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Cécile Chazot

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Julia Weertman Professor in Materials Science and Engineering


2220 Campus Drive
Cook 3051
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Materials Science and Engineering

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Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Mines Paristech, Paris, FRANCE

Research Interests

The Sustainable Polymer Innovation Laboratory (SPIn lab) at Northwestern University, led by Professor Cécile Chazot, seeks to develop sustainable manufacturing and recycling of polymers and composites. Our focus areas include fiber-based materials, biopolymers, large-scale processing, structural colors, and green chemistry. Our interdisciplinary work spans from fundamental understanding of materials and their properties to applications and industrial deployment. 

Significant Recognition

  • Materials Research Society Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award (Fall 2021)
  • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, Silver (Fall 2021)

Selected Publications

  • Chazot, Cécile A.C.; Thrasher, Carl J.; Peraire-Bueno, Alexander; Durso, Michael N.; Macfarlane, Robert J.; Hart, A. John, Scalable, Versatile Synthesis of Ultrathin Polyetherimide Films and Coatings via Interfacial Polymerization, Advanced Functional Materials (2023).
  • Chazot, Cécile A.C.; Creighton, Megan A.; Hart, A. John, Interfacial Photopolymerization, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2023).
  • Chazot, Cécile A.C., Disentangling Current Challenges to Weave the Future of Sustainable Textiles, Accounts of Materials Research (2023).
  • Chazot, Cécile A.C.; L'Etoile, Maxwell; Sandland, Jessica G., MICRO, Matter (2023).