Stéphanie Reynaud

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Stéphanie ReynaudDirectrice de recherche

  • IPREM UMR 5254
    Helioparc - 2, av. Pdt Angot - 64000 PAU
  • stephanie.reynaud @


She obtained her Ph.D. in 1999 on Chemistry and Physic-Chemistry of Molecular and Macromolecular Materials, at the Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France. Her domain of expertise was the nitroxide mediated radical polymerization. She studied both the organic synthesis of new nitroxide radicals and followed their effects toward the polymerization kinetics. From 1999 to 2001, she went to the United States for a post-doctoral position both at the Carnegie Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh (Prof. Matyjaszewski’s group) and within ATOFINA in King of Prussia (USA). During her stay within the Matyjaszewski’s group, she focused on the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization in water dispersed media. Her skill in controlled radical polymerization has been then used within ATOFINA. From the end of 2001, she became a permanent researcher at the CNRS. She is located in Pau (France) within the “Institut Pluridisciplinaire de Recherche sur l’Environnement et les Matériaux“, UMR 5254.


Her domain of expertise is the synthesis and the characterization of polymers. She develops the synthesis of polymers in solution and aqueous dispersed phase. Particularly she developed the synthesis of intrinsically conducting polymers for heating, gas sensing (VOC, ammonia, formaldehyde…) or smart hydrogels for tactile sensors. From 2008, she started also to work on microwave assisted polymer synthesis. The latter is studied to both highlight the effect of microwave irradiation towards kinetics and to synthesize new polymers. From 2012, the droplet-based millifluidic process has been developed, coupled with microwaves to study the kinetics and also under conventional heating to develop milligel sensors or drug carriers. She recently started several projects dealing with the presence of micro and nanoplastics in the environment. Both sensors and analytical approaches are developed.

Thèmes de recherche

Polymer synthesis and characterization in batch, solution and dispersed phase.
Conventional and controlled radical polymerization, polymer functionalization, under conventional heating and microwave irradiation. Millifluidic process.

  • Intrinsically conducting polymer synthesis. Target applications: heating coatings, chemical sensors, electrodes…
  • Smart hydrogels synthesis. Target application: electromechanical sensors.
  • Particle synthesis of controlled shape and size.
  • Development of new process of polymer synthesis: the microwave assisted polymerization (in batch, solution, dispersion).
  • Development of new process: droplet-base microwave assisted polymerization for drug-carrier and sensor applications


Article selected as a cover letter:

« Polymers », in « A chemist’s guide to microwave synthesis »,

ISBN978-3-200-04433-3, (chapter) 2016

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