• Responsibilities and Duties

    Head of PTSI department, SPIN centre
    Head of the SURF group, Georges Friedel Laboratory (CNRS UMR 5307)
    Elected member of the Executive Committee of AFCAT

  • Research Topics

    Solid-gas reactivity
    Heterogeneous kinetics
    Thermal analysis
    Multi-scale modeling
    Reactor design

  • Teaching Areas

    I teach at undergraduate and graduate levels the following courses: thermal reactivity of solids and kinetic modelling, nuclear physics and nuclear reactors, nuclear fuel cycle.
    I’m co-responsible for “energy transition” course where students find keys to understand the production and use of different types of energy and be presented with the elements necessitating energy transition and possible ways of organizing it.
    I’m also in charge of a multi-disciplinary project called workshop skills, where the students learn the basic culture and to use and manage tools and techniques made available to them in a given field.

  • Biography

    After a PhD thesis devoted to chemical transformation of solids, I’ve started my research activities at Mines Saint-Etienne in the field of heterogeneous kinetics applied to chemical engineering. Especially I developed an original multi-scale expertise applied to solid-gas reactors by coupling heterogeneous kinetics with heat and mass transfer inside a porous medium.
    Based on experimental skills (thermal analysis, divided solids characterization) and theoretical concepts (heterogeneous kinetics). It was applied to several industrial fields such as the nuclear fuel cycle, ore processing, building materials, materials reprocessing, SCR, heat storage, CO2 capture…
    I have coordinated the teaching activities dedicated to Chemical Engineering at Mines Saint-Etienne during four years, including ICM, Masters of Science and Apprenticeship Continuing Education master degrees. I’m now co-responsible of the education program for the Nuclear Engineering Master’s degree delivered by Mines Saint-Etienne in connection with ISTP.

  • Education

    Habilitation degree in Chemical Engineering from Jean Monnet University, Saint-Etienne, France (2015)
    Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Etienne, France (2006)
    M.Sc. in Nanotechnology from Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France (2002)
    B.Sc. in Chemical Physics from Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France (2001)

  • Career History

    Visiting researcher 3 months at Univ. Hiroshima (Japan), 2 months at Univ. Bath (UK), 6 months at Univ. Knoxville, TN (USA)

  • Main Publications

    Kinetics and mechanisms of solid-gas reactions, Handbook of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Volume 6, 2nd Edition, Recent Advances, Techniques and Applications, chapitre 5, Elsevier Science, ISBN: 9780444640628, 2018.

    French Activity on High Temperature Corrosion in Water Vapor, Materials Science Foundations 76, Eds. S. Chevalier, J. Favergeon, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Zurich, 2014.

  • Distinctions

    ICTAC International Grant Program for Young Scientists 2012
    AFACT-Setaram “Jacques Mercier” Award 2012
    NATAS Student travel award 2006

92 documents

  • Lénaïc Desfougeres, Eleonore Welcomme, Maelig Ollivier, Philippe Martin, Julie Hennuyer, et al.. Oxidation as an early stage in the multistep thermal decomposition of uranium(IV) oxalate into U3O8. Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society, In press, ⟨10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01047⟩. ⟨hal-02736864⟩
  • Mohamad Mahdi Siblani, Maelig Ollivier, Loïc Favergeon. Réactivité des poudres de Ti-6Al-4V dans différents environnements gazeux à haute température pour des applications dans les procédés de fabrication additive. Journée Scientifique 2019 du Codegepra, Nov 2019, Lyon, France. Journée scientifique - CODEGEPRA - SFGP Sud-Est - Le Génie des Procédés en Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, pp.26 / P15., 2020. ⟨hal-02492749⟩
  • Concettina Andrello, Loïc Favergeon, Daniel Freis, Lionel Desgranges. UO2 corrosion by liquid sodium. NuFuel-MMNSF 2019 Workshop, PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut (Suisse); ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (Italie); INL - Idaho National Laboratory INL (Etat-Unis), Nov 2019, Zurich, Switzerland. ⟨emse-02904095⟩
  • Sondes Hamdi, Laetitia Vieille, Kais Nahdi, Loïc Favergeon. Synthesis, characterization and low temperature carbonation of mesoporous magnesium oxide. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Springer Verlag, 2019, 138 (3), pp.1923-1933. ⟨10.1007/s10973-019-08431-1⟩. ⟨emse-02370006⟩
  • Yui Yamamoto, Loïc Favergeon, Nobuyoshi Koga. Impact of water vapor on the thermal dehydration of lithium sulfate monohydrate. 55th conference of the Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, Kindai University, Oct 2019, Higashiosaka City, Japan. ⟨emse-02904173⟩
  • Rémy Besson, David Tingaud, Loïc Favergeon. Diffusion in CaCO3 Calcite Investigated by Atomic-Scale Simulations. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, American Chemical Society, 2019, 123 (36), pp.21825 à 21837. ⟨10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03611⟩. ⟨emse-02384362⟩
  • Nobuyoshi Koga, Satoki Kodani, Loïc Favergeon. Kinetic analysis of the thermally induced transformations of calcium hydroxide in different gaseous atmospheres. 2nd Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Conference, AKCongress, Jun 2019, Budapest, Hungary. ⟨hal-02903528⟩
  • Nobuyoshi Koga, Loïc Favergeon, Satoki Kodani. Impact of atmospheric water vapor on the thermal decomposition of calcium hydroxide: a universal kinetic approach to a physico-geometrical consecutive reaction in solid–gas systems under different partial pressures of product gas. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019, 21 (22), pp.11615-11632. ⟨10.1039/C9CP01327J⟩. ⟨hal-02289915⟩
  • Mohamad Mahdi Siblani, Maelig Ollivier, Loïc Favergeon. An experimental study of Ti-6Al-4V powder reactivity in gaseous environment: Application to additive manufacturing. The 14th World Conference on Titanium, The French Titanium Association; The French Society for Me-tallurgy and Materials; EMC2, Jun 2019, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-02493275⟩
  • João G. D. Preturlan, Loïc Favergeon, Laetitia Vieille, Sara Quiligotti. Comprehensive Thermodynamic Study of the Calcium Sulfate–Water Vapor System. Part 2: Physical Modeling of Adsorption Phenomena. Industrial and engineering chemistry research, American Chemical Society, 2019, 58 (22), pp.9607à 9616. ⟨10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00857⟩. ⟨hal-02155443⟩