“3D printing and fire retardancy : conventional way or new opportunities?”
Professor Serge Bourbigot
Prof. Bourbigot got his PhD in 1993 and he joined ENSCL as assistant professor in 1993. He passed his French “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” in chemical engineering at the University of Lille in 1998. He got a position of associate professor in chemical engineering at ENSAIT in 1999. In 2002, Prof. Bourbigot left his laboratory to go to NIST (Gaithersburg, MD – USA) in sabbatical leave for a year. In 2003, ENSCL offered him a position of full professor in flame retardancy (ULille). He is the leader of the R2Fire group (reaction and resistance to fire). He has been awarded by the prestigious ERC-AdG for his project FireBar-Concept (budget = 2.4 millions€). His research interest includes reaction and resistance to fire of polymeric materials including thermoplastics, thermosets, textiles and coating with special emphasis on solid state NMR and heat transfer modeling.