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Sébastien Roland received his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Montréal in 2012. His doctoral research centered on studying the self-assembly of supramolecular diblock copolymers in thin films. Following his Ph.D., he joined the PIMM laboratory as a post-doctoral researcher and continued his research on forced self-assembly of block copolymers using multilayer coextrusion. After a year as an ATER, he was appointed as Maître de Conférences at PIMM in 2015. He received his HDR ("Habilitation à diriger des recherches") in 2023. His research primarily focuses on investigating the correlation between microstructures and properties of polymeric materials. Currently, he is involved in multiple research projects including the durability of semi-crystalline polymers, crystallization of polymers and composites, and electroactive polymers. Throughout his career, he has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.
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Current Projects:

Principal investigator:

  • DIM-MaTerRE CoMiX (2023-...) : « COmprehensive study of the MIcrostructure of recyclable polymers revealed by X-Ray scattering ». Partners: SIMM (ESPCI), ICMP (PSU). Scientific coordinator of the SAXS-WAXS platform.
  • ANR PRCE TEAM (2023-2027) : « Terpolymer Electroactive Actuators for Mini-invasive surgery ». Partners: IMS, Arkema, Syrobo. Ph.D. Students : Imane Ferradj (2023-2026) (co-supervized with E. Monteiro and N. Mechbal) and Sara Beauquis (2023-2026) (located at IMS, Bordeaux, co-supervized with D. Thuau and C. Ayela)

Local scientific coordinator (ENSAM):

  • ANR PRCE FETA (2018-2023) : « Terpolymères Fluorés Electroactifs pour Actionneurs » Partners : ICGM (PI : V. Ladmiral), Arkema. Ph.D. Student : Sara Zanchi (2019-2023) co-supervized with S. Tencé-Girault.

Involved in others projects:

  • ANR PRC BONSAI (2021-2025) : "Block-cOpolymer Nano-manufacturing via Spatially controlled interfAce and wettIng manipulations" Partners : LMT (PI : M. Zelsmann), LCPO, LPS. Ph.D. Student : Elissa Saad (2022-2025) co-supervized with G. Miquelard-Garnier and F. Restagno.
  • CIFRE Saint-Gobain PAM (2021-2024) : "Study of the durability of a polymer coating of a cast iron pipe in contact with chlorinated water" Partners : Saint-Gobain PAM, Saint-Gobrain Recherche. Ph.D. Student : Nicolas Perrier (2021-2024) co-supervized with X. Colin.
  • ANR FLAMS (2020-2024) : "FLuorosilicones Ageing, Mechanics and Synthesis" Partners : ICGM, ITC, CEMEF. Ph.D. Student : Leticia Pires (2021-2024) co-supervized with E. Richaud.

Selected publications:

  • S. Roland, C. G. Gamys, J. Grosrenaud, S. Boissé, C. Pellerin, R. E. Prud’homme, C. G. Bazuin, Solvent Influence on Thickness, Composition, and Morphology Variation with Dip-Coating Rate in Supramolecular PS-b-P4VP Thin Films, Macromolecules 2015, 48, 4823-4834.
  • J.-S. Montana, S. Roland, E. Richaud, G. Miquelard-Garnier “From equilibrium lamellae to out-of-equilibrium cylinders in triblock copolymer nanolayers obtained via multilayer coextrusion”, Polymer, 2018, 136, 27-36.
  • S. Tencé-Girault, J. Quibel, A. Cherri, S. Roland, B. Fayolle, S. Bizet, I. Iliopoulos, “Quantitative Structural Study of Cold-Crystallized PEKK” ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2021, 3, 1795-1808.
  • S. Hettal, S. Roland, X. Colin, “Consequences of Radiothermal Ageing on the Crystalline Morphology of Additive-Free Silane-Crosslinked Polyethylene”, Polymers 2022, 14, 2919.
  • A. Guliyeva, H. Pung, S. Tencé‐Girault, M. Rébillat, A. Serghei, M. Gervais, C. Sollogoub, S. Roland, “Improvement of the self‐assembly of low χ ABA triblock copolymers with the addition of an ionic liquid” Polym. Int. 2022, 120, 107973.
  • S. Zanchi, M. Engel, A. Pascaud, F. Bargain, S. Lebreton, F. Domingues dos Santos, S. Roland, S. Tencé-Girault “Unraveling the morphological diversity of P(VDF-ter-TrFE-ter-CTFE) semi-crystalline terpolymers via combined AFM and SAXS experiments” Polym. Test., 2023, 120, 107973.