Informations générales


Philippe KNAUTH

Directeur Département Chimie

Aix-Marseille Université



Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS  
Campus Scientifique de St. Jérôme
F-13397 Marseille Cedex 20

Phone : +33 (0)4 13 55 18 08

+33 (0)4 91 28 90 46

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Curriculum Vitae
Born May 24, 1960
Professor of Materials Chemistry, Aix Marseille University (AMU)

Diploma in Chemistry (Dipl.-Chem., Saarland University)                                        1984   

PhD in Physical Chemistry (Dr. rer. nat., Saarland University)                                1987

Habilitation in Materials Science (Aix Marseille University)                                     1996

Professional Appointments

Professor of Materials Chemistry, Aix Marseille University (AMU)                               1999-present

CNRS researcher (“Chargé de Recherche“)                                                                   1990-1999

Laboratory head (Bayer, Pigments and Ceramics Division)                                          1989-1990

Post-doctoral fellow (CNRS, Centre de Thermodynamique et de Microcalorimétrie)  1987-1989

Honors and Grants

CNRS Bronze Medal                                                                                                          1994

NATO visiting scientist grant                                                                                           1997-1998

Recipient of the “Prime d’Excellence Scientifique”                                                        2006-present

Silver Medal of Warsaw University of Technology                                                         2015

Other Professional Activities

Director of the Department of Chemistry of Aix-Marseille University


President of the “Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur” regional section of the French Chemical Society (SCF) 2010-2017; Member of the SCF Administration Council 2012-2017

Director of “Laboratoire Chimie Provence” (UMR CNRS 6264) 2008-2011; Director of “Madirel”  (UMR CNRS 7246) 2006-2007; Responsible of AMU group in “Alistore European Research Institute” (FR 3104 CNRS) 2004-2017; Director of the Erasmus Mundus Master “Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion” at AMU 2004-2018; Director of the Master “Thin and Divided Materials” at AMU 2001-2007

Elected member of the French National Council of Universities 2003-2015 (CNU, Materials Chemistry Division, reelected in 2007 and 2011)

Appointed visiting scholar at MIT 1997-98 and 2013; Invited Professor at National Institute of Materials Science (Tsukuba, Japan) 2007 and 2010; Invited Professor at University of Rome Tor Vergata 2009,  2011 and 2014

Member of the Editorial Boards of the “Journal of Electroceramics” and the “Journal of Nanomaterials”

Member of the international advisory board of international conferences (including Thermec, Electroceramics, CIMTEC, HTPM…); Symposium organizer at several MRS Fall Meetings, E-MRS Spring Meetings, IMRC 2012 and 2014; Referee for many national (ANR, HCERES…) and international organizations.

National representative of France, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry  (IUPAC Division II)