Team members

Maude JIMENEZ, Professor

Maude Jimenez got her PhD in 2006 on intumescent coatings and joined Lille University as lecturer in 2007. She passed her HDR in 2013 and got a position of Professor in 2016. Her research interests include the comprehension of the mechanism of intumescence and the development of surface treatments by physical methods such as low pressure and atmospheric cold plasma. Her area of interest has further broadened to include the weathering of intumescent coatings.

Sophie DUQUESNE, Professor

Sophie Duquesne got her PhD from collaboration between the University of Lille (France) and the University of Torino (Italy) in 2001. She then joined ‘Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Lille’  as a lecturer, and since 2009 is serving in the position of professor. Her research interests concern the processing of flame-retarded materials including thermoplastics, elastomers, composites and textiles as well as the development of fire protective coating for various substrates. In particular, she investigates the intumescent process developing physical and chemical approaches for a better understanding of this phenomenon. Since 2012, she also investigate recycling processes of polymers and composite materials including mechanical recycling and pyrolysis.

Mathilde Casetta, Lecturer

Mathilde Casetta graduated from ENSAIT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles) and obtained her PhD degree from the University of Lille. Her main research interests concern the functionalization of polymers materials, mainly through the incorporation of additives in the bulk to bring fire retardant properties. The second research area deals with the recycling of polymers, both by mechanical or pyrolysis processes.

Stéphanie DEGOUTIN, Lecturer

Stéphanie Degoutin is lecturer in UMET at the University of Lille, in the group ISP “Polymer Systems Engineering”. She took her PhD in December 2007 on the elaboration and characterization of functional hybrid polymers based on cyclodextrins for the trapping of organic and metallic pollutants. She is now involved in several projects concerning the chemical modification of textile surfaces and the use of cyclodextrin for the release of drugs.

Severine BELLAYER, Research Engineer

Séverine Bellayer obtained her PhD degree in 2005 at Lille 1 University (France) in partnership with NIST, US in the filed of polymer nanocomposites. She then got a post-doctoral position at Montpellier on the characterization and study of ionogel materials build by immobilization of ionic liquids in silica gels. In 2008, she got a position as research engineer at Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Lille (ENSCL). She is now head of the electronprobe microanalyser plateform at ENSCL. She has 13 years of public research experience in the field of flame retardancy, polymer characterizations, electronic microscopy and microanalysis, and sol-gel synthesis.

Christel PIERLOT, Associate Professor

Christel Pierlot joined the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille in 1994 as lecturer and got in 2010 his HDR from Lille University on the contribution of experimental design to oxidation and formulation. His research interests include emulsions, emulsification processes, coatings Formulation and experimental design.

Agnes BEAUGENDRE, PhD student

Agnès Beaugendre is a PhD student who has been focusing her interests in materials science and engineering.
She graduated from the University of Haute-Alsace, with master degree in formulation of colloidal systems and polymers, and an engineering degree in Materials and Polymers, from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse.Before graduation, she worked at Saint-Gobain Research for 8 months to develop new binders for glass veil in waterproofing membranes. She also performed one year at Arkema, USA to optimize new experimental materials for wind turbine bade topcoat, and for window profiles which led to a new product for Kynar Aquatec® business.