Pierre-Etienne Bourban

EPFL STI DLL-STI
MED 3 1019 (Bâtiment MED)
Station 9
1015 Lausanne

EPFL STI DLL-STI
MED 3 1019 (Bâtiment MED)
Station 9
1015 Lausanne

EPFL STI DLL-STI
MED 3 1019 (Bâtiment MED)
Station 9
1015 Lausanne

EPFL STI DLL-STI
MED 3 1019 (Bâtiment MED)
Station 9
1015 Lausanne

EPFL STI IMX LPAC
MXG 139 (Bâtiment MXG)
Station 12
1015 Lausanne

+41 21 693 58 06
Office:  MXG 139
Office:  MED 3 1019
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EPFL STI DLL-STI
MED 3 1019 (Bâtiment MED)
Station 9
1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Elaboration and mechanics of polymer composites.
Cellular biocomposites.
Biodegradable and resorbable composites.
Anisotropic materials
Discovery learning :  DLL-Engineering, DLL-Materials and Bioengineering

Publications

Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Materials Science and Engineering

PhD Programs

Courses

Materials structure

This course links the various structural scales of matter with the mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties of materials. Hands-on works and a team project provide a first experience as materials engineer.

Materials mechanics

Mechanics of deformable solids is introduced to determine stresses and strains into various isotropic materials loaded in tension, compression, shear, torsion and bending. Failure criteria and limits of elasticity are discussed. Structures from engineering and biology are provided.

Mise en oeuvre des matériaux II

Introduction to processing-structure-property relationships in polymers, ceramics and metals, providing the foundation for materials and process selection in the manufacturing of microengineering components.

Polymer composites Laboratory Work

Mechanical and physical properties of anisotropic materials and calculation tools are presented. Constituents, processing techniques and structure-processing-properties relationships are given for different types of organic matrix composites. Applications in transport,sport and energy are discussed.

Composites technology

Basics of composite materials
  • Constituents
  • Processing of composites
  • Design of composite structures

    Current development
  • Nanocomposites
  • Textile composites
  • Biocomposites
  • Adaptive composites
  • Sustainable composites

    Applications
  • Driving forces

CCMX Advanced Course - Instrumented Nanoindentation

This course is intended for current nanoindentation users who want to gain the experience and knowledge required to extract useful data from challenging sample materials. It is also intended for users of conventional indentation methods who wish to add this approach to their portofolio of methods.