I am an associate professor at the university, this means that I am both a researcher and teacher. I spend half of my time at the university doing research and the other half teaching (there are also several other half devoted to administrative work which makes me sad, but that’s another story).
For the teaching part, I do it at the IUT (Technical Institute) of Saint-Denis in the Sciences and Materials Engineering department. It is a great opportunity because it allows me to work with colleagues who have skills a thousand miles away from mine.
At the end of 2020, my colleague and friend Floriane Laverne allowed me to attend her foundry laboratory. This is a session where students learn how to make a mould into which a metal will be cast. I made a Twitter thread about it at the time that I am happy to share here in a small photo report