Jean-Philippe COLOMBIER

Jean-Philippe Colombier graduated in 2002 from ENS/University of Lyon and performed his PhD degree work at the Atomic Energy Commission with a degree in 2005. After a postdoctoral position at the Paris observatory, he joined Jean Monnet University as an associate professor in 2007 and has been promoted professor in 2017 to establish a scientific direction focused on multi-scale simulations of ultrafast laser-matter interaction. His activity received worldwide scientific recognition as he co-authored about 70 papers in internationally renowned journals and was holding invited contributions at major conferences in the ultrashort-laser interaction field.


Jean-Philippe Colombier is the leader of the Manutech-SLEIGHT Graduate School first research axis “Predict, Test and define light-induced surface modification”. He has actively participated to the three Manutech PIA-funded projects by coordinating their scientific branches (LabEx Manutech-SISE - Axis “Hierarchical surfaces” 2011-2019) and as a member of their scientific committees. He has collaborated to more than 15 national & european projects in the last 5 years, was the coordinator and principal investigator of 2 international ANR programs with Romania and Germany, an international project with Ottawa University and a regional project.


Jean-Philippe Colombier is currently the director of the Physics department of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Jean Monnet University. He teached at Telecom Saint-Etienne (TSE) from 2007 to 2017, and was involved in the board direction committee of TSE. For the last 5 years, he has had the opportunity to get involved in many courses related to classical and modern physics for students of the Faculty of Sciences and Technolog . These courses are oriented on the light phenomena and on the response of an excited material, which are the major issues that can be found in his research activity.

  • Computational nanophotonics (graduate level)
  • Waves, propagation and electromagetism (undergraduate level)
  • Special relativity (undergraduate level)
  • Computational physics (undergraduate level)
  • Mathematics modelling for physics (undergraduate level)

  • A. Abou Saleh, A. Rudenko, S. Reynaud, F. Pigeon, F. Garrelie, & J.P. Colombier, « Sub-100 nm 2D nanopatterning on large scale by ultrafast laser energy regulation », Nanoscale 12, 6609 (2020).
  • 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 8 (3), 459-465 (2019).
  • 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 5 (4), 1418-1426 (2018).
  • E.P. Silaeva, E. Bevillon, R. Stoian, & J.P. Colombier, « Ultrafast electron dynamics and orbital-dependent thermalization in photoexcited metals », Physical Review B 98 (9), 094306 (2018)
  • X. Sedao, M.V. Shugaev, C. Wu, T. Douillard, C. Esnouf, C. Maurice, S. Reynaud, F. Pigeon, F. Garrelie, L. V. Zhigilei, & J.P. Colombier, “Growth Twinning and Generation of High-Frequency Surface Nanostructures in Ultrafast Laser-Induced Transient Melting and Resolidification”, ACS nano 10 (7), 6995-7007 (2016).

  • F. Pigeon, A. Abou Saleh, J. P. Colombier, F. Garrelie, «PROCEDE DE NANOSTRUCTURATION DE LA SURFACE D'UN MATERIAU PAR LASER» patent FR3083727 - 2020-01-17.