Prof. Dr. Olivier Guillon

Direktor des Instituts für Energie- und Klimaforschung
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Personal data
Born 11.12.1975 in Strasbourg (F)
married, 2 children

 

Education and Professional Career

1994-1998
Engineer Degree (Ecole des Mines d’Alès, France), Majoring in Materials

1999-2000
Postgraduate specialization in Mechanics of Solids and Surfaces

10/2000 – 09/2003
PhD student in Engineering Sciences, Laboratory of Applied Mechanics,
Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

10/2003 – 08/2004
Teaching and research assistant, Laboratory of Electrical Engineering and Ferroelectricity, INSA Lyon, France

09/2004 – 06/2006
Post-doc, Ceramics Group of Prof. J. Rödel, TU Darmstadt, Germany

07/2006 – 12/2006
Visiting scientist, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

01/2007 – 09/2011
Emmy Noether Group Leader, Materials Science Department, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

01/2011 – 02/2014
Professor of Mechanics of functional Materials (W2), Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

01/2012
Habilitation “Constrained sintering of ceramic materials”, TU Darmstadt

03-04/2013
Guest professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Since 02/2014
Professor of Materials Synthesis for the Energy (W3), RWTH Aachen University and Director of the Institute of Energy and Climate Research IEK-1, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Awards and Honours

2010
Masing-Gedächtnispreis (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde, 2010)

2011
Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars (The American Ceramic Society, 2011)

2011
Materials Science and Technology Prize (Federation of European Materials Societies, 2011)

Research

  • Processing of ceramic layers and constrained sintering
  • Electric-field-assisted sintering / Spark Plasma Sintering
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Electrolysers
  • Gas separation membranes
  • Thermal barrier coatings and ultra high temperature ceramics
  • Solid-state batteries