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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
Detailed Description
  • Optimisation of current and new material for High Voltage equipment - from the laboratory to the industry
  • Material for electrical insulation and manufacturing process
    Patent Issued on Jan 15, 2021
  • Electrical insulation material comprising a mixture of micrometric inorganic fillers and manufacturing process
    Patent Issued on Oct 23, 2020

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, ...)
Detailed Description
  • Implementation and conception of processes needed to optimize management of technical documentation between units
  • Leader of all documentation on HVDC projects for the unit

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
Detailed Description
  • Leader on the contractual spare part list, its management and their deliverable to the customers to validate a milestone of 10% of the project value

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
Detailed Description
  • Trajectory Study of the Dissociation and Isomerization of C(2)H(5.). J Phys Chem A. 2013 Mar 18.
  • Conception of a new semi-empirical potential (design, conception, coding, optimization, debugging and exploitation)
  • Use of Gaussian and Molpro softwares to perform electronic struture analysis (DFT, PM3/6 and ab-inito method)

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
Detailed Description
  • Investigation of ZPE and temperature effects on the Eley–Rideal recombination of hydrogen atoms on graphene using a multidimensional graphene–H–H potential. Chem Phys Lett 498, 32-37 (2010)
  • Exploitation of scientific softwares to create new research axes on atoms-surface reactions (DFT/ab-initio)

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)
Detailed Description
  • Eley-Rideal formation of H2 involving one of two para-chemisorbed H atoms on a graphite surfaceChem.Phys.Lett 448 (2007) 223–227
  • Effects of a Nonrigid Graphene Surface on the LH Associative desorption of H Atoms and on the Deexcitation of Nascent H2 Molecules Colliding with Model Walls of Carbonaceous Porous MaterialJ. Phys. Chem. A, 2009, 113 (1), pp 108–117
  • Unrestricted study of the Eley–Rideal formation of H2 on graphene using a new multidimensional graphene–H–H potential: role of the substratPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009,11, 2715-2729
  • Conception of a new semi-empirical potential for interaction of hydrogen and graphene (design, conception, coding, optimization, debugging and exploitation)
    more than 600 freedom degrees considered
  • Communication et science popularization : presentation of researches performed by the laboratory and the team in the national "festival of science" event.

Teacher Contractor in physical-chemistry

University Paris-Sud 11
March 2005 to November 2008
  • Teaching Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry in bachelor's degree (major in chemistry and physics) and M1
  • In charge of tutorials in various chemistry classes (e.g. atomistic, kinetic, organic, inorganic, thermodynamic, chemoinformatics)
Detailed Description
  • Tutoring of bachelors degree students for entry exam of engineering schools