American Journal of Polymer Science

American Journal of Polymer Science has provided a continuous forum for the dissemination of thoroughly peer-reviewed, fundamental, international research into the preparation and properties of macromolecules. The journal is selective in accepting contributions on the basis of merit and originality. Preference is given to contributions that offer new or more comprehensive concepts, interpretations, experimental approaches, and results.

Luc Avérous

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Polymer Science

Professor, University of Strasbourg, France

Research Areas

Bioplastic, Biopolyme R, Agro-Polymer, Biomaterial, Biobased Polymers, Biodegradab Le Polymers, Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering


2009-2010Laboratory Head
2004-2008Laboratory Co-Director
Since 2003 Responsible of the Team "Biopolymer" at LIPHT
Since 2009In charge of the Enterprises-ECPM relationships
2004-2006In Charge of the internships for all ECPM students
Since 2004Vice-president of "commission locale CNU 33/62"
Since 2004Member of the commission locale CNU Section 33, at INPL-Nancy
2004-2008Elected Member of the council (administration) of ECPM

Publications: Journals

[1]  Avérous L., Quantin J.C., Lafon D., Crespy A. (1995), "Determination of 3D orientations in reinforced thermoplastics, using scanning electron microscopy." Acta Stereologica (Image analysis & Stereology), Vol. 14/1, pp. 69-74.
[2]  Avérous L., Quantin J.C., Lafon D., Crespy A. (1995), "Granulometric characterization of short fiberglass in reinforced polypropylene. Relation to processing conditions and mechanical properties." Int J. Polymer Analysis & Characterization, Vol. 1, N°4, pp. 339-347.
[3]  Avérous L., Quantin J.C., Lafon D., Crespy A. (1996), "Morphological determinations of fiber composites" Microscopy-Microanalysis-Microstructures, Vol. 7, pp. 433-439.
[4]  Avérous L., Quantin J.C., Crespy A., Lafon D. (1997), "Evolution of the three-dimensional orientation of glass fibers in injected isotactic polypropylene." Polym. Eng. Sci., Vol. 37, N°2, pp. 329-337.
[5]  Avérous L., Quantin J.C., Crespy A. (1998), "Determination of the microtexture of reinforced thermoplastics by image analysis." Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 58, N° 3-4, pp. 377-387.
[6]  Avérous L., Gauvin R. (1998), "Surface analysis of phenolic composites obtained by RTM Process" Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 17, N°13, pp. 1167-1184.
[7]  Avérous L, Moro L, Dole P, Fringant C. (2000) "Properties of thermoplastics blends: starch-polycaprolactone." Polymer. Vol. 41, N°11, pp 4157-4167.
[8]  Avérous L, Fauconnier N., Moro L, Fringant C. (2000) "Blends of thermoplastic starch and polyesteramide: Processing and properties." Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 76, N°7, pp. 1117-1128.
[9]  Avérous L., Fringant C. (2001) "Association between plasticized starch and polyesters: processing and performances of injected biodegradable systems." Polym Eng. Sci., Vol. 41, N°5, pp. 727-734.
[10]  Martin O., Avérous L. (2001). "Poly(lactic acid): plasticization and properties of biodegradable multiphase systems." Polymer, Vol 42, N° 14, pp. 6209-6219.
[11]  Avérous L., Fringant C., Moro L. (2001). "Starch-based biodegradable materials suitable for Thermoforming Packaging." Starch/Starke, Vol. 53, N°8. pp. 368-371.
[12]  Avérous L., Fringant C., Moro L. (2001). "Plasticized starch-cellulose interactions in polysaccharide composites." Polymer, Vol 42, N° 15, pp. 6571-6578.
[13]  Martin O., Schwach E., Avérous L, Couturier Y. (2001). "Properties of Biodegradable Multilayer Films Based on Plasticized Wheat Starch." Starch/Starke, Vol.53, N°8. pp. 372-380.
[14]  Martin O, Avérous L (2002). "Comprehensive experimental study of a starch/polyesteramide coextrusion."Journal of Applied Polymer Science.Vol. 86, N°10, pp. 2586-2600.
[15]  Pouteau C., Dole P., Cathala B., Avérous L., Boquillon N. (2003) "Antioxidant properties of lignin in polypropylene", Polymer Degradation and Stability. Vol. 81, N°1, pp 9-18.
[16]  Martin O, Avérous L, Della Valle G (2003). "Inline determination of plasticized wheat starch viscous behaviour: Impact of processing." Carbohydrate Polymers. Vol. 53 N°2, pp. 169-182.
[17]  Avérous L., Boquillon N. (2004). "Biocomposites based on plasticized starch: thermal and mechanical behaviours". Carbohydrate Polymers. Vol. 56 N°2 pp. 111-122
[18]  Avérous L (2004). "Biodegradable multiphase systems based on plasticized starch: a review." Polymer Reviews. Vol. 44, N°3, pp. 231-274
[19]  Le Digabel F., Boquillon N., Dole P., Monties B., Averous L. (2004) "Properties of thermoplastic composites based on wheat straw lignocellulosic fillers". Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Vol. 93 N°1 pp. 428-436.
[20]  Schwach E., Averous L. (2004). "Starch-based biodegradable blends: morphology and interface properties". Polymer International. Vol. 53 N°12 pp. 2115-2124.
[21]  Dole P., Avérous L., Joly C., Della Valle G., Bliard C. (2005) "Evaluation of PE-starch multilayers: Processing and properties.". Polym. Eng. Sci., Vol. 45 N°2. pp. 217-224.
[22]  Belard L., Dole P., Avérous L. (2005). << Current progress on biodegradable materials, based on plasticized starch >>. Australian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 58, N°6, pp 457–460.
[23]  Avérous L., Le Digabel F (2006) "Properties of biocomposites based on lignocellulose fillers" Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 66, N°4, pp 480-493.
[24]  Le Digabel F., Avérous L. (2006) "Effects of lignin content on the properties of lignocellulose-based biocomposites". Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol.66, N°4, pp 537-545.
[25]  Chivrac F., Kadlecová Z., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2006) "Aromatic Copolyester-Based Nano-Biocomposites: Elaboration, Structural Characterization and Properties" Journal of Polymers and the Environment, Vol. 14, N°4, pp. 393-401.
[26]  Chivrac F., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2007) "Non-isothermal crystallization behaviour of poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate),clay nano-biocomposites" Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics. Vol. 45, N°13, pp. 1503-1510.
[27]  Avérous L. (2007). "Cellulose-based biocomposites: comparison of different multiphasic systems" Composite Interfaces. Vol. 14, No. 7–9, pp. 787–805.
[28]  Hablot E., Bordes P., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2008) "Thermal and thermo-mechanical degradation of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-based multiphase systems" Polymer Degradation & Stability, Vol. 93, N°2, pp. 413-421
[29]  Chivrac F., Pollet E., Schmutz, M., Avérous L. (2008) "New approach to elaborate exfoliated starch-based nano-biocomposites" Biomacromolecules, Vol. 9 N°3, pp. 896-900
[30]  Pogodina N., Cerclé C., Avérous L., Thomann R., Bouquey M., Muller R. (2008) << Processing and Characterization of Biodegradable Polymer Nanocomposites. Detection of Dispersion State >> Rheologica Acta, Vol. 47, N°5-6, pp. 543–553
[31]  Bordes P., Pollet E., Bourbigot S., Avérous L. (2008) << Structure and properties of PHA/clay nano-biocomposites prepared by melt intercalation >> Macromolecular chemistry & physics, Vol. 209, N°14, pp. 1473-1484
[32]  Chivrac F., Gueguen O., Pollet E., Ahzi S., Makradi A., Avérous L. (2008) << Micromechanical Modeling and Characterization of the Effective Properties in Starch Based Nano-Biocomposites>>, Acta Biomaterialia, Vol. 4, N°6, pp. 1707-1714
[33]  Schwach E., Six JL, Avérous L. (2008) "Biodegradable blends based on starch and poly(lactic acid): Comparison of different strategies and estimate of compatibilization." Journal of Polymers and the Environment, Vol. 16, N°4, pp. 286-297
[34]  Hablot E., Zheng D., Bouquey M., Avérous L. (2008) "Polyurethanes based on Castor Oil: Kinetics, Chemical, Mechanical and Thermal Properties" Macromolecular Materials & Engineering. Vol. 293 N°11 pp. 922-929
[35]  Bordes P., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2009) << Nano-biocomposites: Biodegradable polyester/nanoclay systems >> Progress in Polymer Science, Vol. 34. pp. 125-155.
[36]  Belard L., Dole P., Avérous L. (2009) "Study of pseudo-multilayer structures based on starch-polycaprolactone extruded blends" Polym. Eng. Sci., Vol. 49, N°6, pp. 1177-1186.
[37]  Avérous L., Halley P.J. (2009) << Biocomposites based on plasticized starch. >> Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining. Vol. 3, N°3, 329-343
[38]  Bordes P., Hablot E., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2009) "Effect of clay organomodifiers on polyhydroxyalkanoates degradations" Polymer Degradation & Stability, Vol. 94, N°5, pp. 789-796.
[39]  Branciforti M.C., Custodio T.A., Guerrini L.M., Averous L., Bretas R.E.S. (2009) "Characterization of nano-structured poly(D,L-lactid acid) nonwoven mats obtained from different solutions by electrospinning", Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B, Physics, Vol. 48, N°6, pp. 1222–1240.
[40]  Chivrac F., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2009) "Progress in Nano-Biocomposites Based on Polysaccharides and Nanoclays" Materials Science & Engineering R. Vol. 67, pp. 1-17
[41]  Chivrac F., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2010) "Shear Induced Clay Organo-Modification: Application to Plasticized Starch Nano-biocomposites." Polymers for Advanced Technologies. Vol. 21, N° 8, pp. 578-583.
[42]  Chivrac F., Gueguen O., Pollet E, Averous L, Ahzi, S. Belouettar S., (2010) "Micromechanically-based formulation of the cooperative model for the yield behavior of starch-based nano-biocomposites" Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Vol. 10, pp. 2949–2955
[43]  Chivrac F., Pollet E., Dole P., Avérous L. (2010) "Starch-Based Nano-Biocomposites: Plasticizer Impact on the Montmorillonite Exfoliation Process" Carbohydrate Polymers. Vol. 79, pp. 941–947.
[44]  Chivrac F., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2010) "Starch nano-biocomposites based on needle-like sepiolite clays" Carbohydrate Polymers. Vol. 80, pp. 145–153.
[45]  Hablot E, Matadi R, Ahzi S, Avérous L. (2010) "Renewable biocomposites of dimer fatty acid-based polyamides with cellulose fibres: thermal, physical and mechanical properties". Composites Science and Technology. Vol. 70, pp. 504–509.
[46]  Hablot E, Matadi R, Ahzi S, Vaudemond R, Ruch D, Avérous L. (2010) "Yield behaviour of renewable biococomposites of dimer fatty acid-based polyamides with cellulose fibres". Composites Science and Technology. Vol. 70, pp. 525–529.
[47]  Halary J.L., Avérous L., Borredon M.E., Bourbigot S., Boutevin B., Bunel C., Caillol S., Commereuc S., Duquesne S., Lecamp L., Leibler L., Pollet E., Soulié-Ziakovic C., Tournilhac F., Vaca-Garcia C., Verney V. (2010). << Polymer materials and sustainable development/Matériaux polymères et développement durable >>. Actualité Chimique. Vol. 338-339. pp. 41-53.
[48]  Martino V.P., Ruseckaite R.A., Jiménez A., Averous L. (2010) "Correlation Between Composition, Structure and Properties of Poly(lactic acid)-Polyadipate Based Nano-Biocomposites" Macromolecular Materials & Engineering, Vol. 295. N°6, pp. 551-558.
[49]  Chivrac F., Angellier-Coussy H., Guillard V., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2010) "How does water diffuse in starch/montmorillonite nano-biocomposite materials?" Carbohydrate Polymers. Vol. 82. N°1 pp. 128–135.
[50]  Hablot E., Donnio B., Bouquey M., Avérous L. (2010) << Dimer acid-based thermoplastic bio-polyamides: reaction kinetics, properties and structure >>. Polymer, Vol. 51, N°25, pp. 5895-5902.
[51]  Epure V., Griffon M., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2011). << Structure and properties of glycerol plasticized chitosan obtained by mechanical kneading >> Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 83 N°2 pp. 947-952.
[52]  Martino V.P., Jiménez A., Ruseckaite R.A., Averous L. (2011) << Structure and properties of clay nano-biocomposites based on Poly(lactic acid) plasticized with polyadipates >> Polymers for Advanced Technologies, DOI: 10.1002/pat.1747.
[53]  Albuquerque M.G.E., Martino V., Pollet E., Avérous L., Reis M.A.M. (2011) << Mixed culture polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) production from volatile fatty acid (VFA)-rich streams: Effect of substrate composition and feeding regime on PHA productivity, composition and properties.>> Journal of Biotechnology. Vol. 151, N°1, pp. 66-76.
[54]  Matadi R., Hablot E., Wang K., Bahlouli N., Ahzi S., Avérous L. (2011) << High strain rate behaviour of renewable biocomposites based on dimer fatty acid polyamides and cellulose fibres >> Composites Science and Technology. Vol. 71, pp. 674–68.
[55]  Escapa I. F., Morales V., Martino V. P.; Pollet E., Avérous L., García J. L., Prieto M. A. (2011) "Disruption of [-oxidation pathway in Pseudomonas putida KT2442 to produce new functionalized PHAs with thioester groups", Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 89, N° 5, pp. 1583-1598,
[56]  Hablot E., Tisserand A., Bouquey M., Avérous L. (2011) "Accelerated artificial ageing of new dimer fatty acid-based polyamides" Polymer Degradation and Stability. Vol. 96, pp. 1097-1103.
[57]  Martino V.P., Jiménez A., Ruseckaite R.A., Averous L. (2011) << Structure and properties of clay nano-biocomposites based on Poly(lactic acid) plasticized with polyadipates >> Polymers for Advanced Technologies, DOI: 10.1002/pat.1747.
[58]  Xie F., Halley P.J., Avérous L. (2011) "New paradigm in starch polymer processing: utilising rheology to understand and optimise processibility, structures and properties" Progress in Polymer Science. 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2011.07.002.
[59]  Courgneau C., Domenek S., Leboss R., Guinault A., Averous L., Ducruet L. (201X). << Barrier properties of PLA-based systems after crystallization>>. Polymer International. Under Press.
[60]  Goes A. M., Carvalho S., Oréfice R.L., Avérous L., Custódio T.A., Pimenta J.G., De B. Souza M, Branciforti M.C., Bretas R.E.S. (2011) << Viabilidade celular de nanofibras de polímeros biodegradáveis e seus nanocompositos com argila montmorilonita. >> Polímeros-Ciencia e Tecnologia. Under Press.
[61]  Avérous L., Pollet E. (2011) "Biorenewable nanocomposites", MRS Bulletin, Sept. 2011, Under Press.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  S. Kalia and L. Avérous. "Biopolymers: Biomedical and environmental applications". John Wiley & Scrivener Publishing. Publication Juillet 2011. 642 pp. ( ISBN: 9780470639238
[2]  L. Avérous and E. Pollet. <>. Springer-Verlag (London). Publication in 2012.
[3]  P. Halley and L. Avérous. <>. Elsevier Limited Publication. Publication in 2013.
[4]  Averous L., Quantin J.C., Lafon L., Crespy A. (1996) <> In <>, Editeurs: D. Baptiste D. et A. Vautrin; Edition AMAC, Paris, pp. 875-881. (ISBN: 2-9505117-3-2)
[5]  Avérous L., Fringant C., Martin O. (1999), "Coextrusion of biodegradable starch-based materials" In << Biopolymer Science: Food and non food applications >>, Editeurs: Colonna P. et Guilbert S., INRA Editions, pp. 207-212. (ISBN: 2-7380-0874-7).
[6]  Avérous L. (2002) "Interactions between cellulose and plasticized wheat starch.-Properties of biodegradable multiphase systems." In "Plant biopolymer Science: Food and non food applications", Editeurs: Renard D., Della Valle G. et Popineau Y., RSC Editions (Cambridge-UK) pp. 253-259. (ISBN: 0-85404-856-1-ISSN: 0260-6291)
[7]  Vilpoux O., Avérous L. (2003); Plásticos a base de amido>> In << Tecnologia, usos e potencialidades de tuberosas amiláceas Latino Americanas >>, Editeurs: Cereda M.P. et Vilpoux O. Sao Paulo: Fundacao Cargill. Series Culturas de Tuberosas Latinoamericanas. Vol.3, Chapitre 18. pp. 499-529.
[8]  Vilpoux O., Avérous L. (2004). << Starch-based plastics>> In << Technology, use and potentialities of Latin American starchy tubers >>, Eds: Cereda M.P. et Vilpoux O.; Collection latin american starchy tubers. NGO Raízes and Cargill Foundation-Sao Paolo– Brazil. Book N°3, Chap 18. pp. 521-553
[9]  Avérous L. (2008) "Polylactic acid: synthesis, properties and applic ations" In "Monomers, Polymers and Composites from renewable resources" Eds: Belgacem N. et Gandini A., Elsevier Limited Publication. Chap. 21. pp 433-450. (ISBN: 978-0-08-045316-3)
[10]  Avérous L. (2008) "Multilayer Coextrusion of Starch/Biopolyester" In "Biodegradable Polymer Blends and Composites from Renewable Resources" Ed. Long Yu, John Wiley & Sons Inc., Chap. 18, pp. 441-464 (ISBN: 9780470146835)
[11]  Chivrac F., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2009) "Mechanical properties of starch-based nano-biocomposites" In "Trends in Polymer Research" Ed. G. E. Zaikov, A. Jimenez et Y.B. Monakov, Nova Publishers, Chap. 2, pp. 17-28 (ISBN: 1-59454-274-0)
[12]  Bordes P., Pollet E., Avérous L. (2009) "Potential Use of Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) for Biocomposites Development" In <> Ed. F. Hussain, A. Kin-tak Lau et K. Lafdi, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Chap. 8, pp. 193-225 (ISBN: 9781420080278)
[13]  Pollet E., Avérous L. (2010) "Recent results in Nano-Biocomposites based on Montmorillonites" dans "Advances in Polymer Nanocomposite Technology" Ed. Vikas Mittal, Nova Publishers, Chap. 11, pp. 315-354 (ISBN: 978-1-60741-970-9)
[14]  Hablot E., Matadi R., Ahzi S., Avérous L. (2011) <> In <> Eds. A. Jimenez & G. E. Zaikov, Nova Publishers, Chap. 3. (ISBN: 978-1-61209-520-2)
[15]  oztürk H., Pollet E., Hébraud A., Avérous L. (2011) <> In <> Eds. A. Jimenez & G. E. Zaikov, Nova Publishers, Chap. 8. (ISBN: 978-1-61209-520-2)
[16]  Xie F., Halley P.J., Avérous L. (2011) <> In <> Ed. Vikas Mittal. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, Chap. 10, pp. 234-260 (ISBN: 978-0-19-958192-4).
[17]  Avérous L. (2011) <> In <> Eds.: Kalia S., Kaith B. S., Kaur I. John Wiley & Sons. Chap. 17, pp. (ISBN: 978-3-642-17369-1).
[18]  Pollet E., Avérous L. (2011) << Production, chemistry and properties of polyhydroxyalkanoates >> In << Films and coatings from renewable resources-An applications perspective >> Ed. D. Plackett. John Wiley & Sons. Chap. 4, pp. 65-86 (ISBN: 978-0-470-68341-5)