Fabien Salaün is a full professor at ENSAIT/GEMTEX, France. His research interests focus on polymer synthesis, encapsulation, and functional coatings for textile applications. He received his Ph.D. from Lille 1 University in 2004 and he was promoted professor in 2014. His research interests include polymeric functional materials, smart coating, microencapsulation, thermal comfort, fiber processing, and textile surface functionalization. He has more than 70 publications to his credit, including research papers, reviews and book chapters.