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Research Engineer - Université Franche-Comté
After receiving an engineering diploma in wood science and engineering from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois”, France in 2003, and a Ph.D. degree in wood science from the University Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France in 2006, Vincent Placet became Research Engineer at the Department Applied Mechanics of FEMTO-ST Institute, Besançon, France in 2006. He obtained a habilitation degree in composite materials from the University of Franche-Comté in 2013. His main research interests are thermo-hygro-mechanical behaviour of plant fibres and wooden materials, long-term durability, fatigue tolerance and health monitoring of bio-based composite materials and structures. He is the head of the MAT-ECO research group (Materials for the ecological transition) within the Department of Applied Mechanics of the FEMTO-ST Institute. Within the last ten years, Vincent Placet has been involved in various French and European research projects publically funded or granted by private companies dealing with the valorization of plant fibres in structural and multifunctional bio-based composites. He is the coordinator of the BBI-JU project SSUCHY (Sustainable Structural and Multifunctional Biocomposites from Hybrid Natural Fibres and bio-based polymers). Vincent Placet has authored and co-authored over 60 papers in refereed journals and has contributed over 80 national and international conference presentations. In 2015, Vincent Placet was awarded “Daniel Valentin Price” by AMAC, the French association for composite materials.