A school for tomorrow's technologies
School of engineering in Physics, Applied Physics, Electronics & Materials
What path have you followed?
I am a graduate of ENSPG, one of Phelma's three founding schools. At the time I followed the course that is the equivalent of Phelma's current materials science and engineering course. After obtaining my degree in 2008, I undertook a PhD in metallurgy and mechanics in partnership with Constellium, in Voreppe, and the MATEIS laboratory at INSA Lyon.
Is the Phelma course suitable for finding work?
Yes, absolutely. In the field of materials and metallurgy in particular, the training delivered by Phelma is one of the best in France. (Note: Grenoble INP is the highest ranking French institution (in 35th position worldwide) in material sciences in the QS World University Rankings). In addition, of the 25 research engineers currently hired by the Research Centre APERAM, about ten are Phelma graduates.
What do you think is Phelma's strength regarding the world of work?
The teaching delivered by the school in the area of structural materials / metallurgy is really very advanced scientifically compared to the courses in most other schools. The training enjoys a high degree of credibility both in the world of industry and in academia.
What would you say to a young science student who might be concerned about finding work in a sector such as materials or metallurgy?
Despite current events and the present crisis, metallurgy is a promising and sustainable sector. There will always be a need to design and manufacture new aluminium, steel, titanium, etc. to meet the inevitable demands of the automobile, aeronautical, construction and sports industries as well as many other sectors.
Date of update April 22, 2013