Issue 52 of Science@ifpen
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Ageing of technical fluids in multifunctional environments

By combining battery, electric machine, power electronics and mechanical transmission, the electric vehicle is an example of an application that combines a range of constraints for the formulation of technical fluids. In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the study of the latter for the transport sector...
Issue 50 of Science@ifpen
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Multi-scale characterization of microemulsions: what impact of asphaltenes on their properties?

In the context of the energy transition, it is expected that oil production will decrease at the same pace as the development of low-carbon energies and people’s evolving needs in this area...
Science@ifpen - Issue 49
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Coalescence and interfacial property: from the microscopic to the macroscopic

​​​​​​​Numerous IFPEN applications, from liquid-liquid extraction for biofuel production to the flotation process for the separation of microplastics, bring into play interactions between a fluid and the large number of inclusions (bubbles, drops) it contains...
Prediction of fluid oxidation stability via machine learning
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Prediction of fluid oxidation stability via machine learning

IFPEN uses numerous fluids in its fields of innovation for a variety of applications, ranging from renewable energy production to sustainable mobility. Many of the fluids are complex mixtures and the chemistry of their components (hydrocarbons, alcohols, esters, etc.) varies depending on the target application: combustion, cooling, lubrication, electrical insulation, etc.
Issue 46 of Science@ifpen - Earth Sciences and Environmental Technologies
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Colloid transport in porous media: deposits and plugging

The transport of colloidal particles in porous media is relevant to a number of fields, including geosciences and environmental engineering. Particle-matrix interactions can lead to deposit formation and accumulation, potentially damaging the medium and altering its permeability. (...) At IFPEN, the problem was originally studied for oil and gas production, but research has now been extended to include the fields of geothermal energy and geological storage of CO2.
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Researcher in Complex Fluids / Ph.D. in Chemistry
_ Maira completed her Ph.D. thesis at the Institute for Research on Catalysis and the Environment of the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (CNRS) and Saint-Gobain Provence Research on the catalytic
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Véronique LACHET

Project manager, physical chemistry of complex fluids
Véronique Lachet received her Chemical Engineer degree (Chimie ParisTech, Paris) in 1995 and her PhD in Physical Chemistry (Paris Sud University, Orsay) in 1998. After a short postdoctoral stay
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Thibaud Chevalier

Research Engineer / Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Thibaud Chevalier joined IFP Energies nouvelles in 2016 as a research engineer in the Physics and Analysis department. Since then, he is also Lab manager for NMR, HPMI, SAXS, XRD, SEM and tomography
Numéro 39 de Science@ifpen
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Interactions between clay minerals and anionic surfactants

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Marie MARSIGLIA (Moiré)

Researcher - PhD in Physical-Chemistry
In 2012, Marie MARISGLIA (MOIRE) obtained her Master Degree in Chemistry and the French Engineer title from ENSCR. Three years later, she became PhD in Physical Chemistry from UPMC and won IFPEN My