Philippe MIELE received his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry in 1993 at the University of Montpellier. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA, USA), he became Assistant Professor (1994), and then Professor at the University of Lyon. He was the leader of the group “Molecular Precursors and Inorganic Materials” in the Laboratory of Multimaterials and Interfaces (UMR UCBL/CNRS 5615) and Lab Head from 2003 up to 2010. He became full Professor at the University of Lyon in the Laboratory of Multimaterials and Interfaces (UMR UCBL/CNRS 5615) and Lab Head from 2003 up to 2010. In fall 2010, he joined the European Institute of Membranes in Montpellier (UMR ENSCM/UM/CNRS 5635) setting up a new group. In 2011, he has been also appointed to his present position as Lab Head.

Its research interests lie in boron chemistry, particularly for molecules and materials for energy, health and environmental applications. He is mostly recognized as an expert in the field of non-oxide advanced ceramics using the Polymer Derived Ceramics (PDCs) route, which allows the preparation of ceramics with complex composition in various shapes and morphologies.With his group, he has developed this strategy by mastering each step of the process: synthesis of the molecular precursors, conversion into the preceramic polymer, shaping, conversion into the ceramic by an appropriate chemical and/or thermal treatment. Original nitride materials which contain mainly B, Si, Al, are thus fabricated such as fibers, membranes, (meso)porous materials, nanomaterials and nanocomposites, monoliths,…

Philippe MIELE has co-authored around 260 papers in international journals (h=42), 12patents and has given around 40invited talks in international meetings. He has supervised more than 35 PhD theses. He has co-organized around 10 symposia in international conferencesand is member of numerous international advisory boards of conferences such as “ISNT”, “Euroboron”, “CIMTEC”,…..He was nominated junior member (2003) then senior member (2016) of the “InstitutUniversitaire de France” (IUF) and has been elected in 2011 at the “World Academy of Ceramics” affiliated with the class “Science”.