Isabelle Blanc / Senior Researcher, Mines ParisTech, PSL Research University

Last updated on profile page : November 3rd, 2016

BIO

An engineer by training, with a diploma from EPF Graduate School of Engineering, Isabelle Blanc also holds a Master in Science from University of Wisconsin and a PhD from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (now Mines ParisTech).

She started her career as an expert in Life-Cycle Assessment at Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques, before being hired by consulting firm BIO Intelligence Service.

She later worked as a senior researcher, first at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), then at University of Lausanne (Switzerland).

Since 2006, she has been a research team manager at Centre Observation, Impacts, Energie (Mines ParisTech). Her main specialty is environmental assessment of renewable energy industries.

By Isabelle Blanc on ParisTech Review

L'essor des renouvelables depuis le début des années 2000 devrait se poursuivre et s'amplifier dans les décennies à venir. Elles modifieront substantiellement le bouquet électrique du futur et on espère qu'elles limiteront les impacts environnementaux associés à la production d’électricité. Il est donc indispensable d'étudier l'empreinte environnementale des différentes filières de production.
The development of renewable energy since the early 2000s should continue and intensify in the coming years, changing significantly the electricity mix of the future while reducing the associated environmental impacts. It is therefore crucial to study the environmental impact of the different production sectors.

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