Coordination polymerization of olefins: Mechanism studies of metallocene and post-metallocene activation; elaboration of new organic supports for olefin catalytic systems
Dispersion polymerizations: Polyaddition & polycondensation reactions in heterogeneous media (water, supercritical CO2); elaboration of latexes
Bio-sourced polymers: Synthesis of new bio-based polymers: polyurethanes, polyepoxides, polycarbonates polyesters & polyamides from vegetable oils, terpens and ligno-cellulosic substrates.
Author & co-authors of 34 patents, 165 articles in peer-review journals & 4 book chapters. Author of 80 invited conferences. Director of 34 PhD students, 16 post-doctorates, 2800 citations, H index=29.
2007-2016: Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO)
2008-2012: Member of the French CNRS Committee (section 11) ‘Macromolecular and supramolecular systems: elaboration, properties, functions‘
2012-2016: Head of the French CNRS Committee (section 11) ‘Macromolecular and supramolecular systems: elaboration, properties, functions‘
2011-today: Head of the ‘Biopolymers and bio-based polymers’ team within LCPO
(2 Pr., 3 Ass. Prof., 1 Eng., 15 PhD students and 4 post-docs)