Amaury Bossion

 

Amaury Bossion
PhD Student

Centro Joxe Mari Korta
Avenida de Tolosa, 72
20018 Donostia-San Sebastián
Spain

email: amaury.bossion@ehu.eus
Tel:+ 34 943 01 88 46

Position

Amaury Bossion is currently studying as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Haritz Sardon at the Universidad del Pais Vasco (POLYMAT) and Dr. Daniel Taton at the University of Bordeaux (LCPO). He is a recipient of the Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher fellowship. 

Education

Amaury Bossion was awarded in 2015 with the degree of «Engineer in Chemistry and Physics» with the specialization Polymers Engineering and Formulation from Bordeaux INP Graduate School of Chemistry, Biology and Physics (ENSCBP).

He also earned his M.S. in Molecular and Macromolecular Chemistry from the University of Bordeaux, France in 2015. In 2014 he made a 5-month internship at the University of Auckland, New Zealand under the supervision of Dr. Jianyong Jin. He developed Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAM) using organic and aqueous Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) polymerization.

His thesis work for his master's degree was carried out at the National Research Council of Canada in Boucherville, Canada under the supervision of Dr. Minh Tan Ton-That. He studied the hydrophobic treatment of alkali Kraft lignin by precipitation with different alkyl quaternary ammonium salts for use as filler in thermoplastics such as polypropylene, and investigated the effect of blending modified Kraft lignin and polypropylene on mechanical and thermal properties.

Research

Amaury Bossion is working on the organo-catalyzed synthesis of isocyanate-free polyurethanes from renewable sources in water. The objective of the study is to find alternative approaches to polyurethanes that are environmentally favorable and avoid the use of diisocyanates which are classified as CMR (Carcinogen, Mutagen and Reprotoxic).


Innovative Polymers Group