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Sarah Lafleur is a PhD student working in a collaboration project between the Smart and Functional Material and Devices research group (SFD) at Eindhoven University of Technology and the company DSM on structure-property relationships in bimodal UHMW PE.
After graduating from high school at Lycée Claude Monet, Sarah followed “classes préparatoires” at Lycée Lavoisier. The “classes préparatoires” are a two-year intensive course on physics and chemistry, preparing for the national competitive exam to get into a “Grande Ecole”. She joined the Ecole National Supérieur de Chimie de Mulhouse (ENSCMu) in Mulhouse, France where she specialized in materials and polymers. In parallel during the last year, she did a master in formulation of colloidal systems and polymers at the Université de Haute-Alsace (UHA). During her master, Sarah did a one-year internship at SABIC Innovative Plastics in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, working on the flammability and anti-graffiti properties of polycarbonate materials for rail and airplane applications. Her master graduation project was conducted at AGFA Gevaert in Mortsel, Belgium and was entitled “Development of a glass primer & Study of the photoinitiators’ role on the outdoor stability of the inks”. She started her PhD project in October 2014 under the supervision of prof. dr. ing. C.W.M. Bastiaansen and dr. J.R. Severn. The PhD project was a collaboration between the Eindhoven University of Technology and DSM.
Optical patterns on drawn polyethylene by direct laser writingMacromolecular Rapid Communications (2019)
Structure-property relationships in bimodal UHMW PE(2018)
Tailored bimodal ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene particlesJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2018)
Surface micropatterning of uniaxially oriented polyethylene films using interference holography for strain sensorsLangmuir (2017)
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