Cédric Samuel has received his M.Eng. in Material Sciences from Institut National Polytechnique, Toulouse (France) in 2007 and Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry from St-Etienne University (France) in 2011. He conducted industry-oriented research works on biodegradable polymers and, from 2011 to 2014, he worked at the University of Mons (Blegium) as a post-doctoral researcher on the formulation / processing of biobased polymer blends for high-performance applications. In 2014, he joined the Center For Materials and Processes of the Institute Mines Telecom Nord Europe as assistant professor. His research interests are globally focussed on the formulation / processing of multiphase polymer systems for a wide range of applications, including energy-related and smart applications.