Low temperature plasmas - Université Pierre et Marie CURIE

Recruitment campaign for research professors - 2015
UPMC - Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Sorbonne Universités
Position number
30 MCF 0371 (4297)
Relevant departments
Position type
Associate Professor (Article 26-I-1)
Jussieu Campus
CNU Sections
30 - Diluted and optic media
63 - Electrical engineering,
electronics, photonics and systems
Physics of low-temperature plasmas
Research in low-temperature plasmas for biomedicine applications
Relevant teaching topics
Undergraduate Electronics, Electrical energy and Automatic systems (EEA), master’s in Engineering Sciences (SdI)
and first-year undergraduate students
Teaching objectives and supervisory requirements
The recruited research professor will teach for the SdI master’s program and the undergraduate Engineering program
on the Jussieu campus. He or she will participate in teaching courses such as mixed and analog electronics, electromagnetism,
materials, microelectronics, energetics and low energy consumption products as well as in first-year undergraduate courses
for the EEA degree. The candidate will help oversee experimental research projects and first-year student research projects.
He or she will also be asked to participate in career guidance and workforce readiness courses and activities offered at that
undergraduate and master’s level.
The Laboratory of Plasma Physics (LPP):
The creation of the LPP has brought together within a single laboratory of teams working on topics including hot plasmas
and cold plasmas, astrophysical, industrial and thermal plasmas, structured around large national or international projects. This
laboratory was created as part of UPMC’s effort to provide structure for the discipline. The LPP is a key member of LAbex
[email protected], supported by the Sorbonne University cluster.
The LPP is a major player in the academic research of cold plasmas. The LLP cold plasmas team covers a broad range
of topics within the field and has several fruitful industry partnerships, including: plasmas for the environment, plasmas for
micro/nano-technologies, plasmas for photovoltaic energy, plasma-assisted combustion, plasma-based spatial propulsion,
and more recently, plasmas for medical applications. Our research is both experimental (significant expertise in laser
spectroscopy, rapid imaging and radiofrequency and microwave instrumentation) and theoretical (the physics of transport in
cold plasmas; coupling of electromagnetic power to plasma).
Creation of the new “cold plasmas for biology and medicine” theme in collaboration with LIB:
The recruited associate professor will join the team that is working on applications for plasmas in medicine and biology.
The goal is to establish a team that is competitive on an international level. The team currently consists of Antoine Rousseau
(DR CNRS), the recruited associate professor and a doctoral student funded by Labex [email protected] (funding already obtained).
The research project will be conducted in collaboration with the “Imaging and therapy development: Nanostructures to humansApplied to cancer management” team directed by Lori bridal and Frédérique Frouin at the Laboratory for Biological Imaging
The use of non-thermal plasmas - also referred to as electrical discharge - for biomedical applications has created a revolution
in the past ten years, with major advances in the fields of wound and ulcer scarring, dermatology, hematology, dental surgery,
very recently for the treatment of certain tumors, etc…Previously established research collaborations have already enabled
the development of applications such as plasma coagulation, plasma-mediated sterilization or the fabrication and use
of biomaterials. We collaborate with doctors, biologists and plasma physicists worldwide to test and explore new potentials
in plasma technology and to understand the mechanisms of plasmas, which are still poorly understood.
The principle characteristic of non-thermal plasmas (NTPs) is that the temperature of the gas remains low while the temperature
of the 1 eV to 10 eV electrons is in the range of 10,000 to 100,000 K. These energetic electrons create reactive radicals, ions
and photons. The temperature of the gas is close to ambient temperature, which makes it possible to use these plasmas as
possible treatments for living organisms. This new scientific field unites plasma physicists, doctors and biologists working on
clinical aspects and more fundamental questions; these two strategies are complementary.
The LPP wishes to develop research related to biological and medical applications for cold plasmas. This novel subject is rich
in new concepts and potential applications. Since 2011, the Laboratory has explored several concepts such as the effect of cold
plasmas on tissues and cells to in terms of the cellular response (apoptosis, necrosis, proliferation…). The LPP team
specializes in the physical and physico-chemical characterization of plasmas: the primary techniques used include rapid
imaging, optical emission spectroscopy and laser spectroscopy. Plasma-based methodologies can also be used for external
and endoscopic treatments. Our plan is to study the anti-tumor properties of cold plasmas in collaboration with the LIB.
UMR 7648 - Laboratory of Plasma Physics
E-mail: [email protected]
Laurence REZEAU
E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
Zhuoxiang REN
E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
As UPMC has opted for a paperless application procedure, please ensure that you follow the instructions below
exactly to facilitate optimal handling of your application.
Candidate registration will involve two steps:
● 1st step: from 10 am Monday, February 2, 2015 to 4 pm Tuesday, March 10, 2015
REGISTER your candidacy using the GALAXIE application, which can
link: https://galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/antares/can/astree/index.jsp
● 2nd step: from 10 am Monday, February 2, 2015 to midnight on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
REGISTER AND UPLOAD ALL FILES for your application at the following link: http://concours.upmc.fr
The application must contain the following items, according to the current regulations (decrees of October 7, 2009), in PDF
1. a dated and signed declaration of candidacy, which can be downloaded on GALAXIE;
2. a clear copy of photo identification, front and back;
3. a curriculum vitae (cf. article 10 of title IV of the decree of October 7, 2009);
4. a diploma: doctorate, HDR (habilitation à diriger des recherches) or equivalent;
5. the thesis committee report approving the thesis defense/viva;
6. at least one representative example of the work, publications, articles and achievements cited in the CV;
7. additionally, for candidates who are applying in these cases:
7a) as a transfer: certification from the original institution confirming the quality of the professor or lecturer and active
performance of the duties associated with the position for at least three years by the closing date for applications;
7b) for a secondment: recent certification from the current employer citing which category the candidate falls into as
outlined by article 58-1 of decree No. 84-431 of June 6, 1984 concerning the status of research professors and the
quality of the position holder in the context of the original position for at least three years at the closing date for
7c) as a professor-researcher who holds a similar position in a country other than France that is equivalent to
the advertised position and is therefore exempt from evaluation based on the list of qualifications: recent
certification from the current employer citing the institution that the candidate belongs to, the duration of
employment and the level of duties performed;
7d) under article 46-3: certification from the original employer establishing the quality of the full professor or associate
professor as regulated by decree No. 84-431, modified on June 6, 1984, and the duration of employment, in
accordance with article 46-3 of the aforementioned decree.
Administrative documents in foreign languages must be translated into French.
All relevant information regarding the professor-researcher recruitment can be found on the UPMC website
at the following address, under the heading ACTUALITES (NEWS): http://www.upmc.fr
If you have any questions, you can contact the administrative team at [email protected]