I like to tell people I have a superpower: I can see the world at the level of molecules. And I am lucky my job is to use that superpower to look after what is happening within Danone’s packaging. You should think of me as a translator between chemistry world and packaging world.
My employment history is as follows:
Danone, Evian, France, 2016 to present. Additives, Colorants, Barriers & Differentiation Manager within Danone’s Plastic Material Techno Center. Innovation and problem solving by understanding what is added to plastic to transform it into packaging attractive to consumers. This is done in multilateral conversations with various actors in plastic packaging production value chain. + Selection of HDPE for use in caps in Danone Waters.
Danone, Evian, France, 2011 to 2016. Plastic raw material Manager within Danone Reaserch Packaging Center. Managing projects linked to 100 % biobased plastic for producing bottles for waters and beverages applications: 1) PEF via consortium with Avantium, Alpla and Coca-Cola, 2) scouting for 100% biobased PET leading to NatuALL, an alliance between Danone, Nestlé and Origin Material
Cuisine Innovation, Dijon, France, 2008 to 2010. R&D Manager. Innovation in cooking by making molecular gastronomy accessible.
ETH, Zürich, Switzerland, 2007. Post-doctoral fellow in the team of Pr. Diederich. Synthesis of a new class of polycyanoolefins.
Institut de Sciences et Ingéniérie Supramoléculaire, Strasbourg, 2003 to 2006. PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Laureate 1987). Dynamic combinatorial chemistry based on Diels-Alder reaction leading to room temperature self-healing polymers.