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Assoc. Prof. Antoine Venault

Ph.D Univeristé Montpellier II (Montpellier, France)

Current Positions:
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Chung Yuan Christian University (2014/08~)

Professional Specialty
Membrane Formation Mechanisms 
Applications of Porous Membranes

Research Fields

  Membrane formation mechanisms by NIPS processes (LIPS and VIPS):

Our present interest lies on the formation mechanisms of polymer membranes through kinetic

and thermodynamic investigations.

Design of anti-biofouling membranes by in-situ modification:

We currently lay the focus on the potential one-step formation routes of antifouling membranes.

We aim at optimizing the antifouling properties of membranes without sacrificing their essential

bulk properties.


Design of superhydrophobic membranes:

The scope of this research work is to appropriately tune the interfacial properties of polymeric membranes, to make them superhydrophobic and enhance their oleophilicity.


Design of wound dressings:

We currently investigate new avenues for promoting wound healing, through the use of

zwitterionic or mixed-charge membranes.

Potential Applications of Research

Water treatment

Breaking of emulsions : oil treatment

Biomedical applications : wound-healing

Selected Publications:

A. Venault*, C.-H. Hsu, K. Ishihara, Y. Chang*, Zwitterionic bi-continuous poly(vinylidene fluoride) membranes from the phosphobetaine copolymer blend via VIPS for biofouling mitigation, Journal of Membrane Science (2018) (in press) (SCI, IF 6.035)

G.V. DIzon, A. Venault*, Direct in-situ modification of PVDF membranes with a zwitterionic copolymer to form bi-continuous and fouling resistant membranes, Journal of Membrane Science 450 (2018) 45-58 (SCI, IF 6.035)

A. Venault*, Y.-N. Chou, Y.-H. Wang, C.-H. Hsu, C.-J. Chou, D. Bouyer, K.R. Lee, Y. Chang*, A combined polymerization and self-assembling process for the fouling mitigation of PVDF membranes, Journal of Membrane Science 547 (2018) 134-145 (SCI, IF 6.035).

 Y.-N. Chou, A. Venault, C.-H. Cho, M.-C. Sin, L.-C. Yeh, J.-F. Jhong, A. Chinnathambi, Y. Chang*, Y. Chang*, Epoxylated Zwitterionic Triblock Copolymers Grafted Onto Metallic Surfaces for General Biofouling Mitigation, Langmuir 33 (2017) 9822-9835 (SCI, IF 4.457).

 Y.-W. Chen, A. Venault, J.-F. Jhong, H.T. Ho, C.-C. Liu, R.-H. Lee, G.-H. Hsiue, Y. Chang*, Developing blood leukocytes depletion membranes from the design of bio-inert PEGylated hydrogel interfaces with surface charge control, Journal of Membrane Science 537 (2017) 209-219 (SCI, IF 6.035).

A. Venault*, A. Suarbja, Y. Chang*, Zwitterionic polyhydroxybutyrate electrospun fibrous membranes with a compromise of bio-inert control and tissue-cell growth, Langmuir 33 (2017) 2460-2471 (SCI, IF 4.457)

 L. Benavente, C. Coetsier, A. Venault, Y. Chang, C. Causserand, P. Bacchin, P. Aimar*, FTIR mapping as a simple and powerful approach to study coating and fouling, Journal of Membrane Science 520 (2016) 477-489 (SCI, IF 6.035).

A. Venault, T. C. Wei*, H.L. Shih, C.-C. Yeh, A. Chinnathambi, S. Carretier, P. Aimar, J. Y. Lai, Y. Chang*, Antifouling pseudo-zwitterionic poly(vinylidene fluoride) membranes with efficient mixed-charge surface grafting via glow dielectric barrier discharge plasma-induced copolymerization, Journal of Membrane Science 516 (2016) 13-25 (SCI, IF 6.035).

S. Carretier, L.A. Chen, A. Venault*, Z.R. Yang, P. Aimar, Y. Chang, Design of PVDF/PEGMA-b-PS-b-PEGMA membranes by VIPS for improved biofouling mitigation, Journal of Membrane Science 510 (2016) 355-369 (SCI, IF 6.035).

A. Venault, C.C. Ye, Y.C. Lin, C.W. Tsai, J.F. Jhong, R.C. Ruaan, A. Higuchi, A.  Chinnathambi, H.T. Ho, Y. Chang*, Zwitterionic fibrous polypropylene assembled with amphiphatic carboxybetaine copolymers for hemocompatible blood filtration, Acta Biomaterialia 40 (2016) 130-141 (SCI, IF 6.025)

A. Venault*, K.M. Trinh, Y. Chang*, A zwitterionic zP(4VP-r-ODA) copolymer for providing polypropylene membranes with improved hemocompatibility, Journal of Membrane Science 501 (2016) 68-78 (SCI, IF 6.035)

 A. Venault*, M.R.B. Ballad, Y.H. Liu, P. Aimar, Y. Chang*, Hemocompatibility of PVDF/PS-b-PEGMA membranes prepared by LIPS process, Journal of Membrane Science 477(2015) 101-114 (SCI, IF 6.035).

A. Venault*, J.R. Wu, Y. Chang*, P. Aimar, Fabricating hemocompatible bi-continuous PEGylated PVDF membranes via vapor-induced phase inversion, Journal of Membrane Science 470 (2014) 18-29 (SCI, IF 6.035).

 A. Venault, H.S. Yang, Y.C. Chiang, B.S. Lee, R.C. Ruaan, Y. Chang*, Bacterial resistance control on mineral surfaces of hydroxyapatite and human teeth via surface charge-driven antifouling copolymer coatings, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6 (2014) 3201-3210 (SCI, IF 7.504).

A. Venault, Y. Chang*, H.S. Yang, P.Y. Lin, Y.J. Shih, A. Higuchi, Surface self-assembled zwitterionization of poly(vinylidene fluoride) microfiltration membranes via hydrophobic-driven coating for improved blood compatibility,  Journal of Membrane Science 454 (2014) 253-263 (SCI, IF 6.035).

 A. Venault*, Y.H. Liu, J.R. Wu, H.S. Yang, Y. Chang*, J.Y. Lai, P. Aimar, Low-biofouling membranes prepared by liquid induced phase separation of the PVDF/polystyrene-b-poly (ethylene glycol) methacrylate blend, Journal of Membrane Science 450 (2014) 340-350 (SCI, IF 6.035).

A. Venault*, Y. Chang, D.M. Wang, D. Bouyer*, A review on polymeric membranes and hydrogels prepared by vapor-induced phase separation process, Polymer Reviews 53 (2013) 568-626 (SCI, IF 6.281).

A. Venault, Y. Chang*, H.H. Hsu, J.F Jhong, H.S Yang, T.C Wei, K.L. Tung, A. Higuchi, J.Huang, Biofouling-resistance control of expanded poly(tetrafluoroethylene) membrane via atmospheric plasma-induced surface PEGylation, Journal of Membrane Science 439 (2013) 48-57 (SCI, IF 6.035).

A. Venault*, Y. Chang*, D.M. Wang, J.Y. Lai, Surface anti-biofouling control of PEGylated poly(vinylidene fluoride) membranes via vapor-induced phase separation processing, Journal of Membrane Science 423-424 (2012) 53-64 (SCI, IF 6.035).

A. Venault, Y. Chang*, D.M. Wang, D. Bouyer, A. Higuchi, J.Y. Lai, PEGylation of anti-biofouling polysulfone membranes via liquid- and vapor-induced phase separation processing, Journal of Membrane Science 403-404 (2012) 47-57 (SCI, IF 6.035).

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