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Univ. Paris-Saclay


CEA Research Associate
Expert at CEA in the field of Solid State Chemistry and Ion Beam Analysis

Nanosciences et Innovation pour les Matériaux, la Biomédecine et l'Énergie) UMR 3685 CEA-CNRS – NIMBE
Laboratoire Edifices Nanométriques – LEDNA

(  +33 1 69 08 69 16
+ UMR 3685 NIMBE CEA – CNRS / Université Paris-Saclay, DRF / IRAMIS / NIMBE / LEDNA, 
Bâtiment 522 P-209 91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex

Positions / Education  

  • Since nov. 2022  - CEA research scientist at NIMBE - LEDNA
    • Nanoparticles synthesis by laser pyrolysis process; development of NPs-MOF composite for energy applications (water-splitting, photocatalysis, fuel cell, etc.)
  • Dec. 2009 - Oct. 2022 - CEA research scientist at NIMBE - LEEL (Laboratoire d'Etude des Eléments Légers)
    • Local contact of nuclear microprobe platform;
    • Internal researches: ion beam analysis for electrode / electrolyte materials for protonic ceramic fuel cells and batteries ;ex-situ analysis; design a coupled electrochemical cell to nuclear microprobe in order to perform in-situ / operando analysis; Studies of MOF material as air-cathode for Li-air batteries
  • Jan. 2009 - Nov. 2009 - Postdoctoral position at the European Commission, Joint Research Center, Institute for TransUranium elements, KARLSRUHE (Germany) Unit Actinide Research (supervision R. Caciuffo)
    • Studies of physical properties of actinides compounds under high-pressure conditions
  • Dec. 2006-Dec 2008 - Postdoctoral position at the Ecole Centrale Paris / CEA Saclay DEN/DMN/SRMA/LA2M/, CHATENAY MALABRY (France), Unit Functional Materials for Energy  (supervision G. Baldinozzi & D. Siméone) 
    • Structural behavior of ceramic under radiation: analysis with X-ray diffraction
  • Sept. 2003 - Dec.2006 - PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Institut Lavoisier, VERSAILLES (France), Group of microporous solids (supervision of C. Serre & G. Férey)
    • Synthesis and characterizations of multipurpose porous solid
    • Award Nathalie Demassieux (2007)

Technical skills

GOAL: Synthesis and characterizations of material for energy applications

Synthesis methods

  • Solid-state chemical route, sol-gel process, self-propagating high-temperature synthesis or combustion, solvothermal and laser pyrolysis

Usual characterizations

  • Structural (XRD, SEM images)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis
  • Specific surface measurements (BET, pore size)

Spectroscopic techniques

  • Conventional infrared spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Optical spectroscopy (absorption, emission and excitation spectrum)
  • Complex impedance spectroscopy (ionic conductivity of oxide ceramics)
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

Ion beam analysis

  • Profiling light elements such as H, Li, Na, Mg, more specifically in electrode / electrolyte materials protonic ceramic fuel cells (PCFC) or in batteries (ex-situ and operando analysis).
  • Techniques used:  Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) , Particles Induced X or gamma-rays Emission (PIXE and PIGE) and Elastic Recoil Diffusion Analysis (ERDA).


Bibliometric data

Since 2003 (date of my PhD), I have co-authored 53 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 5 proceedings.
As of November 2022, Scopus gives a total citation of 9042 (excluding self-citations) and an H-factor of 26.
The list of my peer-reviewed articles is given on the website https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6228-5919

Recent peer-review articles

  • M. Gauthier, S. Belin, L. Blondeau, S. Surblé, E. Foy, and H. Khodja Are Operando Measurements of Rechargeable Batteries Always Reliable? An Example of Beam Effect with a Mg Battery” Anal. Chem.  94 (2022) 9683.
  • E. Roubeau Dumont, A. Elger, C. Azéma, H. Castillo Michel, S. Surblé, C. Larue, Cutting-edge spectroscopy techniques highlight toxicity mechanisms of copper oxide nanoparticles in the aquatic plant Myriophyllum spicatum, Science of The Total Environment 803 (2022) 150001.
  • Y. Zhang, B. Gikonyo, H. Khodja, M. Gauthier, E. Foy, B. Goetz, C. Serre, S. Coste Leconte, V. Pimenta, S. Surblé,  MIL-53 Metal–Organic Framework as a Flexible Cathode for Lithium-Oxygen Batteries,  Materials 14 (2021) 4618.
  • L. Blondeau, S. Surblé, E. Foy, H. Khodja, M. Gauthier,  Electrochemical reactivity of In-Pb solid solution as a negative electrode for rechargeable Mg-ion batteries. Journal of Energy Chemistry 55 (2021) 124–128.
  •  Publications at CEA:  HAL-CEA.

Peer-review articles not referenced in HAL

  • M.S. Henriques, D.I. Gorbunov, A.V. Andreev, Z. Arnold, S. Surblé, S. Heathman, J.C. Griveau, J. Prchal, A.P. Goncalves, A high-pressure study of the hexagonal Laves phase U2Fe3Ge, Physical Review B 89 (2014) 054407.
  • S. Surblé, D. Gosset, M. Dollé, G. Baldinozzi, S. Urvoy, D. Siméone, Rapidly synthesis of nanocrystalline MgIn2O4 spinel using combustion and solid state chemistry, Solid State Sciences 13 (2011) 42–48.
  • S. Surblé, S. Heathman, P.E. Raison, D. Bouexiere, K. Popa, R. Caciuffo, Pressure-induced structural transition in Ln2Zr2O(Ln = Ce, Nd, Gd) pyrochlores, Phys. Chem. Miner 37 (2010) 761-767 – 767. 
  • F. Pelle, P. Aschehoug, S. Surblé, F. Millange, C. Serre, G. Ferey, Interactions between Eu3+ ions in inorganic-organic hybrid materials,  Journal of Solid State Chemistry 183 (2010) 795–802.
  • S. Heathman, P. Heines, S. Surblé, J.-C. Griveau, N. Magnani, R. Caciuffo, S. Elgazzar, P.M. Oppeneer, Experimental and ab initio volume compressibility curves of NpCoGa5, Physical Review B 81 (2010).
  • A.M. Adamska, L. Havela, S. Surblé, S. Heathman, J. Pospisil, S. Danis, Pressure effect on the crystal lattice of unconventional superconductor UCoGe, J. Phys.-Condens. Matter.  22 (2010) 275603.
  • S. Surblé, G. Baldinozzi, M. Dolle, D. Gosset, C.  Petot, G. Petot-Ervas, Defect thermodynamic and transport properties of nanocrystalline Gd-doped ceria, Ionics 14 (2008) 33–36.
  • C. Serre, S. Surblé, C. Mellot-Draznieks, Y. Filinchuk, G. Ferey, Evidence of flexibility in the nanoporous iron(III) carboxylate MIL-89, Dalton Trans. (2008) 5462-5464.
  • G. Bernard-Granger, C. Guizard, S. Surblé, G. Baldinozzi, A.  Addad, Spark plasma sintering of a commercially available granulated zirconia powder-II : Microstructure after sintering and ionic conductivity, Acta Materialia 56 (2008) 4658–4672.
  • S. Surblé, G. Baldinozzi, D. Siméone, D. Gosset, L. Thomé, Impact of disorder on ionic charge in spinel compounds, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. B 266 (2008) 3002–3007.
  • G. Baldinozzi, D. Simeone, D. Gosset, S. Surblé, L. Mazérolles, L. Thomé, Why ion irradiation does not lead to the same structural changes in normal spinels ZnAl2O4, MgAl2O4 and MgCr2O4? Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. B 266 (2008) 2848–2853.
  • A. Vimont, H. Leclerc, F. Mauge, M. Daturi, J.C. Lavalley, S. Surblé, C. Serre, G.  Ferey, Creation of controlled Bronsted acidity on a zeotypic mesoporous chromium (III) carboxylate by grafting water and alcohol molecules, J. Phys. Chem. C 111 (2007) 383–388.
  • S. Surblé, C. Serre, F. Millange, F. Pellé, G. Férey, Solid State Sciences 9 (2007) 131–136.
  • C. Serre, C. Mellot-Draznieks, S. Surblé, N. Audebrand, Y. Filinchuk, G. Ferey, Role of solvent-host interactions that lead to very large swelling of hybrid frameworks, Science 315 (2007) 1828–1831.
  • F. Pelle, S. Surblé, C. Serre, F. Millange, G. Ferey, Enhanced Eu3+ luminescence in a new hybrid material with an open-framework structure, Journal of Luminescence 122 (2007) 492–495.
  • P. Horcajada, S. Surblé, C. Serre, D.Y. Hong, Y.K. Seo, J.S. Chang, J.M. Greneche, I. Margiolaki, G. Ferey, Synthesis and catalytic properties of MIL-100(Fe), an iron(III) carboxylate with large pores, Chem. Commun. (2007) 2820–2822.
  • A. Vimont, J.M. Goupil, J.C. Lavalley, M. Daturi, S. Surblé, C. Serre, F. Millange, G. Ferey, N. Audebrand, Investigation of acid sites in a zeotypic giant pores chromium(III) carboxylate, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 (2006) 3218–3227.
  • S. Surblé, C. Serre, F. Millange, G. Férey, Structural changes upon dehydration of Pr-(III)(H2O){C6H3-(CO2)3} or MIL-81: A new three-dimensional praseodymium 1,2,4- benzenetricarboxylate with a one dimensional inorganic sub-network, Solid State Sciences 8 (2006) 413–417. 
  • S. Surblé, C. Serre, C. Mellot-Draznieks, F. Millange, G. Ferey, A new i soreticular class of metal-organic-frameworks with the MIL-88 topology, Chem. Commun.  (2006) 284–286.  
  • S. Surblé, S. Obbade, S. Saad, S. Yagoubi, C. Dion, F. Abraham, The A(1-x)UNbO(6-x/2) compounds (x=0, A = Li, Na, K, Cs and x=0.5 A = Rb, Cs): from layered to tunneled structure, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 179 (2006) 3238–3251.
  • S. Surblé, F. Millange, C. Serre, G. Ferey, R.I. Walton, An EXAFS study of the formation of a nanoporous metal-organic framework: evidence for the retention of secondary building units during synthesis, Chem. Commun. (2006) 1518–1520.
  • S. Surblé, F. Millange, C. Serre, T. Duren, M. Latroche, S. Bourrelly, P.L. Llewellyn, G. Ferey, Synthesis of MIL-102, a chromium carboxylate metal-organic framework, with gas sorption analysis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 (2006) 14889–14896.
  • M.  Latroche, S. Surblé, C. Serre, C. Mellot-Draznieks, P.L. Llewellyn, J.H. Lee, J.S. Chang, S.H. Jhung, G. Ferey, Hydrogen storage in the giant-pore metal-organic frameworks MIL-100 and MIL-101, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45 (2006) 8227–8231.
  • S. Surblé, C. Serre, F. Millange, F. Pelle, G. Férey, Synthesis, characterization and properties of a new three-dimensional Yttrium-Europium coordination polymer, Solid State Sciences 7 (2005) 1074–1082.
  • C. Mellot-Draznieks, C. Serre, S. Surblé, N. Audebrand, G. Ferey, Very large swelling in hybrid frameworks: A combined computational and powder diffraction study, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  127 (2005) 16273–16278.
  • G. Ferey, C. Mellot-Draznieks, C. Serre, F. Millange, J. Dutour, S. Surblé, I. Margiolaki, A chromium terephthalate-based solid with unusually large pore volumes and surface area, Science 309 (2005) 2040–2042.
  • C. Serre, F. Millange, S. Surblé, J. M. Greneche, G. Ferey, Synthesis, characterization, and properties of an open-framework iron(III) dicarboxylate: MIL-85, Chem. Mater. 16 (2004) 2706–2711.
  • G.  Ferey, C. Serre, C. Mellot-Draznieks, F. Millange, S. Surblé, J. Dutour, I. Margiolaki, A hybrid solid with giant pores prepared by a combination of targeted chemistry, simulation, and powder diffraction, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 43 (2004) 6296–6301.
  • C. Serre, F. Millange, S. Surblé, G. Ferey, A route to the synthesis of trivalent transition-metal porous carboxylates with trimeric secondary building units, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 43 (2004) 6286–6289.


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