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Lionel Santinacci

  • PhD
  • Research Scientist
  • CNRS
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Research interests

nanoscienceenergyelectrochemistryAtomic Layer Deposition


Lionel Santinacci received a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) in 2002. His thesis has been carried out successively at EPFL (1998-2000) and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität-Erlangen-Nürnberg (2000-2002) under the supervision of Prof. Patrik Schmuki. His Ph.D. work involved the AFM-scratching induced surface electrochemical nanostructuring. During this time, he also performed surface modifications of III-V semiconductors by anodic processes (oxide and porous layers) in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada. He performed post-doctoral studies on Li-polymer batteries by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy at Aix-Marseille University (2002-2003). In 2003, he joined the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (ENSCP) as non-tenured assistant professor to investigate the localized corrosion of Cu single crystal by in situ AFM (2003-2004). In 2004, he got a CNRS researcher position at the Lavoisier's Institute of the University of Versailles to continue the work on the anodic surface structuring of III-V materials such as InP in both aqueous and non-aqueous electrolyte. The porous layers exhibiting modified physical properties have been grown and characterized by electrochemical and optical methods. In 2009, he moved to the Center for Interdisciplinary Nanoscience of Marseille (CINaM). There, he works on electrochemically grown one-dimensional nanostructures such as TiO2 nanotubes and Al2O3 nanoporous membranes. In the present project, these nanostructures are functionalized by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) for energy production and storage. Additionally, he is assignment manager at the Center of Competences in Nanoscience and Nanotechnolgy of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (C'Nano PACA) leaded by Dr. Margrit Hanbucken.

Co-authors (102)

  • Maïssa Barr

Publications (5)

  • Investigations of the anodic porous etching of n-InP in HCl by atomic absorption and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies

    • Santinacci L
    • Bouttemy M
    • Petit M
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  • The transformation behaviour of "alucones", deposited by molecular layer deposition, in nanoporous Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>layers

    • Van De Kerckhove K
    • Barr M
    • Santinacci L
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  • 3D-nanoarchitectured Pd/Ni catalysts prepared by atomic layer deposition for the electrooxidation of formic acid

    • Assaud L
    • Monyoncho E
    • Pitzschel K
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  • Growth of Si ultrathin films on silver surfaces: Evidence of an Ag(110) reconstruction induced by Si

    • Bernard R
    • Leoni T
    • Wilson A
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  • Highly conformal electrodeposition of copolymer electrolytes into titania nanotubes for 3D li-ion batteries

    • Plylahan N
    • Kyeremateng N
    • Eyraud M
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Professional experience

Research Scientist


September 2009 - Present

Research Scientist


October 2004 - August 2009(5 years)

Non-Tenure Assistant Professor

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris

September 2003 - August 2004(a year)

Post-doc fellow

Aix-Marseille Université - CNRS

October 2002 - August 2003(a year)



Aix-Marseille Université

November 2016

PhD in Materials Science

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

October 1998 - September 2002(4 years)

Master in Chemistry

Aix-Marseille Université

September 1996 - June 1998(2 years)