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Patrick Navard


CEMEF :  Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux / Center for Materials Forming

MINES ParisTech - CNRS UMR 7635

Rue Claude Daunesse – CS 10207

06904 Sophia Antipolis cedex  - France

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·         Coordinator of the European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence since 2004


·         Series Editor. Springer “Biobased Polymers”. Collection started beg 2016, 22 books signed

·         Deputy-director of the CNRS / Ecole des Mines CEMEF joint research center 2004-2011

·         Director of the CNRS / Ecole des Mines CEMEF joint research center 2001-2004


1989 to present :         Directeur de Recherche au CNRS

Research areas: polysaccharides, biobased composites (polymers and concrete), polymer rheology, polymer processing, rheo-physics, polymer physics (blends, liquid crystals, solutions, suspensions, gels, light scattering).

1983-1984                  Post-doctoral Research Fellow. IBM Research Center, San Jose,


                                         Research Supervisoror : Prof. P.J. FLORY.

1980-1981                                    Research Fellow. Dept. of Physics. City of London Polytechnic. London

                                         Research Supervisoror : Dr. G.H. MEETEN

1981-1983                  Post-graduate Student. Ecole des Mines de Paris, Sophia Antipolis

      1978-1980                  PhD Supervisor : Prof. J.M. HAUDIN



1983                            Thèse de Doctorat-ès-Sciences. (INSA) de Lyon et Université de Lyon I.

                                    "Physical properties of cellulose and cellulose derivative mesophases"

1982                            Thèse de Docteur-Ingénieur (equivalent to a PhD).

                                    "Study of cellulose / N-methyl morpholine N-oxide solutions".

1979                            DEA (postgraduate degree) with a specialization in Mechanical Properties of Materials. Ecole des Mines de Paris.

1978                            DEA with a specialization in Biology. Université de Lyon

1978                            Diplôme d'Ingénieur in Physics and Materials Science. INSA de Lyon. Département de Génie Physique et Matériaux.



1995                           Groupe Français de Rhéologie National Award

1989                           Groupe Français des Polymères (GFP) National Award




      Professional Journal Activities:

  Reviewer :         Journal of Polymer Science, Macromolecules, Liquid Crystals, Journal of

                                                     Rheology, Rheologica Acta, Molecular Crystal Liquid Crystals, Journal de

                           Physique, Langmuir, Biomacromolecules, Cellulose, Carbohydrate

                           Polymers, …


      Organization of Conferences:

2017    ACS national meeting, San-Francisco. Co-organiser of an EPNOE-ACS session “Processing and properties of biobased composites and blends".

2017    EPNOE-ACS 2015 conference, Erfurt, Germany. President of the International Advisory Board.

2016    7th Workshop on Cellulose, Regenerated Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives, Örnsköldsvik, Suède. Member of scientific committee.

2016    ACS national meeting, San Diego. Co-organiser of the EPNOE-ACS session “New Horizons in Sustainable Materials”.

2016    XII French-Romanian polymer meeting, Nice. Co-organizer.


Plus 40 other ones before 2016



30  PhD Dissertations

Supervising of more than 26 post-doctoral scientists and 78 undergraduates.



Scientific management of research contracts

  Direct scientific responsibility of more than 45 research contracts with industry and EC or governmental agencies since 1984.

Co-ordination of collaborative research contracts

Academic research programmes

French-UK (1987-1988) with City of London Polytechnic, French-UK Alliance programme (1992-1994) with University of Reading, CNRS-NSF (1993-1995) with Stanford University, CNRS-Romanian Academy of Sciences (1993-1996) with University of Iasi, CNRS-Russian Academy of Sciences (1998-2003; 2008-2012) with Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, St Petersburg.


European research programmes

Co-ordinator of the BRITE-EURAM Project (1993-1996) on polymer blends, three partners and ten industrial sponsors.

Co-ordinator of the Human Capital and Mobility and PECO networks (1995-1997) on polymer solution rheology, seven partners.

Co-ordinator of Polysaccharides (Network of Excellence) 2005-2009 (16 partners).

Co-ordinator of EPNOE CSA, 2012-1015 (16 partners).


Large research programmes

Co-coordinator of the large (30M€) French project “Biomass for the Future”. Responsible for the application program (2013-2020).



Article in International Refereed Journals : 159

Books : 3

Patent : 1


Invited Conferences : 80                                         Communications in Conferences : 273


Nicolas Le Moigne   

Journal articles9 documents

  • Candace H. Haigler, Mark J. Grimson, Julien Gervais, Nicolas Le Moigne, Herman Höfte, et al.. Molecular modeling and imaging of initial stages of cellulose fibril assembly: Evidence for a disordered intermediate stage. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2014, 9 (4), no. e93981. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0093981⟩. ⟨hal-00989921⟩
  • Monica Spinu, Nuno dos Santos, Nicolas Le Moigne, Patrick Navard. How does the never-dried state influence the swelling and dissolution of cellulose fibres in aqueous solvent?. Cellulose, Springer Verlag, 2011, 18 (2), pp.247-256. ⟨10.1007/s10570-010-9485-8⟩. ⟨hal-00573828⟩
  • Frank Wendler, Franck Meister, Dariusz Wawro, Ewa Wesolowska, Danuta Ciechanska, et al.. Polysaccharide Blend Fibres Formed from NaOH, N-Methylmorpholine-N-oxide and 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate. Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe, Institute of Chemical Fibres, 2010, 18 (2), pp.Pages 21-30. ⟨hal-00509555⟩
  • Nicolas Le Moigne, Kristina Jardeby, Patrick Navard. Structural changes and alkaline solubility of wood cellulose fibers after enzymatic peeling treatment. Carbohydrate Polymers, Elsevier, 2010, 79 (2), pp.Pages 325-332. ⟨10.1016/j.carbpol.2009.08.009⟩. ⟨hal-00509591⟩
  • Nicolas Le Moigne, Jérôme Bikard, Patrick Navard. Rotation and contraction of native and regenerated cellulose fibers upon swelling and dissolution: the role of morphological and stress unbalances. Cellulose, Springer Verlag, 2010, 17 (3), pp.Pages 507-519. ⟨10.1007/s10570-009-9395-9⟩. ⟨hal-00509583⟩
  • Nicolas Le Moigne, Patrick Navard. Dissolution mechanisms of wood cellulose fibres in NaOH-water. Cellulose, Springer Verlag, 2010, 17 (1), pp.Pages 31-45. ⟨10.1007/s10570-009-9370-5⟩. ⟨hal-00509589⟩
  • Nicolas Le Moigne, Patrick Navard. Physics of cellulose xanthate dissolution in sodium hydroxide-water mixtures: a rheo-optical study. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, Editura Academiei Romane, 2010, 44 (7-8), pp.Pages 217-221. ⟨hal-00522080⟩
  • Nicolas Le Moigne, Monica Spinu, Thomas Heinze, Patrick Navard. Restricted dissolution and derivatization capacities of cellulose fibres under uniaxial elongational stress. Polymer, Elsevier, 2010, 51 (2), pp.Pages 447-453. ⟨10.1016/j.polymer.2009.11.053⟩. ⟨hal-00509587⟩
  • Nicolas Le Moigne, Emilie Montes, Catherine Pannetier, Herman Hoefte, Patrick Navard. Gradient in dissolution capacity of successively deposited cell wall layers in cotton fibres. Macromolecular Symposia, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2008, 262 (1), pp.Pages 65-71. ⟨10.1002/masy.200850207⟩. ⟨hal-00509598⟩

Conference papers2 documents

  • David Pot, Nicolas Le Moigne, Hélène Carrère, Denis Bastianelli, Laurent Gazull, et al.. Developing New Sorghum Based Value Chains for Biomaterials and Energy: Process Optimization and Ideotype Definition. Sorghum in the 21st Century conference-“Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World”, Apr 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. ⟨hal-01978185⟩
  • Patrick Navard, Nicolas Le Moigne, Monica Spinu. Dissolution-swelling transition in cellulose fibers: The influence of water. 235th American-Chemical-Society National Meeting, Apr 2008, New Orleans, LA, United States. pp.CELL 140. ⟨hal-00509581⟩

Book sections1 document

  • Nicolas Le Moigne, Patrick Navard. On the Specific Behaviour of Native Cellulose Fibers upon Dissolution. Edited by Tim F. Liebert, Thomas J. Heinze, Kevin J. Edgar. Cellulose Solvents: For Analysis, Shaping and Chemical Modification, American Chemical Society, Chapter 7, Pages 137-148, 2010, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 1033, ⟨10.1021/bk-2010-1033.ch007⟩. ⟨hal-00522066⟩