ENSEA, France (2011 - 2014); Imperial College London (2013 - 2014); King's College London (2014 - 2017)
French engineering degree in Electrical Engineering, MSc in Biomedical Engineering, PhD in Cardiovascular Medical Research
Since December 2017, I am working at St Thomas Hospital in London on the clinical validation of the protocols I developed during my PhD
Biomechanical Engineer Research Fellow
King’s College London
Favourite thing to do in my job: Getting to know about all the amazing innovations happening in medical research
I am French and have two younger sisters.
I am a 26 year-old French researcher who has been living in London for 5 years now after having moved a lot around France as a kid. When I am not running to the next science and art exhibitions, I enjoy running marathons. Younger, my favourite movie was Jurassic Park and I wanted to be a paleontologist. I also have two sister who are or studying to become engineers. One has been French champion in gymnastics twice, the other has a rabbit named Panda and a horse called Surfeur. I am the boring one of us three 🙂
My work focuses on inventing new technologies for assessing the state of the heart and the arteries that are connected to it.
We’ll have to talk about this in details!
My Typical Day
Shouldn't this question be plural?
There is no such thing as an average day! I can be in the lab collecting data, behind my desk analyzing them, meeting with friends to plan the next science outreach project or attending a seminar talk which are plentiful in my division. I also meet with my supervisors and collaborators regularly to discuss my results and plan the next steps of my research. My daily schedule is entirely up to me, which allows me to pursue other interests outside of work.
What I'd do with the prize money
Do science outreach at a music and art festival
My Department has been successful in securing a stand at the Greenman Festival, an independent music and art festival, in Wales next August. There is a science section (the Einstein’s Festival) and we will run some activities showing how basic physic phenomena can be used to image the human body. I will use the £500 to design even cooler activities!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Interested about everything
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
I invented a technique that is used by other people in the clinic
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My fear of blood
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
The school was in trouble with me, not the other way around. Kidding... :-)
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I would be a journalist or a writer
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Run an international short-film festival with friends and get tickets for the Cannes Film Festival
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
That my research impact as many lives as possible; That one day I break the 3-hour barrier in a marathon; That I have as few regrets as possible.
Tell us a joke.
There are 3 kind of people in this world: those who know how to count, and the others.