Physics of materials: many secrets still retained
Developing new materials and understanding how they work is the main challenge of engineers in order to follow and predict the fast evolutions of our society. For instance, in a framework of energetic cost reductions, increasing the performances of materials is synonymous of constant improvements of experimental techniques leading to new insights on their operating mechanisms.
How will the history of a material influence its performances? This key question is at the heart of my research work. Despite intense research on this field, no direct correlation and no constitutive physical models were made to date. My ongoing research topics are detailed below :