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12, Cours de la Somme 33800 Bordeaux France


Research Interests: 

Thomas Guillemet research interests are focused on diamond-based heat dissipative films for thermal management of power electronic modules. At LANE lab (US), he works under direction of Prof. Lu on the processing and the characterization of diamond films through laser-assisted combustion synthesis. At ICMCB lab (France), he works under direction of Prof. Silvain and Prof. Heintz on the fabrication and the characterization of copper/diamond composite films through powder metallurgy. From both prospectives, emphasize is put on the thermal performances of the materials (thermal conductivity, thermal expansion coefficient, interfacial thermal resistance, reliability upon thermal cycling) and on how their microstructure impact their heat dissipative properties.


Thomas Guillemet went through the intensive french preparatory classes at Chateaubriand High School (Rennes) and obtained his engineering diploma (equivalent to a M.Sc.) from the National Graduate School of Chemistry and Physics of Bordeaux, in France. He also obtained in parallel a Master degree from the University of Bordeaux in Synthesis and Properties of Inorganic Materials. He is currently finishing a dual Ph.D. program between the College of Engineering of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in the US, and the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of the University of Bordeaux, in France (graduation planned on August 2013).


Sept. 2009 – Aug. 2013: Dual PhD degree in Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (USA), University of Bordeaux (France).
Sept. 2006 – Jul. 2009: Engineering degree, equivalent to a M.Sc. degree, National Graduate School of Chemistry and Physics of Bordeaux, France.
Sept. 2006 – Jul. 2009: Master of Science degree in Synthesis and Properties of Inorganic Materials, University of Bordeaux, France.
Sept. 2004 – Jul. 2006: Intensive preparatory classes, Chateaubriand high school, Rennes, France.


Sept. 2009 – Aug. 2013: International dual Ph.D. program in Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (USA, under direction of Professor Yongfeng Lu and Professor Namas Chandra) and the University of Bordeaux (France, under direction of
Professor Jean-François Silvain and Professor Jean-Marc Heintz): Role of bi-material interfaces in thermal performances of diamond-based heat spreaders for electronic packaging applications.
Mar. 2009 – Jul. 2010: Researcher Internship at the Paul Pascal Research Center, Bordeaux, France. Development of titanium dioxide foams for photovoltaic applications.
Jul. 2008 – Dec. 2008: Engineer Internship at the Electronic Materials R&D Division of Hitachi Chemical Corporation, Ltd., Hitachi, Japan. Development of heat-resistant photo-sensitive films for integrated circuits.
Jul. 2007: Worker internship at the Quality Control Division of PSA Peugeot-Citroën automotive company, Rennes, France.

Journal Publications:

2014 Z. Q. Xie, Y. S. Zhou, Y. Gao, J. Bai, J. B. Park, T. Guillemet, L. Jiang, X. C. Zeng, and Y. F. Lu, “Control of crystallographic orientation in diamond synthesis through laser resonant vibrational excitation of precursor molecules“, Nature Sci. Rep., 4, 4581; DOI: 10.1038/srep04581(2014).
2014 T. Guillemet, A. Kusiak, L.S. Fan, J.-M. Heintz, N. Chandra, Y.S. Zhou, J.F. Silvain, Y.F. Lu, and J.-L. Battaglia, “Thermal characterization of diamond films through modulated photothermal radiometry”, Appl. Mater. Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/am405188r (2014).
2012 J-F. Silvain, A. Veillere, J.-M. Heintz, C. Vincent, T. Guillement, G. Lacombe, Y.F. Lu, and N. Chandra, “Role of interfaces in thermal management of Cu-C composites”, Emerging Materials Research, doi: 10.1680/emr.1100016 (2012)
2012 T. Guillemet, P.M. Geffroy, J.M. Heintz, N. Chandra, Y.F. Lu, J.F. Silvain, “An innovative process to fabricate interphase-free copper/diamond composite films for thermal management applications”, Composites Part A: Appl. Sci. & Manufact., 43, 1746-1753(2012)
2012 J.F. Silvain, C. Vincent, T. Guillemet, A. Veillère, J. M. Heintz, "Innovative process for submicronic Cu particles deposition onto various substrates", Materials Research Bulletin, 47, 500-503, 2012 .
2011 A. Veillère, T. Guillemet, Z.Q.Xie, C.A. Zuhlke, D.R. Alexander, J.-F. Silvain, J.-M. Heintz, N. Chandra, Y.F. Lu, “Influence of WC-Co substrate pretreatment on diamond film deposition by laser-assisted combustion synthesis”, Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, 3(4), 1134-1139(2011).
2011 T. Guillemet, Z.Q. Xie, Y.S. Zhou, J.B. Park, A. Veillere, W. Xiong, J.M. Heintz, J.F. Silvain, N. Chandra, and Y.F. Lu, “Stress and phase purity analyses of diamond films deposited through laser-assisted combustion synthesis”, Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 3, 4120-4125(2011).
2010 Z.Q. Xie, X.N. He, W. Hu, T. Guillemet, J.B. Park, Y.S. Zhou, J. Bai, Y. Gao, X.C. Zeng, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Excitations of Precursor Molecules by Different Laser Powers in Laser-assisted Growth of Diamond Films” Crystal Growth and Design, 10, 4928-4933 (2010)


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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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