Research Engineer, Materials Science, Ph.D.
- Experience in experimental reproduction of space environments applied to materials studies.
- Assessment of new high-temperature thermo-optical ceramic and metallic coatings for Solar Probe Plus (NASA).
- Young but valuable knowledge of the industry-level material selection and evaluation process.
- 4 articles in peer review journals and 3 oral presentations in international conferences during a 3 years PhD.
I am currently looking for my next position. I strongly wish to keep contributing to the assessment of materials for space applications, ideally at laboratory-level, with a particular interest in experimental studies requiring a demanding scientific background in materials science, physics and chemistry. I am available right away and internationally.
Dec. 2014-May 2015
Satellites Quality Assurance Materials engineer - fixed term contract (5 months)
AIRBUS DEFENSE AND SPACE, Toulouse, France
Position at the interface between the Material Quality Department and Satellite Integration:
- Management of the qualification campaigns of bonding assemblies.
- Processing of bonding anomalies reported in Integration.
- Scientific support in regards to outgassing.
Oct. 2011-Oct. 2014
Ph.D. in Applied Physics/Materials Science - Research Grant: CNES and Harvard-CfA
PROMES-CNRS Laboratoy, Odeillo, France (23 months)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA (14 months, ITAR position)
In the frame of the development of the Solar Probe Plus mission (NASA, $1.4B, launch in 2018):
- Experimental assessment of the high temperature behavior and performance of candidate materials: optically selective ceramics for the main Thermal Protection System and tuned emissivity refractory metals for Sun-facing scientific instruments, with an emphasis on the thermo-optical properties, thermal vacuum outgassing and interaction with the near-Sun environment (synergy between high temperature - solar wind - UVs).
- Large experimental tools: ˜500 hours of first-hand experimental work with a 1 MW solar furnace associated to the instrumented MEDIASE facility (directional-spectral emissivity, optical temperature measurement up to 2500 K, ion gun, Faraday cup, VUV source, QCM, Mass Spectrometer), plus various material characterizations (DRX, MEB-EDX, Metallography, 3D-optical and mechanical profilometry, BRDF, Nano-Indentation).
- Support to the realization of Thermal Test Models for the FIELDS instrument.
• This work was part of the effort in view of the TRL-6 and PDR of the SWEAP instrument (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) and the PDR of the FIELDS instrument (SSL, Berkeley Univ.).
• Achievement: performance demonstration of two coatings (one metallic, one ceramic) bringing a decisive cooling of the main Thermal Protection System and of one scientific instrument.
March - Aug. 2009
Materials and Processes engineer - fixed term contract (6 months)
TECHNOFAN, SAFRAN Group - Industrialization Dept, Blagnac, France
In the frame of the improvement of the materials used on the electronic boards of the Airbus A350, management of the qualification of a new spray coating process proposed by a supplier.
• Validation of the new coating, leading to a reduction of the production costs of the electronic boards by 5%.
Juil. - Sept. 2008
Research assistant - fixed term contract (3 months)
Oregon State University - Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Corvallis, USA
Synthesis and characterization of new semi-conductor materials for photovoltaic applications.
2011 - 2014
Ph.D. in Applied Physics/Materials Science,
Research Grant: CNES (French National Space Agency) and Harvard-Smithsonian CfA,
Ph.D. delivered by the Perpignan Via Dominitia Univeristy, France
2006 - 2009
M.Sc. in Materials Science and Processes,
ENSIACET engineering school, Toulouse
Metals, polymers, ceramics, semi-conductors, composites, functional materials and nano-materials, characterization techniques, elaboration processes and treatments. The scientific background is based on 60% of Chemistry and 40% of Physics.
2004 - 2006
Preparatory classes for entrance into French National Engineering Schools,
General Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, Henri-Wallon, Valenciennes, France
(2 years of highly competitive training)
“Reducing the temperature of a C/C composite heat shield for solar probe missions with an optically selective semi-transparent pyrolytic boron nitride (pBN) coating”
Carbon, Volume 82, February 2015, Pages 39-50
E. Brodu, M. Balat-Pichelin, D. De Sousa Meneses, J.-L. Sans
“Efficiency and behavior of textured high emissivity metallic coatings at high temperature”
Materials & Design, Volume 83, 15 October 2015, Pages 85-94
E. Brodu, M. Balat-Pichelin, J.L. Sans, M.D. Freeman, J.C. Kasper
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