Université de Lorraine
Anne Jonquieres develops new approaches for high performance polymer membranes based on a multidisciplinary education in polymer chemistry and chemical engineering. After initial works on multi-blocks copolymers, she has recently proposed new polymer architectures to overcome the common permeability/selectivity trade-off for different liquid-liquid separations of interest in the bio-fuel industry. In particular, the controlled grafting of multi-block copolymers has led to very strong permeability improvement while maintaining very high selectivity for the purification of a major European bio-fuel (ETBE) by organoselective membranes. The extension of this strategy to original organophilic membranes has also led to outstanding performances with the simultaneous increase in permeability and selectivity for butanol bio-fuel recovery.
Her research interests also include bio-based membranes obtained by the controlled modification of cellulosic derivatives and the design of new polymer membranes for CO2 separations.