Héloïse Delpouve R&D engineer

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Interview with Héloïse Delpouve, R&D engineer in applied materials, who joined the team at the end of 2019.

What studies did you do before joining Carbon Waters?

I started my university studies at the Institute of Chemistry at the Technical University in Lille, with a work-study contract with EDF, in the environment laboratory of a nuclear power plant.

After that, I continued with a professional bachelor’s degree and a work-study contract with Arcelor Mittal. Then I went to the National Higher Institute of Chemistry of Lille.

During that time, I completed internships in Scotland, Canada and Bordeaux, with Safran Herakles, as an aeronautics materials specialist. In October 2019, I finished my studies with my thesis defence.

As to my life outside of work, I love hiking, nice little restaurants and sports. I have set myself goals in this area too: starting horse-riding and swimming again!

Why did you choose to join the Carbon Waters team?

My internships were in large groups, and I wanted to discover a start-up with a more flexible and dynamic way of working.

Finally, I joined Carbon Waters on the 12th of November as an R&D engineer. I develop new, graphene-based applications to improve material properties.

At the moment, I am working on graphene electroplating on noble metals. Regardless of the industrial sector, the main objective is to partially replace these costly metals with graphene.

What do you like about your work?

I wanted to leave the rather stagnant world of large groups, and I am not disappointed!

The company is truly dynamic, and my job lets me work with all the various aspects of chemistry, from the process to formula application. Added to that the teamwork is very stimulating.

With Carbon Waters, my ambition is to complete client projects while always increasing the longevity of the solutions offered.