Laurent Calvez


Email : laurent [dot] calvez [at] univ-rennes [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0)

Office number : Beaulieu -Build. 10B, Room 227

Current/ Previous Positions

  • 2020 Professor, University of Rennes I, UMR CNRS 6226 Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Equipe Verres et Céramiques.
  • 2016 Consultant, Diafir company, technological transfer in progress
  • 2007 Assistant professor, University of Rennes I, ISCR.
  • 2006/07 Post-doctoral fellow in the Materials Science Engineering Lab., Tucson (United States)
    ‘Chalcogenide glasses photosensibility through laser irradiation’


  • 2014 HDR, accreditation to supervise PhD. students, University of Rennes I
  • 2006 PhD. in Chemistry, University of Rennes I, with honors of the committee
    New glasses and glass-ceramics transparent in the IR range for thermal imaging applications.
  • 2003 DEA (Master Equivalent) of Solid State Chemistry (rank 1/24), University of Rennes 1
  • 2000/03 Magistère Matériaux, University of Rennes 1, France

Teaching Activities

  • Since 2018: Responsible of the Mention Licence of Chemistry, University of Rennes 1
  • Since 2017: Responsible of the 3rd year of the licence of Chemistry
  • Since 2007: 200h /year, from Licence to Master 2 (graduate), University of Rennes 1:
    • Optical materials (Master 2), Correlation between structure and properties of dense materials (Master 1), Science of glasses, glass-ceramics and ceramics (L3), Industrial chemistry, Crystallography, Chemical kinetic, Magnetism, Spectroscopy… (Licence 2 / 3)
    • Teacher for the ‘Licence Pro’ Glass and Ceramics (2012-…)
  • Since 2014: Invited teacher ‘Glass and glass-ceramics’ course (16h/year), University of Nanjing, China

Current themes of Research

  • Synthesis of novel infrared glasses and glass-ceramics
  • Photoinduced effects in chalcogenide glasses by irradiation
  • IR glass-ceramics with active optical properties (photo-current, luminescence, non linearity)
  • Innovative ways to produce chalcogenide glasses and glass-ceramics

Scientific Production

  • 116 articles in international scientific papers with reviewers’ committee
  • 17 Proceedings in SPIE conferences
  • 15 invited seminars in academic partners university
  • 47 invitations in international conferences
  • 41 international conferences (14 personal + 27 from PhD students under my supervision)
  • 3 Patents, 1 has licensed, technological transfer is under running in DIAFIR company
  • 3 Book chapters
  • Co-Editor of the ‘Springer Handbook of Glass’ (53 chapters, about 2000 pages)

Fellowships and Awards

  • Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), October 2017-2022
  • Lamb Award, French Academy of Science, November 2016
  • Award from the Rennes Foundation: ‘Year for business creation’, 2014
  • Award from the Rennes Foundation: ‘Semester for Innovation’, 2013
  • Bretagne Jeune Chercheur Award, Best Young researcher in Brittany, October 2011
  • NSF Fellowship (post-doctoral position), 2006

Selected publications

  • Vitrocéramiques à base de chalcogénures pour des applications photoélectriques.
    X. Zhang, L. Calvez, H.L. Ma, X. Fan, Y. Xu, A. Lafond, 12/55801, Juin 2012
  • Chalcogenide based cheap vitreous composition and production process.
    L. Calvez, M. Hubert, X.H. Zhang, G. Delaizir, Décembre 2010, FR1060133

Publications referenced in HAL