Dr Jean-Luc Dubois | Johnson Matthey Technology Review
Dr Jean-Luc Dubois
Arkema France, 420 Rue d’Estienne d’Orves, 92705 Colombes, France
Since 2005, Jean-Luc Dubois is Scientific Director at Arkema’s Corporate R&D for Catalysis, Processes, Renewables and Recycling.
He graduated from the Hautes Etudes Industrielles (HEI), France. He carried out a Voluntary Service Overseas in Saudi Arabia at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Research Institute (KFUPM/RI). He obtained his PhD from the Institut Français du Pétrole (French Institute of Petroleum) for his work on Catalysts for Oxidative Coupling of Methane. After a postdoctorate at the National Chemical Laboratory for Industry (Tsukuba, Japan) on CO2 conversion, he found a Research Scientist position at the R&D Centre of the refining company elf-antar-france (now TOTAL), and stayed 2 years in the laboratories of Japan Energy in a collaborative research project on Hydrodesulphurization catalysts. He moved to the chemical division of the group, elf-atochem in 1997, where he worked on oxidation catalysts and started several research projects on biomass conversion, such as glycerol dehydration and fatty esters cross metathesis.
Recently he has been involved in several EU projects on: Biomass conversion and Biorefineries (Eurobioref, Biocore, Cosmos, F3Factory, Magic and Panacea), 3D printing for process technologies and catalysts (Printcr3Ddit); plastic recycling: Resyntex (textile recycling), MMAtwo (PMMA depolymerization), Multicycle (Selective dissolution of polymer and composites), PolynSpire (depolymerization of polyamides and polyurethanes); Games (serious game to teach basic chemical engineering principles of recycling); BioReCO2Ver and Biocon-CO2 (CO2 conversion); C123 (methane conversion); COSMIC and Simplify (Microwaves and Ultrasounds); Charming (Virtual and augmented reality for processes).
He is the author of more than 100 publications and 150 patent applications.