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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
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IFP-School Professor / PhD Chemical Engineering
Jean-Charles de Hemptinne graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1985 with a Chemical Engineering degree followed by a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT. In 2000, he defended a thesis
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Dr B Noetinger, editor-in-chief OGST, expert in transport modeling in disordered media
Benoît Noetinger graduated from the École Polytechnique in Paris, and holds a thesis at UPMC (now Sorbonne University) in liquid state physics, the work of which was carried out at the PMMH laboratory
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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
Numéro 38 de Science@IFPEN
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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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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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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 Science@ifpen
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Phase equilibria in confined media

In many geological reservoirs, pore size distribution is highly heterogeneous (from 2 to 50 nm). While the molecular size of the confined fluids is between 0.5 and 10 nm, their interaction forces with
Issue 36 of Science@ifpen
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Processes are converting to microfluidics

The diversification of resources (atypical oil feeds or bio-based feeds) is leading to the development of new conversion processesa or to the upgrading of flexibility for existing ones. These
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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
Science@ifpen n°35
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Catalyst selectivity: spectral investigations