Materials Research Activities

Philippe Colomban introduction

Philippe Colomban

CNRS Laboratoire de Dynamique. Interactions et Réactivité (UMR7075 CNRS & Université Pierre et Marie Curie)

2 rue H. Dunant

94320 THIAIS France

Philippe Colomban, born in 1952, was trained as an engineer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Céramiques Industrielles (at Sèvres). He started his research career in an industrial laboratory at Thomson-CSF where he prepared PLZT optically clear ceramics by sol-gel routes. Then he moved to a CNRS (Centre national de recherche scientifique) laboratory directed by Robert Collongues, where he studied proton conduction. He became an expert in the synthesis of pure monocrystals of beta-alumina. Later he moved to the ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales, The French Etablishment for Aerospace and Aeronautics).

Interview by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent ( French only)

Text and photo by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent. This page was last updated on 20 February 2003 by Arne Hessenbruch