Academic Partners

University of Mons

University of Mons offers more than 40 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and has more than 5000 students from over 40 different nationalities with over a thousand faculty members, making UMONS a top student-to-faculty ratio university. The LCPM has more than 90 chemists, physicists, and chemical engineers, allowing them to intervene in all step-states of the elaboration and life of a material, including its ultimate end-up after last utilization.

They have around 30 PhD student as well as 30 Post-doc which facilitate the day to day following of the PhD students.

  • Dr. Olivier Coulembier

    Is currently Research Associate by the Belgian F.N.R.S. in the Laboratory of Polymeric and Composite Materials (LPCM) at University of Mons. Since his nomination, Dr. Coulembier is the person in charge of the “macromolecular engineering” LPCM field activities. This year, Dr. Coulembier leads 12 researchers, guiding 6 PhD thesis, 5 post-doc researchers and 1 master student. To date Dr Coulembier supervised more than 35 scientific persons and is teaching a magistral lesson (Ring-Opening Polymerization) since 7 years.

  • Prof. Philippe Dubois

    Is full professor at University of Mons (UMONS, Belgium) and honorary senior research associate of the Belgian FNRS. He is currently director of the Center of Innovation and Research in Materials and Polymers (CIRMAP, ca. 165 persons) and Vice-President of the Institute of Research in Sciences and Engineering of Materials (Materials Institute, ca. 290 persons). Prof. Dubois is Scientific Director at Materia Nova Research Center in Mons and Past-President of the Belgian Royal Chemical Society. He has authored ca. 530 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 24 book chapters, 8 books and scientific special journal issues, and is inventor of 60 patents. He has supervised more than 50 PhD students.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement 642671