Stéphane Benayoun

Professeur in materials engineering (CNU 60)STMS/LTDS

Holder of a PhD and the « habilitation à diriger les recherches » (HDR) in materials science from the University of Poitiers, Stephane Benayoun is a professor in the Department of Materials and Surface Sciences and Techniques (STMS) from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon (ECL). Director of the Lyon Materials Doctoral School, he teaches materials science, surface and coating engineering, plasticity, material selection methodologies and processes in mechanical design. After a PhD dealing with the development of superconducting oxide films at high critical temperatures by ion beam sputtering, he began his academic career at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM) in Angers where he studied the mechanical behavior of surfaces and coatings related with surface treatment processes.

Since 2005, he has worked at the Laboratory of Tribology and Systems Dynamics (LTDS-UMR-CNRS-5513). In addition to work continuing on from that carried out at ENSAM, he developed at LTDS, research activities on surface texturing using ultrafast lasers as well as microinjection molding, and is particularly interested in behavior on wetting, anti/de-icing surfaces and adhesion. He is co-author about 80 in peer-reviewed international journals. He directs scientific research programs (ANR, …) most often in partnership with companies.

Head of the Surface-Friction-Vibration (SFV) research group at LTDS, he has also led teaching teams at ECL and two master's training. Particularly involved in the scientific societies, he chaired the Western section of the SF2M and co-founded its Thematic Group “Indentation”.