DUES, University Bordeaux, Cedex, France, 1974. License, University Bordeaux, Cedex, France, 1976. Master of Science, University Bordeaux, Cedex, France, 1977.
General Academic Studies Degree, University Bordeaux, Cedex, France, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bordeaux, Cedex, France, 1981.
He worked at Bell Labs and Bellcore from 1982 to 1994, then moved to the University of Picardie Jules Verne in 1994. He has been at the College de France since 2010. He is also credited with laying foundations of the reputable Erasmus mundus masters course in energy storage and conversion "Materials for energy storage and conversion" hosted by UPJV, Amiens in association with seven universities across the globe and several energy research networks.
Tarascon"s research investigates the synthesis of novel electronic phenomena and materials such as superconductors, ferroelectrics, fluoride glasses, rechargeable batteries and colossal magnetoresistance.
He has made many contributions to superconductivity and was the original proponent of the thin and flexible plastic lithium ion battery.
Member of Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society, Electrochemical Society (Battery Technical award for plastic li-ion battery achievement 1997), Materials Research Society.