Energy Department and Energy Programs Director
Stephane Sarrade is a Polytech Montpellier engineer and Qualified Doctor in Process Engineering. Involved for many years in the development of processes for Green Chemistry, his field of research covers the use of supercritical fluids and membrane processes. He joined the CEA in 1995 after his doctorate to quickly lead research and development units in Pierrelatte (head of laboratory), Marcoule (head of department) and Saclay (head of department), in the fields of process engineering, analytical chemistry and the treatment and packaging of nuclear waste. He was President of the Club Français des Membranes (CFM) and since 2006 he has been President of Innovation Fluides Supercritiques, a technology transfer structure that brings together French and international laboratories as well as industrialists involved in sustainable processes. In 2014, he co-founded the start-up Inovalor, which developed sustainable solutions for waste treatment. Currently Director of Research at the CEA, Stéphane Sarrade is also Director of Energy Programs in the Energy Department. This directorate manages programmatically and strategically all the R&D programmes at the CEA in the field of low-carbon energies: nuclear and renewable (Solar, H2, Batteries, Networks, etc.). More than 2,200 CEA engineers/researchers and technicians are involved in the CEA in this field with an annual research budget of around €400 million.