Curriculum Vitae

Present Position: PhD student at FIU in Material science in the Mechanical and materials engineering department, and Research assistant for the Doctor Jiuhua CHEN at CeSMEC

Education:
2006-2008: Master Recherche sciences de la matières (M.S. in materials sciences) Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1 (USTL 1, France)
2003-2006: Licence Physique/chimie (B.S. in Physics and chemistry) Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1 (USTL 1, France)
2002-2003: Baccalauréat S (scientific High school diploma) Lycée DUPLEIX de Landrecies (France)

Training period:
2007 - 2008: research about silicates plasticity in the earth’s upper mantle (olivine) at laboratoire de structure et propriété de l’état solide (LSPES), Université des sciences et technologies de Lille 1 (USTL 1, France). This training consists in high-pressure high-temperature deformation experiments of Earth’s materials (olivine single crystals) in order to find olivine rheological laws under high pressure and high temperature. This study is realized with high pressure press (deformation DIA) coupling X ray synchrotron. Strain is measured with radiography of the sample, and stress is deduced with diffraction on poly crystal sample. These experiments are carried out to better understand the effect of pressure on the upper mantle’s plasticity.
2006: Two month training in physicochemical analyses at the laboratory of Les Fromagers de Thiérache - Le Nouvion en Thiérache ( FRANCE). Physicochemical Analyses on foodstuffs, to control their productions and their qualities. I used FTIR spectrometry and various proportioning methods.

Conferences:
2009 fall AGU meeting: Poster presentation about the effect of water on the slip systems transition in olivine.
2009 COMPRES meeting: Poster presentation of first results about the effect of water on olivine plasticity at high pressure and high temperature
2009 SMEC meeting: Member of the organisation team and presentation about First results about the high pressure and high temperature deformation experiment on olivine single crystal,
2008 Fall AGU meeting: poster presentation about Experimental deformation of Olivine single crystal at mantle pressure and temperature in dry condition: pressure effect on olivine dislocation slip-system activities

Publications:
GIRARD J., CHEN J., RATERRON P., HOLYOKE C., Deformation of single crystal sample using D-DIA apparatus coupling with synchrotron X-ray beam: in situ stress and strain measurements at high pressure and temperature. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (Submitted)

Languages:
French, mother language; English, spoken and written

Other:
Member of Material Advantage and Tau Beta Pi