• Email favergeon@mines-stetienne.fr
  • Phone +33 4 77 42 02 93
  • Capacity Responsable du département PTSI (SPIN)
  • Centre Centre for Chemical Engineering -
  • Department Procédés de Transformations des Solides et Instrumentation (PTSI)
  • Site Campus of Saint-Étienne
    158, cours Fauriel, Saint-Étienne
  • Office C1-04
  • 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

105 documents

  • Concettina Andrello, Loïc Favergeon, Lionel Desgranges, Daniel Freis. New insight of the reaction kinetic between uranium oxide and liquid Sodium: Experimental and modelling. NuMat2020 -The Nuclear Materials Conference, Oct 2020, Ghent, Belgium. ⟨emse-03171196⟩
  • Yui Yamamoto, Loïc Favergeon, Nobuyoshi Koga. Thermal Dehydration of Lithium Sulfate Monohydrate Revisited with Universal Kinetic Description over Different Temperatures and Atmospheric Water Vapor Pressures. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2020, 124 (22), pp.11960 - 11976. ⟨10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c02739⟩. ⟨emse-02973065⟩
  • Sergey Vyazovkin, Alan K. Burnham, Loïc Favergeon, Nobuyoshi Koga, Elena Moukhina, et al.. ICTAC Kinetics Committee recommendations for analysis of multi-step kinetic. Thermochimica Acta, 2020, 689, pp.178597. ⟨emse-03107652⟩
  • 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, In press, ⟨10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01047⟩. ⟨hal-02736864⟩
  • Christian Duriez, Olivia Coindreau, Christophe Marquié, Mathilde Gestin, Anne Kasperski, et al.. Oxydation du Zircaloy-4 en conditions de dénoyage de piscine : Principaux résultats du projet ANR DENOPI.. 50èmes Journées d'Étude sur la Cinétique Hétérogène, Mar 2019, Saint Etienne, France. ⟨hal-02140054⟩
  • Yui Yamamoto, Loïc Favergeon, Nobuyoshi Koga. Impact of atmospheric water vapor on the kinetics of the induction period of the thermal dehydration of lithium sulfate monohydrate. 35th Symposium on Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics, Hiroshima University; The Chemical Society of Japan, Jun 2019, Hiroshima, Japan. ⟨emse-02903739⟩
  • 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, 2019, 58 (22), pp.9607à 9616. ⟨10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00857⟩. ⟨hal-02155443⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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, 2019, 21 (22), pp.11615-11632. ⟨10.1039/C9CP01327J⟩. ⟨hal-02289915⟩
  • Masahiro Fukuda, Loïc Favergeon, Nobuyoshi Koga. Universal Kinetic Description for Thermal Decomposition of Copper(II) Hydroxide over Different Water Vapor Pressures. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 123 (34), pp.20903-20915. ⟨10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b04704⟩. ⟨emse-02363324⟩