Assistant Professor

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



  • 2008-2012 : assistant professor/university of Poitiers

  • 2007-2008 : ATER (University of Nantes-engineering school Polytech’Nantes)

  • 2004-2007 : Phd Student/Teaching assistant (University of Nantes-engineering school Polytech’Nantes)


My research focuses on heat transfer at micro/nanoscale, in particular on radiative heat transfer.. I am especially interested in:

  • Conception of selective radiative emitters

  • Optimization of thermophotovoltaic devices

  • Near-field radiative heat tranfer

  • Developpment of optimization algorithms such as genetic algorithm


I work in the engineering school ENSIP (Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieur de Poitiers).

I teach the following courses

  • Heat Transfer

  • Physical of wet air/air conditionning

  • Solar energy


Selected publications

Nefzaoui E.Drévillon J., Joulain K., Selective emitters design and optimization for thermophotovoltaic applications, J. Appl. Phys., 111, 084316, 2012.

Drévillon J., Joulain K., Ben-Abdallah P. and Nefzaoui E.Far field coherent thermal emission from a bilayer structure, J. Appl. Phys., 109, 034315, 2011.

Drévillon J., Joulain K., Ben-Abdallah P.Coherent thermal emission in mindinfrared from a bilayer structure, jqsrt, 112, 1156-1161, 2011.

Pryamikov A., Joulain K., Ben-Abdallah P., Drévillon J.Role of confined Bloch waves in the near field heat transfer between two photonic crystals, jqsrt, 112, 1314-1322, 2011.

Joulain K., Drévillon J., Ben-Abdallah P., Non contact heat transfer between two metamaterials, Phys. Rev. B , 81, 165119, 2010.

Ben-Abdallah P., Joulain K., Drévillon J. and Domingues G., Near-field heat transfer mediated by surface wave hybridization between two films, J. Appl. Phys., 106, 044306, 2009.

Ben-Abdallah P., Joulain K., Drévillon J. and Domingues G, Tailoring the local density of states of nonradiative field at the surface of nanolayered materials, Appl. Phys. Lett. , 94, 153117, 2009

Ben-Abdallah P., Joulain K., Drévillon J. and Le Goff C., Heat transport through plasmonic interactions in closely spaced metallic nanoparticles chains, Phys. Rev. B., 77, 07541, 2008.