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  • Pierre Ferdinand Poudeu Poudeu, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry
    & Materials Science
    University of New Orleans
    E-Mail: ppoudeup@uno.edu

    B.S., Chemistry
    University of Yaounde I, Cameroon 1996
    M.S., Inorganic and Materials Chemistry 

    University of Yaounde I, Cameroon 1998

    D.E.A., Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
    University of Yaounde I, Cameroon 1999

    Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Solid State Chemistry
    Dresden University of Technology, Germany 2004


    I received my M.S. (1998) and DEA (1999) both in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry from the University of Yaounde I (Cameroon). In October 2000, I started my PhD studies in the group of Prof. Michael Ruck at the Dresden University of Technology (TU-Dresden, Germany) where I synthesized and investigated the crystal structures and properties of quaternary chalcogenide halides containing silver and bismuth. Shortly after the completion of my doctorate degree (January 2004), I joined the group of Prof. Mercouri Kanatzidis at Michigan State University (02/2004 - 09/2006) as a postdoctoral research associate. On September 2006, I moved with the group to Northwestern University where I am currently working as a research associate. My postdoctoral projects involved the investigation of nanostructured PbTe-based bulk materials for thermoelectric energy conversion and the investigation of composition - structure - property relationships in the homologous series (Sb2)n(Sb2Te3)m. 


    Selected publications: 

        1 P. F. P. Poudeu, J. D#Angelo, H. Kong, A. Downey, J. L. Short, R. Pcionek, T. P. Hogan, C. Uher, M. G. Kanatzidis: Nanostructures versus Solid Solutions: Low Lattice Thermal Conductivity and Enhanced Thermoelectric Figure of Merit in Pb9.6Sb0.2Te10-xSex Bulk Materials, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 14347 - 14355.

        2 P. F. P. Poudeu, M. Ruck: The Intergrowth Structure of Ag1.2Bi17.6S23Cl8 and its Relation to the Tubular Structure of Bi6+δS6+3δCl6-3δ and the Pavonite Homologue Ag3xBi5-3xS8-6xCl6x-1, J. Solid State Chem. 2006, 179, 3640 - 3648 (cover article).

        3 P. F. P. Poudeu, J. D#Angelo, A. D. Downey, J. L. Short, T. P. Hogan, M. G. Kanatzidis: High Thermoelectric Figure of Merit and Nanostructuring in Bulk p-type Na1-xPbmSbyTem+2, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 3835 - 3839.

        4 P. F. P. Poudeu and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis: Design in solid state chemistry based on phase homologies. Sb4Te3 and Sb8Te9 as new members of the series (Sb2Te3)m·(Sb2)n, Chem. Commun. 2005, 2672.

        5 P. F. P. Poudeu, T. Söhnel and M. Ruck: Homologous Silver Bismuth Chalcogenide Halides (N, x)P. I. Syntheses and Crystal Structures of the (0,1)P Compound AgBi2S2Cl3 and Three Members of the(1, x)P Solid Solution Series Ag2xBi4-2xS6-4xBr4x, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2004, 630, 1276.