The bio-sourced materials group develops and characterizes new porous materials derived from natural resources: proteins, polysaccharides or plant-derived polyphenols.
One of the main activities of the group lies in the development of highly porous materials derived from tannins.
Depending on their form (foams, gels, microspheres, monoliths with ordered or hierarchical structures, etc.), these materials may have different uses, such as:
These materials, of either a organic, carbon, or even ceramic nature, have a multitude of applications in the fields of energy and the environment.
The bio-sourced materials group is based on the Wood Campus in Epinal, in the premises of the National School of Wood Science and Timber Engineering (ENSTIB).
It is composed of one research director and professor, with one technical staff member. It currently houses 10 doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows.
Group supervisor: Vanessa FIERRO