Group (BioTeam) Leader
University 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 ESIEC (Reims-Fr) after two post-doctoral positions (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, ). Then in 2003, he became a Full Professor at ECPM (Univ. of 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. He is regularly invited to co-organize Conferences, to chair Symposia, and to give plenary or keynote lectures overseas. In 2011, he was the main organizer of 2 major International Conferences in Strasbourg: BIOPOL & WoodChem 2011. He has co-edited 3 books (Wiley, Elsevier & 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 around 5000 citations.
Biopolymers: polysaccharides, bacterial polymers Biobased and biodegradable polyesters (PLA,) New biobased architectures (PU, PA,) with building blocks from biomass (lignin, tannin, fatty acid, dimer, sugar,) Multiphase systems: Nano & biocomposites, blends, multilayers, Enzymatic catalysis & White Biotech Biomaterials: Tissue Eng. & Electrospinning, Biosensor, Controlled release