Melissandre Richard

Member, Early Career Investigator Committee


Temple University
Department of Chemistry  
Beury Hall, room 047
1901 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, 19122

Phone: (215) 204-3164


I received my bachelor’s degree in Physics and Chemistry in 2010 and my master's degree in Materials Engineering and Renewable Energy Sources in 2012 from University of Poitiers, France. I defended my Ph.D. in December 2015. During my doctoral research, I focused on studying innovative materials (LaMnO3, YSZ, Co3Mo3N,…) by applying both isotopic exchange and infrared spectroscopic techniques for heterogeneous catalysis application (CH4 oxidation, NH3 synthesis). I joined the group of Dr. Eric Borguet in October 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher. 

Research interests:

  • Catalysis and Photocatalysis 
  • Semiconducting layered and 2D materials 
  • Plasmonic nanomaterial
  • Spectroscopic techniques