Prof. Fabienne Poncin-Epaillard
My research activity is mainly focused around the study of interface mechanisms between a cold plasma and a polymer surface. All aspects of this type of chemistry are prospected: modification (or functionalization) and texturing of a polymer or a filler, plasma polymerization (or deposition) as well as plasma-induced polymerization. The applied research strategy is based on studies of the plasma phase, on the plasma - surface interface and on the treated surface properties for the development of new surfaces involved in biomaterial, toxic gas detection, adhesion, optics, aeronautics fields.... This is illustrated by the supervision of 25 Phd students and 12 postdoctoral fellows, 180 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, by my involvement in various European (COST, STREP), French (ANR, FUI) programs and numerous industrial collaborations.