Prof. Abdou Djouadi
Prof. Abdou Djouadi
Institut des Matériaux-Jean Rouxel, France
Title: Thin films and nanostructures obtained at low temperature for thermal management of opto and microelectronic devices.

Abdou Djouadi is Professor of University of Nantes since 2002, he is doing his research in Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel of Nantes. He received his PhD in 1993 from University Paris XI (IEF). He worked eight years in ENSAM School of Engineer on the development of oxides and nitrides coatings and obtained his habilitation (HDR) in 2001 from University of Nancy. His current research interests include thin films and nanotubes synthesis by different plasma methods( DC and HiPIMS, PECVD, …) and their application for thermal management. He is mainly interested by the development and use of new thermal methods ans sensors in order to measure the thermal properties at nanometric scale. A. Djouadi has authored or co-authored more than 110 international peer review publications and up to 150 communications in international conferences. 

Since 1990, Prof. A. Djouadi has intensively studied aluminium and boron nitride thin films by several plasma methods which he also used for the synthesis of nano-compounds, nanotubes or nanofibers. Professeur Djouadi and colleagues successfully synthesized well crystallised AlN films and even epitaxial AlN films on AlGaN and epitaxial ZnO layer on AlN. Moreover, thanks to in situ diagnostics (OES, Mass spectrometry, …) they succeeded to synthesize such a difficult materials using HiPIMS. Prof. Djouadi published more than 110 papers in peer reviewed journals and participated to 150 conferences with up to 40 invited talks. He also supervised or co-supervied 29 PhD thesis works.. 

These researches were also in close connexion with industrial problems and in this frame Prof. Djouadi leaded several industrial contracts (BatsCap, ALCATEL-THALES, MHS, Béliers Associés, GLADU, Platit, PSA, …). He also leaded three European projects as CRAFT HOBS and KNIWOOD in connection with SME’s and TEMPUS MEDA program which was more academic. He is also a scientific responsible for Nantes University for the European project TIPS (2015-2018) which is dealing with thermal management in photonics ans laser cascade (QCL) devices. He was the coordinator of ANR HIPPOPP project (2008-2010), ANR PNano NanothermIC (2010-2012), ANR CREATIVEPI (2011-2012) and the scientific responsible for ANR Fichtre (2014-2017) and ANR SALSA (2015-2018). 

Prof. A. Djouadi was also the French representative of European COST Action MP0804 involving up to 40 countries in the field of HiPIMS technique. He was in charge of the Workgroup V, HiPIMS deposition in reactive mode.