SABIC Specialties is a global leader in the field of polymer and has the ambition to be one of the most innovative organizations, aiming at transforming striking ideas into innovations finally into applications. SABIC produces a wide range of specialty materials, from engineering thermoplastic resins and compounds to composites, functional surfaces substrates, ethylene oxide derivatives, and additive manufacturing solutions. SABIC also offers extensive materials processing expertise, with a broad portfolio. The R&D site of SABIC involved in the STORMBOTS project is located in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.

Scientist in charge

Nadia Grossiord is a polymer engineer by training and currently a staff scientist of the SABIC R&D division where she has held several positions, all of them related to functional surfaces and interfaces. She is now part of the Megatrends, Incubation and Technical Competencies group. She has published more than 40 articles in the field of nanocomposites, organic solar cells and responsive materials in internationally recognized journals, 2 book chapters (notably in the Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology), and 1 book. Furthermore, she is co-inventor of 12 patent applications and a regular reviewer for journals like ACS Materials Letters or the Journal of Materials Chemistry. Nadia has extensive experience in supervising and/or coaching of students/more junior colleagues, which is an activity that she particularly enjoys.
Her research interests deal with wettability/adhesion-related matters, functional surfaces and films, colloids and responsive materials.