Erwan Bertin

Assistant Professor
Physical Sciences Centre
Chem 361,Chem 362 & Chem 462
BSc Université de Sherbrooke 2009

Post Doctorate

Work Experience & Post Doctorate

01/2018 to 06/2019 - University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) - Canada First Research Excellence Fund Postdoctoral Fellow (group of Dr. Viola Birss)

01/2017 to 12/2017 - University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) - Humboldt Fellow (group of Dr. Ing. Stephan Barcikowski)

05/2016 to 12/2016 - National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States) -  Materials Science and Engineering division (group of Dr. Thomas P. Moffat)


20) Willkomm, J.; Bouzidi, S.; Bertin, E.; Birss,V. I.; Piers, W. E. Aqueous CO2 Reduction by a Re(bipyridine)-polypyrrole Film Deposited on Colloid-Imprinted Carbon. ACS Catal, 11 (2021), 1096–1105.

19) Willkomm, J., Bertin, E., Atwa, M., Lin, J.-B., Birss, V., & Piers, W. E. Grafting of a Molecular Rhenium CO2 Reduction Catalyst onto Colloid-Imprinted Carbon. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2, 4 (2019), 2414–2418 

18) Bertin, E.; Münzer, A.; Reichenberger, S.; Streubel, R.; Vinnay, T..; Wiggers, H.; Schulz, C.; Barcikowski,; Marzun, G. Durability Study of Platinum Nanoparticles Supported on Gas-Phase Synthesized Graphene in Oxygen Reduction Reaction Conditions, Applied Surface Science, 467-468 (2019), 1181–1186. 

17) Nzone-Fomena, N.; Garbarino, S.; Bertin, E.; Korinek, A.; Botton, G.A.; Roué, L.; Guay, D. Pt Nanostructures with Different Rh surface entities: impact on NH3 Electro-oxidation. Journal of Catalysis, 354 (2017) 270-277. 

16) Sacre, N.; Hufnagerl, G.; Galipaud, J.; Bertin, E.; Hassan, S.A.; Duca, M.; Roué, L.; Ruediger, A.; Garbarino, S.; Guay, D. Pt Thick Films with Nanometer-Sized Terraces of (100) orientation, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (2017) 12188-12198. 

15) Bertin, E.; Garbarino, S.; Roy, C.; Kazemi, S.;Guay, D. Selective Electroreduction of CO2 to formate on Bi and oxide-derived Bi films, Journal of CO2 Utilization, 19 (2017) 276-283. 

14) Bertin, E.; Garbarino, S.; Guay, D. Interdigitated Microelectrodes for Oxygen Removal in NH3 sensors, Electrochemistry Communications, 71 (2016) 56-60. 
13) Roy, C.; Deschamps, J.; Martin, M.H.; Bertin, E.; Garbarino, S.; Roué, L.; Guay, D. Identification of Cu Surface Active Sites for a Complete Nitrate to Nitrite Conversion with Nanostructured Catalysts, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 187 (2016) 399-407. 

12) Bertin, E.; Garbarino, S.; Guay, D. Formic Acid Oxidation on Antimony-Covered Platinum Films with a preferential (100) orientation, Journal of Power Sources, 299 (2015) 325-323. 

11) Finkelstein, D. A.; Bertin, E.; Garbarino, S.; Guay, D. Mechanistic Similarity in Catalytic N2 production from NH3 and NO2- at Pt(100) Thin Films: Toward a Universal Catalytic Pathway for Simple N-Containing Species, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119 (2015), 9860-9878. 

10) Bertin, E.; Fleury, A.; Roy, C.; Martin, M.H.; Garbarino, S.; Guay, D. Preferentially oriented Pt (100) thin film with less than a monolayer of Bi, Pd and Sb adatoms: application for formic acid oxidation, Electrochim. Acta, 162 (2015), 237-244. 

9) Bertin, E.; Garbarino, S.; Guay, D. Formic acid oxidation on Bi covered Pt electrodeposited thin films: influence of the underlying structure, Electrochim Acta, 134 (2014), 486-495. 

8) Bertin, E.; Garbarino, S.; Martin, M.H.; Guay, D. Bi Decoration of Pt Thin Films with a Preferential (100) Orientation, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 1491 (2013) 34-39. 

7) Roy, C.; Bertin, E.; Martin, M.H.; Garbarino, S.; Guay, D. Hydrazine oxidation at porous and preferentially oriented {100} Pt thin films, Electrocatalysis, 4(2013), 76- 82. 

6) Bertin, E.; Garbarino, S.; Guay, D.; Solla-Gullón, J.; Vidal-Iglesias, F. J.; Feliu, J. M. Electrodeposited Pt thin films with a preferential (100) orientation: characterisation and electrocatalytic properties for ammonia and formic acid oxidation, J. Power Sources, 225 (2013) 323-329. 

5) Ponrouch, A.; Garbarino, S.; Bertin, E.; Guay, D. Ultra High Capacitance Values of Pt@RuO2 Core–Shell Nanotubular Electrodes for Microsupercapacitor Applications. J. Power Sources, 221 (2013) 228–231. 

4) Bertin, E.; Roy, C.; Garbarino, S.; Guay, D.; Solla-Gullón, J.; Vidal-Iglesias, F. J.; Feliu, J. M. Effect of the Nature of (100) Surface Sites on the Electroactivity of Macroscopic Pt Electrodes for the Electrooxidation of Ammonia. Electrochem. Commun., 22 (2012) 197–199. 

3) Ponrouch, A.; Garbarino, S.; Bertin, E.; Maunders, C.; Botton, G. A.; Guay, D. Highly Porous and Preferentially-Oriented {100} Pt Nanowires and Thin Films. Adv. Funct. Mater., 22 (2012) 4172-4181. 

2) Bertin, E.; Garbarino, S.; Ponrouch, A.; Guay, D. Synthesis and Characterization of PtCo Nanowires for the Electro-Oxidation of Methanol. J. Power Sources, 206 (2012) 20–28. 

1) Garbarino, S.; Ponrouch, A.; Bertin E.; Guay, D. Hydrazine Oxidation at Preferentially Oriented Pt (100) Nanowires Array Electrodes, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 1311 (2010) GG08-17. 

Research Interests

Electrolcatalysis, Nanomaterials, Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquid