Paco Laveille joined ADNOC Refining Research Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2015 as a Senior Scientist in Catalysis. He leads conventional oil hydro processing projects to support Abu Dhabi refineries catalyst management and biomass to fuels R&D. He received an MS degrees in biological engineering from La Rochelle University of Science and Technology, France and, in 2009, and a PhD in Materials Chemistry from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France. After a post-doc at IFPEN, he joined KAUST Catalysis Center, Saudi Arabia in 2010 as a Research Engineer. His field of expertise is the design, synthesis, characterization and testing of various Nano-structured heterogeneous catalysts applied to energy and environmental topics.