o Master of Engineering
in Applied Physics, UCL (1979).
Current position and functional responsibilities
Chairman of FYKI teaching commission overseeing the engineering masters in physics and chemistry & materials (since 2012).
Chairman of IMCN Research Institute Council (since 2013)
Full Professor, EPL, UCL (since 9/2004)
Head of Materials Science and Chemical
Engineering Department (2006-2009).
Full Professor, EPL, UCL (since 9/2004).
Professor, Department of Materials and
Process Engineering, UCL (since 9/1998) .
Invited Lecturer (Chargé de cours extérieur) at UCL (1987-1998).
Scientist at General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center,
Schenectady NY, USA (1997-1998).
positions (from Specialist to Manager) at General Electric Plastics
Research and Development Department, Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands
Associate (Chargé de recherches) of the Belgian National Fund for
Scientific Research (1984-86). Postdoctoral leave at Polymer Science and
Engineering Department, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, (Sept. 1984-Oct. 1985).
Assistant at Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry and Physics, UCL (1979-84).
Overall research interests: understanding and controllingthe link between structure of macro/supra-molecular systems and their structural, functional and dynamic properties.
Current topics :
Structure and properties of nanocomposites.
Nanofillers of interest : carbon nanotubes, halloysite clay nanotubes, nanosilica.
Properties of interest : mechanical and rheological properties; thermal stability and fire resistance; electrical and electromagnetic properties, metamaterial properties.
Structural composites : synergistic influence of thermoplastics and nanofillers in high performance thermoset resins.
Influence of molecular distribution and architecture of model macro- and supramolecular systems on dynamics in the melt. Combination of rheological experimental and mesoscopic modelingapproaches. Link to adhesives and self-healing materials.