Academic staff


Full professor at Polytech Nantes (Process and Bioprocess Engineering Dept)

Contact details

GEPEA UMR - CNRS 6144 Bd de l'Université CRTT - BP 406 44602 Saint-Nazaire Cedex (France)

0249142056 (n° interne : 472056)

Taught academic discipline(s)

Bioprocess engineering
Fluids Dynamics

Research topics

Bioprocess engineering, photobioreactor, microalgae

Activities / Resume

Jeremy PRUVOST obtained his PhD Thesis on photobioreactor engineering in 2000 at the University of Nantes (Laboratory GEPEA - UMR CNRS 6144). In September 2002, he was recruited as an Senior Lecturer at the University of Nantes in the GEPEA laboratory, with a scientific project devoted to bioprocess engineering for microalgae valorization. This project was awarded the same year by the Novatlante prize (General Council of Loire-Atlantique). The activity has strongly consolidated, and today includes forty people (26 Researchers) in a team he is leading (research team Applied Bioprocesses Microalgae). This team integrates the issues ranging from biology to microalgae valorization through culture and biorefining.
In September 2002, he was recruited as a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Nantes in the GEPEA laboratory. In December 2005, Jeremy PRUVOST obtained the “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” to be appointed Full Professor in September 2008. He is now attached to Polytech Nantes (Department of Process and Bioprocess Engineering).
Jeremy PRUVOST is Director of the AlgoSolis R&D core-facility ( since 2015 (6-10 people), and Director of the GEPEA Laboratory ( since 2018 (225 people).

Additional information

Main area of expertise:

J.PRUVOST is working in bioprocess engineering. His main research activities are related to the valorization of microalgal biomass, through the development and optimization of processes for microalgal culture (photobioreactor engineering). He also participated in more than 20 other projects on microalgae.

  • Co-author of more than 85 publications in international journals
  • 11 book chapters
  • 10 patents
  • Advisor or co-advisor for 35 PhD students
  • h-index 35 (3821 citations) in January 2020
Employment/ Managerial skills:
  • Director of GEPEA laboratory (UMR-CNRS 61144) since 2018 (
  • Director of AlgoSolis R&D facility since 2014 (
  • Head of the research group “Bioprocesses Applied to Microalgae” in GEPEA laboratory-University of Nantes from 2011 to 2018 (40 researchers including 19 PhD students) (
  • Co-director of the Doctoral School SPIGA (Sciences pour l’Ingénieur, Géosciences, Architecture) at the University of Nantes (2012-2016)
  • Coordinator of several research programs : ANR PRIAM (Emergence, 2013-2015), ANR DIESALG (ANR-Bioénergies, 2012-2015), ANR BIOSOLIS (ANR-Bioénergies, 2008-2011), CNRS LIPALG (ENERGIE-CNRS, 2009-2012), CNRS BIORHYS (ENERGIE-CNRS, 2007-2008)
  • Responsible of the International Master Degree “Microalgae Bioprocess Engineering”, University of Nantes (2017 – 2019)
  • Associate Editor of Algal Research journal (Elsevier, IF 5) (2019 to now)
  • Editorial Board of Bioresource Technology journal (Elsevier, IF 4.57) (2012-2016)
  • Member of EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) since 2015
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Algal Biomass Association since 2016
  • Co-Chairman of the section “Microalgae Bioengineering” of the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES) since 2016 (Chairman Michel Eppink – Wageningen Univ.)

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Mis à jour le 27 May 2024.