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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

Email Cécile Chazot


The Spin Lab


Materials Science and Engineering


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), 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

  • C. A. C. Chazot, B. Damirchi, A. C. T. van Duin, and A. J. Hart, Molecular Alignment of a Meta-Aramid on Carbon Nanotubes by In-Situ Interfacial Polymerization, Nano Letters 22 (2022).
  • C. A. C. Chazot, C. K. Jons, and A. J. Hart, In Situ Interfacial Polymerization: A Technique for Rapid Formation of Highly Loaded Carbon Nanotube‐Polymer Composites, Advanced Functional Materials 30 (52) (2020).
  • C. A. C. Chazot, S. N. Nagelberg, C. J. Rowlands, M. R. J. Scherer, I. Coropceanu, K. Broderick, Y. Kim, M.G. Bawendi, P. So, and M. Kolle, Luminescent Surfaces with Tailored Angular Emission for Compact Dark-Field Imaging Devices, Nature Photonics 14 (2020).