Research Associate

Christophe Mobuchon is an awarded materials scientist/engineer with more than 10 years of experience in polymer-based materials formulation, characterization and processing. He recently joined the University of British Columbia (UBC) Composites Research Network (CRN) as a Team Lead – Materials Characterization where he oversees the materials characterization activities and facilities. His professional experience includes establishing linkages and leading closed collaborations with companies in the composites industry such as Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace.

He is the recipient of the 2006 Rio Tinto Alcan award for Academic and Research Excellences. He holds a Master of Science and a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal. His academic research has been published in international journals such as Journal of Rheology (most downloaded article in November and December 2009) and has allowed the invention of a characterization technology (2D-SAOS) which has been commercialized by TA Instruments.

Prior to CRN, he served as an Assistant Professor at L’Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France) where he was responsible for developing and coordinating a new specialty program on composite materials.

At CRN, Christophe is on the mission to bridge the gap between scientific research and engineering application.

Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, 2008, Ph.D.
Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, 2002, M.S.
Awards and Honours
Travel award of the Groupe Français de Rhéologie (GFR), 4th Annual European Rheology Conference (Naples) (2007)
Rio Tinto Alcan award for academic and research excellences (2006)
Travel award of the Society of Rheology (SOR), 77th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology (2005)
Research Interests


Polymer based composites

Composite processing

Thermal management