Professor, Faculty of pharmacy, University of Montpellier
Benjamin initially graduated as a chemical engineer from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie of Montpellier (ENSCM), France before completing an industrial PhD on degradable polymers from the University of Montpellier (UM) in 2005 in contract with RHODIA in the group of Prof. Vert. He then worked in the Macromolecular Engineering and Architectures group of ENSCM in the group of Prof. Boutevin before joining the Department of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics of Prof. Gurny at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) to develop scaffolds for tissue engineering and drug delivery systems. In 2008, he became Associate Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at UM and joined the Department of Artificial Biopolymers of IBMM of Prof. Coudane, where he was appointed Full Professor in 2018. His research activities focus on the synthesis and modification of degradable polymers for advanced biomedical applications and include hybrid biomaterials, bioactive surfaces, and multifunctional polymers.
Part of his recent work focuses on the synthesis and design of (1) innovative multifunctional degradable polymers for use in the field of drug delivery with smart and stimuli-responsive systems or (2) macromolecular contrast agents in the field of diagnostic allowing for MRI or X-ray imaging in of medical devices, or of theranostic approaches.
Another part of his research focuses on (3) hybrid biomaterials including peptide-based polymers or nanocomposites, and degradable elastomers for tissue engineering applications, as well as the development of (4) surface modification strategies to yield active surfaces in the frame of antibacterial and of imaging applications.
Benjamin is member of the editorial board of Multifunctional Materials and is co-author of over 58 papers and 3 patents.
Orcid n°: 0000-0002-8577-9273
5 publications récentes:
Anita Schulz, Laurent Lemaire, Audrey Bethry, Lucie Allègre, Maïda Cardoso, Florence Bernex, Florence Franconi, Christophe Goze-Bac, Hubert Taillades, Xavier Garric, Benjamin Nottelet. UV-triggered photoinsertion of contrast agent onto polymer surface for in vivo MRI-visible medical devices. Multifunctional Materials 2019
Louis Gangolphe, Stéphane Déjean, Audrey Bethry, Sylvie Hunger, Coline Pinese, Xavier Garric, Frédéric Bossard, Benjamin Nottelet. Degradable multi(aryl-azide) star copolymer as universal photo-crosslinker for elastomeric scaffolds Mat. Today Chem. 2019
Schulz, A. Stocco, A. Bethry, J-P. Lavigne, J. Coudane, B. Nottelet*. Direct Photomodification of Polymer Surfaces: Unleashing the Potential of Aryl-Azide Copolymers Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018 28, 1800976
Buwalda, A. Al Samad, A. El Jundi, A. Bethry, Y. Bakkour, J. Coudane, B. Nottelet. Stabilization of poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone) star block copolymer micelles via aromatic groups for improved drug delivery properties. J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 2018, 514, 468-478
A. Al Samad, A. Bethry, O Janouskova, J Ciccione, C Wenk, J-L Coll, G Subra, T Etrych, F El Omar, Y Bakkour, J Coudane, B. Nottelet. Iterative Photoinduced Chain Functionalization as a Generic Platform for Advanced Polymeric Drug Delivery Systems. Macromol Rapid Commun 2018, 39, 1700502