Pierre-Etienne Bourban

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Operational Director

pierre-etienne.bourban@epfl.ch +41 21 693 58 06

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

EPFL STI IMX LPAC
MXG 139 (Bâtiment MXG)
Station 12
CH-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
Engineering :
https://www.epfl.ch/education/educational-initiatives/discovery-learning-program-2/discovery-learning-laboratories/dll-engineering/
Materials and Bioengineering:
https://www.epfl.ch/education/educational-initiatives/discovery-learning-program-2/discovery-learning-laboratories/dll-bioengineering/


Publications

Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Materials Science and Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering

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 I

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.

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

The latest developments in processing and the novel generations of organic composites are discussed. Nanocomposites, adaptive composites and biocomposites are presented. Product development, cost analysis and study of new markets are practiced in team work.