Benjamin Carbonnier studied chemistry at the University of Sciences and Technology of Lille where he received his M.S. degree (Diploma) in 1998 working on the synthesis of macroporous polymer beads via suspension polymerization. In 2001, he completed his Ph.D. degree thesis at the Laboratory of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry (Villeneuve d'Ascq) on the "Synthesis of new polymer-based chiral selectors for life science applications" under a joint supervision of Dr. Janus and Professor Morcellet. During that time he worked at the European Institute for Membrane (Montpellier, France) on the design of new supported liquid chiral membranes for enantiomers separation in collaboration with Dr. André Deratani. He spent a year at the European Associated Laboratory (France-Germany) as a Postdoc working on macromolecules in nanoscopically structured media. Afterwards, he spent two more years at the Max-Planck Institute in Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany) collaborating strongly with Professor Pakula and Dr. Egbe for the investigation of structure-property relationships in conjugated polymers with advanced optoelectronic application potentialities. In 2005, he joined the University of East Paris where he was appointed as an Assistant Professor and Head of the interface-controlled polymer systems group at the East Paris Institute of Chemistry and Material Sciences. His major area of research since then is the synthesis of macroporous monolithic materials with well-defined surface chemistry for capillary electrochromatographic applications, the elaboration of thin polymer coating with dual nonfouling and specific protein recognition abilities, and the design of optical sensors via multilayered supramolecular assemblies.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2011