Manuel A. Pouchon

Paul Scherrer Institut
Nuclear Energy and Safety Department Head of the Laboratory for Nuclear Materials (LNM) Leader of the Advanced Nuclear Materials Group (ANM) OHLD/102 5232 Villigen PSI Switzerland Tel: 41 56 310 22 45

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PH D3 465 (Bâtiment PH)
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Administrative data

Professional course

Laboratory Head

Laboratory for Nuclear Materials (LNM)

Paul Scherrer Institut

April 1, 2015 - present

Leader of the Advance Nuclear Material (ANM) Group

Laboratory for Nuclear Materials (LNM)

Paul Scherrer Institut

August 1, 2012 - present

Materials Scientist

Laboratory for Nuclear Materials (LNM)

Paul Scherrer Institut

2008 - present

Materials Scientist

Laboratory for Materials Behaviour (LWV)

Paul Scherrer Insitut

May 1, 2002 - 2007

International Fellow

Waste Management and Fuel Cycle Research Centre, Advanced Fuel Recycle Technology Division

Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC), today JAEA

April 1, 2000 - April 30, 2002

PhD Student

Laboratory for Materials Behaviour (LWV)

Paul Scherrer Institut

January 1, 1997, March 1, 2000


Contribution to the study of a zirconia based nuclear fuel for plutonium usage in light water reactor

Doctorat �s Sciences Mention Interdisciplinaire

Universit� de Gen�ve, Facult� des Sciences

December 16, 1999

Photorefraktiver Effekt in protonenimplantierten KNbO3 Wellenleitern


ETH Z�rich, Institut f�r Quantenelektonik, Laboratorium f�r Nichlineare Optik

July 12,1996

Teaching & PhD




Advanced topics in nuclear reactor materials

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

Effects of radiation on materials

The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary background to understand the effects of irradiation on pure metals and on alloys used in the nuclear industry. The relation between the radiation-induced defects and the evolution of the mechanical properties is highlighted.

LNM Workshop 2023

Seminar for PhD/master-students and postdocs on experimental nuclear materials research and simulation for present and future nuclear systems, with some emphasis on advanced manufacturing and analytics. In a group project the students will work on and present scientific and framing aspects.