Imène Lahouij

 

 

Education:

PhD., Material Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (ECL),  ( 2012).

Dissertation: Lubrication mechanisms of Inorganic Fullerene-Like Nanoparticles: A multi scale approach.

M.Sc.,  Innovative Materials, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (ECL),  (2009).


 

Professional Experience:

Post-doctoral Researcher (July 2014 – present)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Post-doctoral Researcher (December 2012 – February 2014)

Laboratory of Tribology and System Dynamics (LTDS), France

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (November 2008 – November 2014)

Laboratory of Tribology and System Dynamics (LTDS), France

 Engineer, Watts Industries, Sector of European Watts Water Technologies. (September 2007-September 2008).

 

Awards and Honors

The 2012 Best PhD Thesis Prize linked to industrial field, Centrale Innovation, June 26 2013, Nantes, France

Prize of the Best Poster presentation, Collogue Indentation 2012, October 29-31 2012, Lyon, France.

Platinum Level Poster Award, 68th STLE 2012, May 06-11 2012, St Louis, USA.

Prize of the Best Poster presentation, International Nanotribology forum, May 23-27 2011, Hoi an, Vietnam.

Cutting Edge, Tribology and Lubrication Technology Magazine, June 2011 “Imaging rolling nanoparticles”

http://www.stle.org/assets/document/06-11_Imaging_rolling_nanoparticles.pdf

Scientific Highlight of the year 2010 “Nanoparticles, lubricants of the future …”

http://www.cnrs.fr/insis/recherche/faits-marquants/2011/Nano-lubrifiants.htm

 

Publications

  1. M. Sgroi, F. Gili, D. Mangherini, I. Lahouij, F. Dassenoy, I. Garcia, I. Odriozola & G. Kraft:Friction Reduction Benefits in Valve-Train System Using IF-MoS2 Added Enngne Oil. Tribolgy Transactions, Volume 58, Issue 2, 2015.
  2. Lahouij, I., Vacher, B., Dassenoy, F., Sinha, K., Brass, D.: Understanding the deformation of soot particle/agglomerates in a dynamic contact: TEM in situ compression and shear experiments. Tribology Letters 53, (2014), 91-99.
  1. . Lahouij, I., Vacher, B., Dassenoy, F.: Direct observation by in situ TEM of the behaviour of IF-MoS2 nanoparticles during sliding tests: influence of the crystal structure. Lubrication Science, (2013) DOI: 10.1002/ls.1241.
  1. Lahouij, I., Bucholtz, E., Vacher, B., Sinnott, S., Dassenoy, F.: Lubrication mechanisms of WS2 fullerene-like nanoparticles coupling experimental and computer works. Nanotechnology, 23, (2012), n° 37.
  1. Lahouij, I., Vacher, B., Dassenoy, F., Martin, JM.: Real-time TEM imaging of compression and shear of single Fullerene-Like MoS2 and WS2 Nanoparticles. Tribology and Lubrication Technology 68 (2012) 21-23.
  1. Lahouij, I., Vacher, B., Martin, J.M., Dassenoy, F.: IF-MoS2 based lubricants: influence of size, shape and crystal structure. Wear, (2012) 558-567.
  1. Lahouij, I., Dassenoy, F., Vacher B., Martin, J.M.: Real Time TEM Imaging of Compression and Shear of Single Fullerene-Like MoS2 Tribology Letters, 45 (2012) 131-141.
  1. Lahouij, I., Dassenoy, F., De Knoop, L., Martin, J.M., Vacher, B.: In-situ TEM observation of the behaviour of an individual fullerene-like MoS2 nanoparticle in a dynamic contact. Tribology Letters, 42 (2011) 133-140.
  1. Tannous, J., Dassenoy, F.,Lahouij, I., Le Mogne, T., Vacher, B., Bruhacs, A., Tremel W.: Understanding the tribochemical mechanisms of IF-MoS2 nanoparticles under boundary lubrication. Tribology Letters, 41(2010) 55-64.

 

International conferences (oral presentation)

 

  1. Lahouij et al., Lubrication mechanisms of inorganic fullerene like nanoparticles: In situ TEM approach, 5th World Tribology Congress, 2013, September 8-13, Torino,
  1. Dassenoy, Lahouij et al., Understanding the Deformation of Soot Particle/Agglomerates in a Dynamic Contact: TEM in Situ Compression and Shear Experiments, 5th World Tribology Congress, 2013, September 8-13, Torino,
  1. Lahouij et al., L’apport de la nanoindentation in situ en Microscopie électronique à transmission à la compréhension des modes d’action des nanoparticules lubrifiantes, 13th conference of the French Society of Microscopy, July 2-5 2013, France.
  1. Lahouij et al., Bridging the gap between the behavior of single nanoparticles at nano-scale and their lubricating properties under boundary lubrication, 68th STLE 2012 Annual Meeting, May 6-11 2012, St Louis, USA.
  1. Lahouij et al., In situ deformation of inorganic fullerene-like nanoparticles in the TEM, 38th Leeds-Lyon Symposium, September 6-9 2011, Lyon, France.
  1. Lahouij et al., Nanocompression et nanocisaillement in situ dans le MET de fullerènes inorganiques de types MS2, 23nd International French-speaking Tribology conference, May 11- 13 2011, Obernai, France.

 

International conferences (poster presentation)

  1. Lahouij et al., Influence of the structural characteristics of IF-MoS2 nanoparticles on their lubrication mechanisms, 40th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology & Tribochemistry Forum 2013, September 4-6, 2013 Lyon, France.
  1. Lahouij et al., Nano-compression et nano-cisaillement in situ MET de nanoparticules d’IF-MeS2, Indentation 2012, October 29-31 2012, Ecully,
  1. Lahouij et al., Real time TEM imaging of compression and shear of single fullerene-like MoS2 and WS2 nanoparticles, 68th STLE 2012 Annual Meeting, May 6-11 2012, St Louis, USA.
  1. Lahouij et al., In situ Nano compression, and sliding tests in the TEM of inorganic fullerene like nanoparticles, International Nanotribology Forum: The Hoi An Discussion II, May 23-27 2011, Hoi An, Vietnam.
  1. Lahouij et al., Lubrification par les nanoparticules: Les Fullerènes de MoS2, 22nd International French-speaking Tribology conference, May 27-28 2010, Albi, France.