In a few words

Céline Pagis completed a MSc degree from the engineering school of Centrale Marseille in 2015. In 2018, she received her PhD in Material Sciences and Catalysis at IRCELYON and IFP Energies Nouvelles in Lyon under the academic guidance of Dr David Farrusseng and Dr Alain Tuel. Her PhD thesis topic was on original syntheses of hollow Y zeolite to study the impact of this new morphology on the transport and the catalytic activity for model reactions. The results and originality of her pioneer work have earned her awards : the fellowship L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science in 2018, the “Denise Barthomeuf” PhD award 2019 from the Groupe Francais des Zéolithes (GFZ) and the Yves Chauvin PhD award 2019 from IFPEN institution.

In 2018, she joined IFPEN as research engineer in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. Her research activities are divided in two parts. One focused on the photoreduction of CO2 in gas phase and the other on the design of new catalysts for refinery and petrochemistry sectors. Céline Pagis is also deeply involved in the French Chemical Society (SCF) since 2016 and she is the president of the French Young Chemist Network of Rhône-Alpes area for 2020. 

As junior researcher (PhD since October 2018), Céline Pagis published and participated at : 10 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 5 patents (2 about zeolites, 3 about photocatalysis), H-index = 5 , 156 citations, 2 invited talks at (inter)national conferences (EMRS-Symposium H - 2019, GdR Solar Fuels seminar - 2019).

Research subjects
Design of new materials for the CO2 photoreduction in gas phase and their implementation in photocatalytic unit.
Design of metallic catalysts for selective hydrogenation of diolefins/acetylene.
  • Plasmon effects in bimetallic catalysts for the production of solar fuels. PhD project carried out by Steven Bardey (2017-2020) under the academic supervision of Dr Valérie Keller and Dr Valérie Caps from the “Institut de Chimie et Procédés pour l'Énergie, l'Environnement et la Santé” (ICPEES – UMR 7515).
  • Development of a process unit for the photoreduction of CO2 in gas phase. This highly robust and efficient facility enables us to methodically compare the photocatalysts performances by a control of various parameters (T, P, CO2/H2O ratio, bed’s catalyst location, irradiation, …).

All publications

Recent publications

Pagis et al. ChemCatChemDemonstration of Improved Effectiveness Factor of Catalysts Based on Hollow Single Crystal Zeolites Céline Pagis, Fréderic Meunier, Yves Schuurman, Alain Tuel, Mathias Dodin, Raquel Martinez Franco, David Farrusseng ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 4525-4529


Pagis et al. Cryst.Eng.CommHigh-silica hollow Y zeolite by selective desilication of dealuminated NaY crystals in the presence of protective Al species Céline Pagis, Ana Rita M. Prates, Nicolas Bats, Alain Tuel, David Farrusseng Cryst.Eng.Comm. 2018, 20, 1564 - 1572

Pagis et al. Chem.MaterHollow Zeolite Structures: An Overview of Synthesis Methods Céline Pagis, Ana Rita M. Prates, David Farrusseng, Nicolas Bats, Alain Tuel Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 5205−5223