Curriculum Vitae

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Christophe Dujardin

Institut Lumière Matière, UMR5306 Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 & CNRS, France

Email: christophe.dujardin[at]

Education - Employements

Since 2003
Full Professor (PR-EX2 since 2016), University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Institut Lumière Matière, UMR5306, CNRS-University Lyon1
NATO Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
1993 – 2003
Associate Professor (CNU 30), University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents
1990 – 1993
PhD in Physics, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Photoionization processes in Eu-doped Fluoride crystals
1989 – 1990
DEA (M.Sc-2) Atoms, Photons and Molécules, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1
1988 – 1989
Military Service, Istres
1987 – 1988
Maitrise (M.Sc-1) in Physics, University of Caen

Main Responsabilities

2023 – now
Deputy Director of the Institut Lumière Matière, UMR5306, CNRS-University Lyon1. Web
2010 – 2016
Director of the doctoral school of Physics and AstroPhysics of Lyon (Graduate school). This school hosts between 150 and 180 PhD student in 5 labs over the University Lyon 1 and ENS Lyon.
2007 – 2023
Head of the 'luminescence' research group, 17 permanent staffs and several interns, PhD and Post-doc. Web

Scientific activities

My research is dedicated to light-matter interactions, with a particular focus on luminescent and scintillating materials and associated processes. I work in close collaboration with chemists, in particular for the elaboration of inorganic solids (crystals, films, nanostructures) as well as for the understanding of structure - optical properties relationships. Regarding scintillating materials, my activity currently focuses around nano-scintillators and thin films. It includes fundamental aspects, as well as applicative considerations such as photodynamic therapy, ultra-fast timing for time-of-flight detectors, ultra-high resolution X-ray imaging, high energy physics calorimetry as well as radioactivity detection. In particular, I lead the european FET-OPEN project "SPARTE" aiming to detectect radioactivity in gaz using nanoporous scintillators. In nano-optics, the nano-luminescence activity deals with fundamental aspects of various confinements which can be observed in nano-systems (quantum and dielectric aspects) as well as the interactions between the nanoparticles and their environment. I am also developing research in Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) toward analysis in the frame of the platform OPTOLYSE and the LIBELUL project (PEPR DIADEM) that I lead. The goal is to push all the technical limits (sensitivity, spatial resolution, speed of detection) and to apply the technique in various fields. Of course, all these research activities are developed in deep connection with several colleagues and several research groups.

Scientific Production and Invited Conferences


Institut Universitaire de France as senior researcher, Chair of Innovation, Web
Best paper Award of IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Sciences, Web
Tan Chin Tuan Fellow, NTU, Singapore

Main funded projects as leader in the last 10 years

PI of LIBELUL project, targeted project of the french research program "PEPR DIADEM". The objective of this demonstrator is to develop 2 high performance LIBS platforms: 1 platform is a mobile LIBS set-up adapted to the onsite analysis, and 1 platform dedicated to combin LIBS, Raman and Luminescence spectroscopy mappings at high resolution and speed (1kHz).Partners: UCBL, CEA, Web
PI of the SPARTE project, FET-OPEN H2020. The aim of the project is to develop nano-porous scintillating materials for radioactive gas detection, Partners: Chemistry lab. at the ENS-Lyon, Milano Biccoca Univ., Pragues Technical University, CEA-LNHB, Icohup SAS, NanoActive-Film. Web
PI of PHC Merlion Project. The aim of the project is to develop microstructure detector for medical spectroscopic x-ray imaging. Partners: CINTRA-CNRS-NTU Singapore.
PI of OPTOLYSE project, a platform using optical spectroscopies for solid analysis (program CPER). The aim of the platform is to bring research experiments toward analysis tool at the state of the art for the private sector. Partners: Physics lab. at the ENS-Lyon, LHC at the University of Saint-Etienne.
NATO Country project director: New sensor materials and detectors for ionizing radiation detection. This NATO multi-year Science for Peace and Security program aims at creation of new generation of radiation detectors to enhance the nuclear and ionizing radiation safety. Partner: Dr. Oleg Sidletskiy, ISMA, Ukraine.
Head of Partner #3 of the Twin- H2020: ASCIMAT. The overall aim of the project is to boost the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in advanced scintillation materials of the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Partners: FZU, CERN, UNIMIB.
Head of the Partner #3 of the ANR CLYMENE. The aim of this funded research program is to develop LMO crystals for the scintillating bolometers used in the rare events searches. Partners: ICMCB, SIMAP and CSNSM.
Head of Partner #9 of the FUI program EFIGY. The aim of the research program is to bring innovative optical properties in textile fibers. Partners Brochier, SATAB, EFI Lighting, Blanchard, I Lumin Design, Masseboeuf, JRC Reflex, CTI.
Head of Partner #5 of the FUI program COSIRIX. The aim of the research program is to design a new generation of radiologic detector. Partners Trixell, Noesis, Pixalys, CEA-LETI.
Head of Partner #3 of ANR Program SPEPIX. This funded program is devoted to development of a new generation of spectroscopic x-ray imagers. Partners: Trixell-CEA-CREATIS.
PI of the ANR Program INFINHI. The aim of this funded research program is to develop a prototype of high energy calorimeter based on the concept of metamaterials containing inorganic scintillating fibers. Partners: CERN, University of Bordeaux and the private company FiberCryst.

Teaching experience

I am experienced in various fields of physics (thermodynamics, classical and quantum mechanics, optics...) as well as in various levels at the University (undergraduate as well as graduate students). An illustration of current or recent teachings is listed below.

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Spin-off activities

Current and former PhD students