Quantum Matter Bordeaux is happy to welcome 4 new CNRS researchers this year !


Andrej Jančařík (CRPP)

Andrej did his PhD in the group of Ivo and Irena Stary at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague (IOCB). After graduation in 2014, he joined one of the IOCB-SWAT synthetic unit of Dr. Pavel Majer (the name was inspired by the U.S. special police unit team) focusing on proof of concept and transfer to applications. Since 2016, he has been working at CEMES in Toulouse. Andrej is an expert in the synthesis of helically chiral aromatic compounds and polyaromatic compounds with specific functions, and has received numerous awards; a funding from the renowned Experientia foundation (2016), the Alfred Bader annual prize (Sigma Aldrich) of Czech Republic in organic chemistry (2018) and the Young investigator award (ICT prize) by the Institut de Chimie of Toulouse (2019).

Clément Dutreix (LOMA)

Clément completed his PhD at the University of Paris-Saclay (LPS) and CEA in 2014. He then worked at Radboud University in the Netherlands, at the ENS Lyon and University of Bordeaux. He is a theorist, with a broad range of expertise in the electronic properties of topological quantum matter, in strongly correlated materials coupled to laser, and nanomechanics. He has also collaborated on superconducting spintronics experiments and studied the possibility of using qubits in quantum circuits as topological power pumps.


Nicolas Bachelard (LOMA)

Nicolas completed his PhD at Institute Langevin (ESPCI, Paris) in 2014, where he focused on the production of laser light in disordered media. As a postdoctoral fellow, he first joined the University of California in Berkeley (USA) to investigate self-assembly mechanisms applied to complex optical media. Then, as a Marie-Curie fellow, Nicolas joined TU Wien (Vienna, Austria) to study complex scattering phenomena. In Bordeaux, his research will focus on using non-trivial light fields in vacuum to manipulate submicron  particles through optical forces.

Samuel Beaulieu (CELIA)

Samuel completed a joint Ph.D. between Bordeaux University and INRS (Canada) in attosecond science in 2018. After 2.5 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, in Berlin, Germany, he joined the Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications (CELIA), in Bordeaux, as a CNRS Chargé de recherche. His research interests are articulated around the investigation of ultrafast light-induced out-of-equilibrium phenomena in quantum materials. To do so, he is using novel observable based on polarization shaping in time- and angle-resolved XUV photoemission spectroscopy experiments.