INSA of Rouen, National Institut of Applied Sciences of Rouen, is a public engineering school delivering a diploma after five years. Seven different cursus acreditated by the national CTI commission are proposed, as well as 7 research masters, and the institute is habilitated to deliver PhD. More than 270 engineers and 30 PhD students are formed each year.
The school belongs to the INSAGroup, first engineering network in France, and is ranked among the top 4 post BAC engineering schools in the press.
Having nine research laboratories of international scale (4 research units and 5 teams), INSA of Rouen, in close collaboration with Rouen university, actively contribute to the Norman scientific research in France and Worldwide. High level scientific programs are developed with industrial partners in the fields of chemistry, energy, informatics and information systems, applied mathematics, mechanic, materials and process .
Role/activity of the entity in the project:
The laboratory PBS UMR 6270 CNRS belonging to the research field « Chemistry - Process / Industrial Ecology » of INSA of Rouen is involved in the GIMs project.
Within this project, new antibacterial surfaces will be developed by grafting active molecules of marine origin on polymer surfaces. The Macromolecular Material team of INSA specialized in polymer chemistry will develop the synthetic pathways, in particular grafting to strategies, to afford the grafting of the selected molecules on polymer surfaces.
Key people involved in the project :
Fabrice BUREL (Professor, 43 years old) defended a PhD thesis in the synthesis and characterization of new polyacrylates in 1995 in Rouen. In September 1996, he joined the laboratory “Polymers, Biopolymers, Surfaces” of the “INSA de Rouen” (PBS, CNRS UMR 6270- FR3038, Rouen) as a permanent assistant professor. Since then, he has been concerned with the synthesis, modification and characterization of polymers such as polyacrylates, biodegradable polyacetals, polyesters, polyurethanes and polyketenes . In particular, he investigated ionic waterborne polyurethanes for biomedical applications in Mc Gill University in 2004, and focused on the biodegradability of polyglyoxylate derivatives for controlled delivery applications. His works are indexed in 23 publications in international journals with referees, 30 communications and involved 12 masters, 8 PhD and 4 PostDoc students. In January 2009, he succeeded Pr Claude BUNEL to manage the “Macromolecular Materials” research team in the laboratory “Polymers, Biopolymers, Surfaces” of the “INSA de Rouen” which research fields are based on biobased materials, antibacterial surfaces and high performance polymers. Since January 2012, he is vice director of the Norman federation of chemistry (FR3038 CNRS) for the polymer specialty.
Nasreddine KEBIR (assistant professor, 31 years old) has carried out a PhD thesis in the chemistry and physics of polymers, which was defended in November 29th 2005 in “Le Mans”. He worked on the development of new polymer materials from Natural Rubber, a renewable vegetable resource. In January 2006, he joined the “Institut Curie (Paris)” for a 2 years postdoctoral position. He worked on the grafting of chemically modified synthetic and natural polymers onto silicone catheters to give them antibacterial and/or antithrombotic properties. In November 2007, he was employed as a temporary assistant professor (ATER) at the “Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse)” and he worked on the chemical modification of polysulfones to use them as Molecular Imprinting Membranes. In September 2008, he joined the laboratory “Polymers, Biopolymers, Surfaces” of the “INSA de Rouen” (PBS, CNRS UMR 6270- FR3038, Rouen) as a permanent assistant professor, and he works mainly in the fields of natural resources development and green chemistry
Publications/recent patents :
1. HAYKI N., DESILLES N., BUREL F.
Polyester obtained by anionic polymerization of ethylketene.
Macromol. Chem. Phys., 212 : 375-382 (2011)
2. ZOVI O., LECAMP L., LOUTELIER-BOURHIS C., LANGE C.M., BUNEL C.
A solventless synthesis process of new UV-curable materials based on linseed oil.
Green Chem., 13 : 1014-1022 (2011)
3. ZOVI O., LECAMP L., LOUTELIER-BOURHIS C., LANGE C., BUNEL C.
Stand reaction of linseed oil.
Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol., 113 : 616-626 (2011)
4. KEBIR N., CAMPISTRON I., LAGUERRE A., PILARD J.F., BUNEL C.
Elaboration of new crosslinked polyurethane elastomers with various properties from natural rubber derivatives and study of their physical properties.
J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 122(3), 1677-1687 (2011)
5. BRESTAZ M., DESILLES N., LE G., BUNEL C.
Polyester from dimethylketene and acetaldehyde: direct copolymerization and β-lactone ring opening polymerization.
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 49, 4129-4138 (2011)
6. BADEV A., ABOULIATIM Y., CHARTIER T., LECAMP L., LEBAUDY P., CHAPUT C., DELAGE C.
Photopolymerization kinetics of a polyether acrylate in the presence of ceramic fillers used in stereolithography.
J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 222, 117-122 (2011)
7. HAYKI N., DESILLES N., BUREL F.
Aliphatic polyketone obtained by cationic polymerization of ethylketene.
Polym. Chem., 2, 2350-2355 (2011).
8. MUSSARD W, KEBIR N, KRIEGEL I, ESTEVE M, SEMETEY V. Facile and Efficient Control of Bioadhesion on Poly(dimethylsiloxane) by Using a Biomimetic Approach, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 10871 –10874 (2011).
9. MTIMET I., LECAMP L., JOUENNE T., BUREL F.
Enhanced biological performances of polyurethane containing silver nanoparticles dispersed in poly(ethylene glycol).
242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, (Denver, USA – Août 2011), PMSE Preprints, 105, 132-134 (2011)
10. LAFARGE J., KEBIR N., MTIMET I., BUREL F.
Covalent grafting of antibacterial polymers onto PVC surfaces.
242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, (Denver, USA – Août 2011), PMSE Preprints, 105, 153-156 (2011)