In a few words

Loïc Sorbier is a research engineer in Physics graduated from ESPCI Paris. He obtained his PhD in materials science from université de Montpellier and possess  accreditation to supervise research (HDR) from université Lyon 1. He is working in the Physics and Analysis division of IFPEN since 2001. He is accompanying the formation of PhD students and teaches characterization of materials in Master class.

Research subjects
Characterization of materials (catalysts, materials for batteries)
Signal and image processing
  • Development of LIBS imaging for heterogeneous catalysts (collaboration with Institut Lumière Matière).
  • Morphological models for the interpretation of analysis techniques applied on porous materials (nitrogen adsorption, SAXS).

Vanadium image“Imaging of alumina supports by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: A new tool to understand the diffusion of trace metal impurities” F. Trichard , F. Gaulier, J. Barbier, D. Espinat, B. Guichard,C.-P. Lienemann, L. Sorbier, P. Levitz, V. Motto-Ros, Journal of Catalysis 2018, 363, 183–190.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2018.04.013



Boolean model of Spheres“Small-angle X-ray scattering intensity of multiscale models of spheres” L. Sorbier, M. Moreaud, S. Humbert, Journal of Applied Crystallography 2019, 52, 1348–1357.

DOI: 10.1107/S1600576719013839




Nitrogen adsorption

“Modelling of the microstructure of mesoporous alumina constrained by morphological simulation of nitrogen porosimetry” H. Wang, D. Jeulin, F. Willot, L. Sorbier, M. Moreaud, Colloids and Surfaces A 2018, 553, 378–396.

DOI : 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.05.043



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