Thibault Fovanna

PhD Student

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI
Switzerland

Professional experience

  • 02-07.2016 : Master thesis at Novartis in Basel, Switzerland
  • 2014 - today : Expert for exam CFC, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland
  • 2012 - today : Teacher for lab technician apprentices, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland
  • 2010 - 2015 : Technical lab assistant at GEM, EPFL, Switzerland
  • 07-08.2012 : Internship at Solaronix SA, Switzerland
  • 07-09.2011 : Internship at Diagnoplex SA, Switzerland

Education

  • 02.2017 - today : PhD, EPFL & Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
  • 09.2014 - 08.2016 : MSc in Chemistry at EPFL, combined with a minor in "Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship"
  • 09.2011 -06.2014 : BSc in Chemistry at EPFL, with 3rd year as ERASMUS student at Imperial College London
  • 09.2010 - 06.2011 : CMS - bridge year to enter EPFL
  • 08.2007 - 08.2010 : Apprenticeship as laboratory technician in chemistry at EPFL, Switzerland

C. Baranowski, T. Fovanna, R. Maneka, M. Signorile, J. McCaig, A. Bahmanpour, D. Ferri, O. Kröcher, Water inhibition of oxymethylene dimethyl ether synthesis over zeolite H-Beta: A combined kinetic and in situ ATR-IR study, ACS Catal., 2020, 10, 8106. doi:10.1021/acscatal.0c01805

T. Fovanna, S. Campisi, A. Villa, A. Kambolis, G. Peng, D. Rentsch, O. Kröcher, M. Nachtegaal, D. Ferri, Ruthenium on phosphorous-modified alumina as effective and stable catalyst for catalytic transfer hydrogenation of furfural, RSC Adv., 2020, 10, 11507. doi: 10.1039/D0RA00415D

Heterogeneous Catalysis; Attenuated Total Reflectance Spectroscopy; X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy; Hydrogenation; Solvent effect