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Education
¨      BS (Inorganic Chemistry), University of South Paris (Orsay – Paris XI), France, 1987
¨      MS (Solid Chemistry), University of South Paris (Orsay- Paris XI), France, 1988
¨      MA (Metallurgy and Materials Science), National Institute of Nuclear Science and Technique (INSTN – Centre of Atomic Studies (CEA- Saclay)), University of South Paris (Orsay), France,  1989
¨      PhD (Materials Science and Engineering), University of Technology of Compiègne, (UTC), France, 1992
 
Research Interests and Skills
 
¨      Tribology
¨      Friction and Wear
¨      Wear Debris
¨      Lubricants
¨      Surface Treatments (Plasma Spraying, Residual Stresses,…)
¨      Environmental effects on materials behaviour
¨      Corrosion, Micro organisms Induced Corrosion (MIC)
¨      Electrochemistry
¨      Biomaterials
 
•         Ph-D supervisor or co-supervisor: 15 students between 1995 to 2016.
 
Recent Industrial Consulting
 
Her experiences in project co-ordination are numerous:
 

She was and she is project leader for several industrial contracts with national and international companies (Arcelor group, Saint-Gobain group, ThyssenKrupp Sofedit, EADS, Technip (Total group),…) in the field of materials working industries.

 

She was project leader at UTC for an European Brite-Euram programme from 1997 to 2000, (Brite-Euram project n° 3045: “Large components of silicon nitride ceramics for rolling operations in the steel-working industry”)

 

She was a regional co-ordinator of the interregional French programme “Biocorys” aimed at biocorrosion.
She was also the head of the tribology team of the Laboratory Roberval UMR 6253 CNRS between 1995 -2010 (Position at UTC: Assistant Professor between 1994 to 2010)
She was an expert for the European programme INTAS (“International Association  for the promotion of co-operation with Scientist from the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union”) 
She is a project manager in the IPS department of the French National Agency (ANR) since 2010 – Programme MatetPro.

 
She is an Assistant director of her present laboratory and in charge of the scientific coordination  in her lab for the national project FUI Mekinox  with Safran Group and EADS – and for an European project  from Euripides Cluster: Sicrates (with ST Microelectronics  and EADS).
 
Author of over 80 Publications and Patents
 
Member: AFM, SF2M, TMS, French National Council of the Universities (CNU).
 
Associate/Guest Editor:  Techniques de l’ingénieur (TI) – Editions Weka – Scientific editor for the book “Tribology” (in French)
          
Chairman: She has been the chair of several international conferences, seminars and workshops. She has also been actively involved in the organisation of international events (Copper’06, Biocorys’07 on the materials, surfaces, biocorrosion)
 
Journal Reviewer: “Wear” (Elsevier), “Experimental Mechanics” (Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)), And “Thin Solid Films” (Elsevier), Surface and Coatings Technology” (Elsevier,“Matériaux et Techniques (Sirpe), etc…
 

Country

France

State

France

Fields of Research

Engineering

University or Institution of affiliation

University of Tours

personal or institutional webpage

http://www.univ-tours.fr

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