Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences, HDR) - Sorbonne University
LISE UMR 8235,
CNRS-Sorbonne Université,
Tour 13-14, 4, place Jussieu, 75252 Paris
Bureau: 314, 3ème étage
Téléphone : +33 1 44 27 96 15
Email : ivan.lucas@sorbonne-universite.fr

Orcid:  0000-0001-8930-0437Research IDS-5742-2016

Biography :

Titles and background :

  • 2018:  Habilitation
  • Since 2012: Associate Professor (tenured : Maître de conférences) at LISE Laboratory - Sorbonne Université 
  • 2008-2012: Postdoctoral fellow– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – EETD Department (California– USA)
  • 2007-2008 (6 months) : Assistant professor (ATER) Sorbonne Universit  - Li2C/PECSA
  • 2007: PhD thesis in Chemical Physics and Analytical Chemistry - Sorbonne Université - PECSA Laboratory « Colloidal Electrochemistry & Electrokinetics Phénomena » - Supervision P. Turq
  • 2004: Master of electrochemistry - Sorbonne Université 
  • 2001-2004: Magistère PCM d’Orsay  - University Paris Sud / ENS Cachan - with honors

Research activities:

  • Development of Raman spectroscopy at the molecular scale (SERS, SHINERS, TERS) and coupling with electrochemical measurements
  • Advanced diagnoses of energy storage systems by coupled methods in situ (lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells)
  • Study of the interaction between molecule/surface and particles (colloidal)/surface - Electrochemical transformation and local analysis.
  • Studies of biomineralization processes (pathological calcification)

Characterization techniques:

  • In situ scanning probe microscopies (AFM, shear-force AFM, STM, SECM)
  • Surface-Enhanced (SERS, SHINERS) and Tip-Enhanced (TERS) Raman spectroscopy
  • Development of fibered Raman measurements for analysis in difficult conditions - Raman endoscopy
  • Electrochemical methods

Teaching activities (192 H/year):

  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (Master 2, MU5CI203)
  • Near-field spectroscopy and microscopy (Master 4C303)
  • Master MEEF (Agrégation interne et CAPES)
  • Electrochemistry (Bachelor 3, LU3CI011, TD/TP)
  • Thermodynamique chimique (Bachelor 2, LU2CI011, TD/TP)
  • Spectroscopy (Bachelor 2, LU2CI005, TD/TP)


  • Organization committee of the TERS-8 2022 conference in Sorbonne Université
  • LogoTERS8
  • Steering committee of the C'Nano Île de France summer school (Etiolles) since 2014
  • Gold 2018 (Paris) Conference Organizing Committee
  • Selection Committee for the recruitment of lecturers (section 31).
  • Teaching platform animation: TP platform manager for general chemistry of internal aggregation at UPMC since 2014
  • Participation in the science fair on the theme "Around oxydoreduction".
  • Support for international mobility and professional integration.


Research projects :

  • 2018 - REED Project "Development of a fibered Raman probe (d < 1mm) compatible with ureteroscopic clinical practice" - Financing France Life Imaging (WP3-FLI- 2018 : 20k€)   
  • 2018 & 2021 - Thesis "Study of the interfaces of high voltage cathode materials in Li-ion technology" (Antonin GAJAN) -  CIFRE grant with the industrial SAFT
  • 2018 & 2021 - Thesis "Advanced Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (ERS) in electrochemical conditions using microelectrodes (SECM/TERS), application to catalysis" - (Aja PAVLIC) - Grant ED388.
  • 2018 & 2021 - Thesis "Electrochemical TERS for the characterization and optimization of nanografted molecular units - Towards the analysis of the single molecule" (Alice FIOCCO) - Grant LabEx Michem "PANTERS" project in collaboration with J.M. Noel, Catherine Combellas and Frédéric Kanoufi (Itodys)
  • 2016 & 2017 - Co-funding Labex Matisse and Michem BioCal: "Characterization on biopsies of calcifications associated with renal pathologies, Analysis by advanced Raman spectroscopic techniques".
  • 2015 - ANR young researcher CarLIB: "Coupling of AFM & Raman spectroscopy with electrochemical techniques for advanced diagnosis of Li-Ion Batteries" - 2016-10 to 2018-10 | Grant: ANR-15-CE05-0002.
  • 2014 - DIM mi-lourd (200k€): "Localized Electrochemistry and Raman Spectroscopy" (with E. Maisonhaute).
  • 2013 - European Project - Marie Curie Actions - FP7 people: ENSOM: "Electrochemical Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy / Manipulation and characterization at the nanoscale", 2014 to 2017 |Grant: 618643.

Sélection de publications (39) :


  • Gajan, A.; Lecourt C. ; Torres Bautista B.E. ; Fillaud L. ; Demeaux J. ; LUCAS, I.T." Solid Electrolyte Interphase Instability in Operating Lithium-Ion Batteries Unraveled by Enhanced-Raman Spectroscopy  ",  ACS Energy Letters, 6, 2021;, 1757, doi: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00436
  • Groni S., Fave C., Schöllhorn B., Chapus L., Aubertin P., Touzalin T. ; ;LUCAS, I.TJoiret S., Courty A., Maisonhaute," Long range self-organizations of small metallic nanocrystals for SERS detection of electrochemical reactions  ",  J. Electroanal. Chem., 872, 2020, 114322, doi: 10.1016/J.jelechem.2020.114322
  • Touzalin, T.; Joiret, S.; LUCAS, I.T., Maisonhaute, E.; "Electrochemical Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy imaging with 8nm lateral resolution", Electrochem. Comm., 108, 2019, 106557, doi: 10.1016/j.elecom.2019.106557
  • Touzalin, Thomas; Joiret, Suzanne; Maisonhaute, Emmanuel; LUCAS, I.T."Complex Electron Transfer Pathway at a Microelectrode Captured by in situ Nanospectroscopy ", Anal. Chem., 89(17), 2017, 8974-898, doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b01542
  • Touzalin T, Joiret S, Maisonhaute E, Lucas I.T., "Capturing of electrochemical transformations by Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy", Vol. 6 Innovative Methods in Electrochemistry KANOUFI 2017/Maisonhaute" 10.1016/j.coelec.2017.10.016
  • Touzalin T., Dauphin A. L., Joiret S., Lucas I. T.  and Maisonhaute E., "Tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy imaging of opaque samples in organic liquid", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.2016, 18, 15510-15513. DOI: 10.1039/C6CP02596J
  • Steffenhagen M., Latus A.,Thi Minh Nguyet Trinh, Nierengarten I., Lucas I.T., Joiret S., Landoulsi J., Delavaux-Nicot B., Nierengarten J.-F.,Maisonhaute E., "A Rotaxane Scaffold Bearing Multiple Redox Centers: Synthesis, Surface Modification and Electrochemical Properties", Chemistry - A European Journal, 2018, 10.1002/chem.201705245
  • Chapus L., Aubertin P., Joiret S., Lucas I.T., Maisonhaute E. and Courty A., "Tunable SERS platforms from small nanoparticles 3D superlattices: comparison between gold, silver and copper", ChemPhysChem 2017, 18, 3066.  

Energy storage and catalysis

  • Gajan, A.; Lecourt C. ; Torres Bautista B.E. ; Fillaud L. ; Demeaux J. ; LUCAS, I.T." Solid Electrolyte Interphase Instability in Operating Lithium-Ion Batteries Unraveled by Enhanced-Raman Spectroscopy  ",  ACS Energy Letters, 6, 2021;, 1757, doi: 10.1021/acsenergylett.1c00436
  • Gruet D., Delobel B., Sicsic D., Lucas I.T., M Turmine, Vivier V.." Electrochemical behavior of pure graphite studied with a powder microelectrode  ",  Electrochemistry Communications, 95, 2020;, 23-27, doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom2018.08.016
  • Huan T.N., Rousse G., Zanna S., Lucas I.T., Xiangzhen X., Mougel V., Fontecave M., "Nanostructured Oxygen-Evolving Copper Oxide Electrocatalyst", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 4792-4796 DOE10.1002/ange.201700388
  • Abellan P., Moser T.H., Lucas I.T., Grate J.W., Evans J. E., f and Browning N. D., "The Formation of Cerium(III) Hydroxide Nanoparticles by a Radiation Mediated Increase in Local pH" RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 3831 , DOI 10.1039/C6RA27066B
  • Lucas I.T.,  McLeod A., Syzdek J., Middlemiss D.S., Grey C.P., Basov D.N., and Kostecki R. “IR Near-Field Spectroscopy and Imaging of Single LixFePO4 Microcrystals”, Nano Letters, 15 2015, 1-7.
  • Qiao R., Lucas I.T., Karim A., Syzdek J., Liu X., Chen W., Persson K., “Distinct Solid ElectrolyteInterphases on Sn (100) and (001) Electrodes Studied by Soft XRay Spectroscopy”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 1, 2014, 1300115.
  • Lucas I.T., Syzdek J. and Kostecki R.; “Interfacial Processes at Single-Crystal b-Sn Electrodes in Organic Carbonate Electrolyte”, Electrochem. Comm., 13, 2011,1271.
  • Pollak E., Geng B., Jeon K-J, Lucas I. T., Richardson T.J., Wang F. and Kostecki R. "The Interaction of Li+ with Single-Layer and Few-Layer Graphene", Nano Letters, 2010, 10 (9), 3386.
  • Lucas I.T., Pollak E., Kostecki R. “In situ AFM studies of SEI formation at a Sn electrode”, Electrochem. Comm., 11, 2009, 2157–2160.