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     Date Submitted:26-09-2017
     Last Modified:05-11-2017 (05:36)
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     Current job:PhD in Materials Physics
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsMaterials Physics Thin fims Surface Nanostructuration Surface characterization self organized nanoparticles ion sputtering plasmonic Nanoparticles optical properties nanophotonic nano fabrication

    French, English, Chinese (mandarin)


    En bref…


    PhD in Materials Physics (« Physic, dense matter, materials and components »).

    Nanostructures, nanoparticles characterization using various techniques:

    Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM),

    Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering (GISAXS), X-Ray reflectometry,

    Transmission Electron Microscopy (HAADF-STEM),

    spectrophotometry, spectroscopic ellipsometry,

    Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS).

    Metal-ceramic nanocomposites development using ion sputtering technique (thin films surfaces nanostructuration, thin films as well as silver nanoparticles growth using Physical Vapor Deposition technique).

    Relationship between structure (nanometric surface ripples morphology; nanoparticles size, shape and organization) and optical properties (localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), optical response anisotropy, plasmon coupling (« hot spots »)) of metal-ceramic nanocomposites.

    Surface nanostructuration by ion-beam sputtering.

    4 peer-reviewed research publications and 9 oral communications in international and national conferences.





    2017              French and English teacher (Temporary part-time job)

                            Hampson School, Fire School, Newstar (Chengdu, Chine)


    2015-2016    Temporary work


    2010-2014    PhD in materials physics (« Physic, dense matter, materials and components)

                            CNRS/Région Poitou-Charentes

    Pprime Institute-Poitiers University, Futuroscope Chasseneuil, France

    Physics and Mechanics of Materials department

    Physics and Properties of Nanostructures research focus

    Nanoparticles and Nanostructures team



    Nanostructuring dielectric surfaces by ion beam sputtering to guide the growth of metallic nanoparticles 

    (Nanostructuration de surfaces diélectriques par pulvérisation ionique pour guider la croissance de nanoparticules métalliques)



    Development of an innovative method for metal-ceramic nanocomposites designing (noble metals nanoparticles embedded into dielectric matrix) by ion beam sputtering.

    Designing nanoparticles linear chains by self-organization onto nanostructured amorphous dielectric thin films (ripples shape nanostructures).

    Development, understanding and optimisation of the amorphous dielectric thin films nanostructuration process by ion-beam sputtering.

    Nanostructures morphology characterization :

    Characterization by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM),

    Characterization by Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering (GISAXS), performed at the ESRF (Grenoble, France), and at SOLEIL (Paris, France).

    Identified the physical mechanisms implied in the amorphous dielectric thin films nanostructuration process by confrontation between experimental results and theoretical models, supported by computer simulation (numerical integration of existing theoretical model equations using MATLAB).

    Development, understanding and optimisation of the structural and optical properties of the self-organized nanoparticles onto nanostructured dielectric thin films using ion beam sputtering.

    Structural properties characterization of the embedded nanoparticles into dielectric matrix by Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy in High-Angle Annular Dark-Field imaging mode.

    Characterization of the optical properties by spectrophotometry.

    Simulation of the optical properties using Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method.

    Successfully apply the optical properties of the developed nanocomposites (high density of « hot spots ») as Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy experiments substrates.


    2010               Master 2 internship

                            Institute Pprime-Poitiers University, Futuroscope Chasseneuil, France

    Physics and Mechanics of Materials department

    Physics and Properties of Nanostructures research focus

    Nanoparticles and Nanostructures team


                            Structural and optical properties of silver nanoparticles

    (Propriétés structurales et optiques de nanoparticules d’argent                organisées)


    Growth of amorphous dielectric thin films as well as silver nanoparticles using Physical Vapor Deposition method.

    Thin films nanostructuration using ion-beam sputtering.

    Characterization of the thin films physical properties by ellipsometry (thickness, refraction index), X-ray reflectometry (thickness, density).

    Development of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) samples by mechanical polishing followed by ion sputtering.

    Characterization of the nanostructured dielectric thin films by AFM.


    2009               Master 1 internship

    Poitiers University, Futuroscope Chasseneuil, France.

    Materials Physics laboratory (PHYMAT)

    Physics of Defect and Plasticity team


                            Characterization of Ni/n-Ge Schottky diodes I-V(T), C-V(T)

    (Caractérisation de diodes Schottky Ni/n-Ge I-V(T), C-V(T))


    Theoretical study of Ni/n-Ge Schottky diodes.

    Development of a Ni/n-Ge Schottky contact by deposition of Ni onto n-Ge substrate using electron beam deposition method (e-Beam PVD).

    Use of a Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS) device to characterize the Ni/n-Ge contact electrical properties (I-V(T), C-V(T)).

    Study of an annealing process influence on the Ni/n-Ge contact electrical properties.


    2008               Licence internship

    Poitiers University-Catalysis in Organic Chemistry laboratory (LACCO), Poitiers, France

    Zeolite team


    Characterization of adsorbate by probe molecules 

    (Caractérisation d'adsorbat par molécules sondes)


    Mesoporous materials characterization (MCM-41).




    2017               Chinese language (mandarin) learning program

                            Sichuan University (Chengdu, Chine)


    2010-2014    PhD in Materials Physics

                            Poitiers University- Pprime Institute (France)


    2009-2010    Research Master of Materials Physics (MSC)

    Poitiers University- Pprime Institute (France)


    2008-2009    1st yr Research Master of Materials Physics (Physics-Chemistry)

                            Poitiers University (France)


    2005-2008    Licence of Science (BSC/B.S., Physics-Chemistry)

                            Poitiers University (France)


    Scientific publications in international peer-reviewed research journals


    D. Babonneau, E. Vandenhecke, S. Camelio.

    "Formation of nanoripples on amorphous alumina thin films during low-energy ion-beam sputtering: Experiments and simulations”

    Physical Review B, Vol. 95, 085412 (2017)


    S. Camelio, E. Vandenhecke, S. Rousselet, D. Babonneau.

    "Optimization of growth and ordering of Ag nanoparticles arrays on ripple patterned alumina surfaces for strong plasmonic coupling”

    Nanotechnology, Vol. 25, 035706 (2014)


    S. Camelio, D. Babonneau, F. Pailloux, S. Rousselet, E. Vandenhecke.

    "Sub-wavelength Arrays of Metallic Nanoparticles for Polarization-selective broad-band absorbers”

    Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, Vol. 5, 19-26 (2013)


    D. Babonneau, S. Camelio, E. Vandenhecke, S. Rousselet,  M. Garel, F. Pailloux, P. Boesecke.

    "Quantitative analysis of nanoripple and nanoparticle patterns by grazing incidence small-angle x-ray scattering 3D mapping"

    Physical Review B, Vol. 85, 235415 (2012); Physical Review B, Vol. 87, 159903 (E) (2013)


    Oral scientific communications


    D. Babonneau, S. Camelio, L. Simonot, E. Vandenhecke.

    "Ion-Sputtered Nanostructured Surfaces and Thin Films Investigated by GISAXS"

    Material Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco (US), 21-25 Avril 2014


    S. Camelio, D. Babonneau, E. Vandenhecke, S. Rousselet, F. Pailloux.

    "Tunable plasmonic dichroism of self-aligned metallic nanoparticles on nanopatterned dielectric surfaces"

    International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies, Thessaloniki (GR), 9-12 Juillet 2013


    E. Vandenhecke, D. Babonneau, S. Camelio, S. Rousselet and P. Guérin.

    "Nanorippled dielectric thin films as templates for self-organized silver nanoparticles using a dual ion-beam sputtering system"

    International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation and Deposition, Poitiers (FR), 1-5 Juillet 2013


    D. Babonneau, E. Vandenhecke, M. Garel, S. Camelio, S. Rousselet.

    "Quantitative analysis of nanoripples patterns by GISAXS 3D mapping"

    Conference « Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft», Regensburg (DE), 10-15 Mars 2013


    E. Vandenhecke, D. Babonneau, S. Camelio.

    "Surfaces diélectriques nanostructurées comme gabarit pour l’auto-alignement de nanoparticules d’argent"

    Colloque des doctorants du DPMM, Poitiers (FR), 17 Janvier 2013


    E. Vandenhecke, D. Babonneau, S. Camelio and P. Guérin.

    "Quantitative analysis of dielectric surfaces nanopatterned by uniform ion-beam sputtering"

    International Conference on Nanoscience + Technology, Paris (FR), 23-27 Juillet 2012


    E. Vandenhecke, M. Garel, D. Babonneau, S. Camelio, P. Guérin.

    "Analyse quantitative de rides périodiques nanométriques par cartographie GISAXS 3D"

    Rayons X et Matière 9ème édition, Tours (FR), 28 Novembre-1er décembre 2011


    S. Camelio, D. Babonneau, L. Simonot, E. Vandenhecke and F. Pailloux.

    "Optical properties of self-organized silver and gold nanoparticles on rippled dielectric surfaces"

    IRUN Symposium on Nanotechnologies, Barcelone (ES), 14-15 Octobre 2010


    S. Camelio, D. Babonneau, L. Simonot, E. Vandenhecke, F. Pailloux.

    "Optical properties of self-organized silver and gold nanoparticles on rippled dielectric surfaces"

    International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, Rome (IT), 13-17 Septembre 2010




    E. Vandenhecke, S. Camelio, D. Babonneau, B. Humbert, G. Louarn.

    "Subwavelength arrays of silver nanoparticles for SERS applications"

    1st International Workshop on METALLIC NANO-OBJECTS : from fundamentals to applications, Saint-Etienne (FR), 15-16 Novembre 2012


    S. Camelio, D. Babonneau, B. Humbert, G. Louarn, S. Rousselet, F. Pailloux, E. Vandenhecke and V. Le Nader.

    "Self-organized silver nanoparticles on rippled dielectric surfaces for SERS applications"

    International Conference on Nanoscience + Technology, Paris (FR), 23-27 Juillet 2012


    S. Camelio, D. Babonneau, E. Vandenhecke, L. Simonot, S. Rousselet, F. Pailloux.

    "Self-aligned metallic nanoparticles chains on rippled dielectic surfaces"

    Summer School on Plasmonics 2, Porquerolles (FR), 7-11 Octobre 2011


    E. Vandenhecke, D. Babonneau, S. Camelio, L. Simonot, S. Rousselet, F. Pailloux, P. Guérin.

    "Nanostructuration de surface par gravure ionique pour l'organisation induite de nanoparticules d'argent"

    Journée Nanosciences et Nanotechnologies du Nord Ouest, Rouen (FR), 24-25 Mars 2011


    E. Vandenhecke, D. Babonneau, S. Camelio, L. Simonot, S. Rousselet, F. Pailloux, P. Guérin.

    "Nanostructuration de surface par gravure ionique pour l'organisation induite de nanoparticules d'argent"

    25èmes Journées Surfaces et Interfaces, Poitiers (FR), 26-28 Janvier 2011


    Conference and workshop participations


    6th plenary meeting  of the research group « Or – nano », Poitiers (FR), 19-21 mars 2012.


    CNRS « Nanoalliages » workshop, Frejus (FR), 30 mai – 8 juin 2010.

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