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After a PhD on the physics of biological membranes, Camilla was taken on at Saint-Gobain Recherche in October 2010. She is now a research engineer in the Process Modelling Group.
"I became aware of Saint-Gobain Recherche through presentations at university, in particular in seminars, but also through fellow students who completed their PhDs here," Camilla recalls. Having completed her PhD, she decided to apply for a position as research engineer in the Thermomechanics & Modelling Department. After two technical interviews with the group leader and department manager and HR interviews, she was taken on.
"The application aspect attracted me enormously. I am currently working in the industrial processes modelling group, specifically on the Magnetron process. This involves applying thin films to glass, for example on car windscreens to filter ultra-violet rays or in the home to optimise windows in houses."
A position that enabled her, very quickly, to take on new responsibilities. "I am responsible for my study, under the supervision of my group leader. This involves defining the deliverables and objectives with the customer, making decisions about equipment purchases, the type of measurements to be taken etc. I also work on simulations with a colleague.
And it is a multi-faceted position as it contains a very practical side: for testing and optimising the processes, I also travel to the group's various production plants."
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