Nicolas Le Moigne

Nicolas Le Moigne

IMT Mines Alès
FR

Title
Towards next generation biomass for the processing of bio-based polymer materials: microalgae as a promising resource.

Bio
Dr. Ing. Nicolas Le Moigne is Associate Professor at IMT Mines Alès and Vice-President of the European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE). His current research areas include the processing of bio-based polymers and (nano)composites and the characterization of their physico-chemical and rheological properties, with emphasis on microstructural analysis and reinforcement/matrix interfacial interactions. Since 2005, he is involved in research projects aiming at studying and improving the selection, physical and chemical functionalization, and processing of plant cells (lignocellulosic fibres and microalgae) for the development of functional bio-based polymer and composite materials in packaging and structural applications. He is (co-)author of 43 papers/proceedings, 3 chapters and 1 book (h-index 15, Scopus). He teaches polymer physico-chemistry, rheology and bio-based polymer and composites engineering.