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Jean-Charles de Hemptinne

175440 deHemptine.JCHolder of the "Thermodynamics for biomass fuels" chair

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 the MIT. In 2000, he defended a thesis on "Thermodynamic methods in Petroleum engineering" at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 to receive accreditation to supervise research.

He joined IFP Energies nouvelles in 1991 as a Research Engineer in the Thermodynamics department. He has been a researcher and teacher since 2000 and his activities have included lecturing on refining thermodynamics, coordinating the course module Thermodynamics and processes, setting up new courses for the off-site Master's programs, and supervising, for IFP School, the major in Catalysis and Processes of the Research Master's program. Nominated as IFP School Professor in 2009, he was appointed in January 2010 to the Chair of  "Thermodynamics for biomass fuels".

Jean-Charles de Hemptinne is also a member of several scientific societies among which the  SFGP for which he leads the Thermodynamics and Processes group and the EFCE. He organized two international scientific conferences "Thermodynamics 2007" and "InMoTher 2012".  

Jean-Charles de Hemptinne is author or co-author of over 40 publications in refereed journals and 3 IFP Energies nouvelles patents. He is the main author of the manual entitled "How to select a thermodynamic model for process simulation: problem analysis in three steps".