Michel Vert

Affiliated Society: European Society for Biomaterials
Country of Residence: France
Current Position: retired



Graduation at the University of Paris in 1963 and DSc doctorate at the University of Rouen in France in 1969. Junior scientist at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in 1965. Senior scientist at CNRS in 1971. Founder and Head of the Laboratory of Macromolecular Substances at the National Institute for Applied Sciences at Rouen in 1981. CNRS Research Director (Research Professor) in 1984. Join the University of Montpellier 1 in 1991 to create the Research Centre for Artificial Biopolymers, CNRS Research Mixed Unit 5473. Director of this laboratory that made researches at the interfaces between chemistry, polymeric biomaterials, biology and health until 2007. Retired as Emeritus CNRS Research Director since 2007. Author or co-author of more than 380 major articles and book chapters, and of 28 patents, several of them licensed to companies. Co-founder of MedinCell and Arterial Remodelling Technologies Companies. Ex-Editor of the Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition. Member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. Member of the IUPAC Sub-Committee for Polymer Terminology. Awarded CNRS Silver Medal in 1989, the “Jungfleish” Grand Prix of the French Academy of Sciences in 2001, European Grand Prix of Innovation for the Environment Monaco in 2005 and Grand Prix Georges Winter of the European Society for Biomaterials in 2005.

Areas of research interest:

Main fields of interest:
– optically active polymers and chiroptical techniques,
– multifunctional polyelectrolytes and polyelectrolyte complexes,
– polymers of therapeutic interest in dentistry, surgery, pharmacology and medicine,
– macromolecular drugs and prodrugs,
– degradable and bioresorbable polymers,
– smart polymeric systems based on thermoresponsivity,
– surface modificationa and protein-surfaces interactions

Research keywords:

Biomaterials Education