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Raphaël MICHEL joins Cermav as a CNRS research scientist (“Chargé de recherche CNRS”)

Raphaël MICHEL is the laureate of CNRS national entrance examination. More information on his career and his research project at Cermav./ Image caption: Cover of Biomacromolecules (Volume 21, Number 8) featuring the review article by Raphaël MICHEL and Rachel AUZÉLY –VELTY on composite biomaterials for tissue-printing.

Raphaël MICHEL obtained his PhD in colloid science at the Technical University in Berlin for his work on the interaction between nanoparticles and biological membranes. After volunteering in Ethiopia for about two years, he carried out a first postdoctoral project on the design of surgical adhesives based on hydrogel films at ESPCI-Paris. In November 2018, he joined the Structure and Modification of Polysaccharides (« SMP ») team in CERMAV as a postdoctoral fellow. He first worked on the synthesis of supramolecular hydrogel actuators before studying composite hydrogels for bone tissue regeneration.

Since October 1st, 2020, Raphaël MICHEL has a permanent position in CERMAV, as a CNRS research scientist (“Chargé de recherché CNRS”) through the national entrance examination. His research activities, based on the expertise developed in the SMP team, will focus on the design of polysaccharide-based materials for biomedical applications. The aim will be to conceive hydrogels which, thanks to their original chemistry, can be easily printed in 3D, can act as scaffolds for cell culture and can change shape in response to external stimuli.

Congratulations to him; we wish him a long and successful career!