Ecole Les Fleurs (Pau, France); College Jean Monnet; Lycee St Cricq (1995-1998); IUT Mesures Physiques de Talence (1998-2001); Sheffield Hallam University (2001-2002); Cranfield Univeristy (2002-2006).
Diplome Universitaire de Technologies en Mesures Physiques; Bsc(Hons) “Instrumentation & Measurement”; PhD in Applied Optics for Bio-Medical imaging
When I was studying, during the Holidays, I worked at: farming, restaurant, car park; Since, I worked like a satellite in different departments of University College Cork (in order: Tyndall National Institute, Chemistry Department, MaREI)
I prepare, present and review the content of lectures in Marine Renewable Energies (Wind, Tidal, Wave, Combined platform, Economic benefits) to ease students and companies understanding. I am also involved in rising the
MaREI – UCC (Beaufort facilities), www.marei.ie
Favourite thing to do in science: Experimenting and breaking to understand :)
My Work: I am helping in developing lectures for online learning to facilitate students and companies around the world having access to knowledge
Courses, experiments and assignments are essential to develop the knowledge and understanding of what surrounding us.
Bringing knowledge to everyone (a classroom, company, at home or in different countries), is a nice way to show people sources of energy or solutions are there and possible. This can also be applied all domains of Science.
Nowadays, more and more companies understand they can benefit from Renewable Energies: reducing their consumption in Energy, recycling their waste, reducing their impact on the air we breeze… What about you? A lot can be done in a simple way, and accessible to everyone, with some simple technologies.
Renewable Energies are then there to help people having access to Energy in reduced cost.
There are a lot of nice and innovative ideas…. however, these need to be tested and put in practice to see if there is any possible interest for energy production; a short presentation of the evolution of a project is provided in the following video:
(At school, we learn e.g. math, physics-chemistry, fluids mechanics and history, which helps understanding what has been done before and what can be applied in a creative way).
Our centre is also involved in Coastal studies and protection, with major discoveries:
The following video gives an overview of why Ocean Waves are reliable Energy source and the issue of combining it with other sources (e.g. wind turbine):
My Typical Day: Planning tasks to be carried out during the day, do them, and enjoy tea/coffee break with colleagues and cookies
The tasks can be split in the following aspects:
– preparing entertaining e-learning lectures, quizzes;
– and, very important, looking at evolution of devices (Innovative technologies are presented each week).
As part of a top-class Marine and Renewable Energy centre, I contribute in helping my colleagues in their projects… as it is only when people work together we can advance and bring quick solutions.
What I'd do with the money: Many children have difficulties in learning. I will set practical science project that can help them asking questions and developing their curiosity.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Patient, Creative, open-minded
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Papar’Oc (I play music in it :) )
What's your favourite food?
Everything I cook and bake :) (e.g. bread)
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Picking edible wild fruits and mushrooms
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
What was your favourite subject at school?
Physics – Chemistry
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
I helped the Science community in
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
nobody :) , I was told I wanted to be one when I started walking and discovering my environment when I was a child
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Making Energy and water free to everyone; making discoveries; Sailing around the World
Tell us a joke.
My neighbour just showed me his new wind turbine. I was blown away.