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MatBio group - Multiscale biobased materials

The MatBio group

takes a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to research in the field of biobased materials, ranging from elementary building blocks derived from plant biomass to composites and fiber-based materials for applications in the packaging, healthcare and construction sectors. The team is also focusing its research on process engineering for
the production of biobased materials.



Julien BRAS

Research areas

Building blocks from vegetal biomass

Biomolecules, bio-based polymers, nano-polysaccharides, fibres.
♦ Chemical modification of nanopolysaccharides.
♦ Valorisation of annual plants and agro-waste.
♦ Development of characterization tools.

Suspensions & blends: material process engineering

Unit operations in papermaking, converting and manufacturing processes for plastics and composites: from building blocks to materials.
♦ Manufacturing processes in concentrated medium: extrusion, compression…
♦ Filtration and impregnation.
♦ Rheology of functional suspensions.

Composites and fibre-based materials

♦ Fields of application: packaging, special papers, transport, health or construction.
♦ Paper and multilayer.
♦ Bio-based composites.
♦ Non impregnated bio-based materials.