Hélène Provendier is a graduate of the Engineer High School in Chemistry of Strasbourg (EHICS) and obtained a PhD degree from the University of Strasbourg for research in the field of catalysis. She is now a searcher in catalysis at the IRCELYON (Institute for Research in Catalysis and Environment of Lyon) and chemistry teacher at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1. She has taught at CPE Lyon since 2000 in the area of process engineering.