In a few words

François Ropital is a Materials Engineer from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon (1980), Doctor of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne in Chemical Engineering (1984) and HDR from the University of Paris VI in Applied Chemistry and Industrial Process Engineering (2002).
He works at IFP Énergies nouvelles on the behavior of materials for energy technologies within the Applied Physico-Chemistry and Mechanics Department. From 2010 to 2015 Francois Ropital was editor-in-chief of the review "Oil and Gas Science and Technology - Revue d'IFP Energies nouvelles".
Since 2016, co-animator of the scientific lock "Study of reaction mechanisms on an adapted scale" of IFPEN fundamental research.
Since 2019, he is associate university Professor (PAST) at INSA-Lyon, Mateis Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
He is also Chairman of the Working Party "Corrosion in refinery and petrochemistry" the European C Federation of Corrosion (EFC).
He is the author of 2 books, 12 book chapters, more than 55 peer-reviewed publications and 20 patents.
 

IFPEN’s disciplinary fields
Research subjects
electrochemical corrosion in aqueous media containing CO2 and H2S
corrosion in geothermal environments
corrosion in biofuels and green chemistry processes
corrosion monitoring
CO2 valorisation by electroreduction
Projects

- Protectivity of corrosion deposits in an aqueous medium containing CO2 with ANDRA and INSA-Lyon
- FUI 2015-2020 ValCO2II project for CO2 valorisation

Publications

R.de Motte, E. Basilico, R. Mingant , J. Kittel, F. Ropital, P. Combrade, , S. Neicib,, V. Deydier, D. Crusset,, S. Marcelin, A study by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and surface analysis of corrosion product layers formed during CO2 corrosion of low alloy steel, Corrosion Science, 2020 , doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2020.108666

M. Nicoli, M. Trueba, S.Trasatti, M.P. Casaletto,  F. Grosjean, J. Kittel, F. Ropital, High temperature oxidation evaluation using crystal microbalance, Corrosion Engineering Science and Technology, 2020,   https://doi.org/10.1080/1478422X.2020.1732122

R.  de Motte, R. Mingant, J. Kittel, F. Ropital, P. Combrade, S. Necib, V. Deydier, D. Crusset,  Near Surface pH Measurements in Aqueous CO2 Corrosion, Electrochemica Acta, 2018, 290, 605-615 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.09.117