Header image  

Biobased Polymer, Biodegradable polymer, Biopolymer, Bioplastic, Biomaterial, Biomass valorization, Biotech

line decor
line decor

- HOME -

> Research Topics:

< 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 (2019):

Articles - International Journals:

- Magnin A., Pollet E., Perrin R., Ullmann C., Persillon C., Phalip V., Avérous L. (2019) “Enzymatic recycling of thermoplastic polyurethanes: synergistic effect of an esterase and an amidase and recovery of building blocks” Waste Management. Vol. 85, pp. 141-150

- Walsh-Korb Z., Avérous L. (2019) “Recent Developments in the Conservation of Materials Properties of Historical Wood” Progress in Materials Science. Vol. 102, pp. 167-221

- Magin A., Pollet E., Phalip V., Avérous L. (2019) "Isolation and characterization of different promising fungi for biological waste management of polyurethanes" Microbial Biotechnology. DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.13346

>>> See all the Publications <<<


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


Starch book




>>> See all the Publications

Contact me by E-mail: bio_polymers [ /at/ ] yahoo.fr to obtain the full articles


>>> Next Presentations


>>> PRESS Mentions


>>> Twitter(LucAverous)






Updated: Fev 25, 2019