Olivier Guillon is director at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research: Materials Synthesis and Processing, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany – one of the largest multidisciplinary research centres in Europe – and professor at RWTH Aachen – a leading German technical university. Recipient of the R.L. Coble Award for young scholars in 2011, he is ACerS lifetime member and affiliated with the Engineering Ceramics Division, the Basic Science Division and the Energy Materials and Systems Division.
After an engineering degree at the Alès School of Mines in France, Olivier Guillon completed his PhD on the non-linear behavior of ferroelectric ceramics. He then joined the group of Jürgen Rödel at TU Darmstadt, Germany. Focusing on constrained sintering, he also visited Raj Bordia at the University of Washington before establishing in Darmstadt a DFG funded Emmy Noether Group on new ceramic processes. After spending two years at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena as Professor of Mechanics of Functional Materials, he moved to Jülich in 2014. Guillon has been working for two decades in the field of ceramic processing and sintering, as well as ceramic materials and components for energy applications, in particular lithium and sodium solid state batteries, gas separation membranes, solid oxide fuel and electrolysis cells, high temperature ceramics, especially barrier coatings and MAX phases.
Author of more than 270 peer-reviewed articles, he has received numerous recognitions: member of the World Academy of Ceramics, International Institute for the Science of Sintering, Fellow of the European Ceramic Society.