Frédéric Chandezon (55), Dr. Ing. Hab. holds an engineer degree in physics (1991) from the Physics and Chemistry school of Paris (ESPCI) and a Ph.D. degree from Grenoble University (1994). After a postdoctoral stay at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, he joined CEA in Grenoble as research scientist (1996). His research interests included nanoparticles and nanomaterials for energy applications. He has an extensive experience in management and international cooperation. Until 2020, he headed the SyMMES laboratory, a CEA-CNRS-Grenoble University joint laboratory (total staff approx. 120) developing basic research on themes related to low carbon energy and health. From 2006 to 2020, he was involved in scientific and academic cooperation with universities and research organizations in Latin America. After co-chairing the International Conference of Spectroscopy SPECTRA 2009, he was a founding member of the Nano-Andes network in 2010, dedicated to developing nanoscience in Latin-American countries through summer schools, workshops and collaborations. From 2013 to 2020, he coordinated the EERA Joint Programme AMPEA (Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy Applications). Currently, he is in charge of European programmes on energy at the IRIG (Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble) institute. Frédéric Chandezon is currently deputy coordinator of SUNERGY, an European initiative whose overarching goal is the conversion and storage of solar and renewable energy into fossil-free fuels and commodity chemicals for the chemical and fertilizers industries. SUNERGY currently gathers more than 300 organizations from academia (universities & RTOs), industry and society. In this context, he is co-coordinator of the SUNER-C European ongoing project (06/2022–05/2025, CSA – Coordination and Support Action). SUNER-C aims at the creation of an innovation community and eco-system in Europe to accelerate the development of solar fuels and chemicals.