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Innovation Director


Innovation Director

Innovation Director

20 Years


Innovation Director
Jul 2022 – Present
Location: Solaize, Lyon
Innovation coordination
Si feedstock
Si processes and characterizations
Silicon anodes for Li-ion batteries

Senior R&D Engineer
Apollon Solar – Groupe ELIXENS
Jan 2017 – Oct 2022
Location: Région de Lyon, France

Engineer R&D
Apollon Solar – Groupe ELIXENS
Jan 2010 – Oct 2022
Location: Lyon, Chambéry

Postdoc (Silicon Casting)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Jan 2009 – Jan 2010

Ph.D. Student in Materials Sciences
SIMAP, Grenoble
Feb 2005 – Dec 2008
Location: Région de Grenoble, France

Julien Dégoulange serves as the Innovation Director at Novacium, leveraging his two decades of experience in the fields of materials science and renewable energy since joining the team in July 2022.

Prior to his current role, he honed his expertise at Apollon Solar – Groupe ELIXENS, first as an R&D Engineer and later as a Senior R&D Engineer, where he managed activities related to silicon and energy storage and generation in the Lyon region.

With an academic foundation that includes a Ph.D. in Materials Sciences from SIMAP, Grenoble, and a postdoctoral stint at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology focusing on silicon casting, Julien is a seasoned expert in silicon refining, photovoltaic technologies, and the development of innovative processes.

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