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Florent Allais completed his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 2004 and postdoctoral studies at ESPCI (Paris, France) and ICSN-CNRS (Gif-sur-Yvette, France). In 2012, he became a Full Professor at AgroParisTech and was tasked to build ex nihilo a brand-new laboratory, URD ABI (22 permanent scientist/engineers/technicians), at Pomacle, France. Since 2019, he is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University (Clayton, Australia) and Courtesy Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida (Gainesville, USA). His research is dedicated to the combined use of white biotechnologies, green chemistry and downstream processing for the development and optimization of sustainable industrial processes and high value-added products from biomass. Florent Allais has published more than 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 6 book chapters, granted/filed 20 patents, served as reviewer of various journals and as Associate Editor of Frontiers in Chemistry (Frontiers®, Green & Sustainable Chemistry Section), Frontiers in Chemical Engineering (Frontiers®), Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews (Taylor and Francis®), Sustainable Chemistry (MDPI®) as well as Industrial Biotechnology (Mary Ann Liebert Inc.). Since December 2019, Florent Allais is Titular Member of the ICGCSD (Interdivisional Committee of Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development) at IUPAC.

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