Pauline comes from south Deux-Sèvres, in western France. During her study, she was fascinated by the way Physics can explain and help to understand all phenomena around us. She joined the engineering school Centrale Lyon in 2010 and decided to perform a double master-degree in theoretical physics in Germany, at the Technische Universität of Darmstadt, in 2012. During her master-degree, she performed an internship in a CERN team, on one of the Large Hardon Collider experiment which participated to the discovery of the Higgs Boson. She realized during this internship that she would like to work on a more applied subject than elementary particles physics.
That’s why she joined the CREATIS laboratory for her PhD, where she worked with K. Tse Ve Koon, E. Brusseau and D. Grenier on the improvement of Magnetic Resonance Elastography, a MRI technique that allows the quantification of viscoelastic properties of biological samples and in vivo tissues.
She then joined the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT) for a first post-doc, and worked with P. Assémat and P. Swider on the development of an in situ experiment in a X-ray tomography, to characterize transport properties of biological samples under deformation.
She has now starting a new post doc in the team 17 of J. Guillermet at the CRCT, in close collaboration with Morgan, during which she will use her imaging and biomechanics expertise to quantify compressive stress and study its influence in pancreatic tumors growth.