Jean-Paul Lange

Shell Global Solutions International B.V., The Netherlands


About Him:

  • Principal research chemist at Shell Technology and Professor in Chemical biorefining at the University of Twente.
  • 25 years of “discovery” research in industry on catalytic processes for manufacturing fuels and chemicals from fossil and renewable feedstocks.


  • Academic Research (2012 – today)University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, Professor in Chemical Biorefining (2012 – today)
  • Industrial Research (1989 – today)Shell Technology Centre, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsPrincipal research chemist (2006 - today)Senior research chemist (1996 - 2006)Research chemist (1992 - 1996)Associate research chemist (1989 - 1992)
  • Post-Doc. (1987 – 1988)Lehigh University, Bethlehem (PA), USASupervisor: Prof. K. Klier
  • PhD. (1983 – 1987)Doktor der NaturwissenschaftenFritz-Haber-Institut der Max Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany Supervisor: Dr. H.G. KargeThesis: “Study of the deposition of coke onto Mordenite catalysts during the reaction with ethene” (in German)
  • Chem.Trainee (Aug. 1983)Zschimmer & Schwarz GmbH, Lahnstein, Germany
  • Graduation (1979 – 1983)Licencié en Sciences chimiques Université Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium Supervisor: Dr. J. B.NagyThesis: “Physicochemical properties of ZSM-5 and Mordenite zeolites exchanged with cesium: adsorption and reactivity of isopropanol” (in French)