The France Excellence Summer School SUSCAT 2019 is a strong 120-hour training programme focusing on the fundamental and industrial aspects of catalytic science
Monday July 1st 2019.
BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAMME
Wednesday July 3rd 2019.
SUSCAT 2019: CATALYSING YOUR POTENTIAL!
Co-organised by the University of Lille (in the top 100 European most innovative universities of the Times Higher Education ranking) and the Lille Northern France Higher Education & Research Institutions Association (ComUE LNF), the France Excellence Summer School SUSCAT 2019 is a strong 120-hour training programme focusing on the fundamental and industrial aspects of catalytic science, in line with top-tier research centres and leading international chemical industry clusters.
Midway between Paris, London and Brussels, at the heart of a high-performance academic and economic hub that makes innovation a priority, SUSCAT 2019 will provide, on forward-looking and lively campuses, high-standard English-taught classes, scientific and industrial immersion in the field, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project.
Broadening your international experience under enjoyable and comfortable conditions with fellow students from pre-PhD France Excellence summer schools, SUSCAT 2019 will offer lively social and festive events, full welcome services (incl. accommodation and catering), consistent French language and culture classes, as well as visits of remarkable historical and natural sites in Northern France and Belgium, opening access to a European region always on the move.
SUSCAT 2019 will build on the successful experience of the previous France Excellence session.
More information and detailed programme this website
Together with the COPAIN association, the International Academy, summer university of the ComUE LNF, will provide full welcome services, high standard facilities and a vibrant hall life.
COPAIN’s purpose is to offer practical support to Northern France international students; the International Academy is devoted to offering services to international students, filling the requirements of the France Excellence programme.
ARRIVAL IN FRANCE
The COPAIN association will welcome you at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) on Monday July 1st 2019 at 12 pm (noon), and then drive you by bus to your residence in Lille metropolis.
BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL
From March 2019 on, the COPAIN association and local international students will run a group via a free instant messaging service (WeChat & WhatsApp) to the benefit of our 2019 France Excellence Summer Schools participants.
You will be staying on the scientific campus of the University of Lille, in an international residence hall named REEFLEX, where you can take advantage of informal conversations with the international scientific community. The furnished single rooms will be 16-18 m², with a private bathroom and wifi access.
REEFLEX is close to the “Cité Scientifique” metro station: 10 min to Lille city centre and 3 min to the popular V2 Shopping Mall.
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included: these will be booked throughout your stay and delivered to your residence, served in university canteen or in town.
We will do our utmost to offer you varied restaurants and different meals each time. We hope you will be delighted to taste our French food! But as we know it may be harsh to suddenly switch from one diet to another, we will also take into account your cultural diversity and you will be given a prepayed card with which you will have the possibility to shop in a supermarket next to your residence.
On your first day in Lille you will be handed a TRANSPOLE (local transportation company) travel card, which will allow you unlimited use of the public transport networks in Lille metropolis (underground, bus, tram and train).
The COPAIN association will drive you back to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) on Friday July 26th 2019 at 12 pm (noon).
2. SCIENTIFIC SYLLABUS
The scientific programme of SUSCAT 2019 will be operated on the University of Lille scientific campus (Faculty of Science and Technology, Villeneuve d’Ascq) by the Catalysis and Solid Chemistry Laboratory (UCCS, one of the most renowned centres of catalysis in Europe), in collaboration with Eco-Efficient Products and Processes Laboratory (E2P2L, CNRS-Solvay, the UCCS’s sister lab in Shanghai, China).
Focusing on the fundamental and industrial aspects of catalytic science, SUSCAT 2019 will offer international conferences given by prominent academic and industrial speakers, lectures, seminars and meetings with leading researchers in the field, scientific and industrial visits, demonstrations of cutting-edge equipment, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project. The quality of the work undertaken and your scientific potential will be assessed.
Particular emphasis will be made on sustainable catalytic processes, new breakthroughs, technological developments and industrial applications.
Half of the schedule will be devoted to the 60-hour scientific programme taught in English.
- LECTURES & SEMINARS (36h)
- ASSESSMENT (3h)
- CONFERENCES (6h)
- SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT (7,5h)
- SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL VISITS (7,5h)
Members of the UCCS and its mother institutions: Centrale Lille (one of the oldest engineering schools in France), the National Graduate School of Chemistry of Lille (ENSCL, a prominent and most internationalised French engineering schools) and the University of Lille, as well as the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, one the world’s leading research institutions).
Dr. Marcia Carolina ARAQUE MARIN, Associate Professor in chemical engineering and catalytic reactors, Centrale Lille (C4)
Dr. Christophe DUJARDIN, UCCS, Associate Professor in chemistry and infrared spectroscopy, ENSCL (C3)
Pr. Franck DUMEIGNIL, Director of UCCS Laboratory, specialised in biomass chemistry, University of Lille (C7)
Pr. Pascal GRANGER, UCCS, Full Professor in Chemistry, depollution mechanisms, University of Lille (C8)
Dr. Benjamin KATRINYOK, Associate Professor in chemical engineering and catalytic reactors, biomass chemistry, Centrale Lille (C4)
Dr. Andrei KHODAKOV, CNRS Research Director in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, biofuels (C1-C5-C9)
Pr. Jean-François LAMONIER, Deputy Director of Chevreul Institute, specialised in depollution, chemistry and oxidation catalysis, University of Lille (C8-C9)
Dr. Éric MARCEAU, Associate Professor, in material synthesis and characterisation, University of Lille (C2)
Dr. Vitaly ORDOMSKY, CNRS-Solvay Shanghai Research Associate in transformation and valorisation of biomass and CO², University of Lille (C6)
Pr. Edmond PAYEN, Emeritus in Raman spectroscopy, ENSCL (C3)
Dr. Mirella VIRGINIE, Associate Professor in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, methane and CO2 valorisation, ENSCL (C10)
LECTURES & SEMINARS
The scientific programme of SUSCAT 2019 is divided in two parts on the following topics:
1. CATALYSIS THEORY:
- Comprehension of Catalysts Action Mechanisms (C1)
- Innovative Methods for the Preparation of Catalysts (C2)
- Methods and Techniques for the Catalysts Characterization (C3)
- Kinetics, Material Transfer and Heat Transfer in Catalytic Reactors (C4)
- Catalytic Processes: Industrial Fundamentals (C5)
2. INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE AND NEW CATALYTIC APPLICATIONS:
- Bioenergy and Biofuel Synthesis (C6)
- Catalytic Conversion of Biomass into Valuables Platform Molecules for the Chemical Industry (C7)
- Environmental Catalysis (C8)
- Photocatalytic Reactions (C9)
- Catalytic Recovery of Methane and CO2 (C10)
OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES
1. CARBON AS INNOCENT OR NON-INNOCENT MATERIALS FOR CATALYSIS, Pr. PHẠM HỮU Cường, University of Strasbourg.
2. CATALYSIS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Dr. Jean-Pierre DATH, R&D Programme Coordinator, Total S.A.
3. CATALYSIS FROM INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE, Dr. Stephane STREIFF, Director of Eco-Efficient Products and Processes Laboratory (E2P2L), CNRS-Solvay, Shanghai, China.
4. INDUSTRIAL CATALYSIS FOR ORGANOSULFUR CHEMICALS PRODUCTION, Dr. Georges FREMY, Arkema (France’s leading chemical company), Catalytic Processes Division.
5. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CLUSTERS AND ECONOMIC HUBS IN HAUTS-DE-FRANCE (Northern France region).
Transverse conference correlated to the domains of France Excellence summer schools students and coordinated by competent clusters and hubs.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT
Designed to facilitate your admission to Doctoral schools in France, the Scientific Research Project will require both personal and teamwork. It will include 2 sessions of tutorials and discussion with researchers and PhD students from the UCCS laboratory. The project will involve the analysis of articles, bibliographical summaries, presentation of state-of-the-art trends in the chosen research topic, and final project defence in front of the scientific board.
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL VISITS
Visits of high technological and scientific interest will be organised within the programme. A discovery of the Centre of Excellence of Total Research and Technology in Feluy will climax with a conference. A tour of the scientific campus of the University of Lille will complete your acquaintance with experimental processes through the demonstration of experimental scientific equipment of excellence: high throughput platform, pilot catalytic reactors, centre for surface analysis, solid-state NMR, high resolution imaging techniques.
Master students only.
Advanced English, excellent academic results and in-depth knowledge in chemistry.
SUSCAT 2019 will be a springboard for your enrolment in a PhD programme in France and Europe in the field of sustainable and catalytic processes.
“The professors are really friendly. We can ask questions from them at any time. We can also discuss with them about the PhD positions and even arrange an interview. There are many cooperation projects between the University of Lille and companies that can offer stipends for PhD students.” (WU Dan, student from the previous session of SUSCAT and current PhD student at the UCCS research lab)
Catalysis Reactors, Catalytic Preparation, Characterisation, Synthesis, Innovative Processes, Industrial Catalytic Applications, Fine Chemistry and Bioenergy, Energy, Valorisation, Environmental Friendly Development, Review of Experimental Technique.
3. CULTURAL SYLLABUS
Want to learn French? Feel like discovering the French society and culture? Always dreamed of visiting historical and natural sites in France? SUSCAT 2019 will give you that opportunity, leading to a full access to the French-speaking world.
The International Academy, which fosters integration and interactive exchange between students from various disciplines, will deliver exciting teachings in the French language and culture in the state-of-the-art building of graduate school Sciences Po Lille, perfectly located in downtown Lille. A final assessment of the knowledge and skills acquired in French language during the session will close your training.
Both the International Academy and the COPAIN association will organise valuable site visits of historical and natural interest in the Hauts-de-France region and Belgium, along with festive events. What a great occasion to meet other students in a more relaxed framework and to chat with professors and researchers in a friendly atmosphere! The official Welcome Reception at the Haut-de-France Regional Council will be the institutional climax of the programme.
Half of the schedule will be devoted to the 60-hour linguistic, social and cultural programme delivered in English. When appropriate, you will be mixed with fellow students from five France Excellence Summer Schools.
- FRENCH FOR FOREIGNERS (18h)
- ASSESSMENT (2h)
- FRENCH SOCIETY (3h)
- INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (3h)
- CULTURAL VISITS (30h)
- WELCOME AND CLOSING EVENTS (4h)
FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE CLASSES
Experienced academic advisors, teachers, lecturers, professionals from ComUE LNF member institutions will offer their competence in the following domains:
1. FRENCH FOR FOREIGNERS: General written and spoken French: syntax, morphology, vocabulary, phonology.
Courses will enable you to get acquainted with day-to-day French or to strengthen your communication skills, depending on your initial level. You will learn how to interact and, through appropriate and various activities in connection with daily life, you will get involved in the French culture.
2. FRENCH SOCIETY: French space, how better to apprehend its social and cultural context than in France?
Cultural keys together with a little geography in both regional and national dimensions, major social issues, prominent historic facts since the Modern period, France in the European Union.
3. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: An introduction to main elements: uniformity, difference and diversity.
How better to adapt to a new environment? You will be invited to question your own on-going cross-cultural experience and acculturation strategies. You will be brought to find keys and make the best of your potential while studying in France.
The Hauts-de-France region is typified by its maritime and Flemish borders, agrarian economy, ancient trade fairs tradition, former textile and mine industries steeped in the Catholic values of its captains and vivid memory of wounds inflicted by two world wars. France’s youngest region is now renowned for its competitiveness, dynamic cultural and social life, and a unique mix of Flemish cheerfulness and French elegance.
1. OLD LILLE, FORTIFICATIONS & MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS: Guided tour of streets, squares and monuments of the old town and its beautiful ancient architecture, as well as the pentagonal Citadel of the city wall of Lille; discovery of the richest, most impressive French art collection outside of the capital city (Saturday July 6th).
2. BRUGES, BELGIUM: Free time in the charming old Flemish city, also known as “the Venice of the North” thanks to its beautiful canals (Sunday July 7th).
3. LOUVRE-LENS MUSEUM & FIREWORKS IN LILLE: Visit of the Time Gallery in the northern Louvre (built atop a former mine works) and its revolutionary museography (Saturday July 13th) and sightseeing of the great fireworks in Lille on the French National Day (Sunday July 14th). Optional. Alternatively, you are free to spend the weekend wherever you want on your own expense.
4. CH'TI EVENING: Local cuisine in a traditional restaurant and introduction to the Ch'ti linguistic and cultural specificity (Thursday July 18th).
6. EXCURSION TO THE COAST: Visit of the spectacular Site des Deux-Caps (Opal Coast) from which one can see the British cliffs; visit of Nausicaá - French National Sea Experience Centre, the biggest aquarium in Europe (Saturday July 20th).
Want to prolong your stay in North-West Europe? Willing to take another step into the French language and culture? Keen on discovering more sights? You will have the opportunity to participate, partly at your expense, in the Academy.120 programme (29th July - 28th August 2019) organised in Lille by the International Academy.
For more information please visit this website
NAME OF THE SCHOOL
“Sustainable Catalysis: from Fundamental Science to Industrial Practice” (SUSCAT 2019)
Monday July 1st 2019.
PROGRAMME DATES AND LOCATION
From Monday July 1st to Friday July 26th 2019,
in the University of Lille (Faculty of Science and Technology) and the Lille Northern France Higher Education & Research Institutions Association (ComUE LNF).
TOTAL NUMBER OF PLACES
The price does not include flight tickets to and from Paris.
Accommodation, meals and transportation are all included.
6 European Credit Transfer and accumulation System (ECTS) credits pertaining to the completed assessments and a personalised Certificate of Completion that authenticates the students’ participation.
SUSCAT 2019 is open to Master students only.
The France Excellence Summer School can be immediately followed up by a specialist training (29th July - 28th August 2019) in French academic methodology, language and culture, with a particular benefit for students pursuing studies in the French higher education system. Includes an official “Test de Connaissance du Français” (TCF) assessing your French language skills.
For more information, please visit this website
To apply, please follow the application procedure described on the main page