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Christian Fauteux

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Summary

Christian FauteuxI am a research scientist specializing in materials science and nanotechnology with a background in applied physics and chemistry. My main expertise lies in laser processing, gas and liquid-phase synthesis of nanostructured materials, zinc oxide and carbon-based materials. I also have extensive experience in materials characterization and project management.

Education

Ph. D. in Mechanical engineering – January 2004 to March 2008 École Polytechnique de Montréal, supervised by Daniel Therriault and Joseph Pegna
Topics involved: laser processing, sol-gel processes, gas-phase deposition processes, optics, solution chemistry, materials characterization, zinc oxide, carbon nanofibers

M. Sc. A. in Mechanical Engineering – May 2002 to December 2003 École Polytechnique de Montréal and Uppsala University (Department of Materials Chemistry, Sweden), supervised by Joseph Pegna and Mats Boman
Topics involved: laser processing, gas-phase deposition processes, optics, chemical reaction kinetics, materials characterization, graphite, amorphous carbon

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics – September 1997 to April 2002 École Polytechnique de Montréal
Focus: materials science

Technical & computer skills

Micro- and Nanofabrication processes:
Chemical vapour deposition (CVD), plasma-enhanced CVS, laser-induced CVD, Metalorganic CVD, pulsed laser deposition (PLD), laser-induced chemical liquid deposition (LCLD), laser pyrolysis, photolithography, solution and sol-gel chemical synthesis.

Characterization techniques:
Raman spectroscopy, scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy, X-ray (XRD) and electron (SAED) diffraction, X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), Infrared absorption (FT-IR), Photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL), Atomic force microscopy (AFM).

Software:
Renishaw WIRE, Photoshop, Image Pro, Labview, Borland C++, Maple and Matlab.

Current occupation

I currently work at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, in Dübendorf, Switzerland. i now work on joining and interface technologies related to nanomaterials.

Publications and contributions

A. Articles published or submitted in refereed journals:

Fauteux, C., Smirani, R., Pegna, J., El Khakani, M. A., Therriault, D., Fast synthesis of ZnO nanostructures by laser-induced chemical liquid deposition, Applied Surface Science, vol. 225, 2009, pp 5359-5362;

Fauteux, C., El Khakani, M. A. , Pegna, J., Therriault, D., Influence of solution parameters for the fast growth of ZnO nanostructures by laser-induced chemical liquid deposition, Applied physics A: Materials Science and Processing, vol. 94, 2009, pp. 819-829;

Fauteux, C., Longtin, R, Pegna, J., Therriault, D., Fast Synthesis of ZnO Nanostructures by Laser-Induced Decomposition of Zinc Acetylacetonate, Inorganic Chemistry, v. 46, pp. 11036-11047;

Fauteux, C., Longtin, R., Pegna, J., Boman, M., Microstructure investigation and heat treatment of nanocrystalline laser-deposited carbon fibers, Applied Surface Science, v. 252, no. 13, April 2006, pp. 4381-4386;

Fauteux, C., Longtin, R., Pegna, J., Boman, M., Raman characterization of laser grown carbon microfibers as a function of experimental parameters, Thin Solid Films, v. 453-454, April 2004, pp. 606-610;

Fauteux, C., Pegna, J., Radial characterization of 3D-LCVD carbon fibers by Raman spectroscopy, Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, v. 78, 2004, pp. 883-888; (abstract) (pdf)

Fauteux, C., Longtin, R., Pegna, J., Boman, M. Microstructure and growth mechanism of laser grown carbon microrods as a function of experimental parameters, Journal of Applied Physics, v. 95, 2004, pp. 2737-2743; (abstract) (pdf)

Aïssa, B., Fauteux, C., Therriault, D., El Khakani, M. A., Structural and photoluminescence properties of zinc oxide/carbon-nanotubular-structures hybrid materials synthesized by laser processing, Journal of Materials Research, submitted on april 4th 2009

Longtin, R, Fauteux, C., Carignan, L-P., Therriault, D., Pegna, J., Laser-assisted synthesis of carbon nanofibers: From arrays to thin films and coatings, Surface Coatings and Technology, v. 202, March 2008, pp. 2661-2669;

Longtin, R, Carignan, L-P., Fauteux, C., Therriault, D., Pegna, J., Selective area synthesis of aligned carbon nanofibers by laser-assisted catalytic chemical vapor deposition, Diamonds and related materials, v. 16, August 2007, pp.1541-1549;

Longtin, R., Fauteux, C., Goduguchinta, R., Pegna, J., Synthesis of carbon nanofiber films and nanofiber composite coatings by laser-assisted catalytic chemical vapor deposition, Thin Solid Films, v. 515, January 2007, pp. 2958-2964;

Longtin, R., Fauteux, C., Pegna, J., Boman, M., Micromechanical testing of carbon fibers deposited by low-pressure laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition, Carbon, v. 42, September 2004, pp. 2905-2913;

Longtin, R., Fauteux, C., Coronel, E., Wiklund, U., Pegna, J., Boman, M., Nanoindentation of carbon microfibers deposited by laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition, Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, v. 79, August 2004, pp. 573-577;

B. Conference:

Conference presentation at the European Materials Research Society spring meeting 2008 in Strasbourg, Fast synthesis of ZnO nanorods by laser-induced chemical liquid deposition;

Conference presentation at the European Materials Research Society spring meeting 2003 in Strasbourg, Raman characterization of laser grown carbon microfibers as a function of experimental parameters.

C. Refereed academic work:

Doctorate thesis, Synthesis of ZnO nanostructures by laser process, March 2008;

Master’s thesis, Raman characterization of carbon fibers grown by laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition, December 2003.

Contact

You can reach me at the following e-mail address:
christian.fauteux@nanotechnologies.qc.ca

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