Materials Research Activities

Douaud introduction

The French Petroleum Institute (IFP: Institut Française de Petroleum) is a national institution created in the aftermath of World War II in order to develop all the potentialities of petroleum. Financed by a percentage of French taxes on gas, the IFP activities are mainly devoted to research and training.

André Douaud is in charge of the IFP's R&D strategy on engines and energy. He was trained as an engineer at the Ecole Centrale, Paris, and has worked at the IFP for 30 years.

Read Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent's interview with André Douaud, examining fuel cells and their history.

This page was last updated on 14 July 2001 by Arne Hessenbruch.