Vincent Pierre Lamirand

EPFL SB IPHYS LRS
PH D3 475 (Bâtiment PH)
Station 3
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://lrs.epfl.ch/

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Fields of expertise

Radiation Detection, Instrumentation, Reactor Physics, Measurement and Metrology, Monte Carlo Methods, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Reactions, Data Analysis, Ion Beam Analysis, Particle Accelerators (MeV).

Professional course

Program manager of experimental research, Deputy Head of LRS nuclear facilities

Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Systems Behaviour (LRS)

EPFL and Paul Scherrer Institute (since 2016)

2014

Physicist, postdoctoral fellow

Experimental Physics Service (SPEx)

Atomic Energy Commission (CEA, France)

2012-2014

PhD student

Laboratory for Neutron Metrology and Dosimetry (LMDN)

Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute (IRSN, France)

2008-2011


Education

PhD degree

Nuclear Physics

UJF Grenoble 1 (France)

2011

Master Degree

Physics, sp. in Subatomic Physics

UCB Lyon 1 (France)

2008

Bachelor Degree

Physics

UCB Lyon 1 (France)

2006

Publications

Infoscience publications

Research

Teaching & PhD

PhD Students

Vitullo Fanny,

Past EPFL PhD Students

Pakari Oskari Ville ,

Master theses
  • Edoardo Brunetto (PoliTo, Italie, Nuclear eng.), supervision shared with F. Vitullo: "Highly localized measurements in the UniStuttgart SUR-100 reactor", 2020
  • Tom Mager (Phelma, France-PoliTo, Italie, Nulclear eng.), supervision shared with O. Pakari: "The LEAF system and gamma detection applications in CROCUS, 2019-2020
  • Yifeng Jiang (INSA-INSTN, Nuclear eng.), supervision shared with A. Laureau: "Characterization of the neutron spectrum in the EPFL CROCUS reactor by foil activation dosimetry and Monte Carlo calculations", 2018
  • Adrien Theler (EPFL, Physics), supervision shared with B. Geslot (CEA):  "Characterisation and analysis of double-deposit miniature fission chambers signals in the MINERVE reactor", 2017
  • Oskari Pakari (EPFL-ETHZ, NE Master), supervision shared with G. Perret (PSI):  "Implementation of neutron noise instrumentation in current mode", 2016

Semester projects
  • Roxane Oesterle, in collaboration with IRA (CHUV), supervision by Thierry Buchillier: "In-Situ Gamma Spectroscopy with HPGe", 2020
  • Edoardo Brunetto, supervision with F. Vitullo: "Validation of the Serpent 2 model for the CARROUSEL facility", 2019
  • Roxane Oesterle, in collaboration with IRA (CHUV), supervision by Nicolas Cherbuin and Jérôme Damet: "Extremity Dosimetry: Effect of Plexiglass Syringe Shield on Ga-68, and TLD-100 v.s. MCP-Oeil Results", 2019
  • Felix Grimberg, supervision by Daniel Siefman: "The Unscented Kalman Filter: Introduction and Application to Point Reactor Kinetics", 2019
  • Bert Vandereydt, supervision shared with Oskari Pakari: "Modelling of gamma detectors for CROCUS using Monte Carlo transport codes", 2018
  • Felix Von Rütte (EPFL, Physics), supervision shared with Stefan Radman: "Design of a cloud chamber", 2017
  • Isabelle Tanseri, supervision shared with Daniel Siefman: "Measurement of concrete neutron activation in the cavity of the CROCUS reactor", 2017
  • Harrison Gavotto, supervision shared with Daniel Siefman: "Neutron activation in the cavity of the CROCUS reactor", 2016
  • Adrien Theler (EPFL, Physics): "Gamma characteristion of the LOTUS cavity", 2016
  • Adrien Theler (EPFL, Physics):  "Development of an experimental channel for CROCUS", 2015
  • Oskari Pakari (EPFL-ETHZ, NE Master), supervision shared with G. Perret (PSI)  "Neutron noise measurements in current mode", 2015

Internships
  • Jihyo Seo (KONICOF exchange program, South Korea), 08.2019-01.2020 
  • Alexandre Colin (Phelma, France), supervision shared with O. Pakari: "Characterisation of the neutron activation of the EPFL CROCUS reactor's structures", 05.2018-08.2018 
  • Vincent Chaussonnet (EPF Montpellier, France), supervision shared with O. Pakari and D. Siefman "Assessment of the activation of the concrete cavity of the experimental reactor CROCUS", 09.2017-12.2017 
  • Michael Chadwick (McGill University, Canada)  "Mechanical modeling of the LOTUS cavity and design of experimental setups", 05.2016-08.2016
  • Michael Chadwick (McGill University, Canada)  "Mechanical modeling of the CROCUS reactor", 05.2015-08.2015

Courses

Radiation and reactor experiments

The reactor experiments course aims to introduce the students to radiation detection techniques and nuclear reactor experiments. The core of the course is the unique opportunity to conduct reactor experiments, as the control rod calibration, and approach to critical.

Radiation detection

The course presents the detection of ionizing radiation in the keV and MeV energy ranges. Physical processes of radiation/matter interaction are introduced. All steps of detection are covered, as well as detectors, instrumentations and measurements methods commonly used in the nuclear field.