Jean Daou is a Professor in the National Graduate School of Chemistry in Mulhouse (ENSCMu) at the University of Haute Alsace (UHA). He is director of the research in ENSCMu.
After a PhD at the IPCMS on the synthesis and functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles carried out under the supervision of Prof. S. Begin (2007), He joined in 2007, the LETI-CEA Grenoble for a post doctorate in the field of optical tracers for preclinical testing. In 2008, he was hired as assistant professor at ENSCMu-UHA and the Institute of Material Science of Mulhouse (IS2M) UMR CNRS 7361, to develop projects related to the creation of porous materials for applications in catalysis, adsorption and protection of environment. In 2016, he was promoted Professor at the UHA-ENSCMu-IS2M.
His research activities are focused primarily on three areas. The first relates to the synthesis of porous materials with controlled size (nanoparticles, nanosheets, nanosponges, hierarchical materials) and the study of their textural and structural properties. The second axis deals with the shaping of these oxides (films, membranes, beads, pellets, …). The third axis is oriented towards the use of these materials in various fields such as energy storage and molecular decontamination. This work has helped to develop a broad sphere of competence, going from the nanomaterials and associated preparation methods and characterization to their integration and study in different application fields. He holds more than 75 international publications, 9 patents and 1 Book chapter. He delivered 2 keynote lectures, 12 invited lectures, 40 Oral presentations (H-index = 19).