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Cécile Barrère-Tricca has been appointed Site Director of IFPEN-Lyon

taking over from Pierre Beccat.

Cécile Barrère-Tricca, 47, is an engineer who graduated from the Ecole nationale supérieure de Chimie de Toulouse. She holds a graduate research degree in materials sciences from the Institut national Polytechnique de Toulouse and a PhD in the chemistry and physical chemistry of polymers from Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris 6).

Cécile Barrère-Tricca

She joined IFP Energies nouvelles in 1998 as a research engineer in the Catalysis and Separation Division. In 2001, she became project manager in the field of flue gas treatment before taking on a similar role, in 2006, in the field of 2nd generation biofuels within the Process Design and Modeling Division.

In 2008, she was appointed head of the Process Design Department within the Process Design and Modeling Division, then Head of the Chemical Engineering and Technology Department in 2010.

She had been Director of the Physics and Analysis Division since 2014.


IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a major research and training player in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities, hinged around three strategic priorities: sustainable mobility, new energies and responsible oil and gas.

IFPEN-Lyon brings together more than 800 employees along with design, modeling, experimentation and development facilities aimed at validating the industrial feasibility of IFPEN’s processes and technologies, ensuring their reliability and guaranteeing their industrial scale-up.
Its commitment to innovation and its support for the local economic fabric is illustrated by its involvement in the Axelera (Chemistry and Environment in Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes region), LUTB (Lyon Urban Truck & Bus) and Tenerrdis (Energy Cluster) competitiveness clusters. IFPEN-Lyon is also involved in the Axel'One collaborative platform project, through which it reinforces its partnerships with players in the region.



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