About Me

I am an aeronautical engineer with a quite unique experience of conventional and unconventional aircraft design and performance prediction.

Take a moment to explore my skills and achievements and feel free to get in touch.

Experience

Aerodynamics Research Engineer

ONERA| Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity & Acoustics Dept.| Civil Aircraft Unit
Since march 2011
  • Design and aero-propulsive performance assessment of an innovative engine integration concept for Airbus (including a secondment period at Airbus Toulouse from March to June 2017)
  • Design of the NOVA configurations, representative of a 2025 transport aircraft with innovative UHBR engine integration options (preliminary and detailed aerodynamic design, performance prediction, supervision of wind-tunnel model manufacturing, contribution to communication campaign)
  • Development of an advanced Turbine Powered Simulator (TPS) for wind-tunnel testing of future UHBR and boundary-layer ingesting engines
  • In the frame of the Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft (SFWA) project, part of the Clean Sky european initiative : management of department activities in a workpackage; design of a BLI S-duct inlet for the central nacelle of the Dassault Aviation HSBJ bizjet model and monitoring of HSBJ wind-tunnel test campaign at ONERA S1MA in November 2016
  • Leadership of an internal research project on boundary layer ingestion and distributed electric propulsion (assessment of different levels of propulsive systems modeling and of an exergy-based approach for power saving quantification, evaluation of impact on handling qualities)
  • Driving force of CFD best practice evolution (software trainer, intern supervision)
  • Appointed as ONERA delegate for IFAR (International Forum for Aviation Research) Early Career Network

Aerodynamics Research Engineer (fixed term contract)

ONERA| Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity & Acoustics Dept.| Civil Aircraft Unit
September 2009 to march 2011
  • ONERA representative for the AIAA CFD High Lift Prediction Workshop (bringing together major research labs and aircraft makers worldwide)
  • Improvement of trimming consideration in the CFD process (flight mechanics)

Master Thesis

ONERA| Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity & Acoustics Dept.| Civil Aircraft Unit
February 2009 to september 2009
  • Accounting for wing flexibility in transport aircraft CFD calculations (aeroelasticity)

Education

Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Grenoble Institute of Technology - ENSE3, Grenoble, France
September 2006 to 2009

Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Exchange Student

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
August 2008 to december 2008

Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.

Preparatory Classes for "Grandes Ecoles"

Lycée Champollion, Grenoble
2004 to 2006

Physics and Chemistry section

Skills

  • Aerodynamic design
  • Aerodynamics (theory, numerics, wind-tunnel)
  • Propulsion
  • Conceptual studies aircraft / engine
  • Power plant integration
  • High-lift (complex flows)
  • Boundary layer ingestion (BLI)
  • Distributed propulsion
  • Systems engineering
  • Wind-tunnel test monitoring
  • Performance prediction
  • Flight mechanics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Aerodynamics and performance of rotating machinery
  • Project management
  • Communication (conferences, radio, television, written press)
  • CFD (Xfoil, Fluent, elsA)
  • Grid Generation (Gambit, Icem-CFD, Pointwise)
  • CAD (ProEngineer, Catia V5)
  • Office suites (MS Office, Open Office, LaTeX)
  • Post processing (Tecplot)
  • OS (Unix, Windows)
  • Management (MS Project, Gantt Project)
  • Graphics (Adobe Illustrator)
  • Desktop publishing (Adobe InDesign)
  • Optimization (Dakota)
  • Programming (Matlab, C, C++, Python)
  • French (native)
  • English (full professional proficiency)
  • German (academic)

Interests

  • Kung Fu
  • Running
  • Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Film photography
  • Playing the saxophone
  • New technologies