Curriculum Vitae – Guillaume Laplanche

1)Professional Experience
Since 2021Associate Professor
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
2019Positive evaluation of the Junior-professorship
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
„Microstructure of Materials“
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
2015-2016Postdoctoral research grant
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
2013-2015Postdoctoral research fellowship
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
2011-2012Postdoctoral research contract
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
2008-2011Pre-doctoral research contract
Ministère de la recherche
University of Poitiers, France
2008-2011Ph.D. in Physics, emphasis in Materials Science

University of Poitiers, France
Institut Pprime (UPR 3346, CNRS – Université de Poitiers – Ensma)
Title: “Synthesis and characterisation of omega-Al 7 Cu 2 Fe phase and Al/AlCuFe composites”
Keywords: Quasicrystals, composites, plasticity, powder metallurgy, microstructures
Kubin L., Emeritus research director at the CNRS, LEM, ONERA Châtillon, France
Bréchet Y., Professor, INP, Grenoble, France


Mortensen A., Professor, EPFL, Switzerland
Gauthier-Brunet V., Junior Professor, Institut Pprime, Poitiers, France
Coupeau C., Professor, Institut Pprime, Poitiers, France
Joulain A., Junior Professor, Institut Pprime, Poitiers, France


Supervisors: Joulain A., Bonneville J.
2007-2008Master of Science (semesters 9 and 10)
University of Poitiers, France
Graduated with the highest distinction, Ranking 1/6
Research project: Synthesis and microstructural characterisation of Al/Al-Cu-Fe composites
Supervisors: Joulain A., Bonneville J.
2006-2007“Agrégation de physique, option physique”

University of Bordeaux, France
“Agrégation” is a competitive examination for positions in high schools of the French public education
2005-2006Master of Science (semesters 7 and 8)
University of Poitiers, France.
Graduated with the highest distinction, Ranking 1/15
Research project: Nanostructure and optical properties of thin films of silver clusters in a Si 3 N 4 matrix
Supervisor: Toudert J.
2002-2005Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry

University of Poitiers, France
Graduated with the highest distinction, Ranking 1/20
Research project: Catalytic hydrogenation of nitriles under gas phase
Supervisors: Pirault-Roy L., La Fontaine C.
3)Research grants
2022Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, LA3607/5-1) / ~300.000 €
Effect of γ’ volume fraction on the precipitation kinetics of the σ phase in wrought Ni-base superalloys
2020Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, SPP 2006, LA3607/3-2) / ~300.000 €
Phase stability, precipitation kinetics, nanoscale elemental distributions and their effect on tensile properties
in refractory TiZrNbHfTa BCC high-entropy alloys
2019Project B8 of the collaborative research center SFB Transregio 103 / ~440.000 €
Hochentropielegierungen (HEL) mit chemischer Verwandtschaft zur γ-Phase
2019Industrial project with VDM metals international GmbH / ~290 000 €
Entwicklung einer Super-Legierung für heiße Teile in Turboladern und Abgasanlagen auf der Basis von VDM ®
Alloy C-264
2017German Research Foundation (DFG, SPP 2006, LA3607/3-1) / ~300 000 €
Solid solution strengthening in TiZrNbHfTa BCC high entropy alloys
2017European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) / ~330 000 €
High-entropy alloys for forming tools
2015German Research Foundation (DFG, LA3607/1-1) / ~300 000 €
Microstructures and elementary deformation mechanisms of single-phase fcc and bcc high-entropy alloys
2013-2015Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship (Germany) / 72 000 €
Using nanoindentation tools to characterise the local martensitic phase transformation in NiTi Shape Memory
Excellency Fellowship for student in Master (France)
2018, 2020,
and 2021
Outstanding reviewer recognition award from Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia
2018Best poster Award won by one of my PhD students, 18 th international conference on the strength of
materials (ICSMA18), The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

Grain size strengthening in a CrCoNi medium-entropy alloy