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Doctor Sandrine Therias

DR. Sandrine TheriasDr. Sandrine Therias is a CNRS researcher at the Institut de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ICCF) in the photochemistry team, with expertise in polymer degradation and nanocomposites. She received a PhD in organic electrochemistry in 1996 from Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand (France). During a post-doctoral stage in 1997, she worked on electropolymerisation at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. She joined the photochemistry team in 1998, where she developed a new area on the photochemistry of polymer nanocomposites.

She is currently head of the research group "Polymer, Photochemistry, Properties and Interfaces” (POPPI) of the photochemistry team, and head of "Chemistry and Materials” topic at ICCF.

The focus of her research is the photochemical behavior of polymers and nanocomposites. Research develops a multiscale approach based on physico-chemical analysis of polymer degradation, which aims at understanding degradation mechanisms, impact of nanofillers and reactivity at interfaces. Most current research subjects refer to coatings with specific properties, such as barrier properties for encapsulation of Organic Solar Cells, luminescent properties for eco-energetic light devices based on LEDs. Part of the activity relates to polymer materials used in art conservation.

She has published 97 scientific papers.