09/2003 - present : Associate Professor at the National School of Physics, Electronics and Materials (Phelma) Grenoble INP 11/2006 - 08/2007: Visiting researcher at Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada 10/2002 - 09/2003: Assistant professor at Caen University, France 09/2000 - 09/2002: Graduate assistant at Caen University, France
2016: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (highest academic diploma in France allowing to carry out fully independent research), “Nano Inside - Macro Outside”, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France. (pdf)
2003 : PhD thesis Caen University, France under the guidance of F. Gourbilleau and C. Dufour. "Luminescent nanostructures based on silica and silicon. From reactive magnetron sputtering to photoluminescence modeling."
2000 : Master in Material Science, Rennes University, France
2000 : Master in Physics, Rennes University, France
Teaching & Pedagogy
At Phelma, I teach L3, M1 and lifelong training students the following subjects:
Pedagogy is for me an inseparable part of teaching and I am very interested in the development of new teaching and the application of active pedagogies:
Development of the photovoltaic process in clean room and creation of the lab work "First generation solar cell: simulation, fabrication and characterization" (pdf)
I am the author of 4 publications related to my teachings dealing with active pedagogy or lab work in technology related to photovoltaic.
My areas of expertise are as follows:
Synthesis and assembling of nanomaterials
Morphological, optical and electrical characterization of fabricated materials
Mastery of microelectronics technology for materials integration
Surface functionalization for grafting biological species
Physical phenomena modeling
Currently, my work is focused on the development, study and integration of nanonets composed of semiconductor nanowires, mainly silicon and ZnO. A nanonet, "NANOstructured NETwork", is a random network of nanowires or nanotubes. At the macroscopic level, nanonets are made up of millions of nanowires. Consequently, the observed properties result from an average effect on all nanowires and are therefore not very sensitive to fluctuations from one nanowire to another. Furthermore, nanonets are flexible, transparent, electrically active and highly sensitive to surface effects due to their nano components. Thus, there is great potential for applications in the field of chemical or biological sensors and flexible silicon-based electronics. More informations...
Nanonet 2D. a. Schematic representation of a 2D nanonet. b. SEM image of a ZnO nanonet illustrating the great flexibility of the material. c. SEM image of a silicon nanonet.
I have authored 37 publications, contributed to the writing of 7 book chapters and presented my work through more than 44 contributions at international conferences, including 4 invited lectures.
I am currently involved in the following administrative tasks:
Education advisory board at Grenoble INP
Supervisor of a curriculum in Physics and Nanoscience (PNS)
Women and Science
I am particularly interested in the problem of the low representation of women in scientific and technical professions. As such, I try to contribute, at my own level, to raising awareness and providing information on this subject. That's why,