Mr. Benjamin BERTON
Associate Professor

42 y.o.

+33 2 32 39 90 87

Laboratoire SMS
Place Emile Blondel
76821 Mont-Saint-Aignan CEDEX


PhD Thesis

Hydration by water sorption or by immersion of wheat flours and their component

J. Hardy, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, 2002


Master of materials science and engineering, Ecole des Mines de Nancy, 1999

Work Experience

Associate professor in the lab from 2003

Teaching :

  • Packaging Material Science
  • Eco-design and Packaging
F. Brisset, J. Vieillard, B. Berton, S. Morin-Grognet, C. Duclairoir-Poc, F. Le Derf,
Surface Functionalization of Cyclic Olefin Copolymer with Aryldiazonium Salts: a Covalent Grafting Method
Journal Applied Surface Science, 2015,  Vol. 329, 337–346
A. Waldschmidt, V. Dupray, B. Berton, N. Couvrat, S. Petit, G. Coquerel
Incidence of crystal growth conditions on the formation of macroscopic liquid inclusions in Ciclopirox crystals
Journal of Crystal Growth, 2012, Vol. 342 (1), 72–79
A. Waldschmidt, I. Rietveld, N. Couvrat, V .Dupray, M. Sanselme, B. Berton, B. Nicolai, S. Petit, R. Céolin, and G. Coquerel,
About Aged Heterogeneous Liquid Inclusions Inside Organic Crystals in Relation to Crystal Formation, Structure, and Morphology.
Crystal Growth & Design, 2011, Vol. 11 (6), 2580–2587
A. Waldschmidt, N. Couvrat, B. Berton, V. Dupray, S. Morin, S. Petit, G. Coquerel
Impact of gas composition in the mother liquor on the formation of macroscopic inclusions and crystal growth rates. Case study with Ciclopirox crystals
Crystal Growth & Design, 2011, Vol. 11 (6), pp 2463–2470
A. Galland, V. Dupray, A. Lafontaine, B. Berton, M. Sanselme, H. Atmani, and G. Coquerel
Preparative resolution of (±) trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane by means of preferential crystallization of its citrate monohydrate
Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 2010, Vol 21, (18), 2212-2217.
V. Dupray, B. Berton , S. Ossart, H. Atmani, M-N. Petit, G. Coquerel
Concomitant dehydration mechanisms in single crystals of a,a-trehalose
Carbohydrate Research, 2009, Vol. 344 (18), 2539-46.
A. Galland, V. Dupray, B. Berton, S. Morin-Grognet, M. Sanselme, H. Atmani and G. Coquerel
Spotting Conglomerates by Second Harmonic Generation
Crystal Growth & Design, 2009, Vol 9 (6), 2713–2718
N. Couvrat, A. S. Blier, B. Berton, Y. Cartigny, V. Dupray and G. Coquerel
Characterization of Defects Inside Single Crystals of Ciclopirox
Crystal Growth & Design, 2009, Vol 9 (6), 2719–2724
B. Berton, V. Dupray, H. Atmani and G. Coquerel
Gas vacuoles formation during the dehydration of trehalose dihydrate a raman microspectroscopy approach
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Vol. 90, 2007, 2, 325 - 328
L. Renou, T. Morelli, S. Coste, M.N. Petit, B. Berton, J.J. Malandain and G. Coquerel
Chiral Discrimination at the Solid State of Methyl 2-(Diphenylmethylsulfinyl)acetate
Crystal Growth & Design, 2007, 7 (9), pp 1599–1607
Scientific Skills
Thermal Analysis (DSC – TG-DSC) – Implementation
Thermal Analysis (DSC – TG-DSC) – Interpretation
Microscopy (optical, electronic)
Particle Size Distribution evaluation (Malvern PSD)
Spectroscopy (Raman, Infra-rouge, UV-vis, fluorescence)
Solid-vapour equilibria (DVS)
Zeta potential measurement