National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) de Lyon -Villeurbanne, France

Title: Compounding and Melt strengthening of blends based on poly (lactic acid) - rheological investigations, Structure-properties relationships for forming process

Symposium: Natural Based & Biodegradable Polymers

Professional Background

Abderrahim Maazouz is a Professor of Polymer Engineering and Science in the Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering (IMP) at National Institute of Applied Science at Lyon (INSA de Lyon), France. Currently He is the director of Interdisciplinary Research Group in Polymer Processing (PPF/INSA de Lyon) and a Co-Chairman of “Polymer Structure and Rheology” center in the lab of IMP-UMR CNRS 5223. He is also the Director of the "Polymer and composites processing “in the mechanical department of INSA de Lyon (France) Prof. Maazouz’s research interests cover wide domains, including i) Structure/processing/property relationships of polymers; ii) Rheology and process engineering of polymer materials, biopolymers and their composites; iii) Interfacial phenomena in the polymer and composites processing; iv) Monitoring and optimization of polymer processes (extrusion, co-extrusion, roto-molding, resin transfer molding, etc.). Contributions on these domains lead him to have more than 100 peerreviewed scientific articles, 6 patents, 2 book chapters and more than 100 oral and poster communications where he has on numerous occasions been an invited speaker and a chair-man of conferences. He supervises more than forty (40) PhD and post-doctoral students with financing from the Ministry of Research and industry. All these doctors now have high-level positions in either industry or academia, in France as well as abroad. He established numerous international collaborations (Canada, USA, Australia, Vietnam, Morocco and Tunisia). He is a member of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Society of Rheology (SoR), American Chemical Society (ACS) and European Society of Rheology (ESR). He is a Chairman of the international annual meeting of Polymer Processing Society in Lyon on July 2016. He was recently honored by French government by the “Palm academic medal”: Palmes académiques. Prof. Maazouz is also Reviewer of several scientific journals: Polymer, International Material Forming, Rheologica Acta, Polymer Engineering & Science. Besides, Prof. Maazouz is also a conveyor of academic research to numerous high-technological industrial applications, which make him being well recognized by both academia and industry. He is responsible of several industrial projects (FUI, Carnot institute) , Academic projects “ANR” (HOBBIT, DIFEXBIO, ASPECT… ), and European projects (CORNET, AMOPLA…)


  • Co-Chairman of Polymer Structure and Rheology group: process and simulation in IMP lab:
    Director of the "Polymer and composites processing department INSA de Lyon:
    Resident Member of Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Rabat, Morocco
  • College: Engineering, Transfer and Technological Innovation
    Chairman of the international annual meeting of Polymer Processing Society in Lyon on July 2016.