Talk: Molecular picture of soft polymer network damage and fracture
Costantino Creton is CNRS research director (equivalent to Professor) since 2001 in the Laboratory of Soft Matter Science and Engineering. He also holds since 2011 the position of scientific chairman of the Performance Polymers technology area of the Dutch Polymer Institute(opens in new tab/window) and has been appointed in 2016, Distinguished Professor at the Global Station for Soft Matter(opens in new tab/window) of Hokkaido University(opens in new tab/window).
Since may 2019 he is also the vice-president research of the ESPCI Paris-PSL.
He has published more than 220 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 13 book chapters and has given more than 120 invited and plenary lectures at international conferences. His research interests focus on the mechanical properties of polymers at interfaces and on deformation and fracture of soft polymer networks. He has received several prizes and awards including the Prix Dédale of the French Adhesion Society in 2007, the Wake Medal(opens in new tab/window) from the UK Society of Adhesion and Adhesives in 2011 and the Adhesion Society’s prize for Excellence in Adhesion Science(opens in new tab/window) in 2013. He was also elected in 2013 fellow of the American Physical Society(opens in new tab/window) and received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2016 to work on fracture of soft materials. More recently he has been awarded in 2021 the grand Prix Fondation Michelin - Académie des Sciences(opens in new tab/window).