Science and Engineering
24-27 March 2016
Royal Thalassa Monastir Hotel, Skanes - Tunisia
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TUNISIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
organized by the
Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Prof Eric DROCKENMULLER
Institut Universitaire de France
Université de Lyon 1
Ingénierie des Matériaux Polymères (IMP - UMR CNRS 5223)
15, Bd Latarjet, F- 69 622 VILLEURBANNE
Eric Drockenmuller received his PhD degree in 2002 from the University of Strasbourg (France) after working on nitroxide-mediated radical polymerization. He undertook a two years postdoctoral position with Prof. C. J. Hawker (IBM Almaden Research Center, California, USA) and Prof. T. P. Russell (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA) working on the synthesis and functionalization of nanostructured materials. He was appointed assistant Professor in 2004 and full professor in 2011 at the University of Lyon 1 (France). Since 2010 he is a junior member of the “Institut Universitaire de France” (IUF). His main interests include the synthesis of tailored functional materials using robust, efficient and orthogonal methodologies.
Prof. Yusuf YAGCI
Istanbul Technical University,
Faculty of Science and Letters
Yusuf Yagci is a full professor of Chemistry at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey with expertise in photopolymerization. He received his Masters (1977) and Ph.D. (1979) degree from Liverpool University (UK). He joined Istanbul Technical University in 1980 and between 1996 and 2001 he was the Director of the Institute of Science and Technology of Istanbul Technical University. Professor Yagci’s research interests involve photoinitiated cationic and radical polymerization, polymer modification, controlled polymerization methods and their transformations, block and grafted copolymers, nanocomposites, click chemistry, and benzoxazine-based thermosets. He has published about 500 original research papers in different peer-reviewed international journals and he is the inventor and co-inventor of five patents. He has also co-authored and co-edited five books and has been invited to write over 40 chapters in different books. Professor Yagci has supervised about 85 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students. He serves as member of the editorial board of many international journals. He is the recipient of several awards including the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (Tubitak) Young Investigator Award (1989), Tubitak Science Award (1994), Turkish Chemical Society Honorary Member Award (2002), Elsevier Scopus Award (2007), The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) International Award (2008), and the Elginkan Foundation Technology Award (2008), COMSTEC Award (2011). He acts as the Associate Member of IUPAC Polymer Division. He was a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (1997-2011). He organized several international meetings in Turkey and abroad, and presented many plenary and invited lectures in international conferences.
Prof. Etienne FLEURY
Pr Etienne Fleury is 57 years old. He is full Professor in the Material Department of INSA Lyon since 2005, head of the IMP@INSA laboratory and Vice-head of UMR CNRS 5223 since 2011. After receiving his PhD in 1986 from the university des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc in Montpellier, he worked for the major French industrial chemist (Rhône-Poulenc then Rhodia) for 20 years where he had managed research groups from 1998 to 2005 in research centers in Paris and Lyon. He has taken his “HDR” in 1999 at the university Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. His research field concerns different aspects of polymer chemistry but is focused in Polycondensation/Polyaddition, Ring Opening Polymerization and Polysaccharide Modification. Thus, he has published 76 papers and over 45 patents including 7 papers and 17 patents in the field of Polyesters, copolyesters and copolyesteramides. He has participated to the launching of 3 new industrial specialty polyesters and 1 novel catalytic formulation for an industrial process. All these successes were obtained in the frame of multidisciplinary projects. He currently continues to develop this part of its skills in the frame of a partnership with the team of Pr M. Abid (Sfax).
Prof. Bernard SILLION
Institut des sciences analytiques
Université Lyon1 - France
After doctorate in organic chemistry at the College de France as CNRS worker, B. Sillion joined the French Petroleum Institute where he held various positions :
• Research Director
• Director Project coordinator Fine Chemicals
• Director of GIE for the industrialization of polymers for electronics and structural materials.
Then he came back to the CNRS successively for
Director of a joint CNRS / IFP laboratory and Director of the laboratory of organic materials with specific properties (UPR 9031).
B. Sillion had also teaching activities at the University Claude Bernard in Lyon and at the University of Evry.
He directed 40 theses and is author or co-author of 200 patents and 400 publications and has contributed to nine books in the field of polymers. Regarding scientific activities, two main areas were explorated:
- The Chemical additives for petroleum products, for oils, fuels, oil recovery, which are surfactants and polymers.
- The Chemistry and physical chemistry of aromatic and heterocyclic polymers.
In both areas, industrial developments were achieved:
- commercialization of a fuel additive with ELF in 1971
- commercialization of high performance adhesives and dielectrics for microelectronic through a structure created for this purpose in 1983.
Bernard Sillion was president of French Polymer Group (Groupe Français des Polymères GFP),Vice President of the French Chemical society and Editor of the Journal “L'Actualité Chimique” during 5 years.
In 2008 he was coordinator of the CNRS collective expertise "how researchers can they fulfill the REACH issues".
Since 2007 Bernard Sillion is consulting expert at ISA (Institute of Analytical Sciences at Lyon).
Prof. Susanta BANERJEE
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Dr. Susanta Banerjee is Chair Professor of Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Prior joining to IIT Kharagpur, Dr. Banerjee served more than 14 years in Defence Res. & Dev. Organisation Govt. of India and in GE India Technology Centre. He is recipient of Alexander Von Humbolt Fellowship, INSA-DFG Fellowship, DRDO Technology Spin-Off award and GE Management award. His research interest includes development of new polymers for low-k applications, membrane materials for gas and liquid separation, proton exchange membrane materials for fuel cells and photovoltaic applications. He is author of more than 150 research papers and review articles in peer reviewd journals and presented more than 100 papers in scientific conferences. He is the inventor of several patents, contributed in six book chapters and author of one book entitled "Handbook of Specialty Fluorinated Polymers" (ISBN: 9780323357920) published by Elsevier.
Prof. Richard HOOGENBOOM
Supramolecular Chemistry Group
Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry – Belgium
Richard Hoogenboom was born in 1978 in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and studied chemical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands). In 2005, he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Ulrich S. Schubert and continued working as a project leader for the Dutch Polymer Institute. After postdoctoral training at the RWTH Aachen with Prof. Martin Moeller and at the Radboud University Nijmegen with Prof. Roeland Nolte, he was appointed as associate professor at Ghent University in 2010 and in October 2014 he was promoted to full professor. His research interests include stimuli-responsive polymers, supramolecular polymers, and poly(2-oxazoline)s. He has published more than 260 refereed scientific articles that have been cited over 9000 times (h-index 48) and has been listed as inventor on 8 patent applications. Prof. Hoogenboom is currently associate editor for European Polymer Journal and Australian Journal of Chemistry. In 2015 he has been awarded the inaugural Polymer Chemistry Lectureship from the RSC.
Prof. Ridha BEN CHEIKH
Université de Tunis El Manar
Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tunis
Professeur Ridha BEN CHEIKH got his Chemical Engineering Degree in 1977 from ENIT, than he obtained his Master and PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University Claude Bernard in France. He received also an S-Sciences physiques Doctorat, in the same field, from the Faculté des Sciences de Tunis. Pr. BEN CHEIKH began his career as an Engineer, and then became Assistant Professor and Professor at ENIT. For many years, he worked in the field of Organic Chemistry on the synthesis and reactivity of aziridines and azirines. After that, he moved to the study of the preparation and characterization of polymers and composite materials. In his researches, he reinforce different classical and biodegradable polymers by different natural fibers with different shapes and sizes. He has published more then 150 International publications and communications, and gave many Invited Conferences throughout the World, such as in the United States (Stanford University where he spent one year as Fulbright scholar, Michigan State University, Portorico University…), Canada (INRS), Australia (Newcastel University), Brazil (Rio Janeiro University), Germany (Pforzheim, Bremen, Munich Universities…). Pr. BEN CHEIKH occuped some responsabilities during his long career at the University. He used to be Dean of the Engineering Science and Technology Doctorate School of ENIT, Dean of the Indistrial Engineering Department at ENIT, and now he is Director of the Research Laboratory LAMOED (Laboratory of Matereals, Optimization, and Energy for Sustainability.
Prof. Ben Zhong Tang
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Department of Chemistry/school of Science
Hong Kong, China
Ben Zhong Tang received BS and PhD degrees from South China University of Technology and Kyoto University, respectively. He conducted postdoctoral research at University of Toronto. He joined Department of Chemistry at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology as an assistant professor in 1994 and was promoted to chair professor in 2008. He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009.
He has published >700 papers. His work has been cited over 20,000 times, with an h-index of 86. He has been listed by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in the categories of Chemistry and Materials Science. He has opened up a new area of research on aggregation-induced emission, which was ranked as one of the Top 100 Research Fronts by Thomson Reuters in 2013. He received a State Natural Science Award from Chinese Government in 2007. He is currently serving as Editor of Advances in Polymer Science (Springer) and Associate Editor of Polymer Chemistry (RSC) and sitting in the international advisory boards of a dozen other journals.
Prof Mohamed Naceur BELGACEM
Grenoble - France
Directeur de l’Ecole Internationale du papier, de la communication imprimée et des biomatériaux
Professor Belgacem received his Engineer diploma in wood science at the Saint Petersburg’s Forest Academy (Russia: 1980-1986). He then got a PhD in Material Engineering and Science from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France in 1991. He then spent two years in Polytechnic School of Montreal (Canada) as a post-doc. On his return, he accepted a researcher position in a private company, before moving to University of Beira Interior in Portugal where he spent three years (from 1997 to 2000) as a lecturer and associate professor. Dr. Belgacem was nominated full professor in 2000 at the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, where he has been developing research activities on the rational use of vegetal biomass, valorization of industrial and agricultural resources and surface treatments and adhesion phenomena of lignocellulosic fibres. Professor Belgacem has supervised about 25 PhD theses, published about 180 works, including 2 books and ~25 book chapters. Since September 2007, Professor Belgacem is an Editor-in-chief of an Elsevier Journal: “Industrial Crops and Products” (ISSN: 0926-6690 http://ees.elsevier.com/indcro/). Finally, he is a Doctor Honoris Causa of the Saint Petersburg Forestry Academy, awarded in 2006.
From 2002 to 2010 he directed the CNRS research unity LGP2 and since 2014 he’s directing Grenoble INP-Pagora.
TUNISIAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Faculty of Sciences of Tunis
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University of Tunis El Manar
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Science and Engineering
of Polymeric Materials
24-27 March 2016
Royal Thalassa Monastir Hotel
Skanes - Tunisia
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