Philippe Tanguy


Philippe Tanguy

2021 2021 Circle Speaker Falling Walls Circle

Philippe Tanguy is the President of Polytechnique Montreal technological university. As an expert in hydrogen and economy decarbonization, he has also been working with government shaping the energy transition and industry electrification strategy. Prior to joining Polytechnique, Philippe served as a top R&D executive for the broad energy company TotalEnergies in Paris and Berlin, focusing on international R&D corporate strategy, in relation with the energy transition, the hydrogen economy, and the energy-water-environment nexus. He previously pursued an academic career in several universities in Canada, including 15 years as an industrial research chairholder at Polytechnique Montreal. Philippe is presently the Chairman of the World Council of Chemical Engineering and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. His education includes a doctorate degree in physics (Paris), a Ph.D. in chemical engineering (Laval), and an executive management training (MIT Sloan).

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