Maurice Brogly

Full professor – Head of Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers Research Group

University of Haute Alsace (UHA), LPIM, Mulhouse (France)


Maurice Brogly is a Full Professor at the University of Haute Alsace in Mulhouse (France). He heads the Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Polymers (CPCP) Research group in the Laboratory of Photochemistry and Macromolecular Engineering (LPIM). He has 25 years of expertise in the field of adhesion, nanoadhesion, polymer coatings and thin films, polymer surfaces and interfaces. He has published over 75 research papers, given 50 conferences presentations and produced more than 200 communications related to adhesion science. An important part of his research activity is undertaken in the framework of industrial partnership. He received the Adhesion Society Rolf Schubert Distinguished Award in 2001 and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “The Journal of Adhesion”. He is also president of the Scientific Council of the CTTM, one of the most important Centres for Technology Transfer in France.

Presentation Abstract

Looking for perfect adhesion? Turning the holy grail into reality

What is adhesion? How do you measure it? How do you control it? What are the differences between adhesion and non-adhesion, adhesion and adhesive strength? What is the role of mechanical interlocking, intermolecular forces, and actual contact area between adherents? What are the dissipative and rupture mechanisms activated during the separation of an interface or an interphase? The glass, tyres, wood, metal, ceramics, paints, coatings, cosmetics and medical devices industries are interested in these simple, yet complex questions. The science of adhesion is a multidisciplinary science, bringing together knowledge in the chemistry and physics of polymers, materials, surfaces and interfaces. Moreover, the understanding of adhesion mechanisms often involves the implementation of advanced spectroscopic or analytical methods. As a result, the global understanding of an adhesion phenomenon, and its control, can be only multidisciplinary and multiscalar. Recent advances in chemistry, physics, mechanics, and surface and interface spectroscopy help the understanding of adhesion mechanisms. This science has progressed considerably over the past ten years and this master class aims to deliver, on the basis of practical “business” examples, a current panorama of the concepts and experiences to master in order to control adhesion.

Presentation Time

Master Classes II

Friday, 13 September 2019, 11:00 - 12:00

FEICA Conference