In a few words

Jean-Charles de Hemptinne graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1985 with a Chemical Engineering degree followed by a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT. In 2000, he defended a thesis on "Thermodynamic methods in Petroleum engineering" at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 to receive accreditation to supervise research.

He joined IFP Energies nouvelles in 1991 as a Research Engineer in the Thermodynamics department. He has been a researcher and teacher since 2000. Nominated as IFP School Professor in 2009, and from 2010 to 2019 he was appointed to the Tuck foundation Chair of "Thermodynamics for biofuels". Today, he is in charge of the EleTher Joint Industrial Project whose objective is to create community and define Best Practices for electrolyte thermodynamics applications.

His research topic focuses on the development of tools (essentially equations of state) for correlating and predicting physical-chemical properties of fluid mixtures. He teaches applied thermodynamics to the IFP-School cycle ‘Energy and Processes’ and he the IFP-School contact for the major in Catalysis and Processes within the track “Sustainable Industrial Processes” of the Chemistry Master  delivered by Lille University.  

Jean-Charles de Hemptinne is also a member of several scientific societies among which the SFGP and EFCE for which he chairs the working party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties. He has organized several international scientific conferences, ("Thermodynamics 2007" ; "InMoTher 2012" and ESAT 2021) and is the initiator of the IUT (Industrial Use of Thermodynamics) symposia that have been held in conjuction with either ESAT or ECCE meetings.

Jean-Charles de Hemptinne is author or co-author of 72 publications in refereed journals with a web of science H-factor of 27, and 3 IFP Energies nouvelles patents. He is the main author of the handbook entitled "How to select a thermodynamic model for process simulation: problem analysis in three steps".

Research subjects
Thermodynamics of fluid phases
biomass fluids

2009-2018 : Tuck Foundation Chair on Thermodynamics of Fluids Originating from Biomass

2019-2022 : JIP EleTher (with Solvay, Bayer, BASF, Orano, BP, Nouryon, Neste)

2019- 2023: ERC ElectroThermo (with DTU)