CNRS Researcher Ludwik Leibler receives European Inventor Award in research category
Director of the Laboratory for Soft Matter and Chemistry (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) is awarded for his outstanding work on a glass-like material capable of repairing itself: vitrimers.
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- Ludwik Leibler
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This ground-breaking discovery presents amazing properties: capable of being endlessly reshaped and recycled but in the same time hard as a metal, it is also cheap and easy to produce. Industrial applications of such a material are numerous, especially in automotive, aeronautics or construction sectors.
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- Vitrimers - samples
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Ludwik Leiber is also conducting innovative research in the biomedical field. A medical glue made up of nanoparticles presenting peculiar properties is currently being developed. It aims at being applied on organic tissue to dramatically accelerate wounds healing.
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- Ludwik Leibler working on his innovative water-based nanogel
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Ludwik Leibler, 63, is professor and director of the Laboratory for Soft Matter and Chemistry (CNRS/EPSCI ParisTech) as well as director of research at the CNRS. With a background in physics, he developed pioneering research in the field of polymers, and was awarded in 2013 with the CNRS Medal of Innovation.