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.

Adrien Rivière

Adrien is currently pursuing his PhD at Arts & Métiers on the design of bioinspired architectured materials for mechanical applications. He graduated from ENSISA. His PhD scholarship is funded by CNRS.

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).

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).

Frédéric Albertini

Frédéric is currently pursuing his PhD at Arts & Métiers in collaboration with Monash University (Australia) on the design and modelling of 3D hybrid architectured materials obtained through additive manufacturing. He is a graduate from ENS Paris-Saclay. He is being funded by the CDSN program, and is supervised by Justin Dirrenberger, Cyrille Sollogoub (PIMM), and Andrey Molotnikov (Monash).

 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

  • Flavien Ghiglione (MS, 2020, now grad student at MINES-ParisTech)
  • Dr. Federica Ongaro (PR, 2017-2019)
  • 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)
  • Alexandre Gaultier (PG, 2016, now engineer at EVEA)
  • Regina Mutz (MS, 2016, now materials engineer at FERCHAU Engineering GmbH)
  • 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)
  • Yoann Angilella (MS, 2014, now R&D engineer at Valeo)
  • Guillaume Langlet (MS, 2014)
  • Lucas Callen (MS, 2014)
  • Patrick Moll (UG, 2014, grad student at KIT)
  • 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