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Prof. René Muller

René was born in 1955 and graduated in 1978 from the Ecole Centrale de Paris (France). He received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France) with a work on “Design of a new extensional rheometer for polymer melts".

Since 1981, he was first associate professor, and then full professor at the University of Strasbourg (France) teaching polymer physics, rheology and processing at the European Engineering School of Chemistry, Polymer and Material Sciences (ECPM). Its researches concern the development of new methods for the elaboration and the processing of polymeric materials.

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Habilitation (Doctorat d'Etat), Small angle neutron scattering of elongated polymer melts, ULP-EAHP, Strasbourg, 1984-87

Ph.D. (Docteur-Ingénieur), Polymer rheology , ULP-EAHP, Strasbourg, 1980-83

DEA (Master), NMR, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Châtenay-Malabry , France, 1978

French Engineer Degree, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Châtenay-Malabry, France, 1978



Fields of research

Polymer Rheology

Polymer Processing and in-line instrumentation




Funded researches

  • Project coordinator
    • Extensional flow breakup of powder aggregates, French National Research Agency, 2013-16
    • Development of new mixing deviced based on elongation flow (UDS patent), OSEO-ANVAR (CONECTUS) 2007-08.
    • In-line characterization of polymer-based nanocomposites by optical methods, French National Research Agency, 2005-08.
  • Partner leader
    • Mise en place d'un Mélangeur à EcoulemenTs ElongatiOnnels pour le Recyclage de
      déchets PLASTiques (Meteor Plast), ECO INDUSTRIES, 2012-2015
    • Elaboration of graphene-based conductive elastomers. French National Research Agency, 20010-13
    • In-line characterization of polymer-based nanocomposites by optical methods. Integrated Project of the 6th PCRD, 2007-10
    • Characterisation of polymer blend morphology in a twin screw extruder by online light scattering measurements, French “Reactive Extrusion” Research Program, 1991-94


University committees and services

Dean for Polymers Affairs, Ecole Européenne de Chimie Polymères et Matériaux (ECPM), Strasbourg, France, 1999-2003

Member, Faculty Council Committee, Ecole Européenne de Chimie Polymères et Matériaux (ECPM), Strasbourg, France, 2000 – 2009

CNU 33ème section 2004-2007



Courses taught


Transport Phenomena

Introduction to Polymeric materials

Fundamentals of Polymer Processing

Rheology of Complex Fluids

Polymer viscoelasticity