PhD Alumni

César JARA (Mar. 2020 - Jul. 2023)
Topic: Modeling of defects at the interface layers in nanoscaled materials
PhD in the frame of H2020-ICT - MUNDFAB project
Co-supervising with Dr Julien LAM - CEMES-CNRS (Toulouse)

PhD manuscript available following this link:

Pierre Louis JULLIARD (Jul. 2019 - Feb. 2023)Topic: Atomic scale investigation of defects in semiconductor: coupling advanced characterizations, kinetic Monte Carlo methodology and TCAD process simulation
CIFRE Thesis with STMicroelectronics - cosupervision with MPN Team (Dr Fuccio CRISTIANO)

PhD manuscript available following this link:

Dr Ruggero LOT (Oct. 2018 - Dec 2022)
Topic: Evaluation of neural network methodologies for the understanding of the formation of the interface layers in integrated materials in microelectronics fields
Cosupervision with SISSA, in Trieste in Italy
(co-supervisor: Prof. Stefano DE GIRONCOLI)
Prices & Distinctions: Outstanding Student Paper Award at IEEE-NMDC 2021 - Lauréat de la Bourse Cassini Junior en 2019
PhD manuscript available following this link:

Dr Lionel FOULON (Oct. 2018- Dec. 2021)
Topic: Exploration du paysage énergétique pour les diffusions atomiques dans les systèmes complexes
Internal work of the M3 Team - coll. with Dr M. Brut (supervisor) and Dr G. Landa

PhD manuscript available following this link:

Dr Miha GUNDE (Oct. 2017- Nov. 2021)
Topic: Development of a novel methodological multi-scale approach for the understanding of nanostructured materials directly integrated in microelectronic devices
International PhD in collaboration with CNR-IOM, Italy (co-supervisor: Dr Layla MARTIN-SAMOS)
PhD manuscript available following this link:

Dr Thomas JARRIN (Oct. 2018- Oct. 2021)
Topic: Modélisation des effets de déplacements atomiques induits par irradiation dans les matériaux pour la microélectronique
Cosupervision with CEA-DAM in Arpajon (co-supervisor: Dr Nicolas RICHARD)
PhD manuscript available following this link:
Distinction : Prix Jacques DALLA TORRE - 2021 from SF2M (Société française de la Métallurgie et de Matériaux)

Dr Gabriela HERRERO-SABOYA (Oct. 2017- Nov. 2020)
Topic: Defects in silicon: revisiting theoretical frameworks to guide ab initio characterization
In codirection with CEA-DAM in Arpajon
PhD manuscript available following this link:
Distinction: Prix de la meilleure thèse de l'Ecole doctorale GEETS 2020

Dr Mathilde GUILTAT (Oct. 2013-Oct. 2016)
Topic: Development of an atomistic simulation platform for the vapor-like deposition processes through a multi-levels approach: application to the deposition of CuO on Al(111)
PhD manuscript available following this link:
Distinction: Prix du meilleur oral de l'Ecole doctorale GEET 2016

PostDocs Alumni

Dr Tingqiang YANG (2022 - 2023)
Topic: Gas sensors

Dr Mathilde GUILTAT (2017)
Topic: Investigation of the interplay of water vapour and oxygen species on surface of semiconducting metal oxides
Challenge: Effects of humidity on CO(g) detection using theoretical DFT spectra to analyze in operando IR spectra

Dr Nicolas SALLES (2014-2017)
Topic: Thermal oxidation of silicon
Challenge: identification of atomic diffusions at the SiO2/Si interface - Strain driven diffusions using ARTn/VASP coupling

Dr Antoine JAY (2015-2107)
Topic 1: Damages in silicon due to irradiations
Challenge: Generation of cascades using MD, long-term ageing of cascades using kART, electronic properties using DFT
Topic 2: Multi-phonon model for the estimation of the thermal generation rate of energy levels induced by defects in Silicon


Master Training Alumni

Amani MIGAOU (2015) - current position: ATER in LAAS-CNRS - PhD defended in 2019
Master Topic under my supervision: DFT investigation of the deposition of Mg on Ag(111)