Ladislas Kubin passed away

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our colleague Ladislas Kubin, which occurred on October 18, 2022.

Scientific day in honour of François Ducastelle

A scientific day organised by the laboratory will be held on 11 July 2022 at the École des Mines de Paris in honour of François Ducastelle. The day will be a balance between scientific and memorial aspects combining past and present science, testimonies, and companionship throughout his long research career.

GDR-IRN HOWDI annual meeting

The meeting will be held in Dourdan (Paris area, France) on May 9-13 2022. Invited talks, tutorials, contributing talks, poster sessions, and social events are scheduled. Instructions for submitting an abstract or more information about the meeting can be found at
Local contact: Lorenzo Sponza

Laboratory days

From 12 to 15 October 2021, LEM staff and some guest researchers presented their research activities during the “laboratory days”.

Thesis prize : Étienne Carré

Congratulations to Étienne Carré for winning the ONERA 2021 thesis prize in the “Materials and Structures” field. This prize, awarded each year by senior ONERA researchers, aims to encourage future researchers on the path to excellence and to recognize remarkable work.

François Ducastelle passed away

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden death of our colleague François Ducastelle, which happened on Friday 2 July 2021.François joined ONERA in 1965 as a trainee and was hired as junior scientist in 1968. He prepared his two theses and spent his entire career as a researcher. From 1981…

Viviane Laut-Cothias passed away

Viviane Laut-Cothias, our executive assistant, was a person who gave the best of herself, with a constant desire to be useful to everyone. She was very careful with others and radiated great kindness. Her departure leaves a great void and a lot of sadness.

René Caudron passed away

René Caudron passed away on June 18, 2020. He spent his entire career at ONERA in the Materials Department and then at the Microstructures Study Laboratory until his retirement in 2003.

Georges Saada passed away

Georges Saada, Professor Emeritus of the University of Paris 13, Grande Médaille 2008 of the SF2M, passed away last Friday, August 30. George was 87 years old.
He was a member of the LEM since 1990.

An artist among us !

Congratulations to Viviane Cothias-Laut (our assistant director) has been selected to publish her work in the art magazine Art Foliio

Dr. Enrica Epifano seminar

“Thermodynamic aspects of nuclear fuels. Case studies: (U,Am)O2 and JOG chemistry in fast reactors”, Thursday 9th May at 11h (LEM Conference room E2.01.20).  

Dr. Esko Kauppinen seminar

“Tuning the SWNT atomic structure during the floatingcatalyst chemical vapor deposition (FC-CVD) synthesis “, Monday 6th May at 14h (LEM Conference room E2.01.20)

Dr Damir Pinek seminar

“A description of 211 MAX Phases Electronic Structure based on Rigid Band Models”, Wednesday 15th Mai at 14h00, LEM conference room (E2.01.20), Châtillon.

Dr. Matous Mrovec seminar

“Atomistic simulations of extended defects in iron and its compounds using magnetic bond order potentials”, Wednesday 20th March at 11h00, LEM conference room (E2.01.20), Châtillon.

“HDR” Defence: Mathieu FEVRE

Mathieu Fèvre will defend his HDR thesis entitled  “Modelling and characterization of alloys and alloy nanoparticles” in order to obtain the diploma of  “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches”, Tuesday 29th January2019 at 2 p.m., in the BLANDIN amphitheatre of the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides on the site of the Faculté des Sciences d’Orsay (Building…

Dr. Markus Stricker seminar

“A new view on dislocation multiplication in Stage II deformation”, Monday 28th January  at 14h00, LEM conference room (E2.01.20), Châtillon.  

PhD Defence : Ouafi Mouhoub

Mr. Ouafi Mouhoub will defend his PhD thesis entitled “Structural and electronic properties of graphene, hexagonal boron nitride and their heterostructures” on Wednesday, December 19 at 2 pm. His defense will take place at the University Paris Diderot, Condorcet Building, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, 75013 Paris – Salle Luc Valentin (454A).

PhD Defence : Gader Altinkurt

Gader Altinkurt will defend her Phd thesis entitled “Apport de la microdiffraction Laue pour la détermination des contraintes internes dans un superalliage à base de nickel grenaillé : effets de la microstructure et des traitements thermomécaniques” on Thursday, December 20 at 10 am. Her defence will take place at the Institut Jean Lamour, Campus Artem,…

PhD Defence : Carolina Baruffi

Carolina Baruffi will defend her Phd thesis entitled “Application of an Overdamped Langevin Dynamics to the study of microstructural evolutions in crystalline materials” on Monday, December 17 at 2 pm. Her defence will take place at the ONERA Centre in Châtillon (29 avenue de la division Leclerc) – Contensou room. Application of an Overdamped Langevin…

PhD Defence : Hocine Lebbad

Mr Hocine Lebbad will defend his Phd thesis entitled “Modeling the growth of Widmanstätten structures using the phase field method” on Tuesday, December 12 at 2 pm. His defence will take place at the ONERA Centre in Châtillon (29 avenue de la division Leclerc) – Contensou room.    

2D Materials and their Heterostructures

This two-day meeting is aimed at local and European actors active in the growth of two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures. It aims to discuss common research strategies, at the University of Paris-Saclay and beyond, for the synthesis, characterization and valorization of heterostructures of 2D materials with controlled physical properties.

PhD Defence : Denise Carpentier

Ms Denise Carpentier will defend her doctoral thesis entitled “Simulation of the kinetics of absorption of point defects by dislocations and clusters of defects” on Friday, October 12 at 2 pm. His defense will take place at the Neurospin Centre in Saclay – J. Talairach amphitheatre.