University of Liège
Dr. Christophe Detrembleur
Christophe Detrembleur obtained his PhD in 2001 at CERM at the University of Liege (ULIEGE, Belgium) in the field of the development of new controlled radical polymerization (CRP) techniques. After his PhD, he moved to Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany) as a research scientist to develop new polymers from CRP and low viscous UV-curable polyurethane formulations for coating applications. After 2.5 years in this company, he joined CERM (ULIEGE) in October 2003 as a permanent FNRS Researcher (currently as FNRS Research Director) to create his own research group. His main research interests are in the preparation and the application of multifunctional (co)polymers by CRP, and in developing new conceptual routes to converting CO2 (as a renewable C1-feedstock) into low carbon footprint materials (coatings, adhesives, foams). CD is therefore mainly dedicated to polymer chemistry, from fundamental aspects with the development of novel polymerization processes/catalysts and the comprehension of the reaction mechanisms, to their exploitation for the preparation of advanced materials for various applications (mainly coatings, adhesives and foams). He published 293 refereed papers, his h-index stands at 55, and is inventor of about 26 patents (applications).
Main expertise: controlled radical polymerization, transformation of CO2 into monomers and polymers, precision design of functional polymers.