Professeur des universités

CNRS-Université de Poitiers-ISAE ENSMA
11 Boulevard Marie et Pierre Curie
Téléport 2, BP 30179
86962 Futuroscope Cédex


Elementary plasticity mechanisms, numerical approaches:

Onset of plasticity in nano-objects: thin films, nanowires

Surfaces, interfaces and plasticity

Atomistic simulations (classical / ab initio) / elasticity

Metals / semi-conductors



Statistical physics

Quantum mechanics

Computational physics


Department of Physics web site:

Selected publications

  • Twin-interface interactions in nanostructured Cu/Ag: molecular dynamics study

  • Onset of plasticity in zirconium in relation with hydrides precipitation

  • Onset of ductility and brittleness in silicon nanowires mediated by dislocation nucleation

  • Numerical simulations and modeling of the stability of noble gas atoms in interaction with vacancies in silicon

  • A new parametrization of the Stillinger–Weber potential for an improved description of defects and plasticity of silicon

  • Plasticity in crystalline-amorphous core-shell Si nanowires controlled by native interface defects