José-Manuel Martins

Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry of Polymers


59 years old

Seniority : 11 years, associate

English - Portuguese

  • Chemistry, Petrochemistry, physics and formulation of Polymers
  • Plastics and rubbers
  • Resins, sealants, paints and coatings
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Materials for electrical insulation, dielectrics
  • Industrial processes and products
  • Project management
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Corrosion
  • Certified CRAC Expert
    Approval N°14
    (Physico-chemistry of materials/corrosion)


Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry of Polymers
University of Le Mans

Master Degree in Physics and Chemistry of Polymers
University of Paris VI

Professional background

SEG Diélectriques
Technical and Industrial Manager
R&D Manager – Materials for electrical insulation – Electrical Engineering
HSE Manager

Rhodia Silicones
R&D Engineer
Laboratory Manager – Industrial assistance, pilot, products, processes and industrialization
Project Leader

University of Bayreuth (Germany) – Henkel
R&D Engineer – Materials for paint & varnish coatings
Head of Analytical Laboratory

University of Le Mans
Institute for Polymers Applied Research
R&D Engineer – Materials for paint & varnish coatings, elastomers and rubbers, etc.
Head of Analytical Laboratory

Key areas of expertise

Chemistry – Petrochemistry – Physics – Materials – Plastics

  • Polymers, plastics, rubbers
  • Formulations (inks, varnishes, resins, adhesives, paints, coatings, etc.)
  • Structural properties and performance of materials
  • Materials processing and applications
  • Material design, manufacturing, formulation, or processing failings, ageing (coating resins, seals, bonding, concrete, composites, etc.)
  • Accidental contaminations of products
  • Adhesion failures
  • Breakdown of electrical insulation products
  • Material processing defects (coating resins, etc.)
  • Waterproofness damages: infiltration, SEL
  • Automotive: technical failures, suppliers, recalls, etc.


  • Corrosion of storage tanks for varnishes, solvents, gases, etc.
  • Corrosion of lagging and piping
  • Corrosion of reinforcing bars and metal parts (concrete, gates, etc.)
  • Surface treatment
  • Standard tests (salt spray, etc.)
  • Ovens/refractory materials and ceramics: heat treatments, construction
  • Packaging: plastic, glass, complex films, packaging items, caps

Industrial processes

  • Chemicals and derivatives manufacturing plants
  • Impacts of manufacturing processes (reactors, mixers, coating ovens, …) on product quality (polymerisation failures, cracking, folds, tears, blistering, delamination, etc.)
  • Process malfunctions resulting in fires (static electricity, etc.)
  • Treatment plants (physicochemical separations, biological treatment, water treatment)
  • Traceability – conformities – analytical methods – non-destructive testing

Engineering – Miscellaneous

  • Project management, site monitoring
  • Methodologies for analysis/diagnosis/audits/troubleshootings
  • Financial claims, studies of material and consequential losses, operating losses, withdrawal operations (injunction, prevention, safety, consumer warning, etc.)
  • Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), management & prevention of industrial risks, health risk, toxicity for environment
  • Operational training and support advice related to the areas of expertise and risk management