Prof Jean-Marie Dubois

Jean-Marie Dubois owns a PhD in Physics from INPL-Nancy and a Dr Hon. Causa from Iowa State University, USA and Federal University of Paraïba, Brazil. He is a former overseas fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, U.K. and a professor at Dalian University of Technology, China. He was recently elected an Honorary Member of Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Distinguished Director of Research at CNRS, France, his research topics have revolved around metal physics and engineering of complex metallic materials. He is the author of more than 300 scientific articles, 14 international patents, and 7 books.

After establishing structure models for metallic glasses and quasicrystals, Dubois became interested in applied properties of these materials: heat insulation, low adhesive properties and infrared light absorption. He is currently working on cold-welding and solid-solid adhesion in vacuum of Al-based complex intermetallics against steel. His general interest is on understanding the surface energy of those materials and their scaling properties in relation to their electronic structure and crystal complexity.