Gilles SEBE



SURNAME :
SEBE
FIRST NAME :
Gilles
STATUS :
Associate Professor
EMPLOYER :
Bordeaux University
LOCATION :
N0-15
EXTENSION :
6411
TEAM :
2

Topics

Wood and cellulose chemistry

 

Surface tailoring of nanocelluloses

 

Bio-nanocomposites



Education and Experience

 

Dr Gilles Sèbe received his MSc degree in Organic Chemistry in 1992 (U. of Bordeaux) and his PhD degree in Wood Chemistry in 1996 (U. of Bordeaux). He completed his cursus with a one-year post-doc in the group of Pr Michael A. Brook at McMaster University in Hamilton (Canada). There, he gained additional expertise in Organosilicon Chemistry, which he later applied to the chemical functionalization of wood and other biopolymers. In 1998, he was appointed as a research scientist at the BioComposites Center in Bangor (UK), where he conducted several research projects related to the chemistry of natural fibers. Two years later, he joined the University of Bordeaux as an Associate Professor and started to develop his own research themes related to the chemistry of wood and biopolymers. His current research focuses on the surface tailoring of nanocelluloses by chemical functionalization, with the objective to develop novel bio-based nanomaterials (nanocomposites, emulsions, aerogels…)..

 

Awards and Responsibilities

 

Dr Gilles Sèbe was nominated Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries of the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, USA) in 2008. He was also recently nominated French representative in the Management Committees of the two European Actions COST FP1006 “Bringing new functions to wood through surface modification” (2011-2014) and FP1205 “Innovative applications of regenerated wood cellulose fibres” (2013-2017). He is also an appointed expert in wood nanotechnology for the FQRNT (Fonds Québécois de Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies) and for ARBORANANO in Canada. His full resume can be downloaded.

 

Publications co-authored by Gilles Sèbe according to the HAL database.Scopusauthor ID