FULL Professor


MTP (Multifunctional Textiles & Processes) Group
  • Facilitator MTP group
  • Research skill : 
  • Associate professor & research supervisor – Section CNU 33

Research interests

  • Polymer and materials synthesis,
  • microencapsulation & nanoencapsulation of active substances,
  • surface functionalization for enhanced textile properties,
  • thermal comfort,
  • melt spinning,
  • fibres.
  • Emphasis on development of new synthetic methodologies and strategies for the design of smart materials.

Research links  


  • PhD thesis Supervisor – 17 (5 in progress and 2 to be defended in 2022).
  • Post-docs Supervisor – 3

Scientific Community Position

  • PhD jury member: 4
  • HDR jury member: 1


  • Coordinator
    • 2017 – 2018 – Regional project – TESTE : TExtiles with improved energy storage capacity for buildings – Start-AIRR / Partners : ENSAIT & LGCgE (Artois University) – 
Project currently being developed by SATT (2020-2022).
    • 2021 – 2024 – National project – TRIBAL : Transparent composites for ballistic protection -ASTRID – ANR-20-ASTR-0002_01 – Partners : ENSAIT & ENSTA Bretagne.
  • Local coordinator
    • 2018 – 2019 – Regional project – PHOTOCOAT : Photoactive coating – Start-Airr / Partners : ENSAIT, UMET & LASIR.
    • 2019 – 2023 – National Project – TACTIL : New generation of light activated smart fibers using diarylethene photoswitchesANR-19-CE06-0022 / Partners : Institut Chevreul, UML, ISCR, ENSAIT & IPCM.
    • 2012 – 2015 – National Project – FOMOTEX : Functionalization of coatings, textile underlays and foams with improved barrier properties using an innovative dry impregnation process FUI / Partners : Fibroline, Duflot, Tramico, Euracli, LRGP, & ENSAIT
    • 2011 – 2013 – International project – ACHILLE (Crosstexnet) (transnational call 2010 – convention Feder n°11002645) / Partners : Centexbel, DEVAN, Blondel, & ENSAIT.
  • Partners – Participant
    • 2020 – 2024 – National project – DROMOS : Droplet-based Textile Microfluidics for High-Throughput Organoids Screening ANR-20-CE19-0012 / PArtners : MMBM/IPGG, INSERM U830, ENSAIT, & INOREVIA.
    • 2013 – 2021 – European Erasmus Mundus Program – SMDTex « Joint Doctorate Program in Sustainable Management and Design for Textiles » / Partners: University of Boras (Sweden), Technical University of Iasi (Romania), Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Soowhow University (China), & ENSAIT


  • Zhang, P. Liu, Y. Chen, C. Campagne, F. Salaün (2022). Electrospraying poly(lactic acid) microcapsules loaded with n-hexadecane for thermal energy storage systems. Materials Today Communications 33. doi: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2022.104443.
  • He, F. Rault, A. Vishwakarma, E. Mohsenzadeh, F. Salaün (2022). High-Aligned PVDF Nanofibers with a High Electroactive Phase Prepared by Systematically Optimizing the Solution Property and Process Parameters of Electrospinning. Coatings 12 (9). doi: 10.3390/coatings12091310
  • Zhang, F. Salaün, P. Liu, C. Campagne (2022). Coaxial two-capillary electrosprayed double-layered shells microcapsules used for in-situ thermally induced coatings. Progress in Organic Coatings 172. doi: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2022.107141.
  • Zdiri, A. Cayla, A. Elamri, A. Erard, F. Salaun (2022). Alginate-Based Bio-Composites and Their Potential Applications. J Funct Biomater 13 (3). doi: 10.3390/jfb13030117.
  • Yan, A. Cayla, E. Devaux, B. Otazaghine, F. Salaun (2021). Simultaneous surface modification and mechanical enhancement of micro/nanofiber fabrics achieved by Janus particles. Express Polymer Letters 15 (7): 626-640. doi: 10.3144/expresspolymlett.2021.53.
  • Raeisi, S. M. Ojagh, P. Pourashouri, F. Salaun, S. Y. Quek (2021). Shelf-life and quality of chicken nuggets fortified with encapsulated fish oil and garlic essential oil during refrigerated storage. Journal of Food Science and Technology 58 (1): 121-128. doi: 10.1007/s13197-020-04521-3.
  • He, F. Rault, M. Lewandowski, E. Mohsenzadeh, F. Salaun (2021). Electrospun PVDF Nanofibers for Piezoelectric Applications: A Review of the Influence of Electrospinning Parameters on the beta Phase and Crystallinity Enhancement. Polymers (Basel) 13 (2). doi: 10.3390/polym13020174.
  • B. Hamad, Z. Younsi, H. Naji, F. Salaün (2021). A Comprehensive Review of Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials Synthesis for Low-Temperature Energy Storage Applications. Applied Sciences 11 (24). doi: 10.3390/app112411900.
  • M. Faisal, F. Salaun, S. Giraud, A. Ferri, Y. Chen, L. Wang (2021). Far-Infrared Emission Properties and Thermogravimetric Analysis of Ceramic-Embedded Polyurethane Films. Polymers (Basel) 13 (5). doi: 10.3390/polym13050686.
  • Belbeoch, J. Lejeune, P. Vroman, F. Salaun (2021). Silkworm and spider silk electrospinning: a review. Environmental Chemistry Letters: 1-27. doi: 10.1007/s10311-020-01147-x.
  • Zhang, Y. Chen, C. Campagne, F. Salaun (2020). Influence of a Coaxial Electrospraying System on the n-Hexadecane/Polycaprolactone Phase Change Microcapsules Properties. Materials (Basel) 13 (9). doi: 10.3390/ma13092205.
  • Zhang, C. Campagne, F. Salaün (2020). Preparation of n-Alkane/Polycaprolactone Phase-Change Microcapsules via Single Nozzle Electro-Spraying: Characterization on Their Formation, Structures and Properties. Applied Sciences 10 (2). doi: 10.3390/app10020561.
  • Marolleau, F. Salaün, D. Dupont, H. Gidik, S. Ducept (2020). A New Method for Measuring Water Vapour Transfers Through Fabrics. Fibers and Polymers 21 (3): 646-656. doi: 10.1007/s12221-020-8996-7.
  • Mandlekar, A. Cayla, F. Rault, S. Giraud, F. Salaun, J. Guan (2020). Development of Novel Polyamide 11 Multifilaments and Fabric Structures Based on Industrial Lignin and Zinc Phosphinate as Flame Retardants. Molecules 25 (21). doi: 10.3390/molecules25214963.
  • Zhang, C. Campagne, F. Salaün (2019). Preparation of Electrosprayed Poly(caprolactone) Microparticles Based on Green Solvents and Related Investigations on the Effects of Solution Properties as Well as Operating Parameters. Coatings 9 (2): 84. doi: 10.3390/coatings9020084.
  • Zhang, C. Campagne, F. Salaün (2019). Influence of Solvent Selection in the Electrospraying Process of Polycaprolactone. Applied Sciences 9 (3): 402. doi: 10.3390/app9030402.
  • Yan, A. Cayla, F. Salaün, E. Devaux, P. Liu, J. Mao, T. Huang (2019). Porous fibers surface decorated with nanofillers: From melt‐spun PP/PVA blend fibers with silica nanoparticles. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 137 (11): 48470. doi: 10.1002/app.48470.
  • Yan, A. Cayla, F. Salaün, E. Devaux, P. Liu, T. Huang (2019). A green method to fabricate porous polypropylene fibers: development toward textile products and mechanical evaluation. Textile Research Journal 90 (5-6): 547-560. doi: 10.1177/0040517519871944.
  • Yan, A. Cayla, E. Devaux, B. Otazaghine, F. Salaün (2019). Polypropylene/Poly(vinyl alcohol) Blends Compatibilized with Kaolinite Janus Hybrid Particles and Their Transformation into Fibers. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58 (25): 10931-10940. doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b01990.
  • Raeisi, S. M. Ojagh, S. Y. Quek, P. Pourashouri, F. Salaün (2019). Nano-encapsulation of fish oil and garlic essential oil by a novel composition of wall material: Persian gum-chitosan. Lwt 116: 108494. doi: 10.1016/j.lwt.2019.108494.
  • Massella, S. Giraud, J. Guan, A. Ferri, F. Salaün (2019). Textiles for health: a review of textile fabrics treated with chitosan microcapsules. Environmental Chemistry Letters 17 (4): 1787-1800. doi: 10.1007/s10311-019-00913-w.
  • Massella, M. Argenziano, A. Ferri, J. Guan, S. Giraud, R. Cavalli, A. A. Barresi, F. Salaun (2019). Bio-Functional Textiles: Combining Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers with Fibrous Materials for Innovative Dermatological Therapies. Pharmaceutics 11 (8). doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics11080403.
  • Mandlekar, A. Cayla, F. Rault, S. Giraud, F. Salaun, J. Guan (2019). Valorization of Industrial Lignin as Biobased Carbon Source in Fire Retardant System for Polyamide 11 Blends. Polymers (Basel) 11 (1): 1-18. doi: 10.3390/polym11010180.
  • Cayla, F. Rault, S. Giraud, F. Salaun, R. Sonnier, L. Dumazert (2019). Influence of Ammonium Polyphosphate/Lignin Ratio on Thermal and Fire Behavior of Biobased Thermoplastic: The Case of Polyamide 11. Materials (Basel) 12 (7). doi: 10.3390/ma12071146.
  • Yan, A. Cayla, E. Devaux, F. Salaun (2018). Microstructure Evolution of Immiscible PP-PVA Blends Tuned by Polymer Ratio and Silica Nanoparticles. Polymers (Basel) 10 (9). doi: 10.3390/polym10091031.
  • C. Roy, S. Giraud, A. Ferri, R. Mossotti, J. Guan, F. Salaun (2018). Influence of process parameters on microcapsule formation from chitosan-Type B gelatin complex coacervates. Carbohydr Polym 198: 281-293. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.06.087.
  • C. Roy, A. Ferri, S. Giraud, G. Jinping, F. Salaun (2018). Chitosan(-)Carboxymethylcellulose-Based Polyelectrolyte Complexation and Microcapsule Shell Formulation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19 (9). doi: 10.3390/ijms19092521.
  • Massella, E. Celasco, F. Salaun, A. Ferri, A. A. Barresi (2018). Overcoming the Limits of Flash Nanoprecipitation: Effective Loading of Hydrophilic Drug into Polymeric Nanoparticles with Controlled Structure. Polymers (Basel) 10 (10). doi: 10.3390/polym10101092.
  • Marolleau, F. Salaün, D. Dupont, H. Gidik, S. Ducept (2018). Study and modeling of fabric hydric behavior to improve wearer comfort. Textile Research Journal 89 (17): 3632-3652. doi: 10.1177/0040517518817030.
  • Mandlekar, G. Malucelli, A. Cayla, F. Rault, S. Giraud, F. Salaun, J. P. Guan (2018). Fire retardant action of zinc phosphinate and polyamide 11 blend containing lignin as a carbon source. Polymer Degradation and Stability 153: 63-74. doi: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2018.04.019.
  • Salaün, G. Lemort, C. Butstraen, E. Devaux, G. Capon (2017). Influence of silica nanoparticles combined with zinc phosphinate on flame retardant properties of PET. Polymers for Advanced Technologies 28 (12): 1919-1928. doi: 10.1002/pat.4081.
  • C. Roy, F. Salaun, S. Giraud, A. Ferri, J. Guan (2017). Surface behavior and bulk properties of aqueous chitosan and type-B gelatin solutions for effective emulsion formulation. Carbohydr Polym 173: 202-214. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.06.001.
  • Morel, F. Salaun, G. Bedek, D. Dupont, S. Giraud (2017). Water vapor permeability of thermosensitive polyurethane films obtained from isophorone diisocyanate and polyester or polyether polyol. Journal of Materials Science 52 (2): 1014-1027. doi: 10.1007/s10853-016-0397-3.
  • Mandlekar, A. Cayla, F. Rault, S. Giraud, F. Salaun, G. Malucelli, J. Guan (2017). Thermal Stability and Fire Retardant Properties of Polyamide 11 Microcomposites Containing Different Lignins. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56 (46): 13704-13714. doi: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03085.
  • Cayla, F. Rault, S. Giraud, F. Salaun, V. Fierro, A. Celzard (2016). PLA with Intumescent System Containing Lignin and Ammonium Polyphosphate for Flame Retardant Textile. Polymers (Basel) 8 (9). doi: 10.3390/polym8090331.
  • Butstraen, F. Salaun, E. Devaux, S. Giraud, P. Vroman (2016). Application of Flame-Retardant Double-Layered Shell Microcapsules to Nonwoven Polyester. Polymers (Basel) 8 (7). doi: 10.3390/polym8070267.



BOOKS chapters

Since 2016

  • He, E. Mohsenzadeh, F. Rault, M. Lewandowski, F. Salaün, Energy Harvesting Solutions Based on Piezoelectric Textiles Structures from Macro Nano Approach, Chapter n°14 of Electrospun Nanofibers, Principles, Technology and Novel Applications , pp. 391-415, Book edited by A. Vaseashta and N. Bölgen, Spinger Cham, Published: 2022. (ISBN: 978-3-030-99957-5, 978-3-030-99958-2). (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-99958-2_14).
  • Salaün, Microencapsulation as an Effective Tool for the Design of Functional Textiles, Chapter n°3 of Advances in textile engineering, pp. 1-26, Book edited, Open Access eBooks, Published: 2019. (ISBN: 978-93-87500-63-1).
  • Salaün, Phase Change Materials for Textile Application, Chapter n°5 of Textile Industry and Environment, Book edited by A. Körlü, IntechOpen, Rijeka, Croatia, Published: 2019. (ISBN. (doi: 10.5772/intechopen.85028).
  • Massella, S. Giraud, J. Guan, A. Ferri, F. Salaün, Manufacture Techniques of Chitosan Based Microcapsules to Enhance Functional Properties of Textiles, Chapter n°8 of Chitin and Chitosan: History, Fundamentals and Innovations, pp. 303-336, Book edited by G. Crini, E. Lichtfouse, Springer Nature, Published: 2019. (ISBN: 978-3-030-16537-6). (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-16538-3_8).
  • Marolleau, F. Salaün, D. Dupont, H. Gidik, S. Ducept, A New Method for Measuring Water Vapour Transfers through Fabrics, Chapter n°2 of Cotton Fabrics: Preparation, Synthesis and Applications, pp. 37-106, Book edited by F. Salaün, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, Published: 2019. (ISBN: 978-1-53615-006-3).
  • Abdel-Haq, R.-D. Hund, C. Cherif, F. Salaün, Functionalization of Cotton Fabrics by Cathechol Bound Pcm-Microcapsules, Chapter n°4 of Cotton Fabrics: Preparation, Synthesis and Applications, pp. 167-208, Book edited by F. Salaün, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, Published: 2019. (ISBN: 978-1-53615-006-3).
  • Salaün, C. Butstraen, E. Devaux, Sol-Gel Microencapsulation Based on Pickering Emulsion, Chapter n°4 of Science and Technology Behind Nanoemulsions, pp. 43-63, Book edited by S. Karakuş, IntechOpen, Rijeka, Croatia, Published: 2018. (ISBN: 978-1-78923-571-5). (doi:10.5772/intechopen.74299).
  • Morel, G. Bedek, D. Dupont, F. Salaün, Water vapor permeability of nonwoven fabric coated with thermosensitive polyurethane films obtained from isophorone diisocyanate and polyester or polyether polyol, Polymer Research: Communicating Current Advances, Contributions, Applications and Educational Aspects, pp. 88-95, Book edited by A. Méndez-Vilas, Formatex Research Center, Badajoz, Spain, Published: 2018. (ISBN: 978-84-947512-4-0).
  • Mandlekar, A. Cayla, F. Rault, S. Giraud, F. Salaün, G. Malucelli, J.-P. Guan, An Overview on the Use of Lignin and Its Derivatives in Fire Retardant Polymer Systems, Chapter n°9 of Lignin, pp. 207-231, Book edited by M. Poletto, Intechopen, Rijeka, Croatia, Published: 2018. (ISBN: 978-953-51-3902-7). (doi: 10.5772/intechopen.72963).
  • C. Roy, F. Salaün, S. Giraud, A. Ferri, G. Chen, J. Guan, Solubility of Chitin: Solvents, Solution Behaviors and Their Related Mechanisms, Chapter n°7 of Solubility of Polysaccharides, pp. 109-127, Book edited by Z. Xu, Intechopen, Rijeka, Croatia, Published: 2017. (ISBN: 978-953-51-3650-7). (doi: 10.5772/intechopen.71385).
  • Roy, F. Salaün, S. Giraud, A. Ferri, J. Guan, Chitosan-Based Sustainable Textile Technology: Process, Mechanism, Innovation, and Safety, Chapter n°12 of Biological Activities and Application of Marine Polysaccharides, pp. 251-178, Book edited by E. A. Shalaby, IntechOpen, Rijeka, Croatia, Published: 2017. (ISBN: 978-953-51-2860-1). (doi: 10.5772/65259).
  • Salaün, Microencapsulation technology for smart textile coatings, Chapter n°9 of Active Coatings for Smart Textiles, pp. 179-220, Book edited by J. Hu, Woodhead Publishing, Published: 2016. (ISBN: 9780081002650 (ISBN); 9780081002636 (ISBN)). (doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100263-6.00009-5).

communications & patents

  • Peer reviewed international publications : 71
  • Book chapters : 17
  • Patents : 2 
  • Publication in Proceedings of National and International Conferences : 23

  • Communications in National and International Conferences (without Proceedings) : 75

Expert & reviewers

  • Reviewers for   Polymers, Textile Research Journal, Thermochimica acta,  Journal of Microencapsulation,  Carbohydrate Polymers,  Chemical Engineering Journal, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Molecules, Journal of Materials Science, Cellulose, Polymer Degradation and Stability, Powder Technology, ACS Omega, …
  • Board Editorial members Journal of Water Science and Environment Technologies (ISSN : 2508-9250), World Journal of Textile Engineering and Technology (ISSN : 2415-5489), Journal of Chemical Engineering Research Updates (ISSN : 2409-983X), Polymers (MDPI Branch Office, Beijin, ISSN : 2073-4360), et section « Polymer applications», Coating (MDPI Branch Office, Beijin, ISSN : 2079-6412), et section « Thin films ».
  • Expert for ANR (French National Research Agency), ADEME (French National Agency for the Energy), College and Community Innovation Program (Canada), The Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ) (Croatia); DRARI (CIR – research tax credit, France)
  • Expert Panel :  National Science Centre (NCN, Poland ; Preludium, Sonata, OPUS)
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