Maude Jimenez has been an Assistant Professor at the Unit of Materials and Transformations (UMET-CNRS UMR 8207), Lille University of Science and Technology, Lille, France, since 2007. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2006. Her research interests include the study of surface treatments and interfaces. One part of her research concerns the fire retardancy of polymers and particularly the comprehension of the fire-retardant mechanisms in intumescent coatings. She has also participated in the development of different surface treatments for textiles and polymers, such as cold plasma treatments and more recently layer-by-layer deposition. A particular interest has been recently given to the aging/weathering of these different surface treatments. The other part of her research thematics consists in developing cold and atmospheric plasma treatments for different substrates (glass, textiles) and for various applications (agroengineering, biomaterials, heavy metals trapping, etc.). An important part of this work has been recently dedicated to the interface studies between the surface treatments and the substrate using different techniques such as ToF-SIMS, AFM, and XPS.
Biography Updated on 14 March 2013