface Sci. 462, 260-271, 2016
  • Influence of alkalis and aging on pore structure evolution of geopolymers Jaroslav Merlar, Guillaume Renaudin, Fabrice Leroux, Adeline Hardy-Dessources, Jean-Marie Nedelec, Arnaud Poulesquen, Fabien Frizon J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 17619-17632, 2015
  • Synthesis of advanced nanoreinforced polyurethane with thiol-ene photo-grafted organo-modified layered double hydroxide Audrey Ramoné, Audrey Diouf-Lewis, Florence Delor-Jestin, Rémi Auvergne, Sylvain Caillol, Vincent Verney and Fabrice Leroux European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 1203-1211, 2015
  • Ex-ante Life Cycle Assessment of polymer nanocomposites using organo-modified Layered Double Hydroxides for potential application in agricultural films. Diruwertje Schrijvers, Fabrice Leroux, Vincent Verney, Martin Patel. Green Chemistry, 16, 4969-4984, 2014
  • High-Performing Monometallic Cobalt Layered Double Hydroxide Supercapacitor with Defined Local Structure. Pierre Vialat, Christine Mousty, Christine Taviot-Gueho, Guillaume Renaudin, Herve Martinez, Jean-Charles Dupin, Erik Elkaim, Fabrice Leroux. Adv. Funct. Mater., 24, 4831-4842, 2014
  • X-ray diffraction and rheology cross-study of polymer chain penetrating surfactant tethered layered double hydroxide resulting into intermixed structure with polypropylene, poly(butylene)succinate and poly(dimethyl)siloxane. Fabrice Leroux, Antoine Dalod, Mohammed Hennous, Laura Sisti, Grazia Totaro, Annamaria Celli, Christian Coehlo, Vincent Verney. Applied Clay Science, 100, 102-111, 2014
  • Photostability and photobactericidal properties of porphyrin – layered double hydroxide / polyurethane composite films. Martha Merchán, Vincent Verney, Tan Sothea Ouk, Vincent Sol, Kamil Lang, Christian Coelho, Sophie Commereuc, Fabrice Leroux and Christine Taviot-Guého. J. Mater. Chem. B, 1, 2139-2146, 2013
  • Exfoliated polymer nanocomposites by in situ coprecipitation of layered double hydroxides in a polymer matrix. Julien Gaume, Sandrine Thérias, Fabrice Leroux, Agnès Rivaton, Jean-Luc Gardette Journal of Applied Polymer Science, DOI : 10.1002/app.38831, 129, 1345-1349, 2013
  • Preparation and properties of blends composed of lignosulfonated layered double hydroxide / plasticized starch and thermoplastics, Edwige Privas, Fabrice Leroux, Patrick Navard, Carbohydrate Polymers, 96, 91-100, 2013

Field of expertise

Lamellar compounds, filler for polymer, supercapacitor XRD, Solid State NMR, XAS & SAXS, Rheology, Solid State - Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

Member of Board & Expertise

EuroClay (2015), e-MRS symposium Q (2014), P (2012), symposium T (2010) “Advanced Hybrid Materials I & II : stakes and concepts”, IV IWLM (2012 – Campinas), International Clay Conference (ICC) President of the Advisory Board (22 members) of ISIC “International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds”, since 2010 - now Expert in panel for DIAMOND synchrotron facility (2015 – 2018)


Prix 2010 de la Division de Chimie du Solide Société Chimique de France

Bibliometric data

197 articles and proceedings, 9 book chapters and 20 patents 52 conference & seminar presentations including 29 international invitations ≈6500 citations Thomson Reuters Web of knowledge 07/2017, H = 46