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< Biobased and/or Biodegradable polymers, for Environmental & Biomedical Applications >

Main thematics:

  • Biodegradable Polymers Materials (short-term applications & biomedical):
    • Thermoplastic starch, thermoplastic chitosan,
    • Bio(co)polyesters: PLA, PCL, PHAs, PBSA, PBS, PBAT,
    • Synthesis by Enzymatic Catalysis of biopolyesters (eROP, polycondensation,)
    • Biosynthesis of building blocks (Liquid and Solid fermentations) towards polymers preparation.
  • Biobased and Durable Polymers Materials (long-term applications):
    • New triglyceride-based polymers (from fatty acid, dimer,)
    • New aromatic macromolecular architectures, based on lignins and tannins,
    • Novative Biobased TPU, PUR, PIR, NIPU & PA.
  • Specific Biomaterials Developments for Biomedical:
    • Wound dressings,
    • Tissue Engineering, scaffolds developed by electrospinning, force-spinning, 3D-printing,
    • Biosensors, Drug Release,


-> Integration, "from the biomass to final objects": Biochemistry [Bioproduction / White Biotech], Polymer Chemistry, Formulation & Polymer processing



> Co-Edition of 4 books:

- Susheel Kalia & Luc Avérous (Eds). Biopolymers: Biomedical And Environmental Applications. John Wiley & Scrivener Publishing. Publicat. Date: 07/2011. 642 p. ISBN: 9780470639238

- Luc Avérous & Eric Pollet (Eds). Environmental Silicate Nano-biocomposites. Springer-Verlag (London). Publication 05/2012, 461 p. ISBN : 978-1-4471-4101-3

- Peter Halley & Luc Avérous. (Eds) Starch Polymers. From Genetic Engineering to Green Applications, 1st Edition. Elsevier Limited Publication. Publication April 2014, 484 p. ISBN : 978-0-4445-37317

- Susheel Kalia & Luc Avérous (Eds). Biodegradable and bio-based polymers for Biomedical And Environmental Applications. John Wiley & Scrivener Publishing. Publicat. Date: 02/2016. 350 p. ISBN: 978-1119117339


> Recent Publications (2017):

Articles - International Journals:

- Bonametti Olivato J., Marini J., Yamashita F., Pollet E., Grossmann M.V.E., Averous L. (2017) “Sepiolite as a promising nanoclay for nano-biocomposites based on starch and biodegradable polyester” Materials Science and Engineering C. Vol. 70, pp. 296–302.

- Gao C., Pollet E., Averous L. (2017) “Properties of glycerol-plasticized alginate films obtained by thermomechanical mixing” Food Hydrocolloids. Vol. 63, pp. 414–420.

- Gao C., Pollet E., Averous L. (2017) “Innovative plasticized alginate obtained by thermo-mechanical mixing: Effect of different biobased polyols systems” Carbohydrate Polymers. Vol. 157, pp. 669–676.

- Cano L., Pollet E., Averous L., Tercjak A. (2017) “Effect of TiO2 nanoparticles on the properties of thermoplastic chitosan-based nano-biocomposites obtained by mechanical kneading” Composites Part A. Vol. 93, pp. 33–40.

- Oyervides-Muñoz E., Pollet E., Ulrich G., Sosa-Santillan G., Avérous L. (2017) “Original method for synthesis of chitosan-based antimicrobial agent by quaternary ammonium grafting.” Carbohydrate Polymers. Vol. 157, pp. 1922-1932.

- Reulier M., Matadi Boumbimba R., Walsh Korb Z., Vaudemont R., Avérous L. (2017) “Thermo-mechanical and cyclic behavior of biocomposites based on renewable thermoplastics from dimer fatty acids.” Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 134, N° 12, ID N°44610 (13 p.).

- Debuissy, T. Pollet E., Avérous L. (2017) “Synthesis and characterization of biobased poly(butylene succinate-ran-butylene adipate). Analysis of the composition-dependent physicochemical properties” European Polymer Journal. Vol. 87, pp. 84–98

- Duchiron S., Pollet E., Givry S., Avérous L. (2017) “Enzymatic synthesis of poly(e-caprolactone -co- e-thiocaprolactone)” European Polymer Journal. Vol. 87, pp. 147–158.

- Duval A., Couture G., Caillol S., Averous L. (2017) "Biobased and aromatic reversible thermoset networks from condensed tannins via the Diels-Alder reaction" ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Vol. 5, N°1, pp 1199–1207.

- Jiménez-Quero A., Pollet E., Zhao M., Marchioni E., Averous L., Phalip V. (2017) “Fungal fermentation of lignocellulosic biomass for itaconic and fumaric acid production” Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. DOI: 10.4014/jmb.1607.07057

- Matadi Boumbimba R., Wang, K., Hablot E., Bahlouli N., Ahzi S. Avérous L. (2017) “Renewable biocomposites based on cellulose fibers and dimer fatty acid polyamide: experiments and modeling of the stress-strain behavior” Polymer Engineering and Science. DOI: 10.1002/ PEN24390

- Pérez-Camargo R., Fernández-d'Arlas B., Cavallo D., Debuissy T., Pollet E., Averous L., Müller A. (2017) “Tailoring the structure, morphology and crystallization of isodimorphic poly(butylene succinate-ran-butylene adipate) random copolymers by changing composition and thermal history" Macromolecules. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02457

- Buono P., Duval A., Verge P., Averous L., Habibi Y. (2017) “Lignin-based materials through thiol - maleimide "click" polymerization” ChemSusChem. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201601738

 Books Chapters:

- Arbenz A., Avérous L. (2016) “Tannins: A resource to elaborate aromatic and biobased polymers » in « Biodegradable and bio-based polymers for Biomedical And Environmental Applications ». Eds: Susheel Kalia & Luc Avérous. Wiley & Scrivener Publishing. Chap. 4 pp. 97-148 ISBN: 978-1119117339

- Laurichesse S., Avérous L. (2016) “Towards Biobased Aromatic Polymers from Lignin” in « Biodegradable and bio-based polymers for Biomedical And Environmental Applications ». Eds: Susheel Kalia & Luc Avérous. Wiley & Scrivener Publishing. Chap. 11 pp. 387-438 ISBN: 978-1119117339

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Luc Avérous

Pr. Luc Averous

Leading International Expert in Biobased and/or Biodegradable Polymers, for environmental and biomedical applications.


E-mail: bio_polymers / [at] / yahoo.fr



University of Strasbourg France


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Updated: jan. 15, 2017