Prof. Olivier Thomas
Olivier Thomas is a physicist, Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille, Deputy Director of IM2NP (Institute Materials Microelectronics and Nanosciences of Provence, UMR CNRS 6242). He received a degree in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Materials Science from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble INP), France. During his career he has held a number of research positions at Grenoble INP, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Cornell University. His research group is focused on mechanical properties of materials with small dimensions, mostly using synchrotron X-ray diffraction.
Since 2008 Olivier Thomas is director of GDR CNRS 3180 MECANO "Mechanics of Nano-objects" which brings together about forty laboratories on the topic of mechanical properties in small dimensions.