Pierre Ouagne - ENIT

Pierre Ouagne (45) is professor at the ENIT since feb. 2016 and researcher at the LGP. He received a master degree in apply radiation physics in 1996 from the U. Of Birmingham (UK), and a PhD in Materials science and Engineering, about the fracture mechanic of nuclear graphite from the U. of Bath (UK) (2001) and (HDR) the accreditation to direct research from the U. of Orleans (France) in 2011.

After two years spent working in an innovative SME, he joined as a research officer the U. of Le Havre (France) in 2003 where he stayed five years working on the impregnation of textile reinforcements for the composite materials. Pierre Ouagne became assistant professor in 2008 at the U. of Orleans where he mainly developed activities centred around the forming and the valorisation of plant based textile products for the composite industry as well as for the ecological engineering. He became there associate professor in 2011 before moving in feb. 2016 to the ENI of Tarbes for a professor position.

Its research thematic spectrum covers the fibre extraction, textile preparation and manufacturing, the characterization and the recycling of plant based technical textile products from which bio-composite materials are the main part.  He is the leader of the (bio)composite and textile group of the LGP and the scientific coordinator of the (bio)composite transfer centre of the Tarbes Campus.

He published 32 research papers in international peer-review journals and about 70 papers in international and national conferences proceedings. Within the last five years, Pierre Ouagne was involve in different projects about the valorisation of biomass for composite or technical textile applications.