Sylvain Caillol

PhD Habil. CNRS Research Director

  • Member of Editorial Board of Green Materials and European Polymer Journal
  • Innovative Techniques for Environment Award in 2010; Green Materials Prize 2018 (Journal Prize for best paper in journal)
  • Chairman of Oleochemistry Division at European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids

A propos

Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier

Sylvain Caillol
Permanent - chercheur, Equipe D2
ICGM - UMR5253$CC043$Pôle Chimie Balard Recherche19 route de Mende293 Montpellier cedex 5

04 48 79 20 07

Sylvain Caillol was born in 1974 in Sète, France. He received his M. Sc. Degree in Chemistry from the Engineering School of Chemistry of Montpellier. Then he did his thesis at the Chemistry Laboratory of Organic Polymers in Bordeaux on the synthesis of biodegradable polymers for drug delivery for Flamel Technologies Company.
He received his PhD degree in 2001 from the University of Bordeaux, France. Subsequently he joined Rhodia Group, and worked firstly as research scientist, then as chemical engineering expert. Later, promoted Department Manager, he headed the Rhodia Polymer Research Department in the Research Center of Aubervilliers.
In 2007 he joined the CNRS in the polymer team of Charles Gerhardt Institute of Montpellier where he started a new research topic dedicated to Green Chemistry and Polymers. His research interests include the use of renewable resources for the synthesis of biobased building blocks and polymers for materials and composites. He is Sustainable Manager of Carnot Institute “Chimie Balard Cirimat”.

Executive Board of European Polymer Journal
Associate Board of Green Materials and Journal of American Oil Chemists’ Society
  • Innovative Techniques for Environment Award - 2010
  • Green Materials Prize 2018 (Journal Prize for best paper in journal) – London, UK
  • Pioneering Investigator from Polymer Chemistry - 2019
Chairman of Oleochemistry Division at European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids.

Thème de Recherche

  • Green Chemistry and Polymers
    • Synthesis of Biobased monomers and polymers
    • Synthesis of safer monomers: substitution of bisphenol A, isocyanates, phenol…
    • Synthesis of Polyhydroxyurethanes
    • Green Routes: Emulsion polymerization, click-chemistry, thermoresponsive materials
  • Renewable resources
    • Vegetable oils
    • Natural phenols : lignin, tannins, vanillin, cardanol, etc.
  • Synthesis of monomers and polymers
    • Epoxidation and Polyepoxides
    • Polyurethanes and Non-Isocyanates Polyurethanes
    • Phenolic networks
    • Step growth polymerization
    • Free radical polymerization

Télécharger la liste de vos publications au format csv ou au format Pdf

  • Sylvain Caillol, Jean Louis Halary, Luc Averous, M E. Borredon, Bernard Boutevin, Serge Bourbigot, Claude Bunel, Ludwik Leibler, Francois Tournilhac, Vincent Verney, Sophie Duquesne, Sophie Commereuc, Carlos Vaca-Garcia, Eric Pollet, Laurence Lecamp and Corinne Soulié-Ziakovic
    Matériaux Polymères et Développement Durable,
    Actual Chim. 201041-53

Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier - Direction

  • Pôle Chimie Balard Recherche
  • CC 043 - 1919 route de Mende
  • 34293 Montpellier cedex 5
  • Tel: +33 (0)4 67 61 36 14
  • Email: