Loïc FAVERGEON

  • 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

106 documents

  • Pascal Berger, Bonnet Gilles, Henri Buscail, Sébastien Chevalier, Harold Evin, et al.. Tools for studying water vapor at high temperatures . Sébastien Chevalier ; Jérôme Favergeon. French activity on high temperature corrosion in water vapor, 76, Trans Tech Publications, pp.131-188, 2014, Materials Science Foundations, 978-3-03785-996-4. ⟨hal-01102962⟩
  • Rémy Besson, Loic Favergeon. Understanding the mechanisms of CaO carbonation: Role of point defects in CaCO3 by atomic-scale simulations. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118 (39), pp.22583-22591. ⟨10.1021/jp506102c⟩. ⟨hal-01100957⟩
  • Simon Pagès, Loïc Favergeon, Olivier Dugne, Michèle Pijolat, Mehdi Arab, et al.. Isothermal and isobaric kinetic modeling of the reaction of uranium dioxide. ESTAC 2014 (11th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry), Aug 2014, Espoo, Finland. ⟨hal-01103481⟩
  • Mounir Mansour, Loïc Favergeon, Michèle Pijolat. Kinetic modeling and mechanism of low temperature corrosion of copper nanoparticles. ESTAC 2014 (11th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry), Aug 2014, Espoo, Finland. ⟨hal-01103465⟩
  • Michèle Pijolat, Loïc Favergeon. The influence of gas partial pressures and the elementary mechanisms in the study of solid-gas reactions. ESTAC 2014 (11th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry), Aug 2014, Espoo, Finland. ⟨hal-01103369⟩
  • Loïc Favergeon, Jacques Morandini, Michèle Pijolat, Michel Soustelle. Réactions solide-gaz dans un milieu granulaire : Une approche multi-physique de modélisation. JEMP 2014 (12èmes Journées d’Etudes des Milieux Poreux), Oct 2014, Toulouse, France. ⟨hal-01103754⟩
  • Lydie Rouchon, Loïc Favergeon, Michèle Pijolat. New kinetic model for the rapid step of calcium oxide carbonation by carbon dioxide. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2014, 116 (3), pp.1181-1188. ⟨10.1007/s10973-013-3544-y⟩. ⟨hal-01009674⟩
  • Rémy Besson, Loïc Favergeon. Atomic-scale study of calcite nucleation in calcium oxide. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 117 (17), pp.8813-8821. ⟨10.1021/jp4002252⟩. ⟨hal-00833817⟩
  • Loïc Favergeon, Jacques Morandini, Michèle Pijolat, Michel Soustelle. A General Approach for Kinetic Modeling of Solid-Gas Reactions at Reactor Scale: Application to Kaolinite Dehydroxylation // Une approche générale de la modélisation cinétique des réactions solide-gaz à l'échelle du réacteur : application à la déshydroxylation de la kaolinite. Oil & Gas Science and Technology - Revue d'IFP Energies nouvelles, 2013, 68 (6), pp.1039-1048. ⟨10.2516/ogst/2012018⟩. ⟨hal-00907828⟩
  • Laure Neveux, David Chiche, Javier Perez-Pellitero, Loïc Favergeon, Anne-Sophie Gay, et al.. New insight into the ZnO sulfidation reaction: mechanism and kinetics modeling of the ZnS outward growth. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013, 15, pp.1532-1545. ⟨10.1039/C2CP42988H⟩. ⟨hal-00771115⟩