Patrice graduated at the National Graduate School of Chemistry of Paris “Chimie-Paris” and the University Pierre et Marie Curie. After a postdoctoral stay at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, he was an international research fellow at the Key Centre for Polymer and Colloids (University of Sydney), and a research fellow at the Centre for Nutrition and Food Science (University of Queensland) and the Institute of Physical Chemistry (Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany). He investigated the separation mechanism of branched polymers, such as polyacrylates and starch, by size-exclusion chromatography (SEC/GPC). His current research at Western Sydney University focuses on capillary electrophoresis in the critical conditions to characterise polysaccharides (chitosan, starch, hemicellulose), smart polymers (polyacrylates) and industrial polymers to design healthier rice, anticancer drug carriers, water purification membranes, bioplastics or hot-melt adhesives.
Oral contribution: Electrophoretic mobility of branched macromolecules