Start date :02/05/2017
End date :02/05/2017
Location : Amphi. Concorde - Bât. U4 - UPS, 118 route de Narbonne, 31400, Toulouse
Collège de France – Technological Innovation Liliane Bettencourt chair inaugural lecture
Yves Bréchet graduated as an Engineer from the École Polytechnique and holds a PhD in materials physics. His research focuses on microstructural transformations in metals and alloys, microstructure-property relationships and materials selection methods. More recently, his analysis of architectures in natural materials has inspired the development of “made-to-measure materials” combining multimaterials and geometries to extend the scope of conventional materials. Formerly a scientific consultant in the industrial sector and a member of the French National Commission for Nuclear Waste, he was appointed High Commissioner for Atomic Energy in 2012. He is a holder of chair of Technological Innovation Liliane Bettencourt (2012-2013).
He’s also currently Professor of Materials Science at Grenoble-INP, Senior Member of the IUF, Associate Professor at McMaster (Canada) and Jiaotong (China), and Member of the Academy of Sciences.