Dr. François PUEL
Process Engineering and Materials Research Laboratory
Head, BioProcess & Chemical Engineering Education Department
CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay, France
Skills: Mass transfer, Crystallization, Filtration, Emulsification, Process scale-up and industrialization, modelling of particulate processes; Experimental investigation, Solid state transition, Process Analytical Technologies
Domains of application: crystallization and formulation of powders; purification of ingredients (pharmaceutics, cosmetics) and industrial products (nuclear fuel, crop science), bio-processes
Leadership: Head of a 15-people education group, member of the executive committee of IOCG (http://www.iocg.org) , Participation to national and international networks namely in the field of crystallization. Expert for French, Swiss and Belgian research agencies, Expertise and executive training for industry.
A graduate of the Chemical Engineering School of Lyon, he received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lyon1 (UL1) in 1994. Then he joined the solid processing department at Rhône-Poulenc Research & Development Lab. in Decines, France for 8 years. He was engaged in the development of crystallization processes from laboratory to industrial scale as a senior scientist. He received the senior Moulton Medal in 1997 since he transferred a modelling framework from academy to industry. He joined UL1 in 2001 as an associate professor. He achieved in 2014 full professorship at the renowned Ecole Centrale Paris (now CentraleSupélec since January 2015). His major challenge is to develop an expertise in life science and biotechnologies at Ecole Centrale Paris both in teaching and research. In 2015, he was appointed head of the BioProcess & Chemical Engineering Education Department.
He cumulates a total of 44 papers in peer-review journals (WoS), 3 book chapters (international ed.), 4 patents and more than 110 contributions (oral and poster) at scientific conferences, including 5 keynotes. 0n 27 October 2015: 808 citations and h-factor = 16 (WoS – citation metrics at http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-2874-2014). 0n 27 October 2015: 1257 citations and h-factor = 19 (Google scholar).