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For IFPEN, a major research and training player, the annual intake of new PhD students is one of its essential missions. 

Doctoral students bring to our fundamental research their dynamism and their capacity to innovate. They also contribute to the necessary development of new skills to meet the scientific challenges inherent to the Research and Innovation projects carried out at IFPEN. 

In return, they benefit from a high-quality environment and an openness to concrete challenges and issues that prepare them for their future careers.

Scientific excellence needs to be encouraged and recognized. This is what the Yves Chauvin prize does, awarded annually in recognition of the best thesis defended during the year. 

By presenting a synopsis of each of the theses short-listed for the award, this special issue highlights the wealth of themes and disciplinary fields covered.

I hope you enjoy reading these articles! 

Catherine Rivière 

    Catherine Rivière
    Executive Vice-President IFP Energies nouvelles