PhD in Laboratoire Louis Néel (CNRS), Grenoble, France:
"Fabrication, study and modelling of a model magnetic system: arrays of ultrathin
sub-micrometer-sized dots of Fe(110) with in-plane magnetization".
The PhD advisers were D.Givord and J.-P.Nozières.
University studies in École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris.
I studied physics for three years (Licence, Maîtrise, DEA), ending with a degree in Solid State Physics.
I made several stays in research labs during these three years (see below).
The French-so-called 'preparatory courses' in France, ie two years
preparing Engineering High School entrance examinations. Courses were mainly
physics (40%) and Mathematics (60%).
I am working at SPINTEC laboratory. My main research topic is to tackle fundamental bottlenecks towards
the technological concept of a material for a 3D magnetic memory, namely the race-track memory based on domain walls in dense arrays of vertical nanowires.
In this concept, series of domain walls in cylindrical nanostructures would be used to codes bits of information, to be moved with spin-polarized
currents thanks to spin-transfer phenomena. This research involves cross-disciplinary work performed with colleagues in chemistry department,
and the use and development of advanced magnetic microscopy techniques, in particular magnetic force microscopy and Photo-Emission Electron Microscopy.
This research line had been initiated while working at Institut NEEL. Research is going on since my move to SPINTEC, involving colleagues from both laboratories.
I have been working at Institut
Néel (CNRS) in Grenoble, as a junior and later senior scientist (permanent position). One of my research topics
was to fabricate novel nanometer-sized magnetic objects by tailoring
UHV epitaxial self-organization processes at surfaces. Due to their
high structural and chemical quality, these systems can serve as model
systems for magnetic studies such as magnetism at interfaces,
micromagnetism (magnetic domains, magnetization reversal, etc.) etc. Another research topic is magnetic-domain
wall motion in one-dimensional objects (stripes and wires) induced by magnetic field or
Post-doctoral position in the Max-Planck
Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik
(Halle, Germany), in the group of Pr.J.Kirschner. I worked on
nanoscale-self-organized thin-film magnetic systems and developed a process
of vertical self-organization based on sequential deposition of two materials.
Stay in Laboratoire
Louis Néel, mainly including my thesis : Fabrication, study and
modelling of a model magnetic system: arrays of ultrathin
sub-micrometer-sized dots of Fe(110) with in-plane magnetization.
This work included experimental activity (sample fabrication; measurements) as
well as a bit of micromagnetic theory (a model of magnetization reversal). My PhD advisers were
D.Givord and J.-P.Nozières.
I did also some technical work (maintenance of a UHV setup, development of softwares).
Short stays in research labs, including: 11/2 month: Fabrication of a torque magnetometer for studying He-3 magnetization at
very low temperatures, with E.Wolf, in
Centre de Recherche
sur les Très Basses Températures (CRTBT-CNRS,
Grenoble, France). 6 months: Dendritic growth of He-3, with Pr.Ch.Elbaum, in
(Providence, RI, USA). 1 month: Magnetic properties of ultrathin epitaxial GdFe bilayers,
with D.Givord, in Laboratory Louis Néel (LLN-CNRS, Grenoble, France).
(2006-2011) PhD lectures at Grenoble Universities: Nanomagnetism and spintronics.
(2002-2006) Lectures and practicals about Magnetic thin films and nanostructures in Master
Technics and applications of Physics - Engineering of Magnetic Materials
(1994-1996; 1999-2001) 'Colles' (group of three students working simulaneously on a 1-hour problem) of Physics and Chemistry for
students in mathematics preparatory
courses for engineering high-schools (Math.Spé). (two hours per week).
in Université Joseph Fourier
(UJF, Grenoble, France), with students
preparing the first University degree (DEUG). This included lectures and problems in classical mechanics (SMA, 44h),
problems in classical mechanics and electromagnetism (MIAS, 32h), and experiments in
hydrodynamics, electromagnetism and optics (SV/ST, 80h).
(1994) Lectures and problems for medicine students (Cours Galien) (40 hours).
A curriculum vitæ generally includes a picture. This picture dates back to March 2011, in northern Norway near Bode. This was to illustrate
that I am not interested only in research and teaching. I am fond of hiking and skiing in the mountains.