Franck Tancret was born in 1970 and graduated in 1990 from the Institut Universitaire de Technology (IUT) of Rouen, France. Then, he became, in 1993, a Graduate Engineer of the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen” (ENSICAEN) and jointly obtained a M.S. degree in materials science at the University of Caen, France. After working one year as a Composite Materials Engineer in the French defense industry, Tancret prepared a Ph.D. degree at the University of Caen between 1994 and 1997, under the joint supervision of Dr. Frédéric Osterstock and Professor Gilbert Desgardin, on the thermomechanical behaviour of superconducting ceramics. From 1998 to 2000, he was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, UK, working with Professor Harry Bhadeshia on the design of affordable and creep-resistant Ni-base superalloys for power-plant applications, using inference methods (neural networks and Gaussian processes) and computational thermodynamics. Tancret was appointed in 2000 as a Lecturer at Polytech Nantes, the Graduate School of Engineering of the University of Nantes, France, where he became a Professor in 2008; he has been the Director of the Materials Science Department since 2009. His main research activities are on welding and design of high-temperature alloys (Ni-base and Ni-Fe-Cr alloys) and on the mechanical behaviour of porous bioceramics and cements for bone substitution.
Biography Updated on 4 December 2011