Person

John Christopher Plummer

Biography

ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland 1989-

Collaborateur Scientifique/Chargé de Cours (Lecturer) (1998-)

Privat Docent (1998)

Laboratoire de Technologie des Composites et Polymères (LTC) (2000-)

Laboratoire de Polymères (LP) (1998-2000)

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (UMICH), Ann Arbor, MI, USA 1995-1996

Visiting Scientist, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE)

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge, UK 1986-1989

Research Assistant, Physics and Chemistry of Solids Group (PCS), Department of Physics

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge, UK, Department of Materials 1986

PhD, "Flux Pinning in Type-II Superconductors"

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge, UK, 1982

BA/MA Honours Degree in Natural Sciences

Awards

Prix R&R Haenny, 2007, DuPont Research Award, 2003, Commendation, British Polymer Group, Reading 1989

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Ramier J, Da Costa N, Plummer CJG, Leterrier Y, Manson JAE, Eckert R, Gaudiana R, “Cohesion and adhesion of nanoporous TiO2 coatings on titanium wires for photovoltaic applications”, Thin solid films, 516, 1913 (2008).

Ramier J, Plummer CJG, Leterrier Y, Manson JAE, Eckert B, Gaudiana R, “Mechanical integrity of dye-sensitized photovoltaic fibers”, Renewable energy, 33, 314 (2008).

  1. Houphouet-Boigny C, Plummer CJG, Wakeman MD, Manson JAE, “Hybrid glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastic nanocomposites”, J. Thermoplast. Comp. Mater., 21, 103 (2008).

Ternat C, Ouali L, Sommer H, Fieber W, Velazco MI, Plummer CJG, Kreutzer G, Klok HA, Manson JAE, Herrmann, “Investigation of the Release of Bioactive Volatiles from Amphiphilic Multiarm Star-Block Copolymers by Thermogravimetry and Dynamic Headspace Analysis”, Macromolecules 41(19), 7079 (2008).

Ruggerone, R., Plummer, C.J.G., Negrete Herrera, N., Bourgeat-Lami, E., Månson, J-EA, “Mechanical properties of highly filled latex-based polystyrene/laponite nanocomposites”, Solid State Phenomena Vol. 151, 30 (2009).

Plummer, CJG, Dalle Vacche, S, Houphouët-Boigny, C, Michaud, V, Månson, JAE, “Hybrid Glass Mat Reinforced Polypropylene-Montmorillonite Nanocomposites”, Solid State Phenomena Vol. 151, 60 (2009).

Ruggerone, R., Plummer, C.J.G., Negrete Herrera, N., Bourgeat-Lami, E., Månson, J-EA, “Highly filled polystyrene–laponite nanocomposites prepared by emulsion polymerization”, European Polm. J. 45, 621 (2009).

Ruggerone, R., Plummer, C.J.G., Negrete Herrera, N., Bourgeat-Lami, E., Månson, J-EA, “Fracture mechanisms in polystyrene/laponite nanocomposites prepared by emulsion polymerization”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 76, 2846 (2009)

Clausen P., Andreoni W., Curioni A., Hughs E., Plummer C.J.G. “Adsorption of low-molecular-weight molecules on the surface of a sodium smectite clay: an ab initio study”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113, 12293 (2009).

Clausen P., Andreoni W., Curioni A., Hughs E., Plummer C.J.G., “Water adsorption on a sodium smectite clay surface: an ab initio study”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113, 15218 (2009).

Molberg, M, Leterrier, Y., Plummer, C.J.G., Walder, C., Löwe, C., Opris, D.M., Nüesch, F.A., Bauer, S., Månson, J.-A.E., “Frequency dependent dielectric and mechanical behaviour of elastomers for actuator applications”, J. Appl. Phys. 106, 054112 (2009)

Clausen P., Signorelli M., Schreiber A., Hughes E., Plummer CJG, Fessas D., Schiraldi A., Månson E. J.-A., “Equilibrium desorption isotherms of water, ethanol, ethyl acetate and toluene on a sodium smectite clay”, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 98, 833 (2009)

Micusik, M., Bonnefond, A., Reyes, Y., Bogner, A., Chazeau, L., Plummer, C.J.G., Paulis, M., Leiza, J.R., “Morphology of Polymer/Clay Latex Particles Synthesized by Miniemulsion Polymerization: Modeling and Experimental Results” Macromol. React. Eng. 2010, 4, 432 (2010).

Houphouet-Boigny C., Plummer CJG, Vacche SD, Michaud V, Wakeman MD, Månson E. J.-A., “Hybrid Glass Mat-reinforced Polypropylene-Montmorillonite Nanocomposites”, J. Comp. Mater. 44, 1975 (2010).

Delabarde, C., Plummer C.J.G., Bourban, P.-E., Månson E. J.-A., “Solidification behavior of PLLA/nHA nanocomposites”, Comp. Sci. & Tech. 70, 1813 (2010).

Plummer C.J.G., Ruggerone R., Negrete-Herrera N., Bourgeat-Lami E., Månson J.-A.E., “Small Strain Mechanical Properties of Latex-Based Nanocomposite Films”, Macromol. Symp. 294, 1 (2010).

Dalle Vacche, S., Plummer C.J.G., Houphouet-Boigny C., Månson E. J.-A., “Morphology and mechanical properties of isotactic polypropylene glass mat thermoplastic composites modified with organophilic montmorillonite”, J Mater Sci 46, 2112 (2011).

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