Dr Laurent Forny

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Laurent Forny is a chemical engineer with Diploma, Master and PhD degrees from the University of Technology of Compiegne. His Master thesis investigated the role of surface chemistry in caking of model powders.

His PhD, started in 2005, focused on water-rich powder also called "dry water". This convenient carrier system is produced by blending water and hydrophobic silica nanoparticles. Surprisingly, the final product maintains the same flow properties as a dry powder. During his PhD, Laurent developed scientific skills in wetting phenomena and interfacial properties.

In 2008, Laurent joined the Nestle Research Centre in Lausanne. From that time, he has managed projects dealing with phase transitions in food powders.