Maud Save



Technopôle Helioparc
2 avenue Pierre Angot
64053 Pau Cedex 9

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Opening hours : 8h30-12h00 / 13h30-17h00
Phone: 00 33 (0)5 40 17 50 00
E-mail (contact-iprem @

Head of research unit:

Director : Jean-Marc Sotiropoulos (ryszard.lobinski @
Assistant directors : Cécile Courrèges and Christine Lartigau-Dagron



Maud SaveCNRS Senior Researcher

  • Researcher in Polymer Chemistry and physico-chemistry
  • Head of South West Regional division of French Polymer Group)
    2 av. P. Angot 64000 Pau
  • Polymère, Polymer Chemistry: controlled radical polymerization, polymerization in aqueous dispersed media, emulsion polymerization, miniemulsion polymerization, dispersion polymerization - Stimuli-responsive polymer, hydrocolloids, microgels, latex - Photosensitizer grafted polymers - Hybrid colloids - Amphiphilic copolymer, emulsifier, stabilizer from renewable ressources (polysaccharide, terpene...) - Copolymer self-assembly, polymer surface
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2011 : Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches  (HDR), Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour

2000 : PhD, University of Bordeaux I

1997 : DEA/Master  University of Bordeaux I

1995: Bachelor in chemistry, University of Bordeaux I


Scientific responsabilities
  • Co-Leader of the cluster « Physico-chemistry of surfaces and polymer materials »
  • Scientific Project Coordinator
  • Supervising of post-doctorates, PhD and Master students
  • Reviewing activities: national and international research projects, peer-reviewed articles, PhD and HDR.
Administrative responsabilities
  • Member of the scientific committee of IPREM laboratory
  • Elected Member of the governing board of UPPA


  • Polymer chemistry
  • Polymer characterization

Research interests

  • Polymer Chemistry : controlled radical polymerization (block copolymers), polymerization in aqueous dispersed media (emulsion, miniemulsion, dispersion polymerization)
  • Stimuli-responsive functional polymer colloids (microgels, latex), photosensitizer-grafted polymers
  • Polymer from renewable resources: emulsifiers/stabilizers of liquid emulsion and latex
  • Block copolymer self-assembly


Supervisors or co-supervisors of 11 post-doctorates, 13 doctorates and 25 master students


Coordination or participation to 21 collaborative research project on 10 last years.

Example of funded projects:

  • 2024 – 2026 : Poctefa AcroBioPlast (partner) :ACceleration of the BIOdegradation process of bioPLASTics to improve their application in biomedical devices / ACceleration of the BIOdegradation process of bioPLASTics to improve their application in biomedical devices
  • 2016 – 2019: ANR FUNPOLYSURF (coordinator) : Elaboration de surfaces polymeres structurees fonctionnelles a partir de nanoparticules polymeres photo-actives / Design of advanced structured functional polymer surfaces from photo-active polymer nanoparticles.
  • 2016 – 2019: ANR PICPOSS (Partner) -Continuous-flow integrated processes for photo-oxygenations with solid-supported sensitizers for the safe and sustainable production of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • 2016 – 2019: PhD E. Decompte (IPREM) - Design of colloidal molecularly imprinted polymer dispersed in aqueous phase for the detection of emergent micropollutants
  • 2016 – 2017: Partner, collaboration CRPP, University Bordeaux -Valorization of renewable resources for the synthesis of polymer colloids: towards pickering emulsion
  • 2016 – 2019: MAHE project 
  • 2013 – 2016: Thesis project -L. Etchenausia - Synthesis and characterization of thermoresponsive poly(N-vinylcaprolactam)-based particles by emulsion polymerization by using a reactive macromolecular stabilizer
  • 2013 – 2015:  BIOPOLYSURF project (Conseil Régional Aquitaine, Sociétés DRT, LVMH) + PAATER project (Aquitaine Science Transfert)- Synthesis of terpene-based macromolecular surfactants towards the stabilizer of terpene-in-water transparent nanoemulsion