Full CV

Background and Career

  • Distinguished professor (prof. cl. exc. 2 éch.) of Chemistry, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 2018-.
  • Distinguished professor (prof. cl. exc. 2 éch.) of Physical Chemistry, Université Clermont Auvergne, 2017–18.
  • Distinguished professor (prof. cl. exc. 1 éch.) of Physical Chemistry, Université Clermont Auvergne, 2014–17.
  • Visiting scholar, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT, 2014–15.
  • Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, 2013.
  • Full professor (prof. 1 cl.), Université Blaise Pascal, 2008–14.
  • Invited professor, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, ITQB, Oeiras, 2008.
  • Associate professor (prof. 2 cl.), Université Blaise Pascal, 2003–08.
  • Habilitation thesis, Université Blaise Pascal, 2001.
  • Assistant professor (maître de conf.), Université Blaise Pascal, 1996–2003.
  • Research associate, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Imperial College London, 1994–96.
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, 1990–94.
  • Chemical Engineering diploma, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, 1989.


  • Director, Thermodynamics and Molecular Interactions Laboratory, joint research unit of the CNRS and the Université Blaise Pascal, 2006–11; part of the Institute of Chemistry of Clermont-Ferrand, 2012–16.
  • Coordinator, CNRS national network on Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics, 2012–14.
  • Director of studies, BSc (Licence) in Chemistry, Université Blaise Pascal, 2003–05.

Editorial Roles and Evaluation of Research

  • Editor, The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 2005–.
  • Scientific advisor, Total SA, 2014–.
  • Member of the Conseil National des Universités (career evaluation council of the French higher education system), section 31 Physical, Theoretical and Analytical Chemistry, 2015–.
  • Committee member, Solid-state chemistry, colloids, physical chemistry, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France, 2012–13.
  • Committee member, Priority Program on Ionic liquids SPP 1191, DFG, Germany, 2006–11.

Awards and Honours