International workshop on Hydrides and Energy Storage in tribute to Michel Latroche

Michel Latroche, internationally recognized as a pillar of the hydride community, and more generally of research on the fundamental properties of materials for energy applications, passed away suddenly on December 30, 2021. Michel Latroche was the WP2 leader of the HyCARE project. His work was very important to guide the characterization of powder and pellets produced for the HyCARE system. The international day, which aims to outline the broad panorama of his research interests, is dedicated to his memory. It took place on Monday, June 13 at the ICMPE auditorium in Thiais.

Michel Latroche’s research activities have been mainly devoted to the study of alloys, intermetallic compounds, rare earths and porous materials having the property of reacting with hydrogen to form various compounds with remarkable structural, thermodynamic, physical and electrochemical properties. These hydrogenated materials are attracting ever-increasing interest, both fundamentally and applied. Indeed, they are able to store hydrogen and its isotopes under tuneable pressure and temperature conditions. They are currently used as electrode materials in commercial Ni-MH batteries and are being considered as electrode and electrolyte materials for future generations of Li-ion batteries

During the workshop, HyCARE’s coordinator Marcello Baricco presented the project, highlighting the key contribution of Latroche in the project.

For more information, visit the workshop page.