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Associate professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP Pagora)
Dr Julien Bras (H index: 28; 112 scientific papers, 9 patents) is Associate professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP Pagora). He is member of Institut Universitaiore de France (IUF, 2016-2021). He is deputy director of LGP2 (Laboratory of Pulp & Paper Science) and head of the “Multiscale Biobased Material” group (ab. 40 pers.). He has directly supervised 18 PhD and 12 Post-doc focusing on research on Biomaterials, Nanocellulose & Specialty papers. After engineer diploma in Chemistry and a PhD on Renewable Materials in 2004, he worked in industry few years as Innovation Manager within Ahlstrom Specialty paper and then left industry to become associate professor since 2006.
Through his different experiences, he develops several competences. His expertise deals particularly with Nanocellulose, biobased and smart materials. More precisely, he proposed new way of production, characterization and functionalization of nanocellulose for several applications since about 10 years. He has already coordinated or supervised several industrial and European projects in FP6, FP7 and Marie-Curie calls. He is involved in a Labex & Carnot institute organization and is associate editor for an Elsevier Journal (Industrial Crops and products).