Surfaces and Polymers – S&P

    Welcome to the web page of the Surfaces & Polymers research group at CEMEF, Mines Paris - PSL.

    Our research is devoted to experiments and modeling of surfaces and polymers, from formulation to tribology, physics, chemical physics, and mechanics.

    Our objectives are:

    • to understand, characterize and model the mechanical behavior of polymers and composites from solid to rubbery states
    • to advance the fundamental knowledge on the structure and properties of polymers to develop innovative functional materials for health and environment
    • to develop microscopic approaches of surface or interface interactions with its environment to control system durability: optimization of materials’ surface, surface treatment, coating, and lubrication.
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    PERMANENT MEMBERS

    Jean-Luc BOUVARD
    Head
    Tatiana BUDTOVA
    Researcher
    Sijtze BUWALDA
    Researcher
    Thierry COLIN
    Technician
    Christelle COMBEAUD
    Researcher
    Lionel FREIRE
    Engineer
    Frédéric GEORGI
    Engineer
    Imène LAHOUIJ
    Researcher
    Pierre MONTMITONNET
    Emeritus researcher
    Patrick NAVARD
    Emeritus researcher

    On going PhD projects

    • From solution to aerogel: understanding of cellulose transformations to control material properties
    • Bio-based porous materials for bones regeneration
    • 3D printing of gels and aerogels for biomedical applications
    • A contribution to the material design of polymer-based photovoltaic modules: thermomechanical studies, finite element models and prototyping
    • Effects of multiple mechanical recycling on the blowability of PET: indicators of material variability
    • Understanding and preventing toxic Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) formation in commonly used plastic parts
    • Multi-scale study of the selective laser sintering (SLS) process of polymers: from characterization to numerical modelling
    • Generation and homogenization of Representative Elementary Volumes (REVs) for discontinuous fiber composites: towards a better understanding of local deformation and damage mechanisms
    • Thermal super-insulating bio-aerogels for energy saving
    • Upcycling orange agro-industrial side-streams into porous materials as carriers for phase change materials
    • 3 on-going PhDs on Thermal and tribological modelling of 3 different cold rolling processes
    • 2 on-going PhDs on stray electric current interaction with e-Vehicle lubricant formulation including oxide nanoparticles
    • aging mechanisms of Ti alloy / organic matrix composite adhesive bonding
    • Micro- and macro-texturing of PU-coated PVC floor tiles : materials, processes, optical and tribological properties
    • Third body formation mechanisms and tribological behaviour of sliding electric contacts