Holding a PhD in Mechanics from the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC, 2001) and an accreditation to supervise research in Physics from Paris-VI University, Davy Dalmas is a CNRS Researcher since 2003. After a PhD on the analysis of cracking in coatings by acoustic emission and a postdoctoral fellowship at CEA Saclay on glass fracture at the nanoscale, he started his career in the Surface du Verre et Interfaces (SVI) Laboratory which is a joint research unit between CNRS and Saint-Gobain. In January 2015, he joined the Tribology and System Dynamics Laboratory (LTDS) from École Centrale de Lyon. His research interests lie at the interface between physics and mechanics. Particularly, he studies the cracking of brittle heterogeneous materials, the mechanical behaviour of coatings, fast rupture of brittle heterogeneous solids, adhesion and tribology (scratch, nanoindentation , AFM). He has co-authored more than thirty articles in national and international scientific journals.