CNRS Researcher / MONA coordinator

M. Mikikian is a specialist of experimental dusty plasma physics. He works with HC precursors to grow NPs and he is experienced in characterizing NP influence on plasma properties. He has also skills on NP transport and distribution in the plasma.
Coordinator of the project, he will perform and participate to most of the experimental work of the project. Experiments are involved in all WPs.


CNRS Researcher

P. Brault is a well-recognized specialist of MD in the context of plasma-surface interactions. After studying metal atoms, he applies MD in carbon chemistry for carbon nanotube growth or HC molecule sticking on surfaces.
He will develop MD calculations for WP2 and WP3 in strong collaboration with LSPM (ongoing collaboration since a few years) and ITODYS.


Associate Professor, Université d'Orléans

I. Géraud-Grenier is experienced in CH4 based plasmas for the growth of thin films and NPs. She is particularly specialist in material characterization techniques.
She will perform thin film analysis by XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) and FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra-Red spectrometry).

Sylvain ISENI

CNRS Researcher

S. Iséni is a specialist of laser diagnostics (LIF, QCLAS, LLS) of plasmas and NPs.
He will perform CRDS (Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy), QCLAS experiments and LLS in the Rayleigh regime as he already developed in the past the latter diagnostics for tracking NP growth.


Professor, Université d'Orléans

E. Kovacevic has a large experience in experiments with HC plasmas, especially with C2H2. She is specialist of plasma diagnostics, especially mass spectrometry, and of material analysis in the context of thin film and NP formation.
She will perform MS and NP characterization by SEM and TEM (Scanning/Transmission Electron Microscopy) and Raman.


Professor, Université d'Orléans

C. Leborgne is a specialist of HC based plasmas for the growth of carbon nanotubes and nanowalls.
She is experienced on both plasma and material diagnostics. She will participate to the plasma optical diagnostics and to the characterization of the produced films and NPs.

Thomas LECAS

CNRS Engineer

T. Lecas is the engineer who will guarantee the functioning of the experimental setup and diagnostics. Experienced in vacuum technologies and electronics, he will optimize the installation of all diagnostics.


Professor, Université d'Orléans

V. Massereau-Guilbaud works since many years on experiments in HC chemistry. She is especially recognized for her work on methane based plasmas.
Specialist in OES and MS, and she will participate to the plasma characterization during NP growth mainly in CH4.


PhD Student, Université d'Orléans

G.C. Otakandza Kandjani started his thesis in 2020 and focus on MD simulations of thin film deposition and nanoparticle growth. He will especially study surface reactivity, sticking coefficients and new species reemitted from the surfaces exposed to the plasma.


Associate Professor, Université d'Orléans

M. Wartel is a specialist of laser diagnostics (Laser Induced Fluorescence or Incandescence, QCLAS) of molecules and NPs. He will provide his knowledge of the QCLAS system he used during his former post-doctoral position at LSPM. Experienced with the use of LII in the field of combustion, he will adapt this technique to dusty plasmas.


Post-doc., Université d'Orléans

E. von Wahl is performing the reactive plasma experiments to study thin film deposition and nanoparticle nucleation and growth. He analyses the plasma chemistry thanks to mass spectrometry and the nanoparticle growth using laser light scattering and electrical measurements. He also characterizes the film deposition thanks to a microbalance and ex-situ electron microscopy.


Professor, Université Paris 13 / MONA scientific leader for LSPM

K. Hassouni is a specialist in modeling plasma dynamics and chemistry.
He will work on the development of HC discharge model.


PhD Student, Université Paris 13

A. Allouch will devote her work on classic MD (cluster-cluster and cluster-particle coefficient in plasma).

Guillaume LOMBARDI

Associate Professor, Université Paris 13

G. Lombardi is a specialist of plasma-wall interaction and plasma diagnostics such as OES, Absorption Spectroscopy, QCLAS, LLS, LP and MS.
He will mainly work on MW reactors at LSPM.

Armelle MICHAU

CNRS Research Engineer

A. Michau is a specialist in modelling and particularly in dusty plasma domain.
She will work on the development of aerosol and dusty plasma models.


Associate Professor, Université Paris 13

J. Mougenot works on plasma-surface interactions.
He will perform MD simulations and will focus more specifically on sticking and coagulation dynamics.

Swaminathan PRASANNA

CNRS Researcher

S. Prasanna works on HC plasma modelling and will be involved in the development of the CNHCP model.


Associate Professor, Université Paris 13

M. Redolfi works on material diagnostics and will explore NP properties by ex-situ diagnostics (MEB, TEM)

Gautier TETARD

PhD Student (co-directed with GREMI) / Recruited thanks to the project

G. Tetard will perform simulations to determine molecular growth route for particle nucleation in different plasma conditions. For this purpose, he will combine MD and fluid approaches.

François MAUREL

Professor, Université Paris 7 /MONA scientific leader for ITODYS

F. Maurel is an expert in modeling by QC (DFT and mixed quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics methods) of complex and hybrid molecular systems.
He will be in charge of the QC calculations.

Mahamadou SEYDOU

Associate Professor

M. Seydou expertise concern the study of molecules, surfaces and interfaces with applications turned to production of clean energy and biological/environmental sensors.
Particularly interested by carbon clusters formation he will perform the QC calculations.


Professor, Université Le Havre Normandie / MONA scientific leader for LOMC

I. Schneider is an expert in the study of the electron/molecular cation collisions – dissociative recombination, ro-vibrational excitation, dissociative excitation – and of the molecular super-excited states by methods based on the Multichannel Quantum Defect Theory (MQDT). He has a good knowledge of experimental devices, as heavy ion storage rings, and of collisional-radiative models, participating actively to joint theory-experiment and theory-modeling research campaigns.


PhD Student, Université Le Havre Normandie

A. Abdoulanziz is a PhD student, having recent expertise in basic QC (computation of electronic potential surfaces with MOLPRO), R-matrix methods, and MQDT.

Janos Zsolt MEZEI

Post-doc, Université Le Havre Normandie

J.Zs. Mezei will perform most of the calculations based on QC (computation of electronic potential surfaces with MOLPRO), R-matrix methods, and MQDT.