Ludovic Thilly is a Professor at the University of Poitiers and is involved in the processing and mechanical characterization of complex materials (nanostructured and nanocomposite metals, semiconductors, and MAX phases) with an emphasis on the experimental assessment of elementary deformation mechanisms (dislocations, micro- and macroplasticity). He obtained an Engineering diploma in materials science from the National Institute for Applied Sciences, Toulouse, France, in 1997, concurrently to an M.S. degree in physics of condensed matter at the University of Toulouse. Thilly received his Ph.D. degree from the National Institute for Applied Sciences of Toulouse, France, in 2000, after working on high-strength and high-conductivity nanocomposite metallic wires for high field magnets. He received the Jean RIST Medal from the French Materials Research Society (SF2M), in 2009, for his work on the characterization of size effects in the plasticity mechanisms of nanocomposite metals with in situ techniques under neutrons or high-energy X-rays. Thilly can be reached at the Department of Physics and Mechanics of Materials, Pprime Institute, CNRS-University of Poitiers, SP2MI, Futuroscope, France.
Biography Updated on 22 June 2011