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Team leader:  Denis Lourdin

Permanent team members:

Researchers and engineers: Laurent Chaunier, Chloé Chevigny, Hubert Chiron, Guy Della Valle, Sofiane Guessasma, Kamal Kansou, Magdalena Kristiawan, Denis Lourdin, Jean-Eudes Maigret

Technicians and assistant engineers:   Roselyne Desirest, Anne-Laure Réguerre

Temporary staff members:

phD students:   Veronica Nessi, Imen Jebalia, Yuzi Wang

CDD & Post-docs:   Florence Gibouin (CDD Post-Doc)

Thseis defended recently:

Mélissa Assad-Bustillos (2019), Héliciane Clément (2018), Pauline Savourat-Faucard (2018)

Alumni :

Malik Aamir Shehzad, Ioana Suciu, Mathilde Vandenbergh


Context and objectives

Food and non food products derived from cereals or other major field crops, mainly contain starch and come in the form of cellular solids and composites.
The design of their use properties requires the control of their structure during production and storage processes.


Approche dynamique et multi-échelles des matériaux et produits à l'état solide

Strategy and Aims:

  • to shed light on supra-molecular organisation
  • to link composite material behavior to molecular mobilities
  • to model behavior and development of cellular solids


Main findings and outputs

  • Structural characterization of native and hydrolysed starches and their polymers
  • Structure and properties of hydroxypropylated starch film
  • Multiscale mechanical modelling of starchy materials & cereal foods (Finite Elements)
  • XRT Imaging of porous structure and cell creation mechanisms
  • Modelling and knowledge integration