Andre Laurent received his Chemical Engineer degree and Ph.D. degree in engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Lyon, France, and his D.S. degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Nancy, France, in 1961, 1966, and 1975, respectively. He was an Assistant Professor (1961–1969) at INSA, an Associate Professor (1969–1980) at IUT, a Full Professor (1980–1985) at IUT, and a Full Professor (1985–1999) at ENSIC. Since 1999, he has been a Professor of chemical engineering and safety of chemical processes and an Emeritus Professor at ENSIC. His research activities include liquid sorption on molecular sieves, gas-liquid absorption with chemical reaction in trickle bed reactors, and safety of chemical processes. He is a promotor of 25 Ph.D. theses and 35 M.S. theses. Moreover, he is a co(author) of 120 articles and proceedings with referees, and he has two contributions in reference books as main author (2001). He is the author of the book Sécurité des procédés chimiques. In addition, he was a Founding Member of the Société Française de Génie des Procédés (SFGP) in 1987; a Cochairman of the SFGP working party Safety (1998–2001), a Member of the American Institution of Chemical Engineers (AIChE, USA) (1989–1999), a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE, UK) (1992–1999), and a Member of the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI-D) (1992–1999).
Biography Updated on 25 December 2011