Valérie Demange

CNRS Researcher

Picture of Valérie Demange, CNRS Researcher

263, avenue Général Leclerc


Rennes 35042


Email : valerie [dot] demange [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0)2 23 23 67 88

Office number : Beaulieu - Building 10A - 41/1

Research Career

  • 2020: Research Direction Habilitation
  • 2008 - present: CNRS Researcher at ISCR, CSM team
  • 2003 - 2008: CNRS Researcher at UMR 7570 Laboratoire de Science et Génie des Surfaces (LSGS),  Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), Nancy
  • 2001-2002: Post-Doctoral fellow at Ernst Ruska Center, Jülich, Germany
  • 1998-2001: PhD in Materials Science at UMR 7584 Laboratoire de Science et Génie des Matériaux Métalliques (LSG2M), INPL, Nancy

Main Research Themes

  • Since 2008 (ISCR): Functional oxides/TEM studies

- Epitaxial growth and characterization of thin films of complex oxides deposited by pulsed laser deposition

- Synthesis and characterization of 2D oxides. Transfer by Langmuir-Blodgett deposition.

- TEM, EELS, EFTEM, EDS and HRXRD studies on several materials.

  • 2003-2008 (LSGS): Carbides, nitrides, oxides thin films/TEM studies

- Research of new materials in transition metal / non-metal systems (FeN, FeC, FeNC, CrN/CrSiN).

- Photocatalytic properties of nanostructured thin films of titanium dioxide.

- TEM and EELS studies on several materials.

  • 1998-2005 (LSG2M; ERC-Jülich): Complex intermetallics alloys, approximants and quasicrystals

- Synthesis and characterization of complex intermetallic alloys (bulk, thin films).

Technical Skills

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy; Electron diffraction
  • Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and Energy-Filtered TEM
  • XRD and HRXRD (reciprocal space maps, in-plane diffraction, grazing incidence diffraction, pole figures, reflectometry)
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition
  • Langmuir-Blodgett deposition

Scientific Responsabilities

  • 13 national academic projects (ANR, CNRS, Région Bretagne, UR1, MRT, CPER)
  • 4 industrial projects

  • Head of Themis platform (TEM)

          UMS 2001 ScanMAT

  • Head of Osirix platform (HRXRD)

          UMS 2001 ScanMAT

Supervision/Teaching activities

  • 1 post-doctoral fellow, 6 PhD students, 2 engineers, 7 Master 2, 8 undergraduate students
  • Courses: Transmission Electron Microscopy

          Ecole d'Ingénieurs, spécialité Matériaux, ESIR 3ème année

  • Courses: Synthesis and characterisation of thin films

          Master Nanosciences 2, Université de Rennes 1


  • Prix de Thèse de l'Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, 2002, Nancy
  • Prime d'encadrement doctoral et de recherche, 2013-2016

Publications referenced in HAL