Nicolas M. Gaillard

Assistant Researcher
04/15/2013 - 12:50

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa

(808) 956-2342
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Academic membership

Member, Electrochemical Society,
Member, Material Research Society,
Member, Department of Energy, Photoelectrochemical Working Group.

Current research interests
Photoelectrochemical and electrochromic processes,
Solar Fuels generation,
Interface engineering and surface catalysis,
Chalcogenide-based solar cells,
Advanced metal oxide semiconductor materials,
Vacuum and liquid-based thin film deposition processes,
Core/shell quantum-dots synthesis.

University of Hawaii Information: 

Assistant Researcher, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, 2009-Present.

Other Professional: 

2007 – 2009: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, USA,
2003 – 2006: Research Engineer, STMicroelectronics, R&D center, Crolles, France,
2002 – 2003: Research Assistant, Nippon Telegraph and Telecom, Atsugi, Japan,
2000 – 2002: Research Assistant, CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France.


- Ph.D., Micro-Nanoelectronics, Université Joseph Fourier, France (2006).
- M.S., Micro-Nanoelectronics, Université Joseph Fourier, France (2002).
- Engineering Degree, Micro-Optoelectronic, National Grad. School of Physics, France (2002).
- B.S., Materials Science, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France (2000).

Selected Publications: 

Photoelectrochemical Reforming of Glucose for Hydrogen Production using a WO3–based Tandem Cell Device.

D. V. Esposito,  R. V. Forest ,  Y. Chang ,  N. Gaillard,  S. Hou ,  K. H. Lee ,  B. E. McCandless,  R. W. Birkmire and J. Chen., Energy Environ. Sci., Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22560C (2012).

Effect of thermal treatment on the crystallographic, surface energetics and photoelectrochemical properties of reactively co-sputtered copper tungstate (CuWO4) for water splitting.
Y. Chang, A. Braun, A. Deangelis, J. Kaneshiro and N. Gaillard, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 25490 (2011).

Hydrogen production from photo-driven electrolysis of biomass-derived oxygenates: A case study on methanol using Pt-modified WO3 thin film electrodes.
D. V. Esposito, J. G. Chen, R. W. Birkmire, Y. Chang, N. Gaillard, Int. J. Hydrogen Energ. 36, 9632 (2011).

Improved current collection in WO3:Mo/WO3 bilayer photoelectrodes.
N. Gaillard, B. Cole, B. Marsen, J. Kaneshiro, E.L. Miller, L. Weinhardt, M. Bär, C. Heske, K. -S. Ahn, Y. Yan, and M. M. Al-Jassim, J. Mater. Res. 25, 45 (2010).

Progress in new semiconductor materials classes for solar photoelectrolysis.
E. L. Miller, N. Gaillard, J. Kaneshiro, A. DeAngelis, R. Garland, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy DOI: 10.1002/er.1660 (2010).

Advances in Copper-chalcopyrite Thin Films for Solar Energy Conversion.
J. Kaneshiro, N. Gaillard, R. Rocheleau, E. Miller, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 94, 12 (2010).

Accelerating materials development for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production: Standards for methods, definitions, and reporting protocols.
Z. Chen, T. F. Jaramillo, T. G. Deutsch, A. Kleiman-Shwarsctein, A. J. Forman, N. Gaillard, R. Garland, K. Takanabe, C. Heske, M. Sunkara, E. W. McFarland, K. Domen, E. L. Miller, J. A. Turner and H. N. Dinh, J. Mater. Res. 25, 3 (2010).

Mo incorporation in WO3 thin film photoanodes: Tailoring the electronic structure for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production.
M. Bär, L. Weinhardt, B. Marsen, B. Cole, N. Gaillard, E. Miller, and C. Heske, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 032107 (2010).

Amorphous Silicon Carbide Photoelectrode For Hydrogen Production Directly From Water Using Sunlight.
F. Zhu, J. Hu, I. Matulionis, T. Deutsch´╝îN. Gaillard, A. Kunrath, E. Miller and A. Madan, Philosophic Magazine 89 (28-30), 2723 (2009).

Method to assess the grain crystallographic orientation with a submicronic spatial resolution using Kelvin probe force microscope.
N. Gaillard, D. Mariolle, F. Bertin, M. Gros-Jean, and A. Bsiesy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 154101 (2006).

In situ electric field simulation in metal/insulator/metal capacitors.
N. Gaillard, L. Pinzelli, M. Gros-Jean, and A. Bsiesy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 133506 (2006).

Characterization of electrical and crystallographic properties of metal layers at deca-nanometer scale using Kelvin probe force microscope.
N. Gaillard, D. Mariolle, F. Bertin, M. Gros-Jean, A. Bsiesy, A. Bajolet, S. Chhun, and M. Djebbouri, Microelectronic Engineering 83, 2169 (2006).

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