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Les Rencontres scientifiques d’IFPEN – Solid Liquid Interfaces – challenging Molecular Aspects for Industrial Applications (SLIMAIA); 27-29 March 2018
Within the context of improved energy efficiency and sustainable development, reactive and non-reactive chemical phenomena occurring at solid-liquid interfaces (SLI) play a role in numerous industrial applications. Heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemistry (corrosion, energy storage), enhanced oil recovery, water treatment and waste management are just some of the fields that may benefit from improved control of complex and intricate chemical events: sorption, wetting, impregnation, diffusion and reactions occurring at solvated interfaces of oxides (supports, clays, etc.) or metals (electrodes, catalysts, steels, etc.).
This international event highlighted the most recent advances, presenting a variety of innovative experimental and theoretical methods that improve our molecular-scale understanding of SLI and offer significant promise for specific applications.
It brought together experts in industrial applications, cutting-edge characterization techniques (in situ and operando spectroscopy, calorimetry, etc.) and computational chemistry from the molecular to the mesoscale level. The event showed how key scientific challenges, at the crossroads of general chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, catalysis and geochemistry can be addressed.
This Rencontre scientifique event organized by IFP Energies nouvelles has provided the scientific community with an ideal platform for constructive debate among experimental and theorical researchers from both academia and industry.
In coorperation with our partners:
IFPEN Organizing Committee
Manuel Corral-Valero, Catalysis and Separation Division, Scientific Correspondent of the conference
Loïc Barré, Physics and Analysis Division
Daniela Bauer, Geosciences Division
Theodorus De Bruin, Applied Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Division
Mickael Rivallan, Physics and Analysis Division
François Ropital, Applied Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Division
Prof. Eric Borguet (Temple Univ., USA)
Prof. Gordon E. Brown, Jr. (Stanford Univ., USA)
Prof. Xavier Carrier (Pierre and Marie Curie Univ., France)
Prof. Marian Chatenet (Grenoble Alpes Univ., France)
Prof. Alvaro Cimas (Evry Univ., France)
Dr. Benoit Coasne (CNRS-LiPhy, France)
Dr. Jean-Pierre Dath (Total, Belgium)
Dr. Michaela Klotz (Saint-Gobain, France)
Dr. Grégory Lefèvre (CNRS-IRCP, France)
Dr. Pierre Levitz (CNRS-Phenix, France)
Dr. Johannes Lützenkirchen (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Dr. Carine Michel (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France)
Prof. J. M. C. Arjan Mol (Delft Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands)
Dr. Bénédicte Prelot (CNRS-ICGM, France)
Dr. Pascal Raybaud (IFPEN, France)
Prof. Carsten Sievers (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)