Sarah Audouin (2015)

Sarah Audouin is an agronomist from the Superior Institute of Agriculture in Lille (Master degree, 2009), specialized in tropical agronomy from Institut for Higher Education in Agri-food Industry and Rural Development (IRC) in Montpellier Supagro (2010) and doctor in geography in Paris 1 and in the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PhD degree, 2014). Her PhD focuses on the interactions between innovation systems and rural territory in Burkina Faso, with two examples : cashew nut (as food product) and jatropha (as energy product). Her main area of expertise and ongoing research covers the integration of biomass energy in production spaces. She has recently been recruted in CIRAD in the BioWooEB research unit for the Syngas projet in the Reunion Island. The purpose of the projet is to produce electricty from crop or forest residues through gazeification. The main objective of her study is to analyze the biomass availabilty for energy-use, identify the related supply-chain and conduct an environmental assessment with LCA.

Mattia Damiani (2015 – 2018)

Mattia Damiani has been awarded a master’s degree in natural sciences (Natural Systems Evolution and Diversity) at the University of Turin, Italy, and a specialization master in environmental engineering (Environmental Assessment and Planning Techniques) at the Polytechnic University of Turin.

He has been working as an environmental consultant and life cycle analyst since 2012, being involved in many projects held by European Commission’s authorities, Italian public bodies and multinational corporations.
His work has been devoted mainly to the sustainable use of natural resources, industrial ecology, Life Cycle Assessment and environmental communication.

He joined the ELSA-PACT team as an IRSTEA PhD student and his research activities aim to assess the impacts of consumption and water degradation on biodiversity.

Charlotte Pradinaud (2015 – 2022)

Charlotte Pradinaud is an agricultural engineer from Montpellier SupAgro (2013) specialized in the management of water, cultivated areas and environment.

She joined for the first time the ELSA team in 2013 for her end-of-studies internship which objective was to achieve the LCA study of a biofuel produced from macroalgae (IDEALG project). After a year abroad, she rejoined the team as a PhD student at IRSTEA, as part of the industrial Chair ELSA -PACT.

Her thesis is generally related to the Water Footprint & LCA methods, and more specifically to the development of an indicator for the impact on water quality.

Antoine Esnouf (2015 – 2022)

Antoine Esnouf is an agronomist from Montpellier SupAgro (2014), specialized in green chemistry and bio-process for a sustainable development. After an internship at Irstea in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applied to a territorial biogas plant, he joined the Elsa research group in January 2015 as a PhD Student of the Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology (INRA LBE). Being part of the Green AlgOhol project, his work deals with the environmental analysis of a production system of agro-fuel from seaweed. One of the main objective of this thesis is the development of a methodology for analyzing the correlations between the variability of Life Cycle Inventory results and LCA results.

Sylvain MARTINEZ (2014-2017)

Sylvain MARTINEZ, born in 1985, is graduated from The University Montpellier II with a master in physics and chemistry of materials. He made his PhD (CIFRE University of Technology Troyes / Schneider Electric) on the evaluation of a global cost of a product by the coupling of its environmental and economic performances. He defended in june 2012.

He worked at the University of Technology Troyes in 2012 as research engineer. He joined an ecodesign electric radiators project, including new materials (geopolymer, materials with phase shift).

In 2014 he joined the ELSA research group (INRA LBE) in order to work on two projects : Algraal and Surfact’alg. These two projects aim to replace existing products in cosmetics, detergency and construction by products resulting from algae (macro and micro). He is responsible for the management of the project, and ecodesign and LCA subjects.