Michael Badawi, 40 years old, is Associate Professor in the Laboratory for Physical and Chemistry Theories (LPCT) , CNRS - University of Lorraine, in France. His research focus on the in silico design of materials for environmental applications and energy production from biomass using modern atomistic simulation techniques such as ab initio molecular dynamics. He currently manages several projects (PIA, FEDER, PHC) in connection with industrial (BASF, ArcelorMittal, EDF) and academic partners from many countries (Germany, Slovakia, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Chile). He supervised 2 post-doc and 7 PhD. He is co-author of more than 100 publications and 90 communications.