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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!
Executive Vice-President IFP Energies nouvelles
Natural gas in marine sediments: a climate issue?
Just like carbon dioxide (CO2), but with a much higher GWPa, methane CH4) is a gas which, according to the IEAb, is responsible for around 30% of the increase in global temperatures since the industrial revolution...
The quest to find a new reaction path for the oligomerization of ethylene using nickel
The olefin oligomerization reaction provides access to a broad range of key compounds in the fuel, petrochemical and fine chemistry sectors...
The in silico creation of molecular structures
What chemical engineer has never dreamed of having access to a tool that can directly identify a fluid (pure substance or mixture) on the basis of characteristics necessary to a given application context? This Holy Grail could become a reality thanks to the field of Chemoinformatics and its methods...
Self-repair against localized corrosion
Due to their low cost and their good mechanical properties, carbon steels are a widely used material, including for equipments in contact with harsh environments, such as aqueous media containing CO2...
Biofilm development of bacteria for the production of biobased C3/C4 alcohols
The market for biobased alcohol is currently largely focused on the production of ethanol for use in biofuels. C3 and C4 alcohols are platform molecules for biobased chemistry, but their development is hampered by low productivity levels...
Multi-scale characterization of microemulsions: what impact of asphaltenes on their properties?
In the context of the energy transition, it is expected that oil production will decrease at the same pace as the development of low-carbon energies and people’s evolving needs in this area...