DEINOVE’s Scientific Advisory Board welcomes Jacqueline Lecourtier as new President

20.11.2013
  • Her experience in the Scientific Management of French Institute of Petroleum (IFP) and then the General Management of the National Research Agency (ANR) will be very valuable in helping to reinforce the strategy and development of DEINOVE

DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a technological company that designs, develops and markets a new generation of industrial processes based on Deinococci bacteria, today announced that Jacqueline Lecourtier has agreed to chair and lead the deliberations of their Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), which meets twice a year. She will take her new position at the next plenary session of the SAB to be held on 3rd and 4th December this year.

Jacqueline Lecourtier is an engineer from the École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (French Higher National Institute of Chemical Engineering) and a Doctor in Physics from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, and has devoted 25 years of her career to the IFP (Institut Français du Pétrole, today “IFP Energies nouvelles”, IFPEN: French Institute of Petroleum – New Energies). She was Scientific Director of this organisation from 2006 to 2011, constantly encouraging researchers to be creative and to register patents in the Institute’s very wide range of research fields: organic chemistry, fuel cells, geology, drilling muds, nanotechnologies, catalysts and biotechnology.

Jacqueline Lecourtier took over leadership of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), from 2006 to 2012, where she worked on making French scientific research more dynamic and raising its profile in the industrial context. The ANR was, in particular, the most active investor in future developments in the selection, financing and follow-up of projects.