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In a few words

Nicolas Ferrando is graduated of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Génie Chimique (Toulouse) with a Chemical Engineering master degree, followed by a PhD in Chemistry from Université Paris XI. He joined IFPEN in 2004 as research engineer in the Thermodynamic and Molecular Simulation Department, in charge of physical-chemistry modeling of fluid in industrial processes and subsurface formations. Since 2017, he has been managing the project Carbone, a software for reservoir fluid modeling.

Since 2023, he has been managing a portfolio of R&D projects related to the transport and storage of Hydrogen. These projects adress issues related to subsurface (natural hydrogen, hydrogen geological storage) and to material compatibility (steels, polymers, composites).

He also supervised two PhD students and participates to educational activities at IFP-School. He has published some forty publications in peer reviewed journals, two patents, and is co-leader of a working group in Société Française de Génie des Procédés.

Research subjects
Thermodynamics of fluid phases (biomass, hydrocarbons, hydrogen, electrolytes)
Hydrogen: transport, surface storage, underground storage, natural hydrogen
PVT modeling of reservoir fluids

- Management of a portfolio of R&D projects related to Hydrogen transport & storage: ANR Hyperstock, ANR Hystoren, ANR Byron, EU-Clean H2 FrHyGe, EU-RFCS Hystory, ...

- development of the software CARBONE (with Kappa Engineering and Beicip-Franlab)


de Hemptinne, J.C., Ferrando, N., Hajiw-Riberaud, M., Lachet, V., Maghsoodloo, S., Mougin, P., Ngo, T.D., Pigeon, L., Yanes J.R., Wender, A., Carnot: a Thermodynamic Library for Energy Industries. 2023, Sci Tech. Energy Trans. (STET), 78, 14664-14680

Kiemde, A.F., Ferrando, N., de Hemptinne, J.C., le Gallo, Y., Reveillère, A., Roa Pinto, J.S.. Hydrogen and Air Storage in Salt Caverns; a Thermodynamic Model for Phase Equilibrium Calculations. 2023, Sci Tech. Energy Trans. (STET), 78, 10.

Roa Pinto, J.S., Ferrando, N., de Hemptinne, J.C., Galindo, A. Temperature Dependence and Short Range Electrolytic Interactions within the e-PPC-SAFT Framework. 2022, Fluid Phase Equilib., 560, 113486

Roa Pinto, J.S., Bachaud, P., Fargetton, T., Ferrando, N., Jeannin, L., Louvet, F.  2021, Modeling Phase Equilibrium of Hydrogen and Natural Gas in Brines: Application to Storage in Salt Caverns. Int. J. Hyd. Energy, 46(5), 4229-4240

Lopez-Lazaro, C., Bachaud, P., Moretti, I., Ferrando, N. ; Predicting the phase behavior of hydrogen in NaCl brines by molecular simulation for geological applications, 2019; BSGF – Earth Science Bulletin; 190, 2019008

Pereira, C.G.; Féjean, C.; Betoulle, S.; Ferrando, N.; Lugo, R.; de Hemptinne, JC; Mougin, P; Guaiacol and its mixtures: New data and predictive models Part 1: Phase equilibrium; 2018; Fluid Phase Equilibria; 470, 75-90

R. Nagrimanov, M. Stolov, N. Ferrando, M. Varfolomeev, R. Lugo, JC de Hemptinne; Guaiacol and its mixtures: New data and predictive models Part 2: Gibbs energy of solvation; 2018; Fluid Phase Equilibria; 170, 91-100

Ahmed, S; Ferrando, N.; de Hemptinne, J-C; Simonin, J-P; Bernard, O.; Baudouin, O.; Modeling mixed-solvent electrolytes; 2018; Fluid Phase Equilibria; 459; 138-157