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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 (2016):

Articles - International Journals:

- Reulier M., Matadi Boumbimba R., Rasselet D., Averous L. (2016) "Renewable thermoplastic multiphase systems from dimer fatty acids, with mineral microfillers" Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 133, N°8, ID N° 43055 (13 p.)

- Bellani C., Pollet E., Hebraud A., Pereira F.V., Schlatter G., Avérous L., Bretas R.E.S., Branciforti M.C. (2016) “Morphological, thermal and mechanical properties of poly(ε-caprolactone)/poly(ε-caprolactone)-grafted-cellulose nanocrystals mats produced by electrospinning” Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 133, N°21, ID N°43445 (8 p.)

- Duval A., Averous L. (2016) "Characterization and physico-chemical properties of condensed tannins from Acacia catechu" Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Vol. 64, N°8, pp. 1751-1760

- Lai J.C., Rahman W.A.W.A., Avérous L., Lim T.H. (2016) "Study and Characterization of the Post Processing Ageing of Sago Pith Waste Biocomposites" Sains Malaysiana. Vol. 45, N°4, pp. 631–639.

- Duval A., Averous L. (2016) "Oxyalkylation of condensed tannin with propylene carbonate as alternative to propylene oxide" ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. Vol. 4, N°6, pp 3103–3112

- Reulier M., Perrin R., Averous L. (2016) « Biocomposites based on chemically modified cellulose fibers with renewable fatty-acid-based thermoplastic systems: Effect of different fiber treatments. » Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 133, N°35, ID N°43878 (13p.)

- Khandal D., Pollet E., Avérous L (2016). “Elaboration and behavior of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate)- nano-biocomposites based on montmorillonite or sepiolite nanoclays.” European Polymer Journal, Vol. 81, pp. 64-76

- Debuissy, T. Pollet E., Avérous L. (2016) “Synthesis of potentially biobased copolyesters based on adipic acid and butanediols: kinetic study between 1,4- and 2,3-butanediol and their influence on crystallization and thermal properties” Polymer. Vol. 99, pp. 204-213

- Arbenz A., Frache A., Cuttica F., Avérous L. (2016) “Advanced biobased and rigid foams, based on urethane-modified isocyanurate from oxypropylated gambier tannin polyol”. Polymer Degradation and Stability. DOI:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2016.03.035

- Carré C., Hugo Zoccheddu H. Delalande S., Pichon P. Avérous L. (2016) “Synthesis and characterization of advanced biobased thermoplastic nonisocyanate polyurethanes, with controlled aromatic-aliphatic architectures” European Polymer Journal, DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.05.030

- Jiménez-Quero A., Pollet E., Zhao M., Marchioni E., Averous L., Phalip V. (2016) “Itaconic and fumaric acid production from biomass hydrolysates by Aspergillus Strains” Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. DOI: 10.4014/jmb.1603.03073

- Matadi Boumbimba R., Wang, K., Hablot E., Bahlouli N., Ahzi S. Avérous L. (2016) “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 115.

- Buono P., Duval A., Verge P., Averous L., Habibi Y.(2016) "New insights on the chemical modification of lignin: acetylation versus silylation" ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00903

- Gao C., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2016) “Properties of glycerol-plasticized alginate films obtained by thermomechanical mixing” Food Hydrocolloids. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2016.09.023

- 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

 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

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


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University of Strasbourg France


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Updated: Sept. 15, 2016