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Materials R&D Project Leader

44 years old
Driving License
Professional Status
Open to opportunities
About Me
I am an industrial researcher with 15 years of experience. After some researches on carbonaceous materials (graphene, alkyl radicals), I am now focus on new composite materials for High Voltage applications. In addition to my research skills, I am experimented in project management, in communication with customers, in technological watch and in team management.

I am interested to continue to work in materials R&D projects either in the energy domain or in new technologies and ideally always in a sustainable way.

To succeed in my tasks, I have got an out of the box mind which allows me to quickly analyse various topics (e.g. management, technological bottle-necks, project tenders, communications) to extract current or potential issues then to propose innovating solutions to counter or avoid them. This allows me to complete my projects in time while respecting their budgets.
  • Technical support and R&D project manager to the South Europe R&D teams of Prysmian Group.
  • Projects :
    • Substitution of alternative gas to SF6
    • Dielectric studies on thermoplastics (lab to real size cable)
  • Proposal and realisation of new axes of research on new cable technologies to prepare the future
  • Development of new test platforms for cables and accessories
  • Placement contract from GE as a technical expert
  • Management of various research axes on the development of Epoxy composite materials for High Voltage applications
  • Conception and lead of research projects with customers (Tender, Gantt, Budget, ...)
  • 2 patents and several communications (conferences, proceedings,...)
  • Tutoring of students in Ph.D. and internships
  • Lead of the "Material/Chemical" laboratory of the institute - Conception of Epoxy composites (e.g epoxy, silicones)
  • Conception of partnerships with chemical industries - Presentation "New Challenges for High Voltage Transmission" Essligen Epoxy Symposium , 2019
  • Certified as "Materials expert" by GE expertise program
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Group Leader "HVDC projects deliverables"

Alstom Grid UK Ltd
September 2012 to April 2015
United Kingdom
  • Technical manager - Supervision of spare parts and technical documentation for HVDC projects (40M€ to 1G€)
  • Alstom/Customers interface on HVDC project deliverables
  • Manager of 10 persons (recruitment, KPI, ...)
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Assistant to project manager and technical project manager

Electric IT
November 2011 to August 2012
United Kingdom
  • Assistant to the technical project manager of project Kontiskan (40M€)
  • Coordinator for technical documentation with customers
  • Leader on spare parts on 2 projects
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Postdoctoral researcher in physical-chemistry

Department of Chemistry - University of Missouri - USA
September 2009 to August 2011
United States
  • Lead on a research project on kinetic and reactivity of small radicals combustion
  • 1 peer-reviewed publication
  • Tutor of a graduate student and of 2 ph.D. students
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ATER (Reseach and teaching assistant) in physical-chemistry

ISMO (previously LCAM)
December 2008 to August 2009
  • Conception of dynamical study on atoms-surface reactions
  • 1 peer-reviewed publication and several communications
  • Teaching (chemistry and physical-chemistry) in bachelors and masters degrees
  • Tutor of 3 internship students
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Ph.D. in molecular physical-chemistry

University Paris-Sud 11 - LCAM
September 2005 to December 2008
  • In charge of a research project to understand the formation of molecular hydrogen in the interstellar medium - study of reaction between atoms and surfaces
  • 3 peer-reviewed publications as first author and several communications (national and international conferences)
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  • Thermosets, thermoplastics, elastomers, composites
  • Physical-chemistry, surfaces, reaction and process
  • Projects : management from tender phase to completion
  • Internal and customer communication
  • Team management (>10)
  • Multiphysics computation : Comsol
  • Simulation: Molecular dynamics and monte carlo
  • DFT, ab-initio and empirical methods: Gaussian, Molpro, ADF
  • Modern Fortran, C, C++, VBA
  • French - mother tongue
  • English - fluent (C2)
  • Italian - waystage (A2)

Ph.D. in molecular physical-chemistry

University Paris-Sud 11

September 2005 to December 2008
" Formation of molecular hydrogen on carbonaceous surfaces in the interstellar medium"

Master Degree in research in Molecular physical-chemistry

University Paris-Sud 11

September 2003 to June 2005
Major in: Spectroscopy, Nanoreactivity, Simulation and Modelisation, Biophysics, Photochemistry et Photophysics, Polymers - conception and process, Quantum dynamics.
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  • Martial arts - Karate Shotokan - Black belt (practice since 1994)
  • Squash, Biking, ...
  • Computer-literate : Hardware and Software
  • Advanced sciences and New technologies
  • Fantasy, Science Fiction, ...