Thèmes de recherche
Known for many decades, carbides and nitrides offer an extremely wide range of properties. Semiconductors, conductors or insulators, oxidation resistant, ultra-hard or soft, these materials have a wealth of natural properties that make them strategic for many future technologies.
From a scientific point of view these compounds, simple or complex, represent a formidable "playground", facing structural peculiarities (polytypism of SiC, nano-lamellar structure of the MAX phases ...) and extreme thermodynamic properties (non congruent melting at high temperatures).
DC's research interest lies in the field of Physical-Chemistry of High Temperature Reaction Systems. His global approach addresses all the scientific and technological building blocks necessary for a full understanding and monitoring of carbides and nitrides crystal growth.
2010 : Habilitation to conduct research, Grenoble Institute of Technology - France
2000 : PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Lyon - France
1997 : MSc in Chemistry, University of Lyon - France
Since 2011 : Head of the SPCS group
Since 2005 : Leader of the crystal growth activity
Since 2003 : Research Scientist @ CNRS
2000 to 2003 : R&D Engineer @ NOVASiC (French Company)
1999 : Assistant Lecturer, University of Lyon
Steering Committee of the French national network on Crystal Growth technologies - CRISTECH
Steering Committee of the International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials - ICSCRM
Grenoble INP leader for the EU Network NetFiSiC (2011-2014)
Coordinator of the French ANR project MINTEX (2009-2013
Grenoble INP leader for the EU Network MANSiC (2006-2010)
Coordinator of the French ANR project CARNICUB (2005-2008)