November 22, 2022
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Biographies of our experts

  Dr. Caroline Boudou, Industrial Liaison Engineer at ILL




Caroline is an industrial liaison engineer at the Institut Laue-Langevin since 2016.  She is in charge of promoting neutron techniques and she assist industrials during measurements at neutron centres offered by the SINE2020 project. Caroline studied applied Physics and spent her PhD time at ESRF, working on dosimetry for radiotherapy within an INSERM team. She worked for seven years in large and small companies managing upstream studies programs and customer projects, in the field of x-ray detectors. Caroline also worked at the CEA in both a technical department and a market research department. LinkedIn


  Dr. Ennio Capria, Deputy Head of Business Development at ESRF



Ennio gained his PhD in Applied Physics at Cranfield University (UK). In his research career he has worked on the development of nanobiosensors and on nanocomposites. In 2011 Ennio joined Elettra where he worked on manufacturing of optoelectronic devices and particularly their characterisation with synchrotron light. In 2013 Ennio joined ESRF as the IRT NanoElec Industrial Liaison Engineer and in 2016 became the Deputy Head of the BDO. Ennio is at present responsible for the networking activities of NFFA-Europe. LinkedIn

  Dr. Narciso Gambacorti, Director of the Nanocaracterisation programme at CEA-Leti



In 1991 Dottore in Fisica from the University of Rome "La Sapienza”. From 1992 to 1997, he did research in different CNR research institutes in Italy (MASPEC-Parma, ICMAT-Rome) working on the characterisation by means of different techniques (TEM, XRD, SIMS, PL) of GaAs and InP based advanced heterostructures. From 1997 to 2008 he worked as senior research scientist on ellipsometry, scatterometry and thermal-waves for a USA based semiconductor metrology company. In 2009 he joint CEA-LETI in the Grenoble MINATEC-Campus as nanocharacterisation program manager. As nanocharacterisation program manager he is in charge to build research programs with industrial and institutional partners in the field of the physical/chemical for both in-line metrology and off-line characterisation. LinkedIn

  Dr. Manon LeticheBeamline scientist at ILL



Dr. Manon Létiche obtained her Ph.D in material sciences in 2016 at the University of Lille1 within the frame of a collaboration between the Catalyst and Solidi state Chemistry Unit (UCCS) and the Institute of electronic, micro-electronic and nanotechnology (IEMN). Her work consisted in developing thin film materials for Li-ion microbatteries. Since May 2018, she is working at ILL as scientific responsible for D50 in the frame of IRT Nanoelec project. LinkedIn

Dr. Laurent Maniguet, Director of CMTC - Grenoble INP




Laurent Maniguet obtained his Ph.D from the Grenoble Institute of Technology in Materials Science in 1995. He started his professional career as an engineer in the field of X-ray diffraction and he has expanded his interest in Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis. Since 2002, he has been director of the characterisation platform of Grenoble INP. The CMTC platform is a fully staffed unit for physic-chemical and microstructural characterisation at various scales, serving the materials community with a range of state-of-the-art characterisation equipments and support services available for both academic and industrial laboratories as well as for educational training of students. Laurent Maniguet is author or co-author of 20 publications.

  Dr. Eric Mossang, Research Engineer at Institut Néel CNRS




Since 2010, Dr. Eric Mossang is in charge of the structural characterisation and synthesis of materials (HP, HT: high pressure and temperature) platforms at Néel Institute, CNRS. From 1998 to 2010, at Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory (GHMFL), CNRS, Dr. Mossang was in charge of the superconducting materials characterisation platform, the organisation of the magnet time schedule and of the Programme Committee meetings. He is involved in numerous collaborations with industrial and academic partners such as INAC (CEA). LinkedIn

Sandra Cabeza, Materials Scientist at ILL




She works at the Institute Max von Laue- Paul Langevin (ILL, France) as the co-responsible of the instrument SALSA (Stress Analyser for Large Scaled engineering Applications), world-leading neutron diffractometer for the non-destructive mapping of bulk strain/stress-fields within materials and engineering structures. Before joining the ILL in 2017, Sandra worked as a project leader for synchrotron and neutron diffraction at the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin (BAM, Germany). She received her PhD from Universidad Complutense de Madrid working at the National Centre for Metallurgical research (CENIM-CSIC, Spain).

Her research focuses in materials science and advanced manufacturing, with emphasis in residual stress analysis . Sandra also leads various industrial collaborations regarding advanced characterization with neutrons, including the creation of a Neutron Quality Label (trademark since 2021). She is also part of the scientific committee at PSI (CH) and users committee at FRMII (DE). Dr Cabeza is also reviewer of VINNOVA (SE) industrial projects at Large Research Infrastructures. Linkedin

  Dr. Athanasios Papazoglou, Business Developer at the ESRF



He develops long-term collaborations and partnerships with industrial users. Thanos has experience in one-on-one work with customers, through hands-on science and cutting-edge technology. He has worked with companies and research institutes to help them grow their commercial activity and networks. Before this, he conducted research at the University Grenoble Alpes, from where he obtained his Ph.D. on in situ experimental geomechanics, which involved the use of synchrotron and neutron sources. Linkedin

  Guillaume Freychet, Expert in x-ray Scattering at CEA-Leti




Guillaume Freychet currently works at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and he is a former beamline scientist at the Soft Matter Interfaces beamline at NSLS-II, Brookhaven. He graduated from University of Grenoble alpes in 2016 and is an expert in the use of x-ray scattering, especially for organized materials. linkedin

   Joel Eymery, Research Director and expert at CEA. Deputy head of Modeling and Exploration of Materials Lab at IRIG




Head of the Nanostructures and Synchrotron Radiation Lab, Joël Eymery present research focused on nanowire physics and heterostructures using synchrotron radiation:

  • Growth mechanisms MOCVD of nitrides,
  • Structural properties, GIXRD, anomalous and coherent Bragg Diffraction, nanobeams;
  • New optical properties in emission and absorption, piezoelectricity
  •  Realization of nano-device demonstrators, including flexible substrates. linkedin

  Cyril Marino, Batteries and material characterisation expert at SERMA TECHNOLOGIES




Dr. Cyril Marino obtained a PhD on material science about the understanding of electrochemical phenomena for the conversion materiaGB used as negative electrode for Li-ion batteries at Université Montpellier 2 (France) in 2012. He was pursuing in the field of research with one assistant professor position at Technische Universität München (Germany) and one scientist position at Paul Scherrer Institut to work on the understanding of high voltage cathode materials for Li-ion batteries and the development of Na-ion batteries. He joined SERMA TECHNOLOGIES in March 2019 as materials for batteries Expert and project leader on Energy (batteries and photovoltaic). linkedin