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2013 CNRS Innovation Medal laureate: Ludwik Leibler

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  00:05:00  2013  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

Ludwik Leibler is the director of the Soft Matter and Chemistry laboratory and associate professor at ESPCI ParisTech. A theoretical physicist by training, he developed fundamental work in the field of polymer physics and chemistry. As a laureate of the 2013 CNRS innovation medal, he takes a look back on his research. Ludwik Leibler is known worldwide for his essential contributions in the field of nano-structuring and dynamic polymers. He drew inspiration from his fundamental scientific activity to invent completely original materials with exceptional mechanical properties such as self-healing elastomers capable, after a total cut, of fully recovering their initial mechanical integrity by a simple re-contacting of the cut surfaces. Another recent discovery is a new class of organic materials, vitrimers. Repairable and recyclable, they can be reshaped reversibly and at will, while remaining insoluble, light and resistant. Ludwik Leibler filed 47 patents.

Producer : CNRS Images
Author : DELHAYE Claude (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : DELHAYE Claude (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Scientific referent : LEIBLER Ludwik
Audiovisual processLive shots. Use of graphics, photographs and stock shots.
Live sounds. Music (Gérard Cohen-Tannugi).
PersonnalitiesLEIBLER Ludwik(MMC, UMR ESPCI Paris Tech et CNRS, Paris)
NotesMMC : laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie.
ESPCI : Ecole supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris.
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