Laurence Le Coq has been Associate Director of Research and Innovation at IMT Atlantique since 2017. She will now oversee all of the school's research activities.
Laurence Le Coq is a chemical engineer and holds a PhD in process engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (1996). She was Director of Research at the École des Mines de Nantes from 2015 to 2017 and Deputy Director of the GEPEA laboratory (UMR CNRS) from 2010 to 2019, before being appointed Associate Director of Research at IMT Atlantique.
Laurence Le Coq has conducted noteworthy research in the fields of aerosols, gaseous pollutants and porous media in the GEPEA laboratory. Her recognized expertise and experience have earned her several scientific appointments. Laurence Le Coq is a member of the Board of Directors of the French Aerosol Research and Study Association (ASFERA) and the French Process Engineering Society (SFGP), the Scientific Commission of the French National Institute for Research and Safety at Work (INRS) and the Scientific Council of the Higher School of Aeronautics and Automotive Engineering (ESTACA).
At the heart of collaborative research
Laurence Le Coq has actively participated in or led the scientific coordination of several European and international mobility programmes. She has also led national collaborative research programmes and established industrial partnerships.
In addition to her role directing research in process engineering, Laurence has been teaching for more than 20 years in the fields of mathematics for engineers and process engineering. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications in 65 international journals and has given more than 120 papers at national and international conferences. Laurence Le Coq has also supervised or co-supervised 19 doctoral theses and 13 post-doctoral students.
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by Pierre-Hervé VAILLANT