Anne Chloe Devic

Anne Chloe Devic

Anne Chloe Devic

Innovation manager en Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council)

Anne Chloe Devic  has a Master’s degree in Chemistry and Chemical engineering with a specialisation in Polymers  from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie in Montpellier, France. Since early 2016 ,she is seconded as an Innovation Manager to the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) in Brussels.  In this role, she coordinates the technology area of materials and SusChem’s National Technology Platforms ( Sustainable Chemistry ).

She started her career at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in various positions: first in the UK working as a research engineer in acrylic composites, then in ICI France as a pilot plant manager on a production site for surfactants and later as a deputy site manager looking after quality, safety and process on a production site of PMMA cast sheets . In 1997 she took the position of  team leader of scale-up activities for the Polyurethane business ( which then became Huntsman) of ICI, based in Brussels . She then joined the Repsol group in 2002 in the technology center of Madrid where she worked as a senior advisor in Research & Innovation in materials (polyurethanes and polyolefins ).

Title of Abstract:  “Sustainable Chemistry and Materials for circularity”      

Abstract: After introducing SusChem, the Sustainable Chemistry European and national platforms and its challenges, the presentation will focus on the research and innovation agenda  for sustainable advanced materials and its different applications.  How the materials research for solutions can fit with the Circular Economy challenges and how innovation and sustainability need to be  fully integrated in new collaborative models, will be discussed. Some examples of some future directions taken by the Chemical industry and its research and value chain partners will also be given.  Finally, ideas will be given on how materials research should be approached in the next framework programme.

Workshop 1 – Section 1: Sustainable Chemistry in Materials and the Circular Economy