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Pierre-Alain BREUIL

Ingénieur de recherche /
Chef de projet
Pierre-Alain Breuil a étudié à Chimie ParisTech avant de réaliser son doctorat dans le groupe Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-Inspired Catalysis du Prof. Joost Reek à l’Université d’Amsterdam et d
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Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou : Scientific Woman of the Year – The 2014 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize

Scientific Woman of the Year – The 2014 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize: Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou, Head of research in the field of molecular catalysis at IFPEN
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Catalyst selectivity: spectral investigations

THESIS BY FABIEN CARON
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Extrusion: playing the SAXS for success!

Alumina , the archetypal material used for hydrotreatment catalyst supports, has a porous structure at supramolecular scales, determining the transport of oil feeds within it. This structure is
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Surface characterization at the right TEMPO

The value of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) resides in its capacity to supply information on the surface elementary composition (a few nm) and the chemical environment of the atoms probed ,
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ROCK sets the rhythm for catalyst activation

The development of more efficient hydrotreatment catalysts , based on molybdenum (Mo), requires advanced characterization methods that allow materials to be studied in conditions that match those of
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Infrared and SOLEIL: good vibrations under the microscope

Improving the reactional performance of a catalytic material (obtained by applying an active phase onto oxide grains) requires a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the reaction . More
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Characterizing catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch: a question of SWING

Fischer-Tropsch synthesis is a catalytic process to produce hydrocarbons from a syngas, which could come from biomass. It is therefore an alternative process to help reduce the share of oil in the
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IFPEN Catalysis Rewarded

July 2015 The Edith Flanigen Award is presented annually to an exceptional young female scientist, in the eight years following graduation. The 2015 Awards have honored Celine Chizallet , researcher