Brussels – Belgian chemicals producer Solvay SA researcher Sylvaine Neveu has won the Irène Joliot-Curie 2016 award for her work on silica.
Neveu, who works at the company’s research and innovation (R&I) entity, is in charge of the development of products and processes for the group’s global business unit silica.
Neveu has worked with Solvay for the past 12 years and according to the company her most emblematic project was her work that led to the development of a new silica for low-energy pneumatic applications.
In addition, she also operates a platform dedicated to the eco-friendly silica process created by Solvay.
Neveu graduated from Chimie ParisTech and holds a PhD in process engineering from the Ecole des Mines de Paris. She joined Solvay in 1994 and since has authored 17 patent families and leads the department in charge of the development and industrialisation of new silica products and processes.