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Université de Bordeaux

Professor Costantino Creton

Last update Wednesday 10 November 2021


Prof. Costantino CRETONProf. Costantino CRETON

Costantino Creton graduated in Materials Science from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1985. He then moved on to the Materials Science and Engineering Department of Cornell University (USA) where he obtained his Ph.D in 1991. After a post-doc at the IBM Almaden Research Center (USA), he joined the ESPCI Paris first as a post-doc 1993 and, since 1994 as a CNRS permanent researcher. He was promoted CNRS research director (equivalent to Professor) in 2001 in the Laboratory of Soft Matter Science and Engineering where he carries out his research. He also holds since 2019 the position of vice-president research of the ESPCI Paris-PSL and since 2011, he is the.scientific chair of the Performance Polymers technology area of the Dutch Polymer Institute. He has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 15 book chapters and has given more than 120 invited and plenary lectures at international conferences. He has received several prizes and awards including the Prix Dédale of the French Adhesion Society in 2007, the Wake Medal from the UK Society of Adhesion and Adhesives in 2011 and the Adhesion Society’s prize for Excellence in Adhesion Science in 2013. He was also elected in 2013 fellow of the American Physical Society and received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2016 to work on fracture of soft materials.