• 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

  • João G. D. Preturlan, Laetitia Vieille, Sara Quiligotti, Loïc Favergeon. Comprehensive Thermodynamic Study of the Calcium Sulfate–Water Vapor System. Part 1: Experimental Measurements and Phase Equilibria. Industrial and engineering chemistry research, 2019, 58 (22), pp.9596 à 9606. ⟨10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00856⟩. ⟨hal-02155398⟩
  • 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⟩
  • 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⟩
  • Mathilde Gestin, Michel Mermoux, Olivia Coindreau, Christian Duriez, Michèle Pijolat, et al.. Experimental study of oxidation in oxygen, nitrogen and steam mixtures at 850C of pre-oxidized Zircaloy-4. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2019, 519, pp.302 à 314. ⟨10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.03.020⟩. ⟨hal-02152759⟩
  • 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⟩
  • Sondes Hamdi, Laetitia Vieille, Kais Nahdi, Loïc Favergeon. Synthesis, characterization and low temperature carbonation of mesoporous magnesium oxide. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2019, 138 (3), pp.1923-1933. ⟨10.1007/s10973-019-08431-1⟩. ⟨emse-02370006⟩
  • Rémy Besson, David Tingaud, Loïc Favergeon. Diffusion in CaCO3 Calcite Investigated by Atomic-Scale Simulations. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 123 (36), pp.21825 à 21837. ⟨10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03611⟩. ⟨emse-02384362⟩
  • João Preturlan, Laetitia Vieille, Sara Quiligotti, Loïc Favergeon. Thermodynamic study of the CaSO4-H20 solid-gas transformations: How much water does calcined gypsum contain?. Andrei Rotaru; Crian Popescu. ESTAC12 - 12th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Aug 2018, Brasov, Romania. Central and Eastern European Committee for Thermal Analysis and calorimetry (CEEC-TAC) - Academica Greifswald, Book of abstracts - 12th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (ESTAC12), pp.205 / PS1.021, 2018. ⟨hal-01883155⟩
  • Masahiro Fukuda, Nobuyoshi Koga, Loïc Favergeon. Kinetics and mechanisms of the thermal decomposition of copper(II) hydroxide under different water vapour pressures. ESTAC12 - The 12th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Central and Eastern European Committee for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (CEEC-TAC); Transilvania University of Brasov (UniTBv); National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR); Institute of Physical Chemistry "Ille G. Murgulescu" of the Romanian Academy (ICF); Commission for Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry of the Romanan Academy (CATCAR), Aug 2018, Brasov, Romania. pp.424 / PS2.058. ⟨hal-01898543⟩