In a few words

Charles-Philippe Lienemann graduated at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 1993. He then joined University of Lausanne (Switzerland) within the group of D. Perret and Prof. J-C. Bünzli for his PhD thesis (1997) dealing with the fate of pollutants and their interactions with Fe and Mn oxides and the biota in lake system. After his PhD, he joined SGS group in 1998 for 3 years as chemistry lab head in Wolff Environnement Labs in Lyon (France), leading a team of 6 technicians and performing 60 different analyses on environmental samples including soils, waste and water samples for an annual sale of k€700. 

In 2000, he joined the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP) for a position of Elementary lab head in the research center of Lyon. In 2003, Dr Lienemann took the position of XRF/AAS/ICP lab head with 8 technicians, performing more than 10,000 analyses per year for the research and development of IFPEN. His personal research field is mainly based on the detection of inorganic contaminants within the petroleum matrices, catalysts, plastics and batteries  by atomic emission techniques. He is involved in different PhD thesis done internally or in collaboration with University of Pau (France), University Claude Bernard Lyon (France) and University of Alicante (Spain) as an industrial superintendent. In 2012, he pass the certificate as a Research Director at University of Lyon and more recently in 2016, he is appointed as a scientific advisor and expert for chemical analysis and has lead  one of the 9 scientific challenge of IFPEN called “Characterization of materials and fluids for the energy at different scale” between 2017 and 2022. He is also in charge of the standardization project in order to follow and participate to the evolution of standards and methods of analysis in the various fields of IFPEN. 

Awards : 2017,  the French Chemistry Society Innovation Research prize

Research subjects
Characterization and speciation of trace metals in fluids and catalyst of the petroleum industry, but also for biomass and biofuels, plastics and polymers
Development and adaptation of specific analytical techniques for the specific needs of IFPEN

Development of LIBS imaging for heterogeneous catalysts and plastics (collaboration with Institut Lumière Matière).

Expert for the CEN and ASTM for IFPEN; survey of the evolution of methods of characterization and specifications for the various matrices studied at IFPEN (catalysts, fuels, plastics, ...).

Development of hyphenated techniques between LC / GC and ICP/MS detection for the specific needs of IFPEN research projects.


“Quantitative imaging of carbon in heterogeneous refining catalysts”, L. Jolivet, V. Motto-Ros, L. Sorbier, T. Sozinho and C.-P. Lienemann, J. Anal. At. Spectrom 2020. DOI: 10.1039/c9ja00434c

“Suitable interface for coupling liquid chromatography to inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry for the analysis of organic matrices. 2 Comparison of Sample Introduction Systems”, Marie Bernardin, Frédérique Bessueille-Barbier, Agnès Le Masle, Charles-Philippe Lienemann and Sabine Heinisch, Journal of Chromatography A 2019, 1603, 380, DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2019.04.074

“ Metal and metalloid determination in biodiesel and bioethanol” Raquel Sanchez, Carlos Sanchez, Charles-Philippe Lienemann and Jose-Luis Todoli, J. Anal. At. Spectrom 2015, 30, 64, DOI: 10.1039/c4ja00202d

"Direct multi-elemental imaging of freshly impregnated catalyst by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy"; L. Jolivet, L. Catita, O. Delpoux, C.-P. Lienemann, L. Sorbier and V. Motto-Ros; J. Catalysis. 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2021.07.010

"Measuring inorganics in biomass fast pyrolysis oils", C.-P. Lienemann, A. Quignard, N. Texier, N. Charon; J. of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 2021, 159, 105313, DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2019.04.074

"Silicon speciation by hyphenated techniques for environmental, biological and industrial issues: A review"; F. Chainet, C.-P. Lienemann, M. Courtiade, J. Ponthus, O.-F.X. Donard; J. Anal. Spectrom. 2011, 26, 30;