Bio-based polymers synthesis
Chemistry with pressurized gas
Education and Experience
Dr Etienne Grau was trained in chemistry and physical chemistry at the ENS Cachan (France) and then undertook a PhD in polymer chemistry at CPE Lyon (France), where he studied the radical and catalytic polymerization of ethylene and its copolymerization with polar monomers in the C2P2 laboratory under the supervision of Dr Vincent Monteil, Dr Christophe Boisson and Dr Roger Spitz (2007-2010). During a first post-doctoral stay, he studied Ziegler-Natta catalysis merging theoretical (with Pr Phillipe Sautet at the ENS Lyon), surface (Pr Christophe Copéret at ETH Zurich) and polymer chemistry (with Dr Vincent Monteil at C2P2). Then in 2012, he moved to the group of Pr Stefan Mecking in Konstanz (Germany) to work on Pd catalysis of the synthesis of monomers from lipids and terpenes. He was recruited by LCPO in 2013 as Assistant Professor in the group of Pr Henri Cramail for his expertise in polymer chemistry and catalysis.
Awards and Responsibilities
Dr Etienne Grau received the best 2011 thesis prize of the French polymer group (GFP). He is in charge of several research programs at LCPO.