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College Researcher
Phone: 418-338-6410 ext: 133

Polymeric materials


Pascal Vuillaume received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Laval University, QC, Canada, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. His research deals with the solid state characterization of zwitterionomers and ionic liquid crystal polymers. As a Research Associate at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, he investigated the structure of self-assembled polycation-clay ultrathin films. Then, as Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Montreal, he developed new polycations for gene transfection. He has been working for several years at the National Research Council of Canada investigating both the synthesis of fully fluorinated rigid polymers devoted for optical waveguide devices and the characterization of hybrid protogenic membranes for fuel cell applications. He works currently as a Research Director at the Research Center of Mineralogy and Plastics Processing of the College of Thetford Mines, QC, Canada. His research interests are related to the formulation, characterization, and chemical modification of biosourced and biodegradable polymers and their blends.

Actual research interests

  • Hybrid polymeric materials
  • Biodegradable, biobased polymers and their blends
  • Innovative filler materials for polymers
  • Ionic liquid cristalline polymers and ionomers
  • Layer-by-layer self-assembly of polyelectrolytes