Personal Information

Family name, First name: Patinet, Sylvain Date of birth: 25/02/1983 Nationality: French

Researcher unique identifier(s): ORCID 0000-0002-1585-8275, ResearcherID P-3492-2016

Research topics

Plasticity of crystalline alloys and glasses — Theory of elasticity/Long range defects

Critical depinning transition — Crack front propagation in random media


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

2012-13: Postdoctoral researcher at Dep. of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. “Atomic-scale flow defect in metallic glasses”.

2010-12: Postdoctoral researcher at PMMH laboratory, UMR 7636 – CNRS at ESPCI, France. “Crack front propagation in heterogeneous brittle materials”.


2022: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres), France, “Modelling Plastic Deformation in Amorphous Solids”.

2006-09: 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, French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Saclay, France

2006-07: Master of science in solid-state physics (equivalent Master’s degree)

National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN), Saclay, France.

2001-05: Mechanical engineering school (equivalent Master’s degree in engineering)

University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France.

Honors and awards

2010: Prix Jacques Dalla Torre rewarded by the French Society for Metallurgy and Materials.

Scientific productivity

28 articles published in leading peer-reviewed journals (including: 5 in Phys. Rev. Lett., 1 in PNAS, 2 in J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 2 in Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences), of which 2/3 as the senior/lead author or project leader. H-index = 17.

Funded projects

2022-26: ANR MESOCRYSP:Mesoscopic Model Informs Engineering Crystal Plasticity, as participant (PI: L. Truskinovsky).

2021-22: INSIS PEPS, Mechanics of the future call, MARIONETTE project: “Materials for electronics ‘more-than-Moore ” as participant (PI: F. Amiot).

2020-21: Labex LaSIPS MuMoPlAS: “Multiscale Modeling of Plasticity in Amorphous Solids” as PI.

2016–20: ANR JCJC PAMPAS: “Physical and Atomistic-based Modelling of Plasticity in Amorphous Solids” as PI.

2015-19: ANR RELFI: “From Local Rearrangements to Internal Friction”, (PI: J. Crassous).

Commissions of trust

2016: PhD Committee member for G. Marnier thesis, INSA Rouen, France

2020: Recruitment Committee for Assistant Professor, University of Pierre and Marie Curie.

Referee for Acta Materialia, Applied physics letters, Computational Materials Science, Europhysics Letters, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Journal of Physics: Materials, Metals, Nature Communications, Nature Physics, Philosophical Magazine, Philosophical Magazine Letters, Physical Review E, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review Materials, Physical Review Research, SciPost, Soft Matter, Technical Physics (see complete profile)

National funding agencies: Office of Basic Energy Sciences (USA) and ANR (France)

National responsibilities

2016-2021: Elected member of the National Committee for Scientific Research in section: “Solid mechanics. Materials and structure. Biomechanics. Acoustics” (~2 months/year). This scientific board plays a crucial role in the French system. Its members help define the CNRS scientific policy and analyze the current outlook. The committee participates in the recruitment of researchers, promotes their careers and monitors laboratories activity.

2016: Member of the High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) visiting committee for the Pprime laboratory (UPR 3346) evaluation.

Laboratory responsibilities

Since 2021: Elected member of the ESPCI steering committee for sustainable development.

Since 2020: sustainable development referent at PMMH. Member of the “collectif Labos 1point5to better understand and reduce the environmental impact of research.

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: 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 and administration.

Teaching and outreach activities

Since 2018: Teacher assistant for undergraduate students at the Sorbonne University: Finite Element Method Resolution and Structural Calculation (37h / year).

2021: Lecture, Master 2, Current trends in material science, École Polytechnique (2h).

2013-17: 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.

2013-17: Internship jury, bachelor’s degrees “PhyTem” of ENS Cachan (2 half-days / year).

2012-13: Teacher assistant for undergraduate students at the Johns Hopkins University: Thermodynamic, bio-material structure and computational modules (40h / year).

2012-13: 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).

2007-08: Lecturer at the National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN). Courses on syllabus of the Master’s degree in solid-state physics (30h / year).

Supervision of students

Postdoctoral students: 201718 A. Hernandez-Garcia, -201821 D. Fernandez-Castellanos

PhD students: – 2019(-22) D. Kumar 201721 A. Barbot, – 2017-21 M. Lerbinger, – 2013-16 B. Tyukodi.

Master students (usually for a 6 months period): – 2021 P. Tanure (ENSTA), – 2020 H. Padovani (UTC), – 2019 T. Labarre (UPMC), – 2019 M. Ziapkoff (UTC), – 2019 J. Decayeux (UTC), – 2018 C. Cadet (Mines ParisTech), – 2017 A. Barbot (ENS), – 2017 M. Lerbinger (UPMC), – 2016 C. Julien (UPMC), – 2016 H. Wang (ESPCI), – 2016 P. Soudon (UPMC), – 2016 P. Le Jeannic (UPMC), – 2014 C. Ricard (UTC), – 2012 G. Vallat (UTC) – 2008 J. Tchoufag (UTC).

Organization of conferences and workshops

– CECAM workshop, Mesoscale modeling of driven disordered materials: from glasses to active matter. EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2023 (50 persons).

– Sustainable Development Days: presentations of ESPCI’s research activities from cement to low-energy wave transmission, including enzymatic catalysis, flow chemistry, blue energy and environmental physics. ESPCI, Paris, June 2022 (50 persons).

Presentations at international conferences and workshops

– Workshop: Machine Learning Glassy Dynamics, Collège de France, Paris 2022 (Invited talk)

– Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands, July 2022 (Invited talk)

– CECAM Understanding plastic deformation via AI, Lugano, Mar. 2022 (Invited talk)

– CECAM Recent advances on the glass problem, Lausanne, Jan. 2022 (Invited talk)

– GDR ModMat HEAs Workshop, Thiais, Nov. 2021 (Invited talk)

– Workshop on Disordered Elastic Systems, Spetses, Greece, Sep. 2021 (Invited talk)

– Cargèse workshop Glassy Systems and Inter-Disciplinary Applications Jul. 2021 (Invited talk)

– Liquid Matter Conferences, Prague, Czech Republic, Jul. 2021 (Poster)

– CECAM Glass & Jamming, Lausanne, Switzerland, Jan. 2021 (Poster)

– Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands, June 2020 (Invited talk, postponed due to COVID-19)

– UCGP7, Bristol, UK, June 2018 (Oral) – ESMC, Bologna, Italy, Jul. 2018 (2 orals)

– 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, Palaiseau, France, Jul. 2009 (Poster)

– MMM, Tallahassee, USA, Oct. 2008 (Oral) – Dislocation, Hong Kong, Oct. 2008 (Poster)

Invited seminars

– DAMTP, Cambridge, England (2021) – FEMTO, Besançon, France (2020)

– CINam, Marseille, France (2019) – L2C, Physi. Th. Department, Montpellier, France (2018)

– IPR, Soft Matter Dep., Rennes (2017) – ENS, Département de Chimie, Paris (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 (May 2008)