Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2019
    Senior Research Associate & Lecturer, Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Université catholique de Louvain, (Belgium)

  • 2016 – 2017
    Sabbatical leave, Langer Lab – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

  • 2012 – 2019
    FNRS Research associate & Lecturer, Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

  • 2009 – 2012
    Visiting scholar (FNRS MIS-ULYSSE researcher), Institute of Condensed Matter & Nanosciences, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

  • 2006 – 2007
    Sabbatical leave, Melville Laboratory, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

  • 2002 – 2012
    CNRS Research Associate, Laboratoire Polymères, Biopolymères, Membrane, University of Rouen (France)

  • 2001 – 2002
    Post-doctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Germany)

  • 1999 – 2001
    Post-doctoral researcher, Laboratoire Physique et Chimie des Hauts Polymères, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

  • 1999
    Post-doctoral researcher, Laboratoire Polymères, Biopolymères, Membranes, University of Rouen (France)

  • 1995 – 1999
    PhD student, Laboratoire Polymères Biopolymères, Mmebranes, University of Rouen (France)

  • 1994 – 1995
    DEA (postgraduate degree) in Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers (with honors) – University of Rouen and University of Paris VI (France)

  • 1993 – 1994
    Master’s degree in Macromolecular Chemistry (with honors), University of Rouen (France)

Selected publications

  • E. Somville, A. Ajith Kumar, J. Guicheux, B. Halgand, S. Demoustier-Champagne, A. des Rieux*, A. M. Jonas, K. Glinel*. Green and Tunable Animal Protein-Free Microcarriers for Cell Expansion. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020, 12, 50303-50314.

  • D. Mohammed, G. Charras, E. Vercruysse, M. Versaevel, J. Lantoine, L. Alaimo, C. Bruyère, M. Luciano, K. Glinel, G. Delhaye, O. Théodoly, S. Gabriele*. Substrate Area confinement is a Key Determinant of Cell Velocity in Collective Migration, Nature Physics 2019, 15, 858-866.

  • A. M. Jonas,* K. Glinel,* A. Behrens, A. C. Anselmo, R. S. Langer, A. Jaklenec. Controlling the Growth of Staphylococcus Epidermidis by Layer-by-Layer Encapsulation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10, 16250-16259.

  • C. Monge, N. Saha, T. Boudou, C. Pózos-Vásquez, V. Dulong, K. Glinel*, C. Picart*, Rigidity-patterned Polyelectrolyte Films to control Myoblast Cell Adhesion and Spatial Organization, Advanced Functional Materials 2013. 23, 3432-3442.

  • K. Glinel*, P. Thebault, V. Humblot, C.-M. Pradier, T. Jouenne

    “Antibacterial Surfaces Developed from Bio-inspired Approaches”

    Acta Biomaterialia 2012, 8, 1670-1684.

  • X. Laloyaux, E. Fautré, T. Blin, V. Purohit, J. Leprince, T. Jouenne, A. M. Jonas, K. Glinel*, Temperature-Responsive Polymer Brushes Switching from Bactericidal to Cell-repellent, Advanced Materials 2010, 22, 5024-5028.

  • C. Pózos Vázquez, T. Boudou, V. Dulong, C. Nicolas, C. Picart, K. Glinel*, Variation of Polyelectrolyte Film Stiffness by Photo-cross-linking: A New Way to Control Cell Adhesion, Langmuir 2009, 25, 3556-3563.

  • K. Glinel*, A. M. Jonas, T. Jouenne, J. Leprince, L. Galas, W. T. S. Huck*. Antibacterial and Antifouling Polymer Brushes Incorporating Antimicrobial Peptide. Bioconjugate Chemistry 2009, 20, 71-77.

  • A. Guyomard, E. Dé, T. Jouenne, J.-J. Malandain, G. Muller, K. Glinel*. Incorporation of a Hydrophobic Antibacterial Peptide into Amphiphilic Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: A Bioinspired Approach to Prepare Biocidal Thin Coatings. Advanced Functional Materials 2008, 18(5), 758-765.

  • K. Glinel, A. Moussa, A.M. Jonas*, A. Laschewsky. The Influence of Polyelectrolyte Charge Density on the Formation of Multilayers of Strong Polyelectrolytes at Low Ionic Strength. Langmuir 2002, 18, 1408-1412. Doi: 10.1021/la0113670.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Materials Research Society

  • Groupe Français des Polymères

  • Belgium Polymer Group

Academic Appointments

  • Member of the scientific committee of GDR “Bio-ingénierie des Interfaces” (CNRS, France), since 2016

  • Co-coordinator of the European Join Doctorate on Functional Materials for the Université catholique de Louvain (EJD FunMat supported by EU), 2015 – 2019

  • Member of the management committe of UCLouvain-MICA technological platform (Belgium), since 2014

  • Member of the management committee of UCLouvain-Winfab technological platform (Belgium), 2013 – 2016

  • Co-coordinator of the International Doctoral School on Functional Materials for the Université catholique de Louvain (IDS FunMat supported by EU), 2010 – 2018

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the University of Rouen (France), 2008 – 2009

  • Member of the ‘commission de spécialistes’ for materials chemistry, University of Le Mans, 2007 – 2009

  • Member of the Scientific Council of Région Haute Normandie (France), 2004 – 2008

  • Member of the ‘commission de spécialistes’ for analytical, theoretical and physical chemistry – University of Rouen (France), 2004 – 2009


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