Dr. Samuel BERNARD (39 years old, Researcher ID: B-5944-2013) is CNRS Researcher at the European Institute of Membranes (IEM, UMR 5635 ENSCM/CNRS/UM) of Montpellier, France. He received Ph.D. in November 2002 on Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Lyon (Laboratoire des Multimatériaux et Interfaces (LMI, UMR CNRS 5615)). Then, he obtained a post-doctorate position in Stuttgart (Germany) in January 2003 at the Max-Planck-Institute für Metalforschung to be focused on Polymer-Derived Ceramics (PDCs). In January 2004, he came back to LMI for a permanent position as CNRS researcher to extend the PDCs activity toward others complex shaped materials and compositions. Since the 1st of September 2010, his research activity is developed in the European Institute of Membranes. Thus, he is currently Senior Research Scientist at CNRS and his major research topic is focused on the synthesis of preceramic polymers to prepare boron- and/or silicon-based non oxide ceramics. In particular, his work is focused on the preparation of boron nitride and silicon nitride/carbide-based materials as fibers, nanocomposites and porous materials for structures and energy applications. He is the head of the Department of Materials since 2015. He has co-authored more than 65 peer reviewed papers (H factor : 22), 19 proceedings, 6 patents, 9 book chapters, and has given around 30 invited conference presentations. He is the editor of a book. He is the coordinator of several industrial partnerships (Safran Herakles, Safran Snecma, …) as well as of national projects (ANR) and international ones (CEFIPRA) with India.
He received the Chinese Ceramic Society Award in 2011 and recently the Solid State Chemistry Division Prize from the French Chemical Society (SCF) (2014). Since March 2015, he is associate Professor at NITech (Nagoya, Japan) within the NITech Academic Unit Cooperation Program "International Joint Research on Membrane Science".
Last update May 2015