Principal investigator

Dr. Justin Dirrenberger

Dr. Justin Dirrenberger is Associate Professor in the department of Materials Science & Engineering at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers.

Justin obtained his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris in 2012, where he developed computational homogenisation methods for determining the effective properties of architectured materials. After joining CNAM in 2013, he started focusing on the development of metallic architectured materials for structural applications. In 2015, he co-founded XtreeE, a startup company dealing with the integration of advanced digital processes in architectural design and construction. He defended his Habilitation in 2018.

Post-graduate researchers

Roxane Toumi

Roxane is currently pursuing her PhD at Université de Bretagne-Sud on the design of a biologically inspired autonomous solar tracker made with 4D printed shape-changing architectured composite materials for lunar environment. She graduated from EPF. Her research project is funded by the European Space Agency and IRT Saint-Exupéry, while being co-supervised by Antoine Le Duigou and Mickaël Castro at the IRDL laboratory, and Justin Dirrenberger at PIMM.

Rachel Azulay

Rachel is currently pursuing her PhD at Arts & Métiers on the computational design of architectured materials with tailored instabilities. She is a graduate from Arts & Métiers. Her PhD scholarship is funded through the ANR MAX-OASIS project (ANR-19-CE08-0005). Rachel is co-supervised by Christelle Combescure at MSME and IRDL, and Justin Dirrenberger at PIMM.

Antoine-Emmanuel Viard

Antoine-Emmanuel is currently pursuing a PhD at Arts & Métiers on the control of material instabilities through architecture in superelastic lattices, within the ANR-funded ALMARIS collaborative research project (ANR-16-CE08-0001). He graduated from ENS Paris-Saclay. He is co-supervised by Justin Dirrenberger at PIMM and Samuel Forest at Centre des Matériaux (Ecole des Mines de Paris).

Zhige Wang

Zhige is currently pursuing her PhD at Arts & Métiers on the development of steel-based architectured materials by localised laser processing of thin sheets. She graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Ecole des Mines de Nancy. This PhD scholarship is funded through the ANR JCJC SCOLASTIC project (ANR-16-CE08-0009).

 Visiting scholars

Dr. Andrey Molotnikov

Dr. Molotnikov visited us for the 2nd time in February 2017. He is currently associate professor at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia.

Prof. Francesco dell’Isola

Prof. dell’Isola visited the group in November 2016. He is a full professor of mechanics at La Sapienza, University of Roma, in Italy.

Past members

  • Killian Soyez (MS, 2021, now grad student at Ecole des Ponts)
  • Dr. Frédéric Albertini (MS, PG, 2017-2021, now postdoctoral researcher at CentraleSupélec)
  • Flavien Ghiglione (MS, 2020, now grad student at MINES-ParisTech)
  • Dr. Federica Ongaro (PR, 2017-2019, now research assistant at Università di Trento)
  • Dr. Romain Duballet (PG, 2015-2019, now lead scientist at XtreeE)
  • Théophile Catois (MS, 2019)
  • Dr. Pierre Lapouge (PR, 2017-2019, now a research engineer at Arts & Métiers)
  • Dr. Shaobo Yang (PG, 2015-2018, now working in China)
  • Dr. Noushin Torabian (PG, 2014-2017, now research engineer at ArcelorMittal R&D)
  • Niki Nouri (UG, 2017, now research assistant at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Alexandre Gaultier (PG, 2016, now engineer at EVEA)
  • Regina Mutz (MS, 2016, now quality engineer at Innovative Sensor Technology AG)
  • Dr. Antonios Choleridis (MS, 2015, now research engineer at ArcelorMittal R&D)
  • Paul Defiez (UG, 2015, now industrialization engineer at Worldline Global)
  • Dr. Sébastien Turcaud (PR, 2015, now project leader at La Voûte Nubienne)
  • Yoann Angilella (MS, 2014, now LCA analyst at Carrier)
  • Guillaume Langlet (MS, 2014, now consultant at teamsquare)
  • Lucas Callen (MS, 2014, now an engineer in the field of construction)
  • Dr. Patrick Moll (UG, 2014, now product engineer at Rolls-Royce Solutions GmbH)
  • Matthieu Berteaux (UG, 2014, now consultant at Accenture)
  • Christoph Hellmann (UG, 2014, now research group leader at Fraunhofer IPA)
  • Jaqueline Oliveira Gouveia (UG, 2014, now engineer at AGP Group)
  • Nadja Gaudillière (UG, 2014, now grad student at ENSA Paris-Malaquais)
  • Nanjunda S. Velu (UG, 2014, now grad student at Université de Lyon)

UG = Undergraduate intern
MS = Master’s student
PG = Post-graduate student, i.e. PhD candidate
PR = Post-doctoral researcher