Jean-Luc DUBOIS is Scientific Director at Arkema. He is in charge of Corporate R&D linked with Catalysis, Processes and Renewables. He supervises the long-term projects in this area, and builds the relationships with academic partners and companies for collaborative research. Graduated from the Hautes Etudes Industrielles, he did a Voluntary Service Overseas in Saudi Arabia at the KFUPM/RI. He obtained is PhD from the Institut Français du Pétrole (French Institute of Petroleum) for his work on Catalysts for Oxidative Coupling of Methane. After a Post-Doctorate at the National Chemical Laboratory for Industry (Tsukuba, Japan), 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 Hydrodesulphurisation catalysts. He moved to the chemical division of the group, elf-atochem (now in-part Arkema) in 1997, and successively stayed in the R&D Centres in Saint-Avold and Pierre-Bénite (France), where he worked on oxidation catalysts and started several research projects.
He is the author of more than 100 publications and 150 patent applications.