Dr. Slavik Kasztelan is currently Deputy Director of the Process Business Unit at IFP New Energy, in charge of R&I program on biomass to chemicals. Prior his current position, he managed a number of assignments in IFP, researcher, project leader, project manager, and Director of the Catalysis and Separation Division. As a researcher in heterogeneous catalysis he authored and co-authored over a hundred refereed papers and has 60 patents. He is a member of several evaluation and strategic committee (French National Research Agency, ENVIRHONALP, etc… ) and is Vice-president of the Catalysis division of the French Chemical Society. He has been Vice-president of the AXELERA competitiveness cluster from 2006 to 2008. He holds a PhD thesis from Lille University, France. He is a Chemical Engineer graduated from « Ecole des Hautes Etudes Industrielles », Lille.