Luc Avérous serves as a Director of the Laboratory of Engineering Polymers for High Technologies (LIPHT-EAc CNRS) of University of Strasbourg (France). He is graduated from the High Polymers Application School (EAHP-France). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in science and polymer engineering from School of Mines of Paris in 1995. After different postdoctoral positions, he worked as an Associate Professor at the Packaging Engineering School of Reims (ESIEC-France) and become Full Professor in 2003 at the European Engineering School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials (ECPM) of Strasbourg (France) During the last fourteen years, his major research projects have dealt with multiphase systems (blends, multilayers, composites, and nanocomposites) based on agroresources (starch, lignins, cellulose, etc.) and biopolyesters (PLA, PHA, etc.). He has been particularly involved in the study of the materials-process-properties relationships. He has developed strong collaborations with several foreign laboratories (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Spain, etc.) and industries. With his expertise in starch-based materials, and more generally in biopolymers, he is regularly invited to organize symposia and conferences and gives plenary or keynote lectures overseas. He is referee for many scientific journals and books. He has contributed to several international papers (more than 40), books chapters (10), and patents. He also teaches biopolymer, biomaterial, composite, plastic processing, and polymers characterization.
Biography Updated on 7 November 2010