Hi ! My name is Aurèle, I'm a 3rd year Ph. D. student, working in physics in the field of microelectronics. It is my main field of research, however, since I'm curious and because I believe that it is important, I try to keep a good level in other fields like maths, computer science, signal processing and so force. I’m a firm believer in the massive benefits of ongoing self-teaching, contributing not only to increase our knowledge as we progress through life, but in self confidence, creativity, imagination, memory and ultimately happiness !
I don't restrain my attention to hard sciences, but also on fields that I'm not used to, like social sciences, management, economy. That is because I do love those ones, in a passionate way, but also in the fact that they are deeply important for an engineer. This shouldn’t be thought of as selfish, I do this just because I like it and I think that in this way I'm becoming more valuable to society and the company I'm working with.
So then if I have to sum up my profile I would say that I'm multidisciplinary (at least I try), a leader and I would say that I'm also creative. But maybe you will notice this in the rest of this website, I let you discover and feel free to contact me if you want more information.
Characterization and industrial control of local stress in microelectronics:
- Applications to advanced transistors technology of 14 nm -
Ph. D. student
Grenoble / Crolles - France
Thesis supervisor: Patrice gergaud
Co-Thesis supervisor Razvigor Ossikovski
Industrial supervisor Delphine Le-Cunff
Laboratory supervisor Denis Rouchon
LABEL: Expertise and consultancy
Grenoble - France
Clean room operator
1st year industrial internship
Crolles - France
Combining high-resolution X-ray reciprocal space mapping and dark-field electron holography for strain analysis in 20 nm pMOS structures
Aurele Durand · Victor Boureau · Delphine Le-Cunff · Axel Hourtane · Alain Claverie · Martin Hytch · Daniel Benoit · Denis Rouchon · Patrice Gergaud
Micro-Raman spectroscopy as a complementary technique to high resolution X-ray diffraction for the characterization of Si 1-xGex thin layers
Aurèle Durand · Denis Rouchon · Delphine Le-Cunff · Patrice Gergaud
INP Phelma: "Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble" (Grenoble Institute of technology)
2012-2013: Nano-technologies and Microelectronics
Courses of semestre 5
2011-2012: Physics and Nanosciences
Courses of semestre 4
Courses of semestre 3
2010-2011: Physics, Electronic and Telecoms
Courses of semestre 2
Courses of semestre 1
Lycée Jean Perrin: "Classe préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles"
2009-2010: Physics and Chemistry
2008-2009: Physics, Chemistry and Industrial Sciences
Sometimes the softwares we are using in the scientific and industrial world do not suit perfectly our needs, so when I have the time I try to develop new softwares or enhance the one I have already created:
DeusX is a data processing, visualization and simulation python-based software that allows through a friendly user interface the manipulations of 1D/2D and 3D datasets. A specific and simple language (DX) implemented into the software allows to read/treat all kinds of unencrypted files, classified by their file extension (.csv, .txt, .xy, .dat, etc ...). This language also permits the manipulation of functions/datasets, the implementation of new algorithms, the modification of the user interfaces and the creation of macro files (for process automation) directly in the software. This last is designed for both expert and non-expert users. The users could get/create/share with ease new DX files and simply put them into a folder in order to add new features to the software without the need to modify the code. The experts could conveniently go into details as the software is designed through modules, such that the implementation of new algorithms/functions/simulation procedures could be easily achieved.
At first the software was designed for HRXRD processing/simulation, but it could be used for various techniques such as Raman spectroscopy, AFM, TEM, XRF and so force... For the moment the software is composed by a set of image processing, filtering functions and other features that HRXRD/Raman classic software does not contain. One of the interesting capabilities that contain the software is the ability to modify/add fit functions, save any data treatment step, automatically detects peaks, log actions, etc... It could also simulate HRXRD for nanometrics structures using FEM simulation or any strain field measurements has an input.
This software was built with the help of Axel Hourtane
Coming soon ...
Just for fun I am using electronic devices and expecially microcontrollers such as the Nucleo from STM, Raspberry Pi and the Arduino. I am using it to enhance my house with domotic, to build server, to do robotic and so force...
I will describe it soon ...
This is not a real interview, but I think that it is a good way to explain you my vision of working as a scientist/engineer. This is inspired by the work of Isaiah Hankel, and I truly agree with it.What is a good scientist for me ?
I do believe that a good scientist think in the long-term. For me this is the key point. He has to think about where and how his actions are going to end up in terms of achieving a goal that will ultimately help other people and himself in the long-term, not just fulfill his own personal short-term needs.
Do I question my work ?
Consistency and reproducibility are the pillars that hold science. So in this regards I do question my work over and over again.
What I do under pressure ?
I am sticking with my plans while staying logical and flexible. trying to manage my time better and better until I see the project through to the end.
How do I work when I am handling a new project ?
I would first work to understand the background of the problem and research. Of course I would check to see what has already been discovered before jumping in and making quick and erroneous conclusions. And at the same time, I would try to see the problem from different, untried perspectives.
What if things don't work ?
I would troubleshoot and try looking at things from different angles.
As a scientist, I am used to not getting straightforward results and would do what I have done in the past including trying different strategies and collaborating with different departments to come up with new hypotheses.
Want to know more about me ? Do not hesitate and send me an email.