– 2009-2006 PhD thesis in solid-state physics, University Paris-SUD 11, France
“Atomic scale study of the solid solution hardening in faced centered-cubic-binary alloys”
Section of Physical Metallurgy (SRMP), French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Saclay, France

– 2006-2007 Master of science in solid-state physics (equivalent Master’s degree)
National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN), Saclay, France

– 2001-2005 Mechanical engineering school (equivalent Master’s degree in engineering)
University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France.

Current Position

– Since 2013 CNRS researcher at PMMH (Physique de Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes) laboratory, UMR 7636 – CNRS and ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie de la Ville de Paris), Paris, France. Ranked 3 st by the national selection committee over more that 100 candidates.

Previous positions

– 2012 – 2013 Postdoctoral researcher at Dep. of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. “Atomic-scale flow defect in metallic glasses” with M. Falk.
– 2010 – 2012 Postdoctoral researcher at at PMMH laboratory, UMR 7636 – CNRS at ESPCI, France. “Crack front propagation in heterogeneous brittle materials” with V. Lazarus and D. Vandembroucq.

Supervision of students

PhD Students:
– 2013-2016 B. Tyukodi, “A depinning approach of amorphous plasticity and dewetting”. Co-advisor with D. Vandembroucq. PMMH, ESPCI, Paris, France.
– 2014-2015 M. Ferreira, “Effective toughness at random heterogeneous interfaces”. Co-advisor with A. Atman Picardi Faria. PMMH, ESPCI, Paris, France.

Master Students:
– 201
7 A. Barbot (ENS), “Nucleation and diffusion of shear bands in amorphous solids”.
– 2016 C. Julien (UPMC), “Plasticity of an amorphous material reinforced with nanoparticles”.
– 2016 H. Wang (ESPCI), “Elastic anisotropy induced by deformation in a model glass”.
– 2016 P. Soudon (UPMC), “Atomistic study of the properties of amorphous nanocomposite”.
– 2016 P. Le Jeannic (UPMC), “Evolution of the local slip thresholds distribution of a glass under load”.
– 2014 C. Ricard (UTC), “DIC : Application to cracking in three dimensions in a two-phase glass”.
– 2012 G. Vallat (UTC) “Crack front shape in finite size samples due to anticlastic effect”.
– 2008 J. Tchoufag (UTC) “Thermal activation of the crossing of a solute atom by a dislocation”. Now postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, with K. Mandadapu.

Teaching activities

– 2012-2013 Teacher assistant for undergraduate students at the Johns Hopkins University: Thermodynamic, bio-material structure and computational modules (40h).
– 2012-2013 Participation to the program of research in education for the Johns Hopkins University: Interviews of student solving individual exercises (18h).
– 2010 Teacher assistant at the Faculty of Biomedical des Saints-Peres Paris Descartes: First Year Studies of Health. Physical bases of transport and equilibrium (24h).
– 2007-2008 Lecturer at the National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN). I gave a course during two years which is on syllabus of the Master’s degree in solid-state physics (30h/year).

Institutional responsibilities

– 2016 – 2021 Elected member of the National Committee for Scientific Research – CoNRS – section 9.
– 2016 Member of the High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES).

Laboratory responsibilities

– Since 2016 Communication manager of the PMMH laboratory for the CNRS Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS).
– Since 2015 Organizer of the laboratory’s seminars: organization, invitation and welcome of visiting researchers (35/year).
Since 2013 Host: Science Festival at the ESPCI, which aim to inform the public, especially scholar groups coming from primary and high schools, about developments in science and their implications for society.
Since 2013 Computer correspondent of ESPCI for the PMMH laboratory.
Since 2013 Responsible for the high-performance computation of the PMMH laboratory: Market study, purchase, development and administration of computing clusters.
– Since 2013 Responsible for the PMMH laboratory’s website: Redesign, administration and editorialization (

Commissions of trust

– Referee for Acta Mater., Phil. Mag. and The French National Research Agency (ANR, generic call).
– 2016 PhD Committee member for G. Marnier thesis, INSA Rouen, France.

Honors and awards

– 2010: Prix Jacques Dalla Torre rewarded by the French Society for Metallurgy and Materials (SF2M)

Oral presentations and posters at international conferences (16)

– StatPhys26, Lyon, France, Jul. 2016 (Oral)
– APS, Baltimore, USA, Mar. 2013 (Oral)
– IWCMM, Baltimore, USA, Sep. 2012 (Oral)
– Les Houches, France, Jan. 2012 (Poster)
– MRS, Boston, USA, Nov. 2012 (Oral)
– EuroMat, Montpellier, France, Sep. 2011 (Oral)
– EuroMat, Montpellier, France, Sep. 2011 (Oral)
– CFM, Besançon, France, Aug. 2011 (2 orals)
– CECAM, Dublin, Ireland, July 2011. (Poster)
– JMC12, Troyes, France, Aug. 2010 (2 orals)
– Plasticité, Marseille, France, June 2009 (Oral)
– SPF congress, Palaiseau, France, Jul. 2009 (Poster)
– MMM, Tallahassee, USA, Oct. 2008 (Oral)
– Dislocation, Hong Kong, China, Oct. 2008 (Poster)

Invited seminars (12)

– IPR, Soft Matter Department, Rennes (June 2017)
– ENS, Département de Chimie, Paris (June 2016)
– PMMH, ESPCI, Paris, France (Feb. 2014)
– FAST, Université Paris Sud, Orsay (April 2012)
– CrisMat, ENSI, Caen, France (March 2012)
– PMMH, ESPCI, Paris, France (Sep. 2011)
– Institut Pprime, Poitiers, France (Oct. 2010)
– GLVT-CNRS, Thiais, France (Jan. 2010)
– UMET, Univ. de Lille, Lille, France (Nov. 2009)
– SPCSI, CEA, Saclay, France (June 2009)
– LEM, ONERA, Châtillon, France (March 2009)
– Roberval laboratory, UTC, France (May 2008)