ERC "Proof-of-Concept" grant for David Pech


David Pech, head of the Nano-Engineering and integration of metal-Oxide-based nanostructures and their interfaces - NEO team at LAAS-CNRS, has been awarded a Proof-of-Concept grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his project "3D-APP: High-energy micro-supercapacitors based on low-cost materials". (February 2022)


David is conducting research in the field of low-cost micro-supercapacitors. His project, one of the fifteen "Proof-of-Concept" grants awarded by the European Research Council, focuses on micro energy storage for embedded electronics. It will receive €150,000 in funding over 18 months.

Winner of a first European grant in 2017 for the "3D-CAP" project on 3D RuO2 micro-supercapacitors, David Pech now wants to enhance the results of his research by exploring new active materials to make three-dimensional porous electrodes based on low-polluting and abundant components. The transition to 3D-APP (for application) should thus allow the realization of low-cost solid Ni/MnO2 micro-supercapacitors with high energy densities, and thus play a decisive role in the autonomy of embedded systems dedicated to the Internet of Things.


Illustration of a 3D interdigitated MnO2/Ni micro-supercapacitor © David Pech

Learn more with french press alert on the website of the CNRS Occitanie-ouest delegation

neo / David Sarinn PECH

published on 14.12.23