Alain Dufresne was born in Montargis, France, in February 11, 1962. Dufresne studied polymers and composites and colloids, surfaces, and interfaces. Dufresne got M.A. degrees in solid-state physics from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, and in chemical engineering from Polytechnic Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1986 and 4987, respectively. In 1991, Dufresne obtained his Ph.D. degree in electronics with a thesis entitled “A study of the interface/interphase in DGEBA-DDA/glass beads model composites by thermostimulated creep” from the National Institute of Applied Sciences, Toulouse, France. In 1992, he held a Postdoc position at the Polytechnic Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada. From 1993 to 2001, he served as Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences, Lyon and Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France, respectively. In 2009-2010, he served as Visiting Professor at Departamento de Engenharia Metalúrgica e de Materiais, Coppe, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. He served as Visiting Professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor, Malaysia. Dufresne’s main fields of research include processing and characterization of heterogeneous polymer systems; valorization of the biomass; new materials based on polysaccharides (blends and composites); polysaccharide microfibrils and nanocrystals (cellulose, chitin, and starch); nanocomposite materials; structure/ properties relationships. He published 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His h-index is 48.
Biography Updated on 28 March 2013