Research team : Du Site Actif au Matériau Catalytique – SAMCat (E3) or From the active site to the catalytic material

Assistant Professor University of Poitiers

Research topics

  • Design of innovative nanocatalysts for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions.
  • Study of metal/oxide-support interaction.
  • Synthesis and characterization of graphene-based materials.
  • Synthesis and characterization of bifunctional oxides for the elaboration of a reversible air electrode.
  • Electronic and photo(electro)catalytic properties of semi-conducting materials.


(Photo)electrocatalysis, microfluidic fuel cells, oxide-based materials, catalyst-support interaction, reversible air-electrodes, metal-air batteries.

Institut de Chimie des milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers (IC2MP)
UMR 7285 Université de Poitiers
TSA 51106 – Bâtiment B27 – porte 210
4 rue Michel Brunet
86022 Poitiers cedex 09
Tel. : +33 (0)5 49 45 39 73
Fax : +33 (0)5 49 45 35 80
Courriel : aurelien.habrioux@univ-poitiers.fr

Peer-reviewed publications

(1)  A. Habrioux, E. Sibert, K. Servat, W. Vogel, K. B. Kokoh,  N. Alonso-Vante, Activity of Platinum-Gold Alloys for Glucose Electrooxidation in Biofuel Cells, J. Phys. Chem. B, 111, 2007, 10329
(2) A. Habrioux, G. Merle, K. Servat, K.B. Kokoh, C. Innocent, M. Cretin, S. Tingry, Concentric glucose/O2 biofuel cell, J. Electroanal. Chem., 622, 2008, 97
(3) A. Habrioux, K. Servat, S. Tingry, K.B. Kokoh, Enhancement of the performances of a single concentric glucose/O2 biofuel cell by combination of bilirubin oxidase/Nafion cathode and Au–Pt anode, Electrochem. Commun., 11, 2009, 111
(4) G. Merle, A. Habrioux, K. Servat, M. Rolland, C. Innocent, K.B. Kokoh, S. Tingry, Long-term activity of covalent grafted biocatalysts during intermittent use of a glucose/O2 biofuel cell, Electrochim. Acta, 54, 2009, 2998
(5) A. Habrioux, W. Vogel, M. Guinel, L. Guetaz, K. Servat, B. Kokoh, N. Alonso-Vante, Structural and electrochemical studies of Au–Pt nanoalloys, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11, 2009, 3573
(6) A. Habrioux, T. Napporn, K. Servat, S. Tingry, K.B. Kokoh, Electrochemical characterization of adsorbed bilirubin oxidase on Vulcan XC 72R for the biocathode preparation in a glucose /O2 biofuel cell, Electrochim. Acta, 55, 2010, 7701
(7)  A. Habrioux, D. Diabaté, J. Rousseau, T.W. Napporn, K. Servat, A. Troukourey, K.B. Kokoh, Electrocatalystic activity of supported AuPt nanoparticles for CO oxidation and O2 reduction in alkaline medium, Electrocatal., 1, 2010, 51
(8) T.W. Napporn, A. Habrioux, J. Rousseau, K. Servat, J.-M. Léger, B. Kokoh, Effect of the cleaning step on the morphology of gold nanoparticles, Electrocatal., 2, 2011, 24.
(9) A. Habrioux, K. Servat, T. Girardeau, P. Guérin, T.W. Napporn, K.B. Kokoh, Activity of gold particles layers towards glucose electrochemical oxidation in alkaline medium, Curr. Appl. Phys., 11, 2011, 1149.
(10) P. Tonda-Mikiela, A. Habrioux, S. Boland, K. Servat, S. Tingry, P. Kavanagh, T. Napporn, D. Leech, K.B. Kokoh, Oxygen electroreduction catalyzed by bilirubin oxidase doesn’t release hydrogen peroxide, Electrocatal., 2, 2011, 268
(11) A. Habrioux, S. Hebié, T. Napporn, J. Rousseau, K. Servat, K.B. Kokoh, One-step synthesis of clean and size-controlled gold electrocatalysts: Modeling by Taguchi design of experiments, Electrocatalysis, 2, 2011, 279
(12) A. Habrioux, S. Surblé, P. Berger, H. Khodja, A. D’affroux, S. Mailley, T. Gutel, S. Patoux, Nuclear microanalysis of lithium dispersion in LiFePO4 based cathode materials for Li-ion batteries, Nucl. Instr. Phys. B, 290, 2012, 13
(13) A.S. Gago, A. Habrioux, N. Alonso-Vante, Tailoring nanostructured catalysts for electrochemical energy conversion systems, Nanotech. Rev., 1, 2012, 427
(14)  J. Ma, A. Habrioux, N. Guignard, N. Alonso-Vante, The Functionalizing Effect of Increasingly Graphitic Carbon Supports on Carbon-Supported and TiO2–Carbon Composite-Supported Pt Nanoparticles, J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 2012, 21788
(15) J. Ma, A. Habrioux, M. Pisarek, A. Lewera, N. Alonso-Vante, Induced electronic modifications of Pt nanoparticles deposited onto graphitic domains of carbon materials by UV irradiation, Electrochem. Commun., 12, 2013, 29
(16) J. Ma, A. Habrioux, N. Alonso-Vante, Enhanced HER and ORR behavior on photodeposited platinum nanoparticles onto oxide-carbon composites, J. Solid State Electrochem.,17, 2013, 1913
(17) D. Diabaté, T.W. Napporn, K. Servat, A. Habrioux, S. Arrii-Clacens, A. Troukourey, B. Kokoh, Kinetic study of oxygen reduction reaction on carbon-supported Pd-based nanomaterials in alkaline medium, J. Electrochem. Soc.,160, 2013, H302
(18) J. Ma, A. Habrioux, T. Miyao, K. Kakinuma, J. Inukai, M. Watanabe, N. Alonso-Vante, Correlation between surface chemical composition with catalytic activity and selectivity of organic-solvent synthesized Pt-Ti nanoparticles, J. Mater. Chem. A, 1, 2013, 8798
(19) J. Ma, A. Habrioux, C. Morais, A. Lewera, W. Vogel, Y. Verde-Gomes, G. Ramos-Sanchez, P. Balbuena, N. Alonso-Vante, Spectroelectrochemical probing of the strong interaction between platinum nanoparticles and graphitic domains of carbon, ACS Catal., 3, 2013, 1940
(20) J. Ma, A. Habrioux, N. Alonso-Vante, The Effect of Substrates at Cathodes in Low-Temperature Fuel Cells, ChemElectrochem, 1, 2014, 37
(21) S. Mokrane-Soualah, A.S. Gago, A. Habrioux, N. Alonso-Vante, Mixed-oxide Ti1−xWxO2 as support for (photo)-electrochemical processes, Appl. Catal. B, 147, 2014, 756
(22) J Ma, A Habrioux, C Morais, N Alonso-Vante, Electronic modification of Pt via Ti and Se as tolerant cathodes in air-breathing methanol microfluidic fuel cells, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 16, 2014, 13820
(23) R.W. Verjulio, J. Santander, N. Sabate, J.P. Esquivel, N. Torres-Herrero, A. Habrioux, N. Alonso-Vante, Fabrication and evaluation of a passive alkaline membrane micro direct methanol fuel cell, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 39, 2014, 5406
(24) J. Ma, E. Valenzuela, A.S. Gago, J Rousseau, A Habrioux, N Alonso-Vante, Photohole Trapping Induced Platinum Cluster Nucleation on the Surface of TiO2 Nanoparticles, J. Phys. Chem. C, 118, 2014, 1111
(25) Y Luo, A Habrioux, L Calvillo, G Granozzi, N Alonso‐Vante, Yttrium Oxide/Gadolinium Oxide‐Modified Platinum Nanoparticles as Cathodes for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction, ChemPhysChem, 15, 2014, 2136
(26) J. Ma, A. Habrioux, Y. Luo, G. Ramos-Sanchez, L. Calvillo, G. Granozzi, P. Balbuena, N. Alonso-Vante, Electronic Interaction between Platinum Nanoparticles and Nitrogen-doped Reduced Graphene Oxide: Effect on the Oxygen Reduction Reaction, J. Mater. Chem. A, 3, 2015, 11891
(27) Y. Luo, A. Habrioux, L. Calvillo, G. Granozzi, N. Alonso-Vante,Thermally induced strains on the catalytic activity and stability of Pt-M2O3/C (M = Y or Gd) catalysts towards oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), ChemCatChem, 7, 2015, 1573
(28) I. Abidat; N. Bouchenafa-Saib; A. Habrioux; C. Comminges; C. Canaff; J. Rousseau; T. Napporn; D. Dambournet; O. Borkiewicz; K. Kokoh, Electrochemically induced surface modifications of mesoporous spinels (Co3O4-δ, MnCo2O4-δ, NiCo2O4-δ) as the origin of the OER activity and stability in alkaline medium, J. Mater. Chem. A, 3, 2015, 17433

Refereed book chapters

(1) A. Habrioux, K. Servat, B. Kokoh, N. Alonso-Vante, Au-Pt Nanomaterials and Enzymatic Catalysts for Biofuel Cells Application, in Mixed metal nanomaterials, Wiley, New-York, 2009
(2) A. Habrioux, K. Servat, S. Tingry, B. Kokoh, Performances of enzymatic glucose/O2 biofuel cells, in Biofuel’s engineering process technology, Intech, 2011

Papers published in volumes of conference proceedings

(1) A. Habrioux, K. Servat, B. Kokoh, N. Alonso-Vante, Glucose oxidation on Au-Pt nanoparticles in a membrane-less biofuel cell, J. Electrochem. Soc. Trans., 6, 2007, 9
(2) L. Hussein, Y. Feng, A. Habrioux, N. Alonso-Vante, G.A. Urban, M. Krüger, K. Servat, K. Kokoh, Decorated nanotube buckypaper as electrocatalysts for glucose fuel cell, Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, 2009, 2254
(3) J. Ma, A.S. Gago, A. Habrioux, and N. Alonso-Vante; Towards the understanding and control of the photodeposition of metal nanoparticles on oxides; Mexican Hydrogen Society Congress Proceedings, 2012, 317
(4) J. Ma, A. Gago, A. Habrioux, C. Morais, T. W. Napporn, and N. Alonso-Vante, Towards Understanding the Essential Role Played by the Platinum-Support Interaction on Electrocatalytic Activity, J. Electrochem. Soc. Trans, 45, 2013, 25


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