Pr. François-Xavier PERRIN is graduated in Chemistry from the University of Marseille. He obtained his PhD from the University of Besançon (France) working on the electropolymerization of phenol derivatives and heterocyclic compounds. In 1998, he joined the MAPIEM (Materiaux Polymères Interfaces Environnement Marin) Laboratory. His research activities are focused on two fields : first, the weathering of organic and composite materials and the adequacy between artificial and natural ageing tests and second, the protection of metals by environmentally safe coatings. He contributed to fundamental and applied research with the development of new hybrid and nanocomposite materials by either bottom-up or top-down approaches.
He notably published several papers on the formation of clay or nanosilica– polymer hybrid materials by a controlled modification at a molecular level of the clay material (kaolin or montmorillonite). More recently, he developed new anticorrosive pigments based on nanocarbon and conductive polymers. Dr. Perrin is currently the author or co-author of 65 publications and 3 international Patent Claims.