Full Professor (Exceptional Class, CNU Section: 28) - University Jean Monnet – Saint Etienne, IUT Saint Etienne, Laboratoire Hubert Curien (UMR CNRS 5516)
Honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)

More than 70 Publications in international journals

More than 100 papers and more than 25 Invited/Keynote lectures in international conferences


  • Director of the Hubert Curien Laboratory (UMR-CNRS 5516) since 2016
  • Head of the Ecole Universitaire de Recherche – Graduate School Manutech-SLEIGHT (2018-2028)
  • Head of the research team "Laser Ablation for Material Transfer" at Hubert Curien Laboratory (UMR CNRS 5516)
  • Leading of several funded research projects
  • Board member of Manutech-USD Economic Interest Group


  • Teaching at Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) Saint Etienne, as well as Faculté des Sciences et Techniques and Doctoral Scool
  • 2009-2016 : Responsible for a Professional Licence (alternance) TECHVIMAT (vacuum technology & surface treatment)
  • Supervisor of 14 PhD thesis


Course responsibilities in the field of:
  • Surface functionalization,
  • Materials & surface science,
  • Vacuum technologies,
  • Plasma
  • ...


  1. A. Abou Saleh, A. Rudenko, S. Reynaud, F. Pigeon, F. Garrelie, J. P. Colombier, Sub-100 nm 2D nanopatterning on a large scale by ultrafast laser energy regulation, Nanoscale, pp. 6609-6616 (2020)
  2. A. Rudenko, A. Abou-Saleh, F. Pigeon, C. Mauclair, F. Garrelie, R. Stoian, J. P. Colombier, High-frequency periodic patterns driven by non-radiative fields coupled with Marangoni convection instabilities on laser-excited metal surfaces, Acta Materialia (2020)
  3. Y. Bleu, F. Bourquard, V. Barnier, Y. Lefkir, S. Reynaud, A. S. Loir, F. Garrelie, C. Donnet, Boron-doped Graphene Synthesis by Pulsed Laser Co-Deposition of Carbon and Boron, Applied Surface Science, pp. 145843 (2020)
  4. Y. Bleu, V. Barnier, F. Christien, F. Bourquard, A. S. Loir, F. Garrelie, C. Donnet, Dynamics of carbon diffusion and segregation through nickel catalyst, investigated by in situ XPS, during growth of nitrogen doped graphene, Carbon, vol. 155, pp. 410-420 (2019)
  5. A. Abou Saleh, A. Rudenko, L. Douillard, F. Pigeon, F. Garrelie, J. P. Colombier, Nanoscale Imaging of Ultrafast Light Coupling to Self-Organized Nanostructures, ACS photonics, vol. 6(9), pp. 2287-2294 (2019)
  6. A. Rudenko, C. Mauclair, F. Garrelie, R. Stoian, J. P. Colombier, Self-organization of surfaces on the nanoscale by topography-mediated selection of quasi-cylindrical and plasmonic waves, Nanophotonics (2019)
  7. Y. Bleu, F. Bourquard, T. Tite, A. S. Loir, C. Maddi, C. Donnet, F. Garrelie, Review of Graphene Growth From a Solid Carbon Source by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD), Frontiers in Chemistry, vol. 6, (2018)
  8. C. Maddi, V. Barnier, J. Avila, M. C. Asensio, T. Tite, C. Donnet, F. Garrelie, F. Bourquard, Nano-Architecture of nitrogen-doped graphene films synthesized from a solid CN source, Nature Scientific Reports, vol. 8(1), pp. 3247 - 3247 (2018)
  9. X. Sedao, A. Abou Saleh, A. Rudenko, T. Douillard, C. Esnouf, S. Reynaud, C. Maurice, F. Pigeon, F. Garrelie, J. P. Colombier, Self-Arranged Periodic Nanovoids by Ultrafast Laser-Induced Near-Field Enhancement, ACS photonics, vol. 5(4), pp. 1418-1426 (2018)
  10. M. Mariño, M. Rieu, J. P. Viricelle, F. Garrelie, Laser induced densification of cerium gadolinium oxide: application to single-chamber solid oxide fuel cells, Applied Surface Science, vol. 374(), pp. 370-374 (2016)
  11. P. Fortang, T. Tite, V. Barnier, N. Zehani, C. Maddi, F. Lagarde, A. S. Loir, N. Jaffrezic-Renault, C. Donnet, F. Garrelie, C. Carole, Robust Electrografting on Self-Organized 3D Graphene Electrodes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 8(2), pp. 1424-1433 (2016)
  12. X. Sedao, M. Shugaev, C. Wu, T. Douillard, C. Esnouf, C. Maurice, S. Reynaud, F. Pigeon, F. Garrelie, L. Zhigilei, J. P. Colombier, Growth Twinning and Generation of High Frequency Surface Nanostructures in Ultrafast Laser-Induced Transient Melting and Resolidification, ACS Nano, vol. 10, pp. 6995-7007 (2016)
  13. X. Sedao, C. Maurice, F. Garrelie, J. P. Colombier, S. Reynaud, R. Quey, F. Pigeon, Influence of crystal orientation on the formation of femtosecond laser-induced periodic surface structures and lattice defects accumulation, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 104(171605) (2014)
  14. F. Bourquard, T. Tite, A. S. Loir, C. Donnet, F. Garrelie, Control of the Graphite Femtosecond Ablation Plume Kinetics by Temporal Laser Pulse Shaping: Effects on Pulsed Laser Deposition of Diamond-Like Carbon, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, pp. (2014)
  15. F. Bourquard, A. S. Loir, C. Donnet, F. Garrelie, In situ diagnostic of the size distribution of nanoparticles generated by ultrashort pulsed laser ablation in vacuum, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 104(), pp. 104101 (2014)
  16. T. Tite, C. Donnet, A. S. Loir, S. Reynaud, J. Y. Michalon, F. Vocanson, F. Garrelie, Graphene-based textured surface by pulsed laser deposition as a robust platform for surface enhanced Raman scattering applications, Applied Physics Letters, pp. Volume 104, 041912 (2014)
  17. A. Sbartai, P. Namour, A. Errachid, J. KrejcÍ, R. Sejnohova, L. Renaud, M. Larbi Hamlaoui, A. S. Loir, F. Garrelie, C. Donnet, H. Soder, E. Audouard, J. Granier, N. Jaffrezic-Renault, New electrochemical BDD film microcells, micromachined with femtosecond laser - Application to the Determination of Water Framework Directive metals., Analytical Chemistry, vol. 84(11), pp. 4805-4811. (2012)
  18. F. Garrelie, J. P. Colombier, F. Pigeon, S. Tonchev, N. Faure, M. Bounhalli, S. Reynaud, O. Parriaux, Evidence of surface plasmon resonance in ultrafast laser-induced ripples, Optics Express, vol. 19(10), pp. 9035 (2011)
  19. M. Guillermin, J. P. Colombier, S. Valette, E. Audouard, R. Stoian, F. Garrelie, Optical emission and nanoparticle generation in Al plasmas using ultrashort laser pulses temporally optimized by real-time spectroscopic feedback, Physical Review B, vol. 82(3), pp. 035430 (2010)
  20. M. Guillermin, A. Klini, J. P. Colombier, F. Garrelie, D. Gray, C. Liebig, E. Audouard, C. Fotakis, R. Stoian, Tuning spectral properties of ultrafast laser ablation plasmas from brass using adaptive temporal pulse shaping, Optics Express, vol. 18(11), pp. 11159 (2010)
  21. A. Sikora, P. Paolino, H. Ftouni, C. Guerret-Piécourt, J. L. Garden, A. S. Loir, F. Garrelie, C. Donnet, O. Bourgeois, Depth-dependence of electrical conductivity of diamondlike carbon films, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 96(), pp. 162111 (2010)


  • “Method for nanostructuring of the surface of a substrate” - US2008280419 - EP1878694 (A2)   EP1878694 (A3) - FR2903810 (A1) - FR2903810 (B1) - JP2008034843 (A) - US7655578 (B2)   
  • “Making planar electrochemical microcell used in analysis system, comprises providing substrate including first and second layers made of electrically insulating and conductive materials, and etching second layer by laser radiation pulses” - FR2986225 (A1) - FR2986225 (B1)
  • “Process for nanostructuring the surface of a material by laser; assembly allowing this process to be implemented” - WO2020012137 (A1) - FR3083727 (A1)