Emmanuel RICHAUD


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Research fields

- Oxidative ageing of polymeric materials (polyolefins, aromatic polymers, polyamides)

- Hydrolytic ageing of networks

- Stabilizer physico-chemistry

- Physical ageing of polymers by fuels absorption

- Kinetic modeling



Member of the scientific coucncil of the competitiveness cluster "Elastopole"




Management of the 3rd year course on Polymers and Composites


Selected papers


Bartczak Z, Grala M, Richaud E, Gadzinowska K. Erosion of the molecular network in the amorphous layers of polyethylene upon high- strain deformation. Polymer 99, pp. 552-565 (2016).

Arrieta JS, Richaud E, Fayolle B, Nizeyimana F. Thermal oxidation of vinyl ester and unsaturated polyester resins. Polymer Degradation and Stability 129, pp. 142-155 (2016).

Okamba-Diogo O, Richaud E, Verdu J, Fernagut F, Guilment J, Fayolle B. Investigation of polyamide 11 embrittlement during oxidative degradation. Polymer 82, pp. 49-56 (2016).

François-Heude A, Richaud E, Desnoux E, Colin X. A general kinetic model for the photothermal oxidation of polypropylene. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 296, 48-65 (2015).

Richaud E, Derue I, Gilormini P, Verdu J, Vaulot C, Coquillat M, Desgardin N, Vandenbrouke A. Plasticizer effect on network structure and hydrolytic degradation. European Polymer Journal 69, pp. 232-246 (2015).

Gilormini P, Richaud E, Verdu J. A statistical theory of polymer network degradation. Polymer 55(16), pp. 3811-3817 (2014).

François-Heude A, Richaud E, Desnoux E, Colin X. Influence of temperature, UV-light wavelength and intensity on polypropylene photothermal oxidation. Polymer Degradation and Stability 100(1) pp. 10-20 (2014).

Richaud E, Okamba Diogo O, Fayolle B, Verdu J, Guilment J, Fernagut F. Review: Autooxidaiton of aliphatic polyamides. Polymer Degradation and Stability 98 (9), pp. 1929-1939 (2013).

Richaud E. Kinetic modelling of phenols consumption during polyethylene thermal ageing. European Polymer Journal 49 (8), pp. 2223-2232 (2013).

Richaud E, Audouin L, Fayolle B, Verdu J, Matisova Rychla L, Rychly J. Rate constants of oxidation of unsaturated fatty esters studied by chemiluminescence. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 165 (7), pp. 753-759 (2012).

Bellili A, David N, Vandame B, Wang Q, Goutille Y, Richaud E. Diffusion and solubility of mineral oils through ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer. Polymer Testing 31 (2) , pp. 236-247 (2012).  

Richaud E, Fayolle B, Verdu J. Polypropylene stabilization by hindered phenols - Kinetic aspects. Polymer Degradation and Stability 96 (1) , pp. 1-11 (2011).  

Richaud E, Ferreira P, Audouin L, Colin X, Verdu J, Monchy-Leroy C. Radiochemical ageing of poly(ether ether ketone). European Polymer Journal 46 (4) , pp. 731-743 (2010).  

Richaud E, Colin X, Monchy-Leroy C, Audouin, L, Verdu J. Polyethylene stabilization against thermal oxidation by a trimethylquinoleine oligomer. Polymer Degradation and Stability 94 (3) , pp. 410-420 (2009).

Richaud E, Farcas F, Fayolle B, Audouin L, Verdu J. Accelerated ageing of polypropylene stabilized by phenolic antioxidants under high oxygen pressure. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 110 (6) , pp. 3313-3321 (2008).  

Richaud E, Farcas F, Fayolle F, Audouin L, Verdu J. Hydroperoxide build-up in the thermal oxidation of polypropylene – A kinetic study. Polymer Degradation and Stability 92 (1), pp. 118-124 (2007).

Richaud E, Farcas F, Bartoloméo P, Fayolle B, Audouin L, Verdu J. Effect of oxygen pressure on the oxidation kinetics of unstabilised polypropylene. Polymer Degradation and Stability 91 (2) , pp. 398-405 (2006).

(see also http://scholar.google.fr/citations?hl=fr&user=W1gdV0wAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&pagesize=100)


2016: Full professor

2013: Habilitation to supervise research

2009: Assistant professor in PIMM

2007-2009: Research engineer

2003-2006: PhD thesis in Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées. "Durability of polypropylene based geotextiles" (advisors: Pr Jacques VERDU / Bruno FAYOLLE)

2003: Engineer degree in Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand