Marc Pousthomis received the Paul SABATIER Prize, endowed by the University Paul Sabatier and the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres of Toulouse. The award ceremony took place on December 4th in the Hotel of Assézat.
The Paul SABATIER Prize, endowed by the University Paul Sabatier for a scientific work in Chemistry, was awarded to Marc POUSTHOMIS for his thesis entitled "The chemical synthesis of nanoparticles for nanostructured magnetic materials: a bottom-up approach for getting permanent magnets without using rare-earth elements". This thesis was prepared within the Doctoral School Sciences de la Matière of the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, within the Laboratory of Physics and Chemistry of Nano-Objects (LPCNO) under a partnership with Siemens.
The work objective is to develop permanent magnets with the aim of replacing current magnets without using rare-earth elements, which are subjected to geopolitical and environmental issues.
The application of Marc POUSTHOMIS to the Award was strongly supported by the referee of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres of Toulouse, Miss Monique RIVIERE.