ex-Graduate Student (MS)
B.Sc. (Ch.E.); 2009- ENSIC Nancy (France)
M.S. (Ch.E.); 2011- WPI
Florent pursued a Master’s Degree at WPI after finishing 2 of the 3 years at ENSIC Nancy
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques). The MS degree at WPI is like a third year in
France. He graduated in 2011 both with a MS in Chemical Engineering at WPI and as an ingénieur at ENSIC,
Florent's MS work dealt with the heat transfer, diffusion and reaction in catalyst particles in the
near wall region of low tube-to-particle-diameter-ratio packed beds. Florent used CFD as a
simulation tool to produce detailed 3D simulations of catalyst particles and also used COMSOL to solve
classical reaction engineering models, to evaluate them. His MS thesis is entitled "Evaluation of the
Classical Reaction Engineering Models in terms of Mass Transport and Reaction Rate Distribution for
Low Tube-to-Particle Diameter Ratio Beds".
Florent is currently looking into employment or Ph.D. options back in France.