Graduated Ing. (MSc.) in the Chair of Materials Science, Anne Julbe obtained her PhD in 1989, for the development of sol-gel derived silicon carbide ceramic materials and silica membranes. In 1989, she received a tenure researcher position at the CNRS-Montpellier in the group of Prof. Louis Cot. She initiated an activity on ceramic membranes for gas separation and catalytic reactors, namely with nanophase oxides and zeolites. In 2002, she defended a Habilitation thesis on the Contribution of Material Science to the development of Membrane reactors and got the position of CNRS-Directeur de Recherche in 2004. She headed a research department on the Design of Membrane Materials and Multifunctional systems in the period 2010-2014, and is now leading a team dédicated to Molecules, Colloids and Porous materials at the Institut Européen des Membranes in Montpellier.
She co-authored over 200 publications, including 27 book chapters and 12 patents in the area of membrane materials. She was (co)promotor of 28 PhDs. Her current interests include the design and on-line characterization of original nanostructured multifunctional membranes for applications in gas/vapour/liquid separations, catalytic reactors, sensors and electrochemical systems, with a special focus on H2 and energy-related applications.