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Florian LE BOURDAIS
I'm currently a research engineer at CEA (the French atomic energy commission, originally created by Charles De Gaulle to engineer the French atomic bomb, but nowadays a government-funded research organisation involved in anything from fundamental research to applied technology with a heavy emphasis on R&D for nuclear energy generation).
I work in the Non-Destructive Testing department on the Saclay (near Paris) research center. My work topics concern mostly ultrasound based inspection methods, with a focus on phased array transducers, guided waves and EMATs. I studied mechanical engineering at the École des Ponts ParisTech. Before working at CEA, I had the amazing opportunity to spend two years in Japan, where I learned to live and love the Japanese culture.
I sometimes like to solve problems proposed by Project Euler. You can see my current badge below:
 F. Le Bourdais et B. Marchand, « Design of EMAT Phased Arrays for SFR Inspection », in Proceedings of the Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE Baltimore, USA, 2013.
 F. Le Bourdais, B. Marchand, et V. Baronian, « Development and Application of Modeling Tools for SFR Inspection », in Proceedings of the Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE Baltimore, USA, 2013.
 F. Le Bourdais, F. Baqué, V. Baronian, et F. Reverdy, « Design of Ultrasonic Inspection Methods for Sodium Cooled Reactors by CIVA Simulation », in Proceedings of the third international conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA 2013), Marseille, France, 2013.
 A. Kumar, G. K. Sharma, C. B. Rao, B. P. C. Rao, T. Jayakumar, G. Gobillot, et F. Le Bourdais, « Under Sodium Imaging of SFR Internals Simulation Studies in Water », in Proceedings of the third international conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA 2013), Marseille, France, 2013.
 F. Baqué, F. Jadot, F. Le Bourdais, J. Sibilo, J. M. Augem, et O. Gastaldi, « ASTRID In Service Inspection and Repair: review of R&D program and associated results », in Proceedings of the International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel Cycles: Safe Technologies and Sustainable Scenarios (FR13), Paris, France Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 2013.
 V. Baronian, K. Jezzine, et F. Le Bourdais, « Hybrid modal/FE simulation of guided waves inspections », AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1511, nᵒ 1, p. 191-198, 2013.