After receiving an engineering diploma in wood science and engineering from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Technologies et Industries du Bois”, Epinal, France in 2003, and a Ph.D. degree in wood science from the University Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France in 2006, Vincent Placet became Research Engineer at the Department Applied Mechanics of FEMTO-ST Institute, Besançon, France in 2006. He obtained a habilitation degree in composite materials from the University of Franche-Comté in 2013. His main research interests are thermo-hygro-mechanical behaviour of plant fibres and wooden materials, long-term durability, fatigue tolerance and health monitoring of bio-based composite materials and structures. He is the head of the MATECO research group (Materials for the ecological transition) within the Department of Applied Mechanics of the FEMTO-ST Institute. Vincent Placet has authored and co-authored over 90 papers in refereed journals and has contributed over 125 national and international conference presentations. In 2015, Vincent Placet was awarded “Daniel Valentin Price” by AMAC, the French association for composite materials.
About FEMTO-ST :
The FEMTO-ST Institute “Franche-Comté Electronics Mechanics Thermal Science and Optics – Sciences and Technologies”, is a joint research institution, which is under the quadruple authority of the Université de Franche-Comté (UFC), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et Microtechniques (ENSMM) and the Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM).