Valérie Demange

CNRS Research Director

Picture of Valérie Demange, CNRS Researcher

263, avenue Général Leclerc


Rennes 35042


Email : valerie [dot] demange [at] univ-rennes [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0)2 23 23 67 88

Office number : Beaulieu - Building 10A - 41/1

Research Career

  • 2020: Research Direction Habilitation
  • 2008 - present: CNRS Researcher at ISCR, CSM team
  • 2003 - 2008: CNRS Researcher at UMR 7570 Laboratoire de Science et Génie des Surfaces (LSGS),  Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), Nancy
  • 2001-2002: Post-Doctoral fellow at Ernst Ruska Center, Jülich, Germany
  • 1998-2001: PhD in Materials Science at UMR 7584 Laboratoire de Science et Génie des Matériaux Métalliques (LSG2M), INPL, Nancy

Current Research Themes

  • Epitaxial growth and characterization of thin films of complex oxides deposited by pulsed laser deposition.
  • Synthesis and characterization of 2D oxides. Transfer by Langmuir-Blodgett and drop-casting deposition.
  • TEM, EELS/EFTEM, EDS and HRXRD studies on several materials.

Technical Skills

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy; Electron diffraction; Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and Energy-Filtered TEM
  • XRD and HRXRD (reciprocal space maps, in-plane diffraction, grazing incidence diffraction, pole figures). X-ray reflectometry.
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition
  • Langmuir-Blodgett deposition

Scientific Responsabilities

  • 21 academic projects (PEPR, ANR, CNRS, Région Bretagne, UR1, MRT, CPER)
  • 4 industrial projects

  • Head of Themis platform (TEM); UAR 2025 ScanMAT

  • Head of Osirix platform (HRXRD); UAR 2025 ScanMAT

Supervision/Teaching activities

  • 2 post-doctoral fellow, 9 PhD students, 4 engineers, 10 Master 2, 11 undergraduate students
  • Courses: Transmission Electron Microscopy; Ecole d'Ingénieurs, spécialité Matériaux, ESIR 3ème année
  • Courses: Synthesis and characterisation of thin films; Master Nanosciences 2, Université de Rennes

Publications referenced in HAL