Damien Quémener obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2005 from the Bordeaux University in France, under the direction of Dr. Valerie Heroguez and Dr. Yves Gnanou. His Ph.D. research focused on the synthesis of polymer particles by miniemulsion ring-opening metathesis polymerization. Different applications of these particles were evaluated in the biomedical field as drug delivery systems. In 2006, he moved to Sydney as an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (UNSW, Australia) working on the synthesis of novel star polymers for controlled drug delivery as well as the preparation of complex polymer architectures through the use of Huisgen cycloaddition reactions. Since 2007, Quémener has been an Associate Professor at the European Membrane Institute (Montpellier University). He has authored about 20 scientific publications and 3 patents. His research activities mainly focus on new polymer membranes made by hierarchical self-assembly of block copolymers as well as the incorporation of new functionalities like self-healing or tunable porosity.
Biography Updated on 15 November 2011