I find it essential to maintain in my work a sound balance between fundamental research and technology transfer. Over the past few years, I've been actively involved in collaborations with companies coming from various sectors of the mechanical engineering field at large, including:
mechatronics, with the French Aerospace Agency - ONERA and the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics - Nikhef, on fast-moving and high-precision systems like industrial robots and gravitational wave detectors.
thermal engineering, with Philips Innovation Services, on thermoelectric heaters and coolers.
aeronautics and space engineering, with Siemens PLM Software, SONACA, the European Space Agency - ESTEC, and Airbus Defence and Space, on both low-level components and full-scale aircraft and spacecraft structures.
instrumentation engineering, with Thermo Fisher Scientific and Philips Electronics, on hysteretic actuators for mechatronics and medical applications.