Michael Matlosz

Biography Michael Matlosz

Professor Michael Matlosz was born in 1957 in Elizabeth (New Jersey, USA). He holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a PhD in electrochemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

He began his professional research career in 1985 in the department of materials science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne (Switzerland), prior to appointment in 1993 as university professor of chemical process engineering at the National School for Advanced Study of the Chemical Industries (ENSIC), the chemical engineering and applied chemistry faculty of the University of Lorraine in Nancy (France).

A specialist in the application of microtechnologies for industrial performance enhancement and sustainable development, he initiated and directed from 2005 to 2009, with support from the 6th European Research Framework Programme, a major public-private partnership collaboration, IMPULSE, dedicated to innovation in the chemical process industries.

Professor Matlosz was Director of ENSIC-Nancy from 2006 to 2011, Head of the Department of Exploratory and Emerging Research of the French National Research Agency (ANR) in Paris from 2011 to 2014, and President and Chief Executive Officer of ANR from 2014 to 2017. An elected member of the National Academy of Technologies of France since 2011, Professor Matlosz was also President of Science Europe, the Brussels-based advocacy association for European research performing and research funding organisations, from 2015 to 2017.

Currently a distinguished professor of chemical engineering at the University of Lorraine, Professor Matlosz was elected President of EuroScience in 2018 for a four-year term.