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News 19 February 2021

IFPEN sheds light on the genesis of deposit formation in fuels

Teams at IFPEN studied the phenomenon of fuel autoxidation, phase separation and deposit formation causing a variety of malfunctions. Having proposed a new deposit formation process, researchers validated it for diesel, biodiesel and aviation kerosene fuels using a new methodology and demonstrated the role of charge carriers and polarity at the oxidized/non-oxidized product interface. 

Fundamental Research
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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Antoine FECANT

Research engineer / Project manager
Antoine Fécant holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille (2004) and a DEA (Master degree) from the University of Lille I the same year. He then obtained a PhD
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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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Materials & Corrosion Technical Advisor, Project manager
PhD in Electrochemistry
> 20 years experience in Materials and Corrosion. Materials Engineer from INSA de Lyon, 1997. PhD in Eectrochemistry (Paris 6), 2001. Habilitation from INSA de Lyon, 2011. Member of Cefracor / EFC /
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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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Céline PAGIS

Research Engineer in Heterogeneous Catalysis – PhD in Material Sciences
Céline Pagis completed a MSc degree from the engineering school of Centrale Marseille in 2015. In 2018, she received her PhD in Material Sciences and Catalysis at IRCELYON and IFP Energies Nouvelles
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François ROPITAL

Research engineer – Project leader
François Ropital is a Materials Engineer from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon (1980), Doctor of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne in Chemical Engineering
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Thibaud Chevalier

Research Engineer / Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Thibaud Chevalier graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan in 2010 and received his PhD in mechanical engineering in 2013 on the flow of yield stress fluids in confined geometries under the
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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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Research Engineer / Project Manager
Carlos Nieto-Draghi (b. 1975) completed a Chemical Engineer degree at the Simón Bolívar University (Caracas, Venezuela) followed by a DEA and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineer and Processes at the Rovira i
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