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News 11 May 2020

Spectroscopy and quantum calculations uncover the secrets of alumina supports

Using quantum calculations and the first molecular model of the edges of gamma alumina crystallites, a material widely employed in catalysis, teams from IFPEN and the CRMN revisited the NMR spectrum assignment established in the literature up until now.

crystallites Gamma alumina catalysis
Fundamental Research
News 05 August 2019

Creation of a joint research laboratory to reinforce knowledge about materials for energy transition technologies

CNRS, ENS Lyon, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), Sorbonne University, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University and the University of Strasbourg are pooling their expertise and know-how to create a joint research laboratory (LCR) called "CARMEN" to conduct a five-year program of research in the field of materials characterization for new energies.

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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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Gerhard PIRNGRUBER

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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Carlos NIETO-DRAGHI

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
Numéro 39 de Science@ifpen
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Interactions between clay minerals and anionic surfactants

THESIS OF ARIANE SUZZONI
Issue 39 of Science@ifpen
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An explosive cocktail for steel fracture?

THESIS OF MARTIEN DUVALL DEFFO AYAGOU
Numéro 38 de Science@IFPEN
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CARMEN focuses on energy transition materials

To support the development of innovations for the energy transition, the CNRS, École Normale Supérieure Lyon, IFPEN, Sorbonne University, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University and the University of
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Pascal RAYBAUD

Scientific Assistant Director
Researcher in Molecular Modeling applied to Catalysis
Pascal Raybaud is Researcher in molecular modeling applied to catalysis and Scientific Assistant Director in the Catalysis, Biocatalysis and Separation Division at IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN). He
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Céline CHIZALLET

Project Leader, ab initio calculations for Catalysis
After a PhD in heterogeneous catalysis (Paris 6 Univ., 2003-2006), during which I acquired skills in mineral synthesis, spectroscopies, catalytic testing and computational modelling, I chose to
Issue 37 of Science@ifpen
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Carbon steel in self-defense mode against corrosion

Carbon or low-alloy steel corrosion, by aqueous media containing CO2, hampers the development of numerous technologiesa for the energy transition. Among the electrochemical processes involved, the
Issue 37 Science@ifpen
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Adsorption, a key factor for geological storage

Low permeability geological layers, already known within the context of oil exploration, are once again becoming a focus of interest for energy (compressed air), gas (CO2, H2, CH4) and waste storage