Biography

Alain Dufresne is currently Professor of The International School of Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials (Pagora) at Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France. Professor Dufresne obtained a PhD in Electronics from the National Institute of Applied Sciences at Toulouse, France and he has already Masters in Chemical Engineering from EcolePolytechnique de Montreal and in Solid State Physics from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse. Dufresne is an expert on polysaccharide nanofibrils and nanocrystals (cellulose, chitin, starch), on processing and characterization of nanocomposites based on renewable resources and on valorization of the biomass. He is/was, at the same time, member of the Editorial Board of Carbohydrate Polymers (since 2012), ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2015-2018), Packaging Research (2016-2017), Fibers, Materials Research Ibero-American Journal of Materials, and Journal of the Korean Wood Science and Technology, and Associate Editor of Polimeros: Ciencia e Tecnologia (Brazilian polymer journal). Alain Dufresne was Associate Professor of Physical and Metallurgy & Materials Physics Lab. at National Institute of Applied Sciences, Lyon, and professor in the Research Center on Vegetable Macromolecules (CERMAV) at Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble. He was, for one year, visiting professor at Program of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials (PEMM) of COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, and visiting professor for one month at Polymer Research Centre (PORCE) at UniversitiKebangsaan, Malaysia. From 2014 to 2017, Alain Dufresne was part-time at Fortaleza, Brazil, working in the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA). He received the 2016 International Nanotechnology Division Award and FiberLean® Technologies Prize awarded by TAPPI, and EPNOE Science Award 2019. He is in the 2016 top 300 most cited researchers in materials science and engineering/Elsevier Scopus Data, and 2018 & 2019 highly cited researchers/Clarivate Analytics.