Naïma Sallem
Post-doctoral researcher
Dr at USTL1 in 2008

Main project: Recycle more plastics from residual waste/ Bio-sourced polymer composites
Funding: Waloon/ FEDER
Supervisor(s): Patricia Luis Alconero, Thomas Pardoen

holds a PhD in Materials Sciences from the University of Lille 1 in France in 2008, in collaboration with l’Ecole des Mines de Douai. The theme of her works was to establish the relationships between the mechanical behavior, structural and macromolecular orientation of multilayer films composed of Polyamide 6 and Polyethylene for the food packaging industry. Then, she worked as research assistant at the BSMA institute at UCL on Walloon Region projects concerning reactive extrusion, polymer nanocomposites, polymer from biomass waste. She is now working on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and studying the environmental impacts of recycling the plastics from residual waste and she is involved in a project based on bio-sourced composites.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Processing and characterisation of materials

life cycle assessment

Research group(s): IMAP
Collaborations: Christian Bailly


Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Sallem, Naïma; Sclavons, Michel; Debecker, Damien P.; Devaux, Jacques. Miscible raw lignin/nylon 6 blends: Thermal and mechanical performances. In: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 136 (2015). doi:10.1002/app.42963.

2. Sallem, Naïma; Vanderghem, Caroline; Pacary, Tiphanie; Richel, Aurore; Debecker, Damien P.; Devaux, Jacques; Sclavons, Michel. Lignin degradation and stability: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) analysis throughout processing. In: Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 130, p. 30-37 (2016). doi:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2016.05.028.

3. Stoclet, G.; Sclavons, Michel; Lecouvet, Benoît; Devaux, Jacques; Van Velthem, Pascal; Boborodea, Adrian; Bourbigot, S.; Sallem, Naïma. Elaboration of poly(lactic acid)/halloysite nanocomposites by means of water assisted extrusion: structure, mechanical properties and fire performance. In: R S C Advances : an international journal to further the chemical sciences, Vol. 4, no.101, p. 57553-57563 (2014). doi:10.1039/C4RA06845A.

4. Rousseaux, Dimitri; Sallem, Naïma; Baudouin, Anne-Christine; Devaux, Jacques; Godard, Pierre; Marchand-Brynaert, Jacqueline; Sclavons, Michel. Water-assisted extrusion of polypropylene/clay nanocomposites: A comprehensive study. In: Polymer, Vol. 52, no. 2, p. 443-451 (2011). doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2010.11.027.

Book Chapters

1. Sallem, Naïma; Sclavons, Michel; Devaux, Jacques. Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites by Water-Assisted Extrusion. In: Synthesis Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites , Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2015, p. 179-209. 978-3-527-33455-1. doi:10.1002/9783527670307.ch8.