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Special issue Recent PhD graduates


Pierre-Henri BigeardThe 2019 Yves Chauvin Prize was  awarded to Céline Pagis for her thesis conducted under the aegis of the Catalysis, Biocatalysis and Separation Division and supervised by IRCELYON, which led to the development of materials suitable for a variety of applications in the energy and agrifood sectors.

This thesis is emblematic of a long-standing expertise of IFPEN (catalysis for oil refining), which now makes it possible to address themes such as the biomass conversion or photocatalysis for CO2 valorization.

As is the case for all candidates for the Prize, this work is also the result of open science and excellence policy, initiated several years ago and supported by the Scientific Board, providing a launch ramp to prepare technological innovations for the energy transition: openness towards outside academic and industrial partners, excellence of IFPEN’s researchers singled out for numerous awards.

I have been delighted to be part of this pivotal strategic approach aimed at ensuring IFPEN continues to play a leading role within the research and innovation community.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue.

Pierre-Henri Bigeard,
Former Executive Vice-President Research and Innovation of IFPEN

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