LÉONARD Angélique

Professeure ordinaire

LÉONARD Angélique

Faculté des Sciences appliquées
Department of Chemical Engineering
PEPs - Products, Environment, and Processes
Chemical engineering

ULiège address
Bât. B6A PEPs - Products, Environment, and Processes
Quartier Agora
allée du six Août 11
4000 Liège 1
ULiège phone number
+32 4 3664436
ULiège Fax
+32 4 3664435
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Conseil sectoriel à la recherche et à la valorisation
Sciences et Techniques

University degrees
2003 : Doctorat en Sciences Appliquées (Université de Liège)
1998 : Ingénieur Civil Chimiste (Université de Liège)


Angélique Léonard is a full professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Liege. She graduated in Chemical Engineering (1998) and Applied Sciences (2003) from the University of Liège. She first pursued her career at the FRS-FNRS (Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research) as a research fellow (2004-2007) and then as a Research associate (2007-2009). She then obtained a teaching position in 2009 on sustainable chemical processes. She was then successively promoted to Professor (2013) and Full Professor (2017). She chaired the Department of Applied Chemistry from 2011 to 2015. From 2016 to 2022, she was the Director of the Research Unit in Chemical Engineering. Within this RU, she is part of the PEPs (Products, Environment, and Processes) group, which employs about twenty people active in the fields of (bio)chemical reaction engineering, separation technologies, multiphase systems, design, simulation and optimisation of large chemical systems and sustainable development, under the responsibility of four academics.

Over the past twenty years, it has developed expertise in understanding the mechanisms governing the drying of deformable materials, in particular the establishment of links between the drying conditions and the final properties of the material. To this end, an original methodology based on the use of X-ray microtomography has been developed to monitor the textural changes undergone by the product during drying. This methodology has been applied to various types of materials (slurries, gels, cementitious materials, soils, etc.). More recently, its activities have been extended to the study of the environmental impact of processes by life cycle assessment (LCA). These activities include the LCA of various processes/products, support for the eco-design of processes/products, the production of carbon footprints, the production of critical LCA reviews, the drafting of environmental declaration sheets and the production of training courses, particularly through the Greenwin centre. The fields covered are varied: the chemical sector, energy, agri-food, biofuels, transport, construction materials, batteries, etc. The unit's LCA activities are pursued through European, federal and regional projects or via consultancy services for various industrial partners. A. Léonard has co-authored more than 140 articles in international journals and more than 120 conference proceedings.

She has received several awards including the Frédéric Swarts Prize of the Classe des Sciences of the Royal Academy of Belgium for a work in pure or industrial chemistry, 33rd biennial period, 2002-2004.

Since January 2017, she is the Chair Woman of the 'Drying Working party' at the level of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. In this capacity, she chaired the organising committee of the 6th EuroDrying Conference held in Liege in 2017. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the International Drying Symposium. She is a member of the Women and Science Committee, which she chaired from 2018 to 2020. She is a director of the ASBL Valbiom, the GREENWIN competitiveness cluster and the B-IWA (Belgian Branch of the International Water Association).

Research field

  • Sciences de l'ingénieur

Duties or mandates

  • Professeure ordinaire[BR]Chercheuse qualifiée honoraire FNRS
  • Membre du Conseil Scientifique de l'AUF
  • Membre du comité Femmes et Sciences
  • Membre du CA de Greenwin
  • Membre du CA de Valbiom
  • Directrice de l'UR en Chemical Engineering (2016-2022)
  • Présidente du Comité Femmes et Sciences (2018-2020)

Scientific distinctions

  • Prix Frédéric Swarts de la Classe des Sciences de l'Académie Royale de Belgique pour un travail de chimie pure ou industrielle 33ème période biennale, 2002-2004. (2004)
  • Award for the Best Scientist under the age of 35 years" givent by the "World Forum for Crystallization, Filtration and drying" décerné durant IDS2008 - 16th International Drying Conference, Hyderabad, India, November 9-12, 2008 (2008)

ULiège Course

Travail de fin d'études (en ce compris une introduction à la méthodologie de la recherche), 750h Proj., COLLÉGIALITÉ, LÉONARD Angélique, LÉONARD Grégoire

Séminaires de sécurité industrielle, 15h Th, 2j T. t., LÉONARD Angélique, TOYE Dominique

Life cycle assessment - Ecodesign, 10h Th, 30h Pr, LÉONARD Angélique

Question avancée de génie chimique : épuration des eaux et traitement des boues, 20h Th, 15h Pr, 1j T. t., DELVIGNE Frank, LAMBERT Stéphanie, LÉONARD Angélique, TOYE Dominique

Gestion durable des combustibles : approvisionnement, synthèse et utilisation, 50h Th, 1j T. t., 10h Proj., LÉONARD Angélique, LÉONARD Grégoire

Procédés de chimie industrielle
- Partim 1 - Structure de l'industrie chimique, 28h Th, DUMONT Marie-Noëlle, LÉONARD Angélique, TOYE Dominique
- Partim 2 - Approche bilantaire, 10h Th, 10h Pr, 1j T. t., DUMONT Marie-Noëlle, LÉONARD Angélique, TOYE Dominique

Procédés de chimie industrielle, Partim 1 - Structure de l'industrie chimique, 28h Th, DUMONT Marie-Noëlle, LÉONARD Angélique, TOYE Dominique

Evaluation de durabilité, 9h Th, 9h AUTR, DI MARIA Andrea, LÉONARD Angélique

Evaluation de durabilité, 12h Th, 16h Pr, 2h SEM, DI MARIA Andrea, LÉONARD Angélique

Génie de l'environnement, 30h Th, DASSARGUES Alain, DEWALS Benjamin, LÉONARD Angélique

Integrated Project, 20h Th, 270h Proj., 1j T. t., DUMONT Marie-Noëlle, GENDEBIEN Samuel, JOB Nathalie, LÉONARD Angélique, LÉONARD Grégoire, PFENNIG Andreas, TOYE Dominique

Atmospheric pollution - monitoring and fate, 32h Th, 16h Ex., LÉONARD Angélique, NGUYEN THI LAN BINH, ROMAIN Anne-Claude

Technologies industrielles, 45h Th, DANTHINE Sabine, EVRARD Brigitte, LÉONARD Angélique, TOYE Dominique