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Curriculum Vitae


My research is focused on nanoscience and on the use of new in situ and real time experimental methods based on Low Energy Electron Microscopy and X-ray Scattering (synchrotron radiation). The goal is to study out-of-equilibrium surface phenomena at the nanometer scale. For the past 15 years, I have developed the use of in situ Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-ray Scattering to study in Fourier space in particular the self-organization of nanosize clusters and the growth of dendritic facetted structures formed during the dewetting of an unstable thin solid film. For the past 7 years, in situ Low Energy Electron Microscopy have been dedicated to surface modification studies on structural and morphological properties induced by a thermal, a chemical or an electrical stress. This research activity is mainly focused on out-of-equilibrium phenomena, e.g. the solid-solid-vapor triple line dynamics, and on the development of a setup based on holography with low energy electrons.

Research carreer

After engineering studies in Physics (Grenoble Institute of Technology) then "Agrégation de Physique", I have done a PhD at CEA-Grenoble (2001-2004) under the supervision of Gilles Renaud and Jean-René Régnard. Title: « Small Angle X-ray Scattering applied to the in situ growth of nanostructures: towards self-organized growth».

2004-2005 Post-doctoral position at the Max-Planck for Solid State physics (Stuttgart; resp. K. Kern) on growth and characterization of two dimensionnal organometallic layers (Scanning Tunneling Microscopy).

From 2005 to 2016 I was Associate Professor (Habilitation, 2013) at Aix-Marseille University. My research was done at the Interdisciplinary Center for Nanoscience of Marseille (CINaM, dir. Frédéric Fagès).

Since 2016 I am full professor. My research is dedicated to studies on "structure and dynamics of surfaces".


January 2015-today
- Head of NanoMaterials and Reactivity Department of CINaM.
- Member of directory board of CINaM
(5 department heads and lab director).

2015-2019: National coordinator of  ANR project HOLOLEEM. Holographic Low Energy Electron Microscopy (220 k€).

2013-2017: Member of ANR Project LOTUS. Triple line dynamics, solid-solid-vaccum (500 k€). Coordination of experiments on the triple line dynamics occuring with a chemical reaction.

2009-2015: Member of the scientific comittee (review panel) of synchrotron SOLEIL. Electronic and magnetic properties / surfaces et interfaces.

March 2015: Co-organisator of conference Surface Science Symp., Les Arcs, Fr.

2009-2011: National Coordinator of ANR P-NANO project DEFIS. Solid state dewetting (800 k€).

2009-2011: CNRS "delegation" Research project: Thin film dewetting (solid state) by Low Energy Electron Microscopy.

2008-2011: Elected member of Material Science departement of Université Aix-Marseille 3, Marseille.

2009-2011: Elected member of CINaM, UMR 7325.

2011: Member of selection committee "Maître de Conférence" N◦0342 (Univ. Aix-Marseille 3).

2005-2008: Member of ANR P-NANO project Nanomorphogénèse.

Juillet 2008: Co-organisator of summer school NanoSteps, Centre CNRS, Cargese, Corse.

2008: Member of selection committee "Maître de Conférence" N◦0568S publié en 28ème section, Univ. Aix-Marseille 2.

2008: Member of selection committee "

Article dans une revue7 documents

  • Gilles Renaud, Rémi Lazzari, Frédéric Leroy. Probing surface and interface morphology with Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-Ray Scattering. Surface Science Reports, Elsevier, 2009, 64 (8), pp.255 - 380. 〈10.1016/j.surfrep.2009.07.002〉. 〈hal-01442842〉
  • Frédéric Leroy, Gilles Renaud, Antoine Létoublon, Rémi Lazzari. Growth of Co on Au(111) studied by multiwavelength anomalous grazing-incidence small-angle x-ray scattering: From ordered nanostructures to percolated thin films and nanopillars. Physical Review B : Condensed matter and materials physics, American Physical Society, 2008, 77 (23), pp.235429. 〈10.1103/PhysRevB.77.235429〉. 〈hal-01442851〉
  • Rémi Lazzari, Gilles Renaud, Jacques Jupille, Frédéric Leroy. Self-similarity during growth of the Au ∕ Ti O 2 ( 110 ) model catalyst as seen by the scattering of x-rays at grazing-angle incidence. Physical Review B : Condensed matter and materials physics, American Physical Society, 2008, 76 (12), 〈10.1103/PhysRevB.76.125412〉. 〈hal-01442853〉
  • Frédéric Leroy, Rémi Lazzari, Gilles Renaud. X-ray scattering from stepped and kinked surfaces: An approach with the paracrystal model. Surface Science, Elsevier, 2007, 601 (9), pp.1915 - 1929. 〈10.1016/j.susc.2007.02.020〉. 〈hal-01442857〉
  • Rémi Lazzari, Frédéric Leroy, Gilles Renaud. Grazing-incidence small-angle x-ray scattering from dense packing of islands on surfaces: Development of distorted wave Born approximation and correlation between particle sizes and spacing. Physical Review B : Condensed matter and materials physics, American Physical Society, 2006, 76 (12), 〈10.1103/PhysRevB.76.125411〉. 〈hal-01442854〉
  • Frédéric Leroy, Rémi Lazzari, Gilles Renaud. Effects of near-neighbor correlations on the diffuse scattering from a one-dimensional paracrystal. Acta Crystallographica Section a Foundations of Crystallography, Wiley-Blackwell, 2004, 60 (6), pp.565 - 581. 〈10.1107/S0108767304018550〉. 〈hal-01442865〉
  • G. Renaud, Rémi Lazzari, Christine Revenant, Antoine Barbier, Marion Noblet, et al.. Real-Time Monitoring of Growing Nanoparticles. Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003, 300 (5624), pp.1416 - 1419. 〈10.1126/science.1082146〉. 〈hal-01442871〉

Communication dans un congrès1 document

  • François-Henri Leroy, François-Xavier Irisarri, Frédéric Laurin. Dimensionnement et justification des structures composites: vers une optimisation des campagnes de simulation. 9e Colloque national en calcul des structures, May 2009, Giens, France. 〈hal-01413704〉

HDR1 document

  • Frédéric Leroy. Dynamique hors-équilibre : Quelques exemples en physique des surfaces. Science des matériaux [cond-mat.mtrl-sci]. Aix-Marseille Université, 2013. 〈tel-00958344〉