Full professor position in Chemistry of materials/Process En

Full professor position
Scientific field of research
Chemistry of materials/Process Engineering

Possible vacancy position


Position Description


The Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Textiles, ENSAIT, is a textile engineering institute located in the North of France near Lille (http://en.ensait.fr/). It is one of the leading institutes in its field and trains 50% of the French textile engineers. Each year, 130 students graduate from ENSAIT with a Master’s degree (postgraduate level), through two curricula: full-time or by apprenticeship.

ENSAIT engineers are specialized in fibres and textiles, with a wide-range scientific background and an international outlook. They work in all industries that use textile materials: aeronautics, automotive, medical, sports, building, retail, fashion, luxury … They hold positions in research and development, trade, quality, sourcing, supply chain or in production.

The successful candidate will work within the educational team in charge of Chemistry/Textile Chemistry courses, and will be particularly involved in the general courses of Polymers and Physical Chemistry, as well as in more textile-oriented courses such as Physico-Chemistry and Functionalization of textiles. The proposal of courses in English language for our International Semester Programme will be welcome.

Part of the teaching assignments will be dedicated to the supervision of students and apprentices in their projects and industrial internships.
An investment in international tutorship is expected: definition of learning agreements and tutoring of incoming and outgoing students. 

Finally, the successful candidate is expected to collaborate and contribute to the educational reform in which our institute is engaged. The aim of this reform is to prepare the future 2020 ENSAIT engineer, with two main issues that are particularly addressed: the adequacy of the curriculum with the industrial requirements, and pedagogy and teaching innovations. 
Location: ENSAIT Roubaix
Director of Studies: Maryline LEWANDOWSKI
Email: maryline.lewandowski@ensait.fr
URL: www.ensait.fr

The research activities will be conducted within the GEMTEX, the research laboratory attached to ENSAIT. GEMTEX’s activities are organized around three autonomous research groups dedicated to applied research for Textiles that are focused on the following themes:
- Human Centred Design (HCD),
- Multifunctional Textiles and Processes (MTP),
- Mechanics - Textiles Composites (MTC)

The successful candidate will integrate the Multifunctional Textiles and Processes (MTP) group which has grown and been structured around the general topic of innovative (multi) functional textiles. The global ambition of the scientific themes of this research group encompasses the following aims:
- to confer new functional properties to textile structures (fibres, woven and knitted fabrics, nonwovens)
- to contribute to the sustainable development of textile materials
- to understand and master the relationships between the manufacturing processes, the textile structures, and the properties of materials.
Different complementary strategies can be adopted in order to obtain original textile functionalizations: development of (multi) functional fibres via melt-spinning techniques with additives or fillers, adaptation of existing textile structuring processes, or surface functionalization by chemical or physical means. The research profile will focus on the functionalization of textiles by chemical processes, with an emphasis on the development of functional textiles that are interactive with their environment. The successful candidate will lead and organize a workgroup at the interface of the three existing research groups (HCD, MTC and MTP) to develop this particular research topic.
In addition to contributing to high quality research, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in the institution’s collaboration with other universities/institutes and industry. He or she will also be expected to contribute to both the national and international visibility and reputation of the laboratory through the development of collaborative research projects.
Keywords: Surface functionalization, functional and (multi)functional textiles, surface and interface engineering, functional properties, polymer, physical chemistry
Location : GEMTEX - EA n°2461 - GEnie des Matériaux TEXtiles (GEMTEX)

GEMTEX Director: KOEHL Ludovic    
Tel: +33 (0)3 20 25 89 81
Email: ludovic.koehl@ensait.fr
Head of MTP group: Christine CAMPAGNE   
Email: christine.campagne@ensait.fr
URL laboratoire : www.gemtex.fr

Knowledge/ Experience/ Skills

We are particularly looking for applicants with a strong capacity for initiatives, managerial skills in writing and directing collaborative research programs (national and international), and abilities to develop industrial cooperation in their field of research.

Experience in publishing papers in international research journals will be a strong asset, as well as the abilities required to successfully perform the administrative and pedagogical tasks of a professor.

Candidates are expected to have an academic record at an international level in the area of textile functionalization, ideally in relation to environmentally-interactive textile materials.

Applications must be supported with documentation of these skills and merits.


Director of Studies: Maryline Lewandowski, maryline.lewandowski@ensait.fr
Director of Research Laboratory: Ludovic Koehl, ludovic.koehl@ensait.fr
Head of MTP Research group: Christine Campagne, christine.campagne@ensait.fr
Human Resources Director: Maxime Delrue, maxime.delrue@ensait.fr

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