Research Interest

I am interesting in ultra-thin magnetic thin films and more particularly on femtomagnetism. To probe the magnetization in such thin materials I am mainly using soft x-rays and XUV. The interactions between XUV/x-rays with matter allow to have a spatial resolution of the order of the nanometer, to be chemically selective and to be magnetic sensitive. Depending on the used geometry: in transmission, reflectivity or scattering one can be sensitive in depth, or in the sample plane. My favourite technique is to use x-ray Resonant Magnetic Reflectivity (XRMR) to probe the inhomogeneity of the magnetization in depth. To be time resolved I am using XUV/X-rays pulses of hundreds of femtoseconds provided by femtoslicing or Free Electron Laser (FEL) sources at SOLEIL, BESSY, LCLS, FLASH and FERMI.


2018-2021: CNRS Momentum

2014: Post-doctoral grant of « Direction Général des Armements (DGA) »

Professional Experience

Chargée de Recherche, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Study of ultrafast magnetization dynamics by time- and spatial-resolved x-ray scattering and spectroscopy experiment.

  • Laboratoire Chimie Physique - Matière et Rayonnement
  • Responsible of the time-resolved x-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity activity and femtoslicing experiments
  • Performing time resolved experiment measurements: all optical, XFEL
Oct 2017 – present

Teaching assistant and Postdoctoral Fellow, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Study of the ultrafast magnetization dynamics thanks to time- and spatial-resolved X-ray scattering and spectroscopy experiment

  • Laboratoire Chimie Physique - Matière et Rayonnement, Jan Lüning
  • Teaching chemistry and physics at undergraduate level
  • Growing thin magnetic films by sputtering
  • Responsible of the time-resolved x-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity activity
  • Performing time resolved experiment measurements
Sept 2015 – Sep 2017
Research Associate at SLAC, Stanford, USA

X-ray spectroscopy with temporal (fs) and spatial (nm) resolution to study all optical switching in ferromagnetic materials

  • Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences, H. Dürr and J. Stöhr group
  • Grant of « Direction Général des Armements (DGA) »
  • Use of synchrotron radiation (SSRL, ALS), and Free Electron Laser (X-FEL) at LCLS
  • Responsible of the beamtime at Berkeley synchrotron (ALS)
  • Dynamic study of magnetic and electronic properties of CoPt and FePt thin films
USA, Jan 2014 – Aug 2015
PhD at Université de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Study of magnetic films by soft X-ray Resonant Magnetic Reflectivity (XRMR): magnetic profile in various situations (temperature and anisotropy)

  • Institut Néel, Jean-Marc Tonnerre
  • X-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity formalism
  • Use of synchrotron radiation to study the magnetic depth profile of Fe/Cu and Fe/Ag thin films (SOLEIL (SEXTANTS), ESRF, PSI)
  • International collaboration with the Max Planck Institute (Halle, Allemagne)
  • Teaching physics at undergraduate and graduate levels at PHELMA engineering school
 Mar 2010 – Oct 2013
Research Student, Imperial College, London, UK

Study of martensitic transformation in shape memory alloys

  • Department of Materials, David Dye group
  • UROP grant (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme)
UK, Jun 2009 – Aug 2009
Research Student, Institut Lumière Matière, Lyon, France

Magnetic study of CoPt nanoparticules with Florent Tournus

July 2008


Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics
Adviser: Jean-Marc Tonnerre, France
2010 - 2013
Master Diploma in Condensed Matter Physics
Université de Grenoble, France
2009 - 2010

Engineering Diploma of Physics Nanoscience
PHELMA, Grenoble - INP, France

2007 - 2010

Classes préparatoires
Lycée du Parc, Lyon, France

2005 - 2007