After a Lavoisier post-doctoral fellowhsip at the University of Western Ontario in Canada in 1999, Karine Masenelli-Varlot joined INSA Lyon for the first time. She taught at Nancy I University from 2000 to 2002 and returned to INSA Lyon and MATEIS Laboratory, where she currently holds her Professor tenure.

  • Member of the Managing Board of the Institute for Multiscale & Technology (LabEx iMUST), since 2015.
  • Director of the Lyon Saint-Etienne Microscopy Consortium CLYM (federation gathering 13 laboratories, one of the platforms of the French Network METSA), since 2016.
  • Member of the Managing Board of the Nanoperando Research network, since 2018.
  • Chairwoman of the Scientific Committee of the Manutech-SLEIGHT Graduate School, since 2020.

  • Basic physics (optics, electricity)
  • Applied mathematics for international students at INSA.
  • 50% of the courses are given in English
  • Supervision of 17 PhD students, among which 4 are ongoing

  • Basic physics for international undergraduate students: geometric optics, measurements and uncertainties, electrokinetics (in English), physical optics (in French).
  • Applied mathematics for international undergraduate students: vectors, complex numbers, differential calculus, parametric curves, integrals, fields (in English)
  • Electron microscopy for graduate students (in English) and lifelong trainings (in French).

  • E.J. Frankberg, J. Kalikka, F. Garcia Ferré, L. Joly-Pottuz, T. Salminen, J. Hintikka, M. Hokka, S. Koneti, T. Douillard, B. Lesaint, P. Kreiml, M.J. Cordill, T. Epicier, D. Stauffer, M. Vanazzi, L. Roiban, J. Akola, F. Di Fonzo, E. Levänen, K. Masenelli-Varlot, “Highly ductile amorphous oxide at room temperature and high strain rate”, Science, 366, 6467 (2019), 864-869.
  • I. Trenque, G.C. Magnano, M.A. Bolzinger, L. Roiban, F. Chaput, I. Pitault, S. Briançon, T. Devers, K. Masenelli-Varlot, M. Bugnet, D. Amans, “Shape-selective synthesis of nanoceria for degradation of paraoxon as chemical warfare simulant”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21 (2019) 5455-5165.
  • X. Jiao, L. Roiban, G. Foray, K. Masenelli-Varlot, “Electron tomography on latex particles suspended in water using Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy”, Micron, 117 (2019) 60-67.
  • M.H. Jomaa, L. Roiban, D.S. Dhungana, J. Xiao, J.Y. Cavaillé, L. Seveyrat, L. Lebrun, G. Diguet, K. Masenelli-Varlot, “Quantitative analysis of grafted CNT dispersion and their stiffening of polyurethane (PU) for electromechanical actuators”, Composites Science and Technology 171 (2019) 103-110.
  • B. Chal, L. Roiban, B. Yrieix, K. Masenelli-Varlot, J.M. Chenal, G. Foray, “Nanostructured silica used in Super-Insulation Materials (SIM), hygrothermal ageing followed by sorption characterizations”, Energy and Buildings, 183 (2019) 626-638.

  • C. Gauthier, P. Jornsanoh, K. Masenelli-Varlot, G. Thollet, « Montage pour effectuer de la tomographie électronique dans un microscope électronique à balayage et à pression contrôlée », Brevet français n° 06-09-708 (dépôt officiel le 07/11/2006).