|2002 - ...||1999-2001||1995-1999||1995||1993||1992||1991|
|2002 - ...
Senior Research Chemist
at the Applied Water Technology Research Laboratory
|Main topic||Water chemistry for industrial cooling systems|
_ Development, field trial and world wide deployment of new corrosion
inhibiting formulations for industrial closed cooling systems.
|Post-doctorate in the Laboratory of Applied Chemistry of Hiroshima University under the direction of Pr. S. Yamanaka (Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan)|
|Main topic||High Pressure / High Temperature
Synthesis of new silicon clathrates
(Ba8Si46 and I8Si46-xIx).
_ Development of high pressure and high temperature synthesis in order
to obtain new types of silicon and germanium based materials.
| 1995 - 1999
|PhD in material science at the I.C.M.C.B. (Bordeaux Condensed Matter Chemistry Institute) under the direction of Pr. M. Pouchard and Dr. C. Cros (Bordeaux, France)|
|Title||Synthesis and characterisation
of various silicon clathrates:
MxSi136 and M8Si46.
|Result||_ Design and development
of silicon clathrates synthesis (set up of a high temperature, secondary
vacuum synthesis apparatus).
_ Various chemical and physical characterizations (see skill section).
_ This work revealed the exceptional properties of these materials and the long term industrial potential.
|Engineer at the S.E.P. (European Propulsion Society) (Saint Médard en Jalles, France)|
|Topic||Resistivity measurements on carbon/carbon composite materials.|
_ Study of the effect of various parameters (level of densification,
fibre arrangement etc. ) on the resistivity of carbon/carbon composite
|Research placement at Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom).|
analysis of traces of heavy metals in the environment
using natural bio-indicators.
_ Development of a procedure to measure the concentration of heavy metals
in the environment using natural bio-indicators.
|Research placement at the LSMC (Molecular and Crystalline Spectroscopy Laboratory), (Talence, France)|
|Topic||Automation of a Raman Spectrometer.|
_ Automation of a Raman Spectrometer, creation and coding of an acquisition
|Technician at the C.E.A. (Nuclear Research Center) (Saclay, France).|
|Topic||Automation of a gamma dose measurement process.|
|Result||_ Computerisation of a thermoluminescent dosimeter (LiF and CaSO4) reading apparatus.|
| 1990 - 1991
(2 * 5 weeks)
|Technician at the C.E.T.E. (Centre d'Etude Technique de l'Equipement) (Bordeaux, France).|
|Topic||Quality control on building sites.|
_ Quality validation of various concretes used for building bridges.