John Christopher Plummer

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Senior Scientist +41 21 693 10 05

Citizenship: Suisse

Birth date: 02.01.1960

MXG 037 (Bâtiment MXG)
Station 12
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Over twenty years professional research experience in materials science and physics, specialized in the experimental study of microdeformation and morphology in polymers, materials tailoring and advanced composites, nanocomposites and hybrid materials. Expertise in microscopy of organic and inorganic matter, with emphasis on in situ deformation studies, and morphological and crystallographic structure by TEM, HREM and AFM.

Teaching & PhD


Materials Science and Engineering


Polymer science TP

Introduction to polymer physics and the link between chemical structure and macroscopic properties, with emphasis on morphology and thermomechanical behaviour, polymer technology and manufacturing techniques, providing a basis for the rational selection of polymers in an industrial context.

Fracture of materials

This course covers elementary fracture mechanics and its application to the fracture of engineering materials.