Dr. Pierre Hirel

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  • 13 April 2022: new article modelling grain boundaries in forsterite, published in Amer. Miner.
  • 06 April 2022: Jean Furstoss presents the results of our NuMoGO project at the colloque Plasticité in Toulouse, France.
  • 31 March 2022: Konstantinos Thomaidis defended his PhD thesis entitled "Do mantle xenoliths preserve water signature from the lithospheric mantle and how? An analytical, experimental and numerical approach", and was awarded the title of Doctor of the University of Lille. I co-supervised this thesis with Jannick Ingrin.
  • 12 November 2021: new article comparing interatomic potentials for forsterite, published in Phys. Chem. Miner..
  • 04-09 July 2021: participation (online) to the Goldschmidt 2021 conference.
  • 06-07 April 2021: participation (online) to the colloquium Plasticité 2021.
  • 15 Feb. 2021: beginning of the post-doc of Jean Furstoss on our NuMoGO project. Go!
  • 22 July 2020: new article about twin-walls driven ferroelasticity in MgSiO3 bridgmanite, published in Scripta Materialia.
  • 1st July 2020: our project NuMoGO (Numerical Modelling of Grain boundaries in Olivine) was green-lighted and will be funded by the I-SITE ULNE. Learn more
  • 19 February 2020: new article as co-author, about dislocation jogs in MgO, published in Scripta Materialia.
  • 11 September 2019: timelapse video of the construction of the building of the Chevreul Institute, at the University of Lille.

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I am Assistant Professor in materials physics at the University of Lille, France, where I work at the UMET laboratory. My main centers of interest are the mechanical properties, dislocations, and diffusion in complex materials such as ceramics and minerals, which I study with atomic-scale simulations. To know more about my research topics, refer to this page.

After studying physics at the University of Rennes, France, I performed my PhD thesis at the Phymat laboratory at the University of Poitiers, France. After that, I worked as a post-doc researcher at the KIT in Karlsruhe and the Fraunhofer IWM in Freiburg, Germany. Then I worked as a post-doc researcher at the UMET laboratory at the University of Lille, France. You may read more about my cursus on this page.

I am also the author of Atomsk, a code for creating and manipulating atomic systems for simulations and visualization.

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