Alain Rollat

Alain Rollat

Alain Rollat holds a Ph.D. (University of Strasbourg, France) in chemistry and chemical engineering and an MBA degree from Poitiers University (Poitiers, France). He has been working in the rare earths industry (Rhône-Poulenc, Rhodia and Solvay) for more than 30 years, both in the Aubervilliers Research Center and in the La Rochelle plant. During this period, he has developed several processes in the field of rare earths separation and purification (12 patents) and also participated in the design and startup of new production units of rare earths in France and China. He is currently Technology Development Manager in charge of new processes implementation for the 5 plants of Solvay Rare Earth Systems, a Business Unit of Solvay group. He is also in charge of new rare earths sourcing for Solvay, and in this capacity, he has been working over the last 5 years with the main rare earths mining projects around the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

Solvay, France