Lionel obtained his Master’s degree in Chemistry from Université de Bordeaux in 2014, specialising in chemistry and physical-chemistry of materials. In 2018, he received his Doctoral degree from Monash University. His thesis was entitled “Synthesis of bio-polymers starting from deconstructed lignin“, supervised by A/Prof Kei Saito and Prof. Gil Garnier.
Lionel has since worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at URD ABI-AgroParisTech in France. His research project aims to synthesise bio-based additives for a wide variety of polymers and to study the changes in thermo-mechanical and structural properties.