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Hubert Girault (born 13 February 1957 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France) is a Swiss chemist and professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He is the director of the Laboratoire d’Electrochimie Physique et Analytique, with expertise in electrochemistry at soft interfaces, Lab-on-a-Chip techniques, bio-analytical chemistry and mass-spectrometry, artificial water splitting, CO2 reduction, and redox flow batteries.
Professor Girault has authored more than 500 scientific publications, with more the 17,000 citations, and an h-index of 70. He has authored a textbook entitled „Electrochimie: Physique et Analytique“, which is published in English as „Analytical and Physical Electrochemistry“. Professor Girault is an inventor of more than 17 patents (including developing of ESTASI method of ionisation). In addition to his role as a professor at the EPFL, he is an adjunct professor at the Engineering Research Center of Innovative Scientific Instruments, Ministry of Education of China, Fudan University, Shanghai. He has served as a visiting professor at ENS Cachan (Paris, France), Fudan University (China), Kyoto University (Japan), Peking University (China), and Xiamen University (China).
He has been married to Jördis since 1984 and is the father of Jan-Torben born 1988 and Freya-Merret born 1990.
He is a member of: Carnot Foundation, Naval group advisory board, PSL strategic committee, GreenGT scientific board