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Meet our process engineer team

Our most valuable asset are our employees. CASPEO’s process engineer team has a long experience in the mathematical modeling of industrial unit operations including physical, chemical, thermal as well as biological processes. Nearly all have a double competence in process and IT.

Our process engineer and IT team
that ensures the success of your project

Stéphane Brochot, PhD.  Co-Director CASPEO

Stéphane obtained his doctorate (PhD) in physics from the University of Orléans-Tours in 1990 and completed his education with a master in mathematical engineering and computer processing techniques. He joined BRGM in 1991 as the head of the software development team, pursuing research in process modelling and algorithmic.

Since 2004, as one of the co-managing directors, Stéphane has been the scientific and technical manager of CASPEO. He is in charge of the R&D activity of the company. He is one of the INVENTEO inventors. Then, Stéphane is an expert in sampling and measurement error.

Marie-Véronique Durance  Co-Director CASPEO

Marie-Véronique is graduated from the National Engineering School of Geology (1990, Nancy, France) and completed his education with a Master in General Management (2000, Nantes, France). She joined the software development team of BRGM in 1991 as mineral processing engineer. In 1998, she is the Deputy Head of the Process Department of BRGM, keeping involved in the mineral processing software activity.

Since 2004, Marie-Véronique is a co-managing Director of CASPEO. She is one of the INVENTEO inventors. She is in charge of the solution marketing and also contributes to the implantation projects.

Marie-Amélie de Ville d’Avray, PhD.  Agro resources sector Manager

Graduated from the French “Agroparistech” engineering school in Food Processing and Science, Marie-Amélie joined CASPEO in 2005. In 2010, she obtained her Ph.D. in Process Engineering, specializing in the mathematical modeling and simulation of industrial processes. Since 2012, she animates FLUIDFLOW and USIM PAC for agroindustries training sessions.

Philippe Wavrer, PhD.  Waste sector Manager

Graduated from the University of Nancy (France), Philippe defends a PhD thesis in 1996 about the adaptation of Pierre Gy’s theory of sampling to waste and contaminated soils. Philippe joined CASPEO in September 2014 and is in charge of market development in the field of waste.

Engineer then Project manager during 20 years at BRGM, the French Geological Survey, he is specialized in the characterization and treatment of domestic and industrial waste. Meanwhile, he has also animated training sessions or university courses about sampling. Philippe brings to CASPEO his competency in sampling, a deep knowledge of the French and European actors and contribute to the definition and guidance of the CASPEO R&D in the waste field.

Etienne Braak, PhD.  Process and software engineer

Etienne graduated from engineering school Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 2008 and completed his education with a doctorate (PhD) in process engineering from National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (obtained in 2012). He developed a double skill process/software engineering: he worked 2 years as a research engineer at IRSTEA (Rennes, France) and 2 years as software developer at Sopra-Steria (Nantes, France).

In early 2018, he joins CASPEO as process engineer. He is involved in software development and research projects and contributes to INVENTEO projects.

Ounayda Mdere  Process and software engineer

After a 6 months internship in CASPEO, working on process modeling, Ounayda obtained her Master in Process Engineering from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University (2015, Villeurbanne, France). From 2016 to 2018, she completed her education with a Master in Software Engineering (2018, Orsay, France) through apprenticeship in Information Technology (IT) at Thales Group.

Since October 2018, she has been back at CASPEO and is involved in modeling research and the development and implementation of software solutions.

Our support team

that provides you a positive customer experience

Christelle Michel

Administrative Manager

Vanessa Legrand

Marketing & Communication Manager

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CASPEO is always looking for bright and enthusiastic process engineers to join our team.
We are committed to bring our team to the best level of competencies through training and internal coaching.
Our turn-over is very low. A proof that our company is a great place to work. Ready to join us?

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