Pamela Pasetto

Teaching: Faculty of Sciences

General Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mass spectroscopy


Natural rubber, antibiofouling materials, marennine


PhD in Chemistry at Queen Mary, University of London (UK) 

Master in Chemistry (Laurea), Università La Sapienza, Rome (Italie)

Research activity

03/17-03/2021: "GHaNA" (“The Genus Haslea, New marine resources for blue biotechnology and Aquaculture), project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 734708 / GHANA / H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016. WP3 Leader

11/16 -04/18 project "Maliblue", RFI Food for tomorrow

July 2015- 1 month  at UQAR (Université du Québec à Rimouski) dans le cadre du projet Européen Biovadia (étude sur l’identification de la structure chimique du pigment marennine produit par la microalgue Haslea Ostrearia)

• 17 july 2011 – 17 september 2011 : Fullbright Scholar, University of Akron, Ohio, USA

• September 2008 – august 2010 : Lecturer at Université de Technologie de Compiègne (teaching at  Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale : polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry).

• Sept 2007-aout 2008 : Post-doc ANR dans le Laboratoire de Chimie de Polymères à l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI).

• Novembre 2005-avril 2007 : Chargée de recherche (poste rouge CNRS) dans le Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques, ENSCPB, Université Bordeaux 1.

• Mars 2000 - avril 2001 : Bourse d’un an à la Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Espagne), dans le Laboratoire de Photochimie Appliquée.

• Janvier 1999- mars 2000 : Bourse de 14 mois du Conseil National Italien pour la Recherche (CNR) dans le laboratoire ICMAT, Centre de Recherche de Montelibretti (Rome).

Research Managment

Scientific responsible of 4 Post-doc researchers (two ongoing)

1) Mickael HERBAUT, 06/05/2019 – 06/11/2020. Project Valdemar, (Valorisation d'Haslea et de la marennine), collaboration with Mer, Molécules et Santé (Le Mans); funding SATT.

2) Nellie FRANCEZON , 18/02/2019 – 17/08/2020, Project Bluedimary (Blue diatoms and marennine-like pigments for biorefinery,  funding RFI Food for Tomorrow), collaboration with Mer, Molécules et Santé (Le Mans) and Université Laval (Québec).

3) Lila ZEBIRI, 01/11/2016 01/05/2018, Funding Maliblue (RFI Food for Tomorrow).

4) Hope BADAWY, 14/01/2013 – 14/01/2014, Funding Region Pays de La Loire for an international post-doc; the American student came in the framework of the collaboration between IMMM, MMS, Akron University, CTTM.

Co-advisor 7 PhD students and 1 as main advisor:

1)     Thi Nguyet TRAN, “Composite biobased elastomers for antifouling/antimicrobial applications. Synthesis of oligomers from natural rubber and functionalization to graft them to different substrates”. Funding: French Ministry of Research and Education. P. Pasetto supervisor, co-supervisor Arnaud Nourry, Guillaume Brotons.  Defense: 27/11/ 2018, at Université du Mans.

2)     Nathapong SUKHAWIPAT, “Synthesis of natural rubber based cationic waterborne polyurethane dispersion for adhesive applications”. Defense: 20/07/2018, at Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand. Joint PhD program funded by Thai Government. Main supervisor, Nitinart Saetung, co-supervisor P.Pasetto.

3)     Suwat RATTANAPAN, “Preparation and properties of bio-based polyurethane foams prepared from modified natural rubber and poly(ε-caprolactone)”.Defense: 27/06/2016, at Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand. Joint PhD program funded by Thai Government, co-supervisors V.Tanrattanakul and J.-F. Pilard.

4)     Thi Kieu Nhung TRAN, “Elaboration of Natural Rubber based-Polyurethane foams as supporters of 2-chloroethylphosphonic acid to increase the latex production of Hevea Brasiliensis”.Defense : 16/12/ 2013, at Université du Maine. Supervisor: Jean-François Pilard.  Industrial funding (Institut Français du Caoutchouc, Cirad, Michelin).

5)     Wannapa CHUMEKA, “Improvement of compatibility of poly(lactic acid) blended with natural rubber by modified natural rubber”.Defense: 11/12/ 2013, at Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand. Joint PhD program funded by Thai Government, co-supervisors V.Tanrattanakul and J.-F. Pilard

6)     Wannarat PANWIRIRYARAT, “Preparation and Properties of Bio-based Polyurethane Made from Natural Rubber and Poly(e-caprolactone)”.Defense: 18/12/12, at Université du Maine. Joint PhD program funded by Thai Government, co-supervisors V.Tanrattanakul and J.-F. Pilard

7)     Carlo GONZATO, “Chemical Nanosensors Based On Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Nanocomposites Synthesized By Controlled Radical Polymerization”. Defense : 19/10/2012, at Université Technologique de Compiègne, supervisor: Karsten Haupt. Funding: French Ministry of Research and Education.

Tutor of 7 Second year master students (5 months projects) and of 10 First year master students (two months project).


Université du Québec à Rimouski (Canada); Université Laval, Québec (Canada);  Lviv Politechnic, Lviv, (Ukraine);  Taras Shevcenko University, Kiev, (Ucraine); Padjadjaran University, Bandung (Indonesia); Prince of Songkla University, (Thaïland).


1)     Thi Nguyet Tran, Pamela Pasetto, Christelle Pichon, David Bruant, Guillaume Brotons, Arnaud Nourry, “Natural rubber based films integrating Zosteric acid analogues as bioactive Monomers”, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 144 (2019) 104343. IF 3.074.

2)     Yakoviv, M.V., Nosova, N.G., Samaryk, V.Y., P. Pasetto, S. M. Varvarenko, “Study of physical interactions of fluorescein-containing amphiphilic copolyesters with albumin in aqueous dispersions”, Appl Nanosci (2019). IF 2.951

3)     T. N. Tran, A. Nourry, G. Brotons, P. Pasetto, “Antibacterial activity of natural rubber based coatings containing a new guanidinium-monomer as active agent”, Progress in Organic Coatings, (2019), 128, 196-209. IF 2.955.

4)     Jaratrotkamjorn, R., Nourry, A., Pasetto, P., Choppé, E., Panwiriyarat, W., Tanrattanakul, V. and Pilard, J.-F.(2017), “Synthesis and characterization of elastomeric, biobased, nonisocyanate polyurethane from natural rubber”. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 134, 45427- Doi: 10.1002/app.45427. IF 1,67.

5)     C. Falaise, C. François, M.-A. Travers, B. Morga, J. Haure, R. Tremblay, F.Turcotte, P.Pasetto, R. Gastineau, Y. Hardivillier, V. Leignel, J.-L. Mouget, “ Antimicrobial compounds from eukaryotic microalgae against human pathogens and diseases in aquaculture”, Mar. Drugs 2016, 14(9), 159 (1-27).  IF 3.345.

6)     S. Rattanapan, P.Pasetto, J.-F. Pilard, V. Tanrattanakul, “Polyurethane foams from oligomers derived from waste tire crumbs and polycaprolactone diols”, J. App. Pol. Sci., 2016, 133, 44251 (1-10). IF 1,67.

7)     S. Rattanapan, P. Pasetto,   J.-F. Pilard,V. Tanrattanakul, “Preparation and properties of bio-based polyurethane foams from natural rubber and polycaprolactone diol”, J Polym Res, 2016, 23:182, DOI 10.1007/s10965-016-1081-7

8)     Badawy H., Brunellière J., Veryaskina M., Brotons G., Sablé S., Lanneluc I., Lambert K., Marmey P., Milsted A., Cutright T., Nourry A.,Mouget J.-L., Pasetto P.,“Assessing the antimicrobial activity of polyisoprene-based surfaces”, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16(3), 4392-4415. doi:10.3390/ijms16034392

9)     T. K. N.Tran, J.-F. Pilard, P. Pasetto, “Recycling Waste Tires: Generation of Functional Oligomers and Description of Their Use in the Synthesis of Polyurethane Foams”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2015, 132(1) 41326.  DOI: 10.1002/app.41326

10)  W. Chumeka, P. Pasetto, J.-F. Pilard, V. Tanrattanakul, “Bio-based diblock copolymers prepared from poly(lactic acid) and natural rubber”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2015, 132 (6). DOI: 10.1002/app.41426

11)  W. Chumeka,  P. Pasetto, J.-F. Pilard, V. Tanrattanakul, “Bio-based triblock copolymers from natural rubber and poly(lactic acid): Synthesis and application in polymer blending”,  Polymer, 2014, 55, 478- 4487.

12)  R. Gastineau, F. Turcotte , J.-B. Pouvreau , M. Morançais , J. Fleurence , E. Windarto , F. Semba Prasetiya , S.Arsad 1, P. Jaouen , M. Babin , L. Coiffard , C. Couteau , J.-F. Bardeau , B.Jacquette , V.Leignel , Y. Hardivillier , I. Marcotte , N. Bourgougnon , R. Tremblay , J.-S. Deschênes , H. Badawy , P.Pasetto , N. Davidovich, G. Hansen , J. Dittmer , J.-L. Mouget, “Marennine-like pigments: once in a blue moon diatoms”, Marine Drugs, 2014, 12, 3161-3189.

13)  C. Gonzato, P. Pasetto,F. Bedoui, P-E Mazeran, K. Haupt, “On the Effect of Using RAFT and FRP for the Bulk Synthesis of Acrylic and Methacrylic Molecularly Imprinted Polymers”, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 1313-1322.

14)  C.Kaogong, J. Suwanmanee, J-F Pilard, P.Pasetto, V. Tanrattanakul, “Synthesis and properties of new biodegradable polyurethane containing natural rubber and poly(lactic acid): effect of NR and PLA ratio”, Kei Engineering Materials, 2013, 531-532 (Material Science and nanotechnology I), 317-320

15)  H. T. Badawy, P.Pasetto, J-L Mouget, J-F.Pilard, T. J. Cutright, A. Milsted, “Bacterial adhesion and growth reduction by novel rubber-derived oligomers”, Biochem. Biophys. Res.Commun., 2013, 438, (4), 691–696.

16)  T. J. Cutright, P. Pasetto, “Difference in American and French undergraduate students’ perceptions and attitudes towards science and education”, Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) March 2013, 4 (3), 273-285.

17)  R. Jellali, I. Campistron, P. Pasetto, A. Laguerre, F. Gohier, C. Hellio, JF Pilard, JL Mouget,Antifouling activity of novel polyisoprene-based coatings made from photocurable natural rubber derived oligomers”, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2013, 76(9),1203-1214.

18)  W. Panwiriyarat, V. Tanrattanakul, J-F Pilard, P. Pasetto, C.Khaokong, “Physical and thermal properties of polyurethane from isophorone diisocyanate, natural rubber and poly(ε-caprolactone) with high NCO:OH content”, Advanced Science letters, 2013, 19(3), 1016-1020.

19)  W. Panwiriyarat, V. Tanrattanakul, JF Pilard, P.Pasetto, C. Khaokong,“Effect of the diisocyanate structure and the molecular weight of diols on bio-based polyurethanes”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 130 (1), 453-462.

20)  W. Panwiriyarat, V. Tanrattanakul, J-F Pilard, P. Pasetto, C.Khaokong, “ Preparation and properties of bio-based polyurethane containing polycaprolactone and natural rubber”, Journal of Polymers and the Environment,2013, 21, (3), 807-815.

21)  W. Chumeka, V. Tanrattanakul, J.F. Pilard, P. Pasetto, “Effect of Poly(Vinyl Acetate) on Mechanical Properties and Characteristics of Poly(Lactic Acid)/Natural Rubber Blends” Journal of Polymers and the Environment,2013, 21 (2), 450-460.

22)  R.Jellali, I. Campistron, A. Laguerre, L. Lecamp, P. Pasetto, C. Bunel, J.L. Mouget, J.-F. Pilard, “Synthesis and crosslinking kinetic study of epoxidized and acrylated/epoxidized oligoisoprenes. Comparison between cationic and radical photopolymerization.” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 128, 4, 2489–2497.

23)  Jellali, R.; Campistron, I.; Laguerre, A.; Pasetto, P.; Lecamp, L.; Bunel, C.; Mouget, J.-L.; Pilard, J.-F., “Synthesis of new photocurable oligoisoprenes and kinetic studies of their radical photopolymerization”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013,127, 2, 1359–1368.

24)  W. Panwiriyarat, N. Saetung, H. Badawy, C. Khaokong, P. Pasetto, I. Campistron, A.Nourry, S. Pascual, L. Fontaine, T. Cutrigth, JL Mouget, V. Tanrattanakul, JF Pilard, “An Old Material for New Applications”,Proceedings of the Fall 182nd Technical Meeting of the ACS Rubber Division, Cincinnati (OH), October 9-11, 2012.

25)  C. Gonzato , M. Courty , P.Pasetto , K. Haupt, “Magnetic Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Nanocomposites via Surface-Initiated RAFT Polymerization”  Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011, 21, 3947–3953.

26)  P. Pasetto,H.Blas,F. Audouin,C. Boissière,C. Sanchez,M. Save, B. Charleux, “Mechanistic insight into surface-initiated polymerization of methyl methacrylate and styrene via ATRP from ordered mesoporous silica particles." Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 5983–5995.

27)  P. Pasetto, K. Flavin, M. Resmini, “Simple spectroscopic method for titration of binding sites in molecularly imprinted nanogels with hydrolase activity”, Biosensensors and  Bioelectronics, 200925(3), 572-578.

28)  T.Forestier, P. Pasetto, F.Peruch, A. Deffieux, J. E. Puskas, “ Biomimetic Processes II. Carbocationic polymerization of isopentenyl alcohol: a model for the synthesis of natural rubber?”, Mater. Sci. Eng. C.,2009, 29(2), 357-362.

29)  H. Blas, M. Save, P. Pasetto, C. Boissière, C. Sanchez, B. Charleux, “ Elaboration of monodisperse spherical hollow particles with ordered mesoporous silica shell via dual latex/surfactant templating: radial orientation of mesopore channels”, Langmuir, 2008, 24 (22), 13132–13137.

30)  F. Audouin, H. Blas, P. Pasetto, C. Boissière, C.Sanchez, M. Save, B. Charleux, “Surface -initiated polymerization of vinylic monomers via ATRP from ordered mesoporous silica”,  Polymer Preprints, 2008, 49(2),  325-326.

31)  H. Blas, P. Pasetto, C. Boissière, C.Sanchez, M. Save, B. Charleux, " Synthesis of hybrid particles: surface-initiated polymerization of styrene via NMP from ordered mesoporous silica ", Polymer Preprints, 2008, 49(2), 296-297.

32)  F. Audouin, H. Blas, P. Pasetto, P.Beaunier, C.Boissière, C. Sanchez,M. Save, B. Charleux,“Structured hybrid nanoparticles via surface-initiated ATRP of methyl methacrylate from ordered mesoporous silica, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2008, 29(11), 914-921.

33)  J.E.Puskas, P.Pasetto, F.Peruch, A.Deffieux, “Natural living carbocationic polymerization (NLCP) of isopentenyl alcohol: proof of concept, Polymer Preprints, 2006, 47(2), 339-340.

34)  C. E. Hunt, P.Pasetto, R. J. Ansell, K. Haupt, “A fluorescence polarisation molecular imprint sorbent assay for 2,4-D: a non-separation pseudo-immunoassay”, Chemical Communications, 2006, 1754-1756.

35)  P.Pasetto, S.C.Maddock, M.Resmini, “Synthesis and characterisation of molecularly imprinted catalytic microgels for carbonate hydrolysis”, Analytica Chimica Acta, 2005, 542, 66-75.

36)  S.C.Maddock, P.Pasetto, M.Resmini, “Novel imprinted soluble microgels with hydrolytic catalytic activity , Chemical Communications, 2004, 536-537.

37)  V.Fares, A.Flamini, P.Pasetto : “ Alkilation and addition to isocyanate of 2-(5-amino-3,4-dicyano-2H-pyrrol-2-ylidene)-1,1,2- tricyanoethanide.  X-ray crystal and molecular structure of methyl-, dimethyl-, dimethylformamidino- and propylcarboxamido-amino derivatives”, J.Chem.Soc.,Perkin Trans.1, 2000, 24, 4520-4525.

38)  F.Baldini, A.Falai, A.Flamini,A.Mencaglia, P.Pasetto : “A potential new optical transducer for the detection of Hg (II) in water”, Quimica Analytica, 200019, 105-111.


Book Chapters

1)   R.Gastineau, F. S. Prasetiya, C. Falaise, B. Cognie, P. Decottignies, M. Morançais, V. Méléder, N. Davidovich, F. Turcotte, R. Tremblay, P. Pasetto, J. Dittmer, J.-F.Bardeau, J.-B. Pouvreau, J.-L. Mouget, “Marennine-like pigments: blue diatom or green oyster cult?”, in "Blue Technologies: Production and Use of Marine Molecules",  Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. Stephane La Barre (Editor), Stephen S. Bates (Editor) ISBN: 978-3-527-34138-2, Nov 2018

2)     Co-author of a text book (aimed at the preparation of students for the examinations to enter scientific faculties):  F. Tinebra, P. Pasetto, L. Marocco, E. Costantini. “Test di ammissione ai corsi di laurea in ingegneria, informatica, scienze dei materiali e ai relativi diplomi universitari”. Print: Roma, Concorsi x tutti, 1999,(