Shaping the future: renewable fuels and chemicals from solar energy for a climate-neutral Europe
Keynote speakers

Dr. Frédéric Chandezon

Frédéric Chandezon (55), Dr. Ing. Hab. holds an engineer degree in physics (1991) from the Physics and Chemistry school of Paris (ESPCI) and a Ph.D. degree from Grenoble University (1994). After a postdoctoral stay at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, he joined CEA in Grenoble as research scientist (1996). His research interests included nanoparticles and nanomaterials for energy applications. He has an extensive experience in management and international cooperation. Until 2020, he headed the SyMMES laboratory, a CEA-CNRS-Grenoble University joint laboratory (total staff approx. 120) developing basic research on themes related to low carbon energy and health. From 2013 to 2020, he coordinated the EERA Joint Programme AMPEA (Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy Applications). Currently, he is in charge of European programmes on energy at the IRIG (Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble) institute. He is also deputy coordinator of SUNERGY, an European initiative gathering more than 300 organizations from academia (universities & RTOs), industry and society and of the SUNER-C European project (06/2022 à 05/2025). SUNERGY overarching goal is the conversion and storage of renewable energy into fossil-free fuels and commodity chemicals for the chemical and fertilizers industries.