Fields of expertise
Risk analysis and assessment
MissionThe Group of Chemical and Physical Safety is part of the Institute of chemical sciences and engineering at the School of Basic Science, EPFL.
Research at GSCP is focused on risk assessment and safety management.
We are investigating three major thematic areas:
i) Risk assessment methodologies
ii) Chemical and physical safety
BiographyThierry Meyer received in 1986 a diploma degree (MSc) in chemical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL). He was awarded in 1989 a PhD at EPFL for his thesis on micromixing in highly viscous polymeric media. He joined the Institute of Chemical Engineering from 1989 till 1993 as senior scientist in the field of polymerization reactions.
In 1994 he joined Ciba-Geigy SA in the pigment division as successively development chemist, head of development a.i. and finally production manager for high performance pigments.
Returning to the Institute of Chemical Engineering at EPFL in Lausanne by the end of 1998, he was nominated maître denseignement et de recherche (MER) for leading a new research group in the field of polymers and supercritical fluids, and teaching to chemists, chemical engineers and material sciences, disciplines as process development, introduction to chemical engineering, polymer and organic chemistry at master and bachelor program.
In 2005 he owned the responsibility of the Occupational Health and Safety of the school of basic sciences on top of his research activities dealing with risk management and supercritical fluids. He is presently teaching introduction to chemical engineering at bachelor level, risk management at master level and specific courses on safety and engineering risk management in continuing education.
He acts also as consultant and expert in risk assessment and chemical engineering matters by the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) of the World Business Organization, by several consultancy companies and by major and SMEs chemical industries.
Thierry Meyer is currently member of several international associations of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, American institution of chemical engineering, American chemical society and senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was elected chairman of the European Working Party on Polymer Reaction Engineering from 2001 till 2006. He his currently the Swiss academic member of the European Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion as well as of the European Working Party on Education.
He is member of several editorial boards: Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Journal of Chemical Health and Safety.
Other Web sitehttp://scc.epfl.ch/
Coexistence of reactive functional groups at the interface of a powdered activated amorphous carbon: a molecular viewMolecular Physics. 2021-08-20. DOI : 10.1080/00268976.2021.1966110.
Semi-quantitative Model for Risk Assessment in University Laboratories2021-01-26. 4th International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI), Palermo, Italy, February 22-24, 2021. p. 323-329. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-68017-6_48.
Flavor binding and release from vegan meat substitutes2021
Human skin permeation of nickel, lead and silver nanoparticles solutions2021
Asclepios : Risk Analysis of RedMars2021
Managing chemical incompatibilities - ChemIncomp2021
Management of nanomaterial hazards2021
Third-Generation Solar Cells: Toxicity and Risk of ExposureHelvetica Chimica Acta. 2020-08-20. DOI : 10.1002/hlca.202000074.
Safety Decision-Making in Academia2020-07-01. 11th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2020), San Diego, CA, USA, 16-20 July, 2020. p. 10-17. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-50946-0_2.
Hazard Perception in University Laboratories2020
Gas Leak in a Laboratory Environment: an Experimental and Numerical Simulation Comparison2020
Efficient management of nanomaterial hazards in a large number of research laboratories in an academic environmentSafety Science. 2020. DOI : 10.1016/j.ssci.2019.09.004.
Risk & Decision Making in Research Environment2019. ECCE12, Florence, Italie, September 15-19, 2019.
Safety management of nanomaterials in research labs2019. International Congress on Advanced Material Sciences and Engineering 2019, Osaka, Japan, July 22-24, 2019. p. 136.
Optimal barrier management of evacuation decision in chemical cluster2019
Safety assessment in cosmetics: Health and Environmental hazard analysis of sunscreen components2019
Risk Management in an Academic Environment: Safety Measures and Risk Propagation2019
Parameters affecting thermal risk through a kinetic model under adiabatic condition: Application to liquid-liquid reaction systemThermochimica Acta. 2018-05-28. DOI : 10.1016/j.tca.2018.05.024.
Use of numerical simulation as an educational tool to improve safety in research institutions2018. CHISA, Prague, August 25-29, 2018.
Risk Management in an Academic Environment: Safety Measures and Risk Propagation2018
Resource allocation for risk management in academia2018
Less toxic chemistry: the keys to substitution2018
La gestion des dangers appliquée aux produits cosmétiques2018
Amélioration de la culture sécurité dans les laboratoires académiques à l'EPFL2018
Exposure and hazard assessment of engineered nanoparticles present at Singapore workplaces2018
Towards an Efficient Safety Education System to Manage Risks in Laboratories2017. 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona, October 1th-5th, 2017.
Risk assessment and education strategies for nanotechnology researchers2017. Swiss nano Convention, Zürich, June 1st, 2017.
Engineered nanomaterials: toward effective safety management in research laboratories2017. Nano Delivery 2017 Conference, Osaka, Japan, May 29-31, 2017.
Characterization of foaming properties of a clathrate ice slurry in a high pressure loop2017
Introduction of 5S at EPFL2017
A systematic approach for thermal stability predictions of chemicals and their risk assessment: Pattern recognition and compounds classification based on thermal decomposition curvesProcess Safety And Environmental Protection. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.psep.2017.02.017.
Reactor Dynamics Investigation Based On Calorimetric Data2017. European Workshop on Process Safety and Loss Prevention at 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE) / 3rd European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECAB) / 5th European Process Intensificatiion Conference (EPIC), Nice, FRANCE, SEP 27-OCT 01, 2015. p. 231-240. DOI : 10.1002/cjce.22700.
Towards the implementation of a safety education program in a teaching and research institutionEducation for Chemical Engineers. 2017. DOI : 10.1016/j.ece.2015.06.003.
Engineered nanomaterials: toward effective safety management in research laboratories2016. 11th Int. Particle Toxicology Conference, Singapore, September 26-30, 2016.
Education and management in using especially hazardous chemicals in a research and teaching institution2016. 22nd International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA, Prague, Czech Republic, August 27-31, 2016.
Étude de faisabilité des indicateurs en sécurité dans le milieu académique2016
Interpolation réacteurs industriels d'hydrogénation2016
Assessment of a Hydrogen Supply Chain and Evaluation of the Societal Risk Using Discrete Event Simulation2016
Thermal Stability Predictions for Inherently Safe Process Design Using Molecular-Based Modelling Approaches2016. 15th International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion, Freiburg, GERMANY, JUN 05-08, 2016. p. 517-522. DOI : 10.3303/CET1648087.
Thermal Process Safety Based on Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Dynamics2016. p. 19-24. DOI : 10.3303/CET1648004.
Joint applicability test of software for laboratory assessment and risk analysisJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.jlp.2015.12.026.
Using very toxic or especially hazardous chemical substances in a research and teaching institutionSafety Science. 2016. DOI : 10.1016/j.ssci.2016.04.019.
Engineered nanomaterials: toward effective safety management in research laboratoriesJOURNAL OF NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY. 2016. DOI : 10.1186/s12951-016-0169-x.
Molecular Structure Based Predictive Models for Thermal Stability of Chemicals2015. AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, USA, November 8-13, 2015.
Renewable resource based polymers2015
Synthesis of cyclic (ethylene furanoate) oligomers via reactive distillation for ring opening polymerization2015
Machine learning for thermal decomposition prediction from group contribution2015
Predictive Models for Thermal Behavior of Chemicals with Quantitative Structure-Property RelationshipsChemical Engineering & Technology. 2015. DOI : 10.1002/ceat.201400548.
Analyse thermique et structure moléculaire2015
Research and developments-where people are exposed to nanomaterialsJournal of occupational heath. 2015. DOI : 10.1539/joh.14-0189-FS.
Predicting thermal behavior of chemicals from molecular structure2015. 2015 Spring meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, Austin, Texas, 26-30 April.
Reaction Kinetic Investigation and scale-up evaluation based on calorimetric data2015. 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Nice, France, September 27-October 1st, 2015.
Thermal stability predicted from group contribution method2015. 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Nice, France, September 27-October 1st, 2015.
Improvement and development of tools to respect the policy of special waste’s management of the FSB of the EPFL2014
Autorisation d’utilisation de substances chimiques très toxiques et/ou dangereuses à la faculté des sciences de base de EPFLArchives des Maladies Professionnelles et de l'Environnement. 2014. DOI : 10.1016/j.admp.2014.03.179.
Kinetic identification and risk assessment based on non-linear fitting of calorimetric data2014. 10th Global Congress on Process Safety, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, March 30-April 2.
Feed optimization using kinetic model and scale-down approach2014. STK annual meeting, Fribourg, Switzerland, June 5.
Is safety education necessary in research and teaching institutions?2014. 21st International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA), Prague, Czech Republic, 23-27 August.
Predictive models for thermal behavior of chemicals2014. 21st International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA), Prague, Czech Republic, 23-27 August.
Joint applicability test of software for laboratory assessment and risk analysis2014. 24 th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2014, Wroclaw, Poland, 14-18 September.
FH HES Optimization of Chemical Reactor Feed by Simulations Based on a Kinetic ApproachChimia. 2014. DOI : 10.2533/chimia.2014.746.
Expert Judgements in Risk Analysis: a Strategy to Overcome Uncertainties2013. 14th EFCE Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion, Florence, Italy, 12-15 May.
Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships for Thermal Stability and Explosive Properties of Chemicals2013. 14th EFCE Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion, Florence, Italy, 12-15 May.
Autorisation d'utilisation de substances chimiques très toxiques et/ou dangereuses à la Faculté des Sciences de Base de l'EPFL2013. 25èmes journées franco-suisses de santé au travail, Lyon, France, 14 June.
Nanomaterials safety management in research environment2013. 7th Applied Biosafety Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, September 5.
Expert Judgements in Risk Analysis: a Strategy to Overcome UncertainitiesChemical Engineering Transactions. 2013. DOI : 10.3303/CET1331052.
Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships for Thermal Stability and Explosive Properties of ChemicalsChemical Engineering Transactions. 2013. DOI : 10.3303/CET1331141.
Engineering risk managementGermany: De Gruyter Graduate.
A systematic tool for Assessment and Classification of Hazards in Laboratories (ACHiL)Safety Science. 2013. DOI : 10.1016/j.ssci.2012.10.001.
How to Apply Nanomaterials Safety Management in a Research Environment ?2012. BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of NanoMedicine, Shenzhen, China, November 1-3, 2012. p. 129.
Le concept d'autorisation d'utilisation de substances chimiques particulièrement dangereuses et/ou toxiques2012. GRMHST, La Neuveville, Switzerland, 15 November.
How to apply nanomaterials safety management in a reserch environment?2012. BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of Nanomedicine, Shenzen, China, 1-3 November.
How about safety and risk management in research education?2012. 20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA, Prague, Czech Republic, 25-29 August.
Safety management of nanomaterials2012. 20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA, Prague, Czech Republic, 25-29 August.
How to manage nanomaterials safety in research environment?2012. 20th Annual International Conference on Composites or Nano Engineering ICCE-20, Beijing, China, July 22-28.
Das Sicherheitskonzept in den Forschungs-und Schulungslaboratorien2012. Wissens-Forum 2012 Brandschutz und Arbeitssicherheit, MediaSec AG, Zurich, Switzerland, 8 May.
Safety Management of NanomaterialsProcedia Engineering. 2012. DOI : 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.07.552.
How About Safety and Risk Management in Research and Education?Procedia Engineering. 2012. DOI : 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.07.478.
Risk analysis in research environmentJournal Of Risk Research. 2012. DOI : 10.1080/13669877.2011.634513.
Feasibility Study on the Prediction of Thermal Stability of Chemicals2011
Sicherheitskonzept in den Forschungs-und Schullaboratorien2011. SSPS/VBSF meeting, Olten, Switzerland.
Safety management of nanomaterials2011. 8th. European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Berlin, Germany, Sept 25-29.
Risk analysis in research environment2011. 8th. European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Berlin, Germany, Sept 25-29.
LARA-Méthodologie et Outil de Gestion des Risques en Milieu Académique et de Recherche2011. XXIVèmes jJournées franco-suisse de santé et sécurité au travail, Fribourg, Switzerland, 16-17 juin.
How to manage nanomaterials safety in research environment2011. INRS NANO 2011, Nancy, France, 5-7 avril.
Preventive identification of chemical hazards in laboratories2011
Safety Management and Risk Assessment in Chemical LaboratoriesChimia. 2011. DOI : 10.2533/chimia.2011.734.
Risk analysis in research environment - Part I: Modeling Lab Criticity Index using Improved Risk Priority NumberSafety Science. 2011. DOI : 10.1016/j.ssci.2011.02.006.
Risk analysis in research environment - Part II: Weighting Lab Criticity Index using the Analytic Hierarchy ProcessSafety Science. 2011. DOI : 10.1016/j.ssci.2010.12.011.
Hybrid approach for risk identification in research milieu2010. 13th international symposium on loss prevention and safety promotion in the process industries, Bruges, Belgium, June 6-9, 2010. p. 447-450.
Risk management practices for safe handling of nanomaterials in research laboratories2010. 2nd NanoImpactNet Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 9-12, 2010.
Management of nanomaterials safety in research environmentParticle And Fibre Toxicology. 2010. DOI : 10.1186/1743-8977-7-40.
Particle exposure scenarios for research and production activities involving nanomaterialsAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2009. DOI : 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2009.179.1_MeetingAbstracts.A5262.
The important role of pressure in supercritical fluid process development revealed by reaction calorimetryPROCESS SAFETY PROGRESS. 2009. DOI : 10.1002/prs.10329.
Effects of nanoparticles on human health2008
Risk analysis in academia2008. 17th congress of Society for Risk Analysis, Valencia, Spain, September 22-25, 2008.
What could calorimetric techniques bring to safety analysis?2008. 5th Int. Symposium on high pressure processes technology and chemical engineering, Safety forum, Qingdao, China, March 4-8, 2008.
Supercritical FluidsEncyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology; Weinheim, Germany: Wiley VCH, 2008.
Reaction monitoring of the MMA polymerization at marginal dispersion stabilityAIChE Journal. 2008. DOI : 10.1002/aic.11373.
Supercritical Reaction Calorimetry: Versatile Tool for Measuring Heat Transfer Properties and Monitoring Chemical Reactions in Supercritical FluidsIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2008. DOI : 10.1021/ie0712030.
Optimization of reaction calorimetry with supercritical fluids: A complete term-by-term analysis of the heat flow equationJournal of Supercritical Fluids. 2008. DOI : 10.1016/j.supflu.2007.12.001.
Surface modified Nylon 6,6 and application for adsorption and detection of uranium in potable waterReactive and Functional Polymers. 2007. DOI : 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2006.10.004.
Reaction calorimetry, a comprehensive tool for studying reactions in supercritical media2007. 20th Jacques Cartier Conference, Lyon, France, November 29-December 5, 2007.
Marginal dispersion stability of polymerizations in scCO2-Pressure effect and engineering insight using calorimetric techniques2007. AIChE 2007 annual meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A., November 4-9, 2007.
The role of pressure at the limit of the dispersion stability in the polymerization of methyl methacrylate in supercritical CO22007. 6th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Copenhague, Denmark, September 16-20, 2007. p. 129-130.
Dispersion polymerization of methyl methacrylate in supercritical carbon dioxide: Control of molecular weight distribution by adjusting particle surface area2007. 9th International Workshop on polymer reaction engineering, Hamburg, Germany, October 7-10, 2007.
Supercritical heat flow reaction calorimetry: A comprehensive tool for monitoring reactions in supercritical fluids2007. Swiss society of thermal analysis and calorimetry annual meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2007.
Temperature induced morphology control in the polymer foaming process2007. 5th International Symposium on High Pressure processes tecnology and chemical engineering, Segovia, Spain, June 24-27, 2007.
Temperature-induced morphology control in the polymer- foaming processAICHE Journal. 2007. DOI : 10.1002/aic.11273.
Free-radical dispersion polymerization of methyl methacrylate in supercritical carbon dioxide: a parametric analysis with reaction calorimetryMacromolecular Reaction Engineering. 2007. DOI : 10.1002/mren.200600011.
Is heat transfer governing chemical reactions in supercritical fluids?Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 2007. DOI : 10.1016/j.supflu.2006.07.010.
Dispersion polymerization of methyl methacrylate in supercritical carbon dioxide: control of molecular weight distribution by adjusting particle surface areaMacromolecular Symposia. 2007. DOI : 10.1002/masy.200751326.
Monitoring polymerization reactions in supercritical carbon dioxide. The fusion of calorimetry with ultrasound sensors and optical observations.2006. 8th. International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids, Kyoto, Japan, November 5-8. 2006. p. 154.
Monitoring polymerization reactions in suprcritical carbon dioxide with reaction calorimetry2006. PRE VI, Halifax, Canada, May 21-26, 2006. p. nb1.
Monitoring reactions in supercritical mediaSuperctitical Carbon Dioxide; Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2005. p. 81-103.
Supercirtical reaction calorimetry2005. 12th international forum on process development, Flims, Switzerland, September 18-22, 2005. p. 1-19.
Particularities of calorimetry in supercritical fluids2005. 30th anniversary meeting of Swiss society of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Basel, Switzerland, September 8-9. 2005.
Monitoring reactions in supercritical carbon dioxide using heat flow calorimetry2005. 7th. World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, July 10-14, 2005. p. 1-9.
Monitoring chemical reactions in supercritical fluids2005. 7th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids, Orlando, U.S.A., May 1-4, 2005.
Is heat transfer governing chemical reactions in supercritical fluids?2005. 7th International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids, Orlando, U.S.A., May 1-4, 2005.
Apparate zur Herstellung, Aufbereitung und Konfektionierung von KunststoffenWinnaacker-Küchler Encyclopedia; Weinheim, Germany: Wiley VCH, 2005.
Polymerization reactorsEncyclopedia of Life Support System; UNESCO-EOLSS, 2005.
Thermal initiation of MMA in high temperature radical polymerizationsMacromolecular Materials and Engineering. 2005. DOI : 10.1002/mame.200400275.
Handbook of Polymer Reaction Engineering, Volume 1Wiley VCH.
Handbook of Polymer Reaction Engineering, Volume 2Wiley VCH.
PlasticsWinnacker-Kuechler: Chemische Technik (5. Auflage); Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2005. p. 465-819.
Continuous high-temperature polymerisation of methyl methacrylate2005. p. 83102/1-83102/9.
Supercritical reaction calorimetry: A novel route to supercritical fluid reaction monitoring2005. p. 338b/1-338b/5.
Continuous high-temperature polymerization of MMA at pilot scale2005. p. 555g/1-555g/5.
Supercritical Carbon Dioxide in Polymer Reaction EngineeringWiley VCH.
Transport properties of supercritical carbon dioxide2005. p. 37-54.
Etude de la formation, de la dégradation et de la nature des peroxydes formés à partir du méthacrylate de méthyle en présence d’oxygène2005
Polymérisation du MMA à haute température et stabilité thermique2005
Etude thermodynamique des équilibres de phase en milieu surcritique: application à la polymérisation par dispersion dans le dioxyde de carbone surcritique2005
Monitoring polymerizations in supercritical fluids by reaction calorimetry2004. 8th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering, Dechema monograph 138, 361-367, Hamburg, Germany, October 3-6 ,2004. p. 361-367.
High temperature polymerisation of MMA2004. 8th Internation Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering, Hamburg, Germany, October 3-6 ,2004. p. 511-516.
A novel tool in calorimetric techniques2004. 13th. American int. symp. on process development, Cambridge, Maryland, USA, September 12-15, 2004. p. 1-10.
Heat transfer and hydrodynamics analysis in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide2004. 7th. Conference on Supercritical Fluids and their Applications, Trieste, Italy, June 13-16, 2004. p. 185.
Reaction calorimetry applied to the Dispersion Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide2004. 7th. Conference on Supercritical Fluids and their Applications, Trieste, Italy, June 13-16, 2004. p. 119.
Heat transfer and mixing analyis in supercritical fluids using a high pressure reaction calorimeter2004. ISMIP5, Sevilla, Spain, June 1-4, 2004.
Reaction Calorimetry in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide2004. 18th Int. Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, Chicago, U.S.A., June 6-9, 2004.
Polymer reaction engineering, an integrated approachChemical Engineering Research & Design. 2004. DOI : 10.1205/cerd.82.12.1580.58035.
Reaction Calorimetry as a New Tool for Supercritical FluidsOrganic Process Research & Development. 2004. DOI : 10.1021/op034174n.
A new tool for the study of polymerization under supercritical conditions - preliminary resultsMacromolecular Symposia. 2004. DOI : 10.1002/masy.200450207.
Modeling of the high-temperature polymerization of methyl methacrylate. 1. Review of existing models for the description of the gel effectIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2004. DOI : 10.1021/ie034280d.
Reaction calorimetry in supercritical carbon dioxide - methodology developmentMacromolecular Materials and Engineering. 2004. DOI : 10.1002/mame.200400077.
Développement de matériaux absorbants pour les métaux lourds2004
Développement de la calorimétrie de réaction surcritique Polymérisation par dispersion2004
Initiator efficencies for polymerization reactions2003
Modeling of the high temperature polymerization of poly (Methylmethacrylate): I. Review of existing models for the description of the Gel Effect2003. Polymer Reaction Engineering: Modelling, Optimisation and Control, Lyon, France, November 30-December 3, 2003. p. 57-62.
Reaction calorimetry in supercritical fluids - A novel tool2003. 11th RXE forum, Pontresina, Switzerland, September 28-October 2, 2003. p. 1-15.
Polymerizaton in supercritical reaction calorimeter2003. 4th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Granada, Spain, September 21-25, 2003.
Heat transfer in supercritical reaction calorimeter2003. 11th European Conference on Mixing, Bamberg, Germany, October 15-17, 2003. p. 471-478.
Reaction calorimetry in supercritical fluids- A novel tool2003. 6th International Sympsium on SF , Versailles, France, April 28-30, 2003. p. 1139-1144.
A new tool for the study of polymerization under supercritical conditions2003. PRE V, Quebec City, Canada, May 18-23, 2003.
Scale-Up of Polymerization Process: A Practical ExampleOrganic Process Research & Development. 2003. DOI : 10.1021/op025605p.
On the degradation and stabilization of poly(methyl methacrylate) in a continuous processChemical Engineering & Technology. 2003. DOI : 10.1002/ceat.200390092.
Analysis development of branched polymers2002
Condensation reaction in supercritical media2002
New heat flux calorimetry applied to bulk polymerizations2002
Supercritical calorimetry (phase diagram)2002
Supercritical calorimetry: a novel tool2002. 4th International Symposium on high pressure process technology, Conf. Proceedings, Che, Eng. Trans., 2, Venice, Italy.
Recent advances in supercritical calorimetry: a novel tool2002. 4th International Symposium on high pressure process technology, Conf. Proceedings, Che, Eng. Trans., 2, Venice, Italy, September 22-25, 2002.
A new tool for the study of polymerization under supercritical conditions2002. 14th WP-PRE, Barcelona, Spain, November 22-23, 2002. p. 33-35.
On the degradation and stabilization of poly(methylmethacrylate) in a continuous process2002. 17th international symposium on Chemical Reaction engineering, Hong Kong, PRC, August 25-28, 2002. p. 0058.
Scale-up of polymerization processes: a practical example2002. 5th Int. Conference on the Scale-up of chemical processes, Jersey, U.K., September 22-26, 2002. p. 148-158.
Supercritical calorimetry: an emerging fieldChimia. 2002. DOI : 10.2533/000942902777680658.
Scale-up of polymerization processesCurrent Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development. 2002.
Polyaddition du Bisphénol A avec une Résine Epoxyde Liquid en présence d’un terminateur de chaîne: étude cinétique2002
Thermal degradation of PMMA2001
Etude cinétique des réactions de polyaddition pour la production de résine Arladite en continu dans réacteur tubulaire2001
Study of a continuous process for the production of solid epoxy resins2001. 7th international congress on polymer reaction engineering, Hamburg, Germany, October 8-10, 2001. p. 457-480.
Thermal stabilization and devolatilization of PMMA in a continuous polymerization pilot loop reactor2001. 7th international congress on polymer reaction engineering, Hamburg, Germany, October 8-10, 2001. p. 481-487.
Reactor Modeling of a Pilot Scale Tubular Loop: reactor with Free Radical Polymerization of Methymethacrylate2001. SML'01, Lucca, Italy, June 3-9, 2001.
Characterization of PMMA produced by continous high solid content polymerization process2001. Dechema-Jahrestagung, Mainz, Germany, April 2-3, 2001. p. 124.
Polymer reaction engineering at EPFLChimia. 2001. DOI : 10.2533/chimia.2001.128.
Determination of a kinetic model for the polyaddition of bisphenol A with an epoxide liquid resinChimia. 2001. DOI : 10.2533/chimia.2001.234.
Inline conversion monitoring in MMA high solid content polymerization processChimia. 2001. DOI : 10.2533/chimia.2001.249.
Polymérisation radicalaire du MMA à haut taux de conversion dans un réacteur tubulaire à recyclage: stabilisation thermique du PMMA2001
Investment projects for the retrofitting of existing continuous plants in the chemical industry (Collaboration with ETHZ)2000
Umsetzungskonzepte CFD am Beispiel der Polymerisation2000. Dechema, Frankfurt, Germany, May 5, 2000.
Determination of a Kinetic Model for the Polyaddition of Bisphenol A with an Epoxide Liquid Resin2000. 12th WP-PRE, 29, Proceedings, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 20-22, 2000.
Pilot scale polymerization loop reactor: the right size to scale-up?2000. Polymer reaction engineering VI, Palm Coast, Florida, USA, March 19-24, 2000. p. 56-60.
Polymer reaction engineering at EPFL2000. PGS tagung, Zurich, Switzerland, October 20, 2000.
In-line Conversion Monitoring in PMMA high Conversion Polymerization Pocess2000. 12th WP-PRE, 37, Proceedings, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 20-11, 2000.
On-line conversion monitoring through ultrasound velocity measurements in bulk styrene polymerization in a recycle reactor - part II: mathematical modelPolymer Reaction Engineering. 2000. DOI : 10.1080/10543414.2000.10744552.
On-line conversion monitoring through ultrasound velocity measurements in bulk styrene polymerization in a recycle reactor - part I: experimental validationPolymer Reaction Engineering. 2000. DOI : 10.1080/10543414.2000.10744551.
Study of the Isothermal Free Radical Polymerization of Styrene initiated with Bifunctional Initiator by Differential Scanning Calorimetry1999. Dechema, Reaktionkalorimetrie, Frankfurt, Germany.
Determination of a kinetic model for the polyaddition of the Bisphenol A with an epoxyde liquid resin1999. PGS tagung, Conf. Proceedings, Winterthur, Switzerland, November 9-10, 1999.
Ultrasound Propagation Velocity as a New Tool for the On-line Monitoring of Styrene Bulk Polymerisation in a Recycle Reactor1999. 11th EFCE WPPRE, Proceedings CD-Rom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Modelling of the free Radical Polymerization of Styrene Initiated by Bifunctional Initiator1999. 3rd annual polymers producers conference, Houston, Texas, USA. p. 456-479.
Study of micromixing in Polymerization reactions and its application in experimental copolimerization1994. AIChE Annual Meeting, St. Louis, November 1993. p. 117-122.
Reaction engineering studies on the copolymerization of styrene with maleic anhydride in a loop reactorChemie Ingenieur Technik. 1994. DOI : 10.1002/cite.330660413.
Methyl-Methacrylate polymerization in a tubular reactor-Product quality and reactor behaviour1992. 4th International Workshop on polymer reaction engineering, Berlin, Germany, October 12-14, 1992. p. 31-38.
Methyl methacrylate polymerization in a tubular reactor: product quality and reactor behavior4th International Workshop on Polymer Reaction Engineering; Weinheim: VCH, 1992. p. 31-8.
Concentration segregation in a tubular polymerization reactor - an experimental studyPolymer reaction engineering. 1989.
Cocentration Segregation in a tubular polymerization reactor-an experimental study1989. 3rd Berlin International workshop on polymer reaction engineering, Berlin, Germany, September 27-29, 1989. p. 285-294.
Teaching & PhD
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering