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     Date Submitted:14-02-2011
     Last Modified:12-08-2011 (11:51)
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     Current job:Research engineer at CNRS
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsExperimentalist in Physics and Acoustics, Granular Media, Interfacing/Acquisition, Instrumentation, Electronic Hardware/Software development
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    Acoustics/Physics Scientist· Electronics Engineer

    Nationality: french, prepared to travel, motivated

    Available from April/June 2011

    35 years old (06/08/1976), born in Roanne (France)

    Driver’s license (A & B)

     

    P R O F E S S I O N A L     E X P E R I E N C E

     Since 11/02     Research engineer (8 years) from CNRS at the Laboratoire de Physique des Matériaux Divisés et des Interfaces (LPMDI) from Paris-East University.

       Research activities like physics experimentalist (since 2004) — CNAM thesis & PhD experience: acoustics of granular and heterogeneous materials, nonlinear effects, multiple scattering of elastic waves, resonance ultrasound spectroscopy, coda wave interferometry, optical probe (diffusing wave spectroscopy and speckle-visibility spectroscopy), foams rheology properties, sintering materials, colloidal suspension

       Multi-scale modeling of physical processes involved, physico-chemical materials characterization

       Manage the electronics and informatics interfacing department

       Design and development of scientific instruments (prototypes), automation/interfacing of original experimental set-up, hardware and software developing, signal processing

       Project/budget management, functional/technical specifications

       Integration in national (CNRS-Ultrasolid) and European (ESA-FoamC) scientific projects

       Trainees supervision (engineering and graduate students, L3 ENS), provide assistance in the preparation tutorials (inside the physics and wave complex media education)

       LPMDI website management (webmaster)

     

    04/02 - 09/02   Logistician/Supplier (6 months) from Hitachi Computer Products

       Working in purchasing department

       Procurement of electronic components

       Interface with Hitachi Japan

       Establishment of logistics protocol with providers and support in the SAP prototyping

     

    02/00 - 12/01   Buyer and supplier (2 years) from Alcatel Submarine Networks

       Working in the procurement department

       Interface with Alcatel Greenwich

       Managing the electronic components portfolio with a panel of international suppliers

       Control of the CAMM software (SAP/R3 purchase module)

       Involvement in a workgroup on new 40Gb optical terminals technology

     

    05/98 - 06/98   DUT Trainee from R&D department of AEL Electronique

       Development of a bench test electrical wiring Sefelec

     

    1990/1998       Miscellaneous seasonal position

     

    E D U C A T I O N

    2007/2011       Ph.D. physics

                            Dissertation: Granular Materials Characterization by Ultrasonic Waves 

                            Advisors: Pr. Xiaoping Jia

                            Paris-East University (Marne-La-Vallée, France)

     

    2005/2007       Engineer degree specializing in electronic (summa cum laude)

                            Thesis (2 years): Granular Materials Characterization by Acoustic Resonance Method

                            Advisors: Pr. Xiaoping Jia

                            Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM Paris, France)

     

    2001/2004       Advanced degree specializing in electronic (DEST)

                            Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM Paris, France)

     

    1996/1998       Diploma from an institute of technology specializing in electronic and informatics

                            DUT — GEII Jean Monnet University, (Saint-Etienne, France)

     

    I T   S K I L L S    &    L A N G U A G E S

       Project management: Risks evaluation, budget management, compliance with objectives and deadlines, team management, sponsoring engineer CNAM

       Scientific: I am a experimentalist in Physics of divided/complex/soft matter, geophysics (rock, sand), acoustic waves (linear, nonlinear, Biot), ultrasonic imaging, multiple scattered of elastic waves (coda), non linear effects (softening, slow/fast dynamics, ageing process), optical probe, mechanical, tribology (Hertz-Mindlin contact)

       Communications: Excellent writing skills and expression (English/French), written (progress reports, publications, CNAM thesis, PhD), and oral (public presentations (workshop, GDR, thematic CNRS school), nationals and internationals conferences)

       IT skills: Interfacing/Acquisition, Instrumentation/Metrology, Analog & Digital BF circuits, discrete logic, micro-controller (PIC, Motorola), PCB design and implementation, design/conventional machining, experimentation and measurement field, digital signal processing, engineering sciences, OpenSystem (Lecoeur Electronique) ultrasonic imaging

       Systems: Linux, Windows, Mac, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Access, LATEX

       Programming languages: G (LabView), C/C++ (LabWindows, MSVC++, Borland), PHP/HTML, VBA, assembler (MPLab Microchip)

       Modelisation/simulation: Orcad, Eagle, KiCad, P-Spice, Mathematica, Matlab, Scilab/Simulink, Inventor AutoDesk

       Data processing: Kaleida Graph , OriginLab Pro (SciDAVis, QtiPlot), Noesis, Scion, ImageJ, Matrox (MIL), Photron, Itex, Basler, IMAQ, NI Vision

       Spoken/Written: English (Bulats II), French (native speaker), Spanish and Arab (beginner)

     

     

    P U B L I C A T I O N   &   P R O C E E D I N G S

    Langlois, W. Gautherin, J. Laurent, L. Royon, X. Jia, L. Fournaison, A. Delahaye, Caractérisation de frigoporteurs diphasiques par une méthode ultrasonore: application au coulis de glace, SFT (2009)

    V. Langlois, J. Laurent, X. Jia, W. Gautherin, L. Fournaison, A. Delahaye, L. Royon, Determination of particle concentration in slurry system by an ultrasonic technique, 8th IIR Conference on Phase Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, PCM 2009, Karlsruhe (2009)

    X. Jia, J. Laurent, Y. Khidas, V. Langlois, Sound Scattering in Dense Granular Media, Chinese Science Bulletin 2009, 54(23) 4327-4336.

    V. Langlois, J. Laurent, X. Jia, W. Gautherin, L. Fournaison, A. Delahaye, L. Royon, Determinación de la concentración de partículas en un sistema con emulsión mediante técnica de ultrasonidos, Frío-calor y aire acondicionado, ISSN 0210-0665, Nº 423, (2010) 60-64

    V. Langlois, W. Gautherin, J. Laurent, L. Royon, L. Fournaison, A. Delahaye, X. Jia, Ultrasonic determination of the particle concentration in model suspensions and ice slurry, in press International Journal of the Refrigeration (2011)

    X. Jia, Th. Brunet & J. Laurent, Elastic Weakening of a Dense Granular Pack by Acoustic Fluidization: Slipping, Compaction, Aging, Rapid communication In Press to Phys. Rev. E. (2011)

     

    A D D I T I O N A L    I N F O R M A T I O N

       Some experimental results (softening) obtained during my engineering CNAM thesis are presented inside the book of P. A. Johnson & R. A. Guyer: Nonlinear Mesoscopic Elasticity: The Complex Behaviour of Granular Media including Rocks and Soil, Wiley-VCH, Berlin, 1 Edition, (August 2009). In the following paragraphs: §6.6 Models with Hysteresis: Detail, §8.2.2 Nonlinear Damping: Hysteretic Elasticity, §11.2.3.9 Case Study: Designer Elastic Media

       My work is emphasized (thanks section) in most of peer review of LPMDI researchers, particularly in the journal Nature 437, 871-874 (2005)

       I also participate in the establishment and organization of an international conference on foam organized by the LPMDI: EUFOAM 2004

     

    P E R S O N A L     I N T E R E S T

    Sports                       Squash, tennis, rock climbing, swimming, beach volley, mountain biking, alpine skiing/snow boarding, sailing, skydiving, running

    Leisure’s                  International travel, music, motorcycle, reading, cinema, theater, cooked

    Affiliations                SFP (French Physics Society), SFA (French Acoustics Society), CNRS Electronics Networks, and UNICNAM (engineer  CNAM Union)


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