After graduating as chemical engineer from CHIMIE PARISTECH in Paris in 1998, he did his PhD thesis under the supervision of Professor Jean-Pierre GENET at CHIMIE PARISTECH, working on the synthesis of novel chiral atropoisomeric diphosphines and their use in asymmetric catalysis, especially asymmetric hydrogenation. He got his PhD in 2002 from Université Pierre et Marie Curie.
He joined CHIMEX, L’Oreal’s subsidiary in charge of industrialization and manufacturing of L’Oreal’s proprietary ingredients in 2003, as a Process Development Chemist. He was then appointed as Chemical Eco-Design Development Head in 2007, and then R&D Director of CHIMEX, between 2012 and 2016, where he had a team of 35-40 people (chemists, biotechnologists, chemical engineers and analytical chemists).
He then joined SEPPIC in June 2016, subsidiary of Air Liquide that designs specialty ingredients for health and beauty, to be in charge of Excipients Innovation (polymers, surfactants) and biobased actives. In March 2017, he has been appointed Innovation Director and member of the Executive Committee at SEPPIC, and manages a global team of more than 100 people.
His research topics and areas of interest are specialty ingredients for health & beauty, innovation, green chemistry, eco-designed and sustainable processes, biotechnology, process intensification and scale-up/industrialization, with a strong customer-oriented culture.