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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissen­schaft­liche Fakultät - SFB 1109

Bestowal of the Edith Flanigen Award 2015

The collaborative research center 1109 has bestowed the Edith Flanigen Award 2015 to Dr. Céline Chizallet, IFP Energies nouvelles, Solaize/France.


Academic Background

Céline Chizallet graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC, Paris 6), France. She obtained a Master of Inorganic Chemistry of this university in 2002. She was successful at the “Agrégation de Chimie” in 2003 (national rank: 2) and then prepared a PhD in heterogeneous catalysis, at UPMC, under the guidance of Profs. M. Che, G. Costentin and H. Lauron-Pernot, in collaboration with Philippe Sautet (ENS-Lyon). She defended in 2006, and then joined the team of H. Toulhoat and P. Raybaud at IFP Energies nouvelles at Rueil-Malmaison, in the Applied Chemistry and Physical-Chemistry division. She currently holds a researcher position in the Catalysis and Separation Division of IFP Energies nouvelles, in Solaize, near Lyon. She co-authored 48 publications, one book chapter and two patents.


Research Interests

Her research interests deal with computational catalysis, in particular surfaces of oxides and metals supported on oxides. More precisely, she aims at proposing models of complex catalytic systems of industrial relevance, in particular defectuous and amorphous aluminosilicates. She is also managing a project aiming at the construction of kinetic models from quantum chemistry calculations, by a multi-scale approach.



The award winner was honored at the 15th of October 2015 in the conference room of the Erwin-Schrödinger-Zentrum, Berlin-Adlershof. The celebrating lecture was held by Prof. Ulrike Diebold, TU Wien.

Abb. Xenia Krüger