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POULIN Philippe

POULIN Philippe

CNRS Research Director DR1

Dr. Philippe Poulin

Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal - CNRS, University of Bordeaux
115 avenue Dr Schweitzer 33600 Pessac, France
Tel : (+33) 5 56 84 30 28
Fax: (+33) 5 56 84 56 00
eMail: poulin[AT]crpp-bordeaux.cnrs.fr
web: http://www.crpp-bordeaux.cnrs.fr/Poulin-Philippe

Research Activities - Curriculum - Selected publications


  • Materials science, Soft condensed matter, Colloids, Liquid crystals, Polymers
  • Composite materials, Functional materials, Fibres
  • Carbon nanotubes, Graphene, Carbon fibers from bio-resources
  • Actuators, Sensors, Energy harvesting


Appointments and responsibilities

  • 1997-present: CNRS Researcher at CRPP
  • 2001-present: Responsible of the Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene group of CRPP
  • 2007-2010, 2016-present: Associate director of CRPP
  • 2006-2011: Head of the joint Laboratory CRPP-Arkema for research on Carbon Nanotubes
  • 2007-2010 General secretary of the Physical-Chemistry division of the French Chemical Society
  • 2015-present: Vice director of the National Group of research on nanocomposites GDR Polynano
  • 1995-1997: Post-doc researcher at the Dpt. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2002-present: Member of the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science Magazine
  • 2001-2008: Associate editor of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2001 – 2008

Training, Awards

  • 1992-1995 PhD Thesis Physical-Chemistry, University of Bordeaux
  • 1991 Agrégation de Sciences-Physiques
  • Bronze medal of CNRS 2002
  • Young researcher prize of the French Chemical Society 2003
  • La Recherche journal Prize 2004
  • Vermeil Medal of the Société d’Encouragement au Progrès 2007

Scientific production

  • 140 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters and Invited Review articles.
  • h-factor 43, 9600 citations
  • 80 invited presentations at international (63) and national (17) conferences
  • 18 Patent applications (current status: 12 of them granted)


  • ‘Evidence for Newton black films in between adhesive emulsion droplets’ P. Poulin, F. Nallet, B. Cabane, J. Bibette, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3248 (1996)
  • ‘Novel Colloidal Interactions in Anisotropic Fluids’ P. Poulin, H. Stark, T.C. Lubensky, D.A. Weitz, Science 275, 1770 (1997)
  • ‘Macroscopic fibers and ribbons of oriented carbon nanotubes’, Vigolo, B.; Penicaud, A.; Coulon, C.; Sauder, C.; Pailler, R.; Journet, C.; Bernier, P.; Poulin, P., Science 2000, 290 (5495), 1331-1334.
  • ‘Colloidal ordering from phase separation in a liquid-crystalline continuous phase’, Loudet, J. C.; Barois, P.; Poulin, P., Nature 2000, 407 (6804), 611-613.
  • ‘Hot-drawing of single and multiwall carbon nanotube fibers for high toughness and alignment’, Miaudet, P.; Badaire, S.; Maugey, M.; Derre, A.; Pichot, V.; Launois, P.; Poulin, P.; Zakri, C., Nano Letters 2005, 5 (11), 2212-2215.
  • ‘An experimental approach to the percolation of sticky nanotubes’ , Vigolo, B.; Coulon, C.; Maugey, M.; Zakri, C.; Poulin, P., Science 2005, 309 (5736), 920-923.
  • ‘Carbon nanotube fiber microelectrodes’ Wang, J.; Deo, R. P.; Poulin, P.; Mangey, M.,. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2003, 125 (48), 14706-14707.
  • ‘Engineering hybrid nanotube wires for high-power biofuel cells’, Gao, F.; Viry, L.; Maugey, M.; Poulin, P.; Mano, N., Nature Communications 2010, 1.
  • ‘Shape and temperature memory of nanocomposites with broadened glass transition’ Miaudet, P.; Derre, A.; Maugey, M.; Zakri, C.; Piccione, P. M.; Inoubli, R.; Poulin, P., Science 2007, 318 (5854), 1294-1296.
  • ‘Thermoelectrical Memory of Polymer Nanocomposites’ Grillard, F.; Poulin, P.; Korzhenko, A.; Gaillard, P.; Zakri, C., Acs Macro Letters 2014, 3 (3), 224-228.
  • ‘Graphene Liquid Crystal Retarded Percolation for New High-k Materials’, Jinkai Yuan, Alan Luna, Wilfrid Neri, Cécile Zakri, Tanja Schilling, Annie Colin, Philippe Poulin, Nature Communications 2015.
  • ‘Superflexibility of graphene oxide’ Poulin, P.; Jalili, R.; Neri, W.; Nallet, F.; Divoux, T.; Colin, A.; Aboutalebi, S. H.; Wallace, G.; Zakri, C., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2016, 113 (40), 11088-11093.