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News 13 November 2020

Shedding light on the external surface of zeolites by quantum calculation

Thanks to quantum modeling calculations conducted on the ZSM-5 zeolite, IFPEN’s research has nevertheless demonstrated the existence of a much larger variety of active sites on the surface than in the internal nanoporosity.

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Gerhard Pirngruber
Research scientist, Project Leader
I studied Technical Chemistry at the TU Vienne, Austria. After my graduation I moved to Twente University, Netherlands, as a PhD student. Under the supervision of Prof. Lercher, I worked on
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Faujasite zeolite: a new generation is born

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Pierre-Alain BREUIL

Research Engineer / Project leader
Pierre-Alain Breuil graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (Chimie ParisTech) in 2005. He next worked on supramolecular catalysts and asymmetric hydrogenation under the
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The ROAD4CAT chair one year in

The 1st industrial chair within the IdexLyon projecta, ROAD4CAT (RatiOnAl Design for CATalysis), launched in June 2018, brings together IFPEN and the Chemistry Laboratory at École Normale Supérieure
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Project Leader, ab initio calculations for Catalysis
Position currently available in the group: ------------------- After a PhD in heterogeneous catalysis (Paris 6 Univ., 2003-2006
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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

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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 largely
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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