Lab de Huot

Le groupe du professeur Huot s’intéresse principalement au stockage de l’hydrogène dans les hydrures métalliques. La recherche est diversifiée tant en termes de matériaux que de techniques de synthèse et de préparation.

Ce type de recherche est stimulant, car il implique de solides connaissances en chimie, physique, métallurgie, thermodynamique et interactions solide-gaz.

La plupart des projets de recherche sont en collaboration avec des universités et des laboratoires internationaux (France, Norvège, Allemagne, Italie, Israël, Corée du Sud, Chine, Brésil, Costa Rica, Mexique, Colombie, Inde).

La recherche de notre groupe se situe essentiellement à deux niveaux: le développement de nouveaux alliages et l’utilisation de nouvelles techniques de synthèse et de préparation. Plusieurs types d’alliages sont actuellement à l’étude. Entre autres: les alliages à base de magnésium ou de titane, les alliages TiFe, les alliages à haute entropie, les alliages à base de titane et ayant une structure cubique centrée sur le corps, les alliages de phase de Laves.

Jacques Huot

La formation des chercheurs est une priorité pour notre groupe. Les étudiants ont une liberté d’action tout en étant encadrés par des professeurs et des chercheurs de l’IRH. L’approche est très informelle et les étudiants ont libre accès à des équipements spécialisés. De plus, grâce à des collaborations internationales, les étudiants ont l’occasion de réaliser des expériences uniques de synchrotron et de neutrons.

Huot Lab IRH

En ce qui concerne les moyens de synthèse et de préparation, nous étudions le broyage mécanique, le laminage à froid, la synthèse par four à arc ou une combinaison de ces techniques. Notre recherche est à la fois fondamentale et appliquée. Nous sommes en interaction constante avec l’industrie pour connaître les besoins spécifiques qui amélioreront la compétitivité des hydrures métalliques comme moyen de stockage de l’hydrogène. Enfin, il faut noter que nos recherches ne se limitent pas au stockage de l’hydrogène. Nous avons également des activités sur la fragilisation par l’hydrogène et les matériaux de batteries.

L’Équipe

 

Daniela Bellon

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab

Industrial engineering and magister in advance energy system from Universidad de Santander in Colombia. I have worked since 2016 as a teacher at this same university and I have experience in research associated with Materials for Hydrogen Storage, Hydrogen Economy and Renewable Energy. I have been a young researcher of the program of the Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation -COLCIENCIAS Colombia and I am currently pursuing my doctoral studies in Sciences de l’energie et des matériaux at UQTR.

 

Elena Ulate

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab

My name is Elena Ulate-Kolitsky I am a PhD student of the program “Doctorat en sciences de l’energie et des materiaux”. I finished my bachelors in Material Science and Engineering at the Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica in 2018 and fast-tracked into the doctoral program. During my undergrad I had the oportunity to do an internship at the IRH as part of my final thesis to graduate. I had a chance to work with Prof. Jacques Huot, who is now my PhD supervisor. During this time I travel and discovered Quebec but most importantly learned about hydrogen storage. Coming from Costa Rica you cant help but be enviorementally contious, I knew I wanted to study metal hydrides. This field allows me to research two things I love renewable energy, the storage of it in my case and to stick to one of the pillars of my undergraduate studies due to the strong metallurgical component linked to metal hydrides. Throughout my time at the IRH I have gotten the opportunity to learn the real physics behind the formulas we use in engineering which becomes indispensable during results analysis.

 

Francia Ravalison

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab

Originally from Madagascar, I came to Quebec in 2017 to do a Master in Physics during which I studied the effect of hydrogen on the hardness of steels. In September 2019, I started my PhD. My work focuses on the study of hydrogen storage properties pof rich-vanadium alloys.

 

Maria Moussa

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab

Maria Moussa completed her bachelor and master’s degrees in material chemistry, at the Lebanese University. During her master 2, she worked with biomaterials in LERMAB Nancy-France. She also worked on a project with ceramics at LafargeHolcim in Lebanon, during her master 1. As a first-year doctoral student at IRH, her research project explores the high entropy alloys for hydrogen storage.

 

Priyanka Bhatt

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab
My name is Priyanka Bhatt. I am from India. After completing M.Sc. in Physics in India, I have worked as a Research assistant in National Laboratory of Physics, New Delhi, India.
Currently, I am a Ph.D. student at Department of Chimie, Biochimie et Physique, UQTR since January 2019.
I am a Queen Elizabeth Scholar, working under supervision of Prof. Jacques Huot under research project titled as “A new composite electrode for enhanced Hydrogen storage and more efficient electrode for Ni-Metal Hydride battery“.
 

Ravi Prakash

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab

Ravi Prakash is a second year PhD student in Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. His doctoral research is a cotutelle between UQTR and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and his interests are to investigate the effect of contamination in TiFe based metal hydrides. He holds a master’s degree in Energy Science and Engineering from Indian IITB, which is an multidisciplinary approach focusing on research and development of sustainable energy systems for the future.

 

Sabrine Boulila

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab

PhD student working between IRH in Canada and Lem3, lorraine university in France. Thesis title: Hydrogen absorption properties in commercial titanium processed by cold rolling and surface mechanical attrition treatmen.

 

Salma Sleiman

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab

I am in my third year studying the behavior of hydrogen in high entropy alloys that are classified recently as a new class of metal hydrides. I taught physics for secondary classes for 12 years and I am a mom for three kids.

Alumni depuis 2019

 

Abhishek Kumar Patel

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab A

PhD (Joint doctoral program/Cotutelle PhD agreement) (2014-2020)

Study of the effect of heat treatment and cooling rate on hydrogenation of TiFe alloys with additives (Supervisors: Prof. Pratibha Sharma and Prof. Jacques Huot)

Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India Institut de recherche sur l’hydrogène (Hydrogen Research Institute), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres), Canada

M.Sc. in Energy under dual degree M.Sc. + Ph.D. program (2012-2014)

Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, (India)

B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics (2009-2012)

Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India Experience: Research Associate- Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (6th December 2019- 5th June 2020)

Projects & Research Interests:

Abhishek’s major research focus is on the casting of TiFe at industrial scale and finding its hydrogenation properties. His research interest is on the thermodynamics study of metal hydrides for vehicular applications. His expertise lies in the synthesis and characterization of metal hydrides and using Sieverts apparatus for hydrogen sorption.

 

Amol Kamble

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab A
BE-Mechanical, College of Engineering Pune, India, 2000-2004
M.Tech.- Automobile, Veermata Jijau Technological Institute, India, 2005-2007
PhD – Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay India+UQTR, Canada, 2015-2019

Current Position- Associate Professor Mechanical, Amity University Mumbai, India.
Teaching Experience-13 years
Industrial Experience- 2 Years

Research Interests:
Renewable energy
Hydrogen storage Materials
Automobile engineering
Mechanical engineering
 

Catherine Gosselin

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab A

Catherine Gosselin a obtenu son doctorat en science de l’énergie et des matériaux en juin 2019.  Son sujet de thèse : Effets de l’yttrium et du zirconium sur les propriétés d’hydrogénation de l’alliage titane-fer.

Elle détient également une maîtrise en physique, sa recherche portait sur l’effet du zirconium, du nickel et de leurs alliages sur l’activation du titane-fer.

Elle est présentement étudiante au MBA (gestion de projet) à l’UQTR.

 

Renato Belli Strozi

Categories: PhD
Location: Huots Lab A

My name is Renato Belli Strozi. I am a Ph.D. student in Energy Sciences, and Materials Science and Engineering currently enrolled in a cotutelle agreement entered between Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (QC, Canada) and Federal University of São Carlos (SP, Brazil). My research project is aimed at designing strategies of high-entropy alloys (HEAs) for hydrogen storage. Some design approaches are applied, followed by choosing an appropriate process route and a systematic study of the chemical composition variation on the alloy’s structural characteristics. Thus, understanding the influence of some alloy aspects on hydrogen storage properties enables the establishment of correlations with design concepts, contributing to the development of suitable HEAs for hydrogen storage applications.

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