Univ. of Strasbourg
Pr. Luc Avérous is a Group (BioTeam) Leader, Head of Polymer Research Department at ICPEES (UMR CNRS 7515) - Univ. of Strasbourg (France), and former Lab Director. He started as Polymer Engineer (EAHP-Strasbourg). Then in 1995, he obtained his PhD in Polymer Science & Engineering (Ecole des Mines de Paris). In 1997, he became A/Prof. at the Packaging Eng School in Reims (Fr) after two post-doctoral positions (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal,). Then in 2003, he became a Full Professor at ECPM (Strasbourg), where he teaches biopolymer science, biomaterials, composites, plastic processing & polymers charact. During the last two decades, his major research projects have dealt with biobased and/or biodegradable polymers for environmental & biomedical applications. As a leading international expert in these fields, he has developed strong collaborations with several foreign labs (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Spain,) and major companies (Total, PSA, Soprema, Tereos,). He serves as a member of research advisory boards for different companies. In France or overseas, he is regularly invited to co-organize Conferences, to chair Symposia, and to give plenary or keynote lectures. He has co-edited 4 books (2 Wiley, 1 Elsevier & 1 Springer). He is a member of several Editorial Boards, and Guest Editor for scientific journals. He is a referee for many scientific journals, books and international projects. He has published hundreds of scientific communications with more than 5000 citations (H-Index > 35).
Topics: - Biopolymers: polysaccharides & bacterial polymers - Renewable and biodegradable (co-)polyesters - Enzymatic catalysis & White Biotech - New biobased architectures (TPU, PUR, PIR, NIPU, PA,) with building blocks from different biomass (lignins, tannins, fatty acids, sugars,) - Multiphase systems (Nano & biocomposites, blends,) - Biomaterials for biomedical (Tissue Eng. & Electrospinning, Biosensor, Controlled release,)