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Luc Henrard is full professor at the department of the University of Namur since 2019. He was appointed as professor in 2010. He defended his PhD in 1996 in the same university. He then moved to the University of Montpelier and the French Aerospace Lab (ONERA) in Paris (1997-1999). He obtained a permanent position at the FNRS (Belgium) in 2001. He is in charge of several lectures at the University of Namur (Quantum Physics, Computational Physics, Solid State Physics, Nanomaterials and Applications of Solid States Physics, Plasmonics and application, Advanced Physics for Chemistry)

Areas of expertise

  • Solid State Physics and physics of nanosystems
  • Computationnal Physics
  • Nanomaterials and 2D material
  • Electronic and optical properties. Spectroscopic fingerprints
  • Plasmonics and Electron energy loss spectroscopy

External responsibilities

  • Head of the departement of Physics (UNamur) (2017-2020)
  • Director of the High-Performance Computing Center of U. Namur (2013-2017)
  • Member of the National Committee for Crystallography of the Royal academy of Belgium (2012 - )
  • member of the management committee of the project UNIKIN (Kinshasa) à la Commission Universitaire pour le Développement. Responsable de l'activité 'Modélisation mathématique et physique des problèmes environementaux (2005- 2013)
  • Visiting professor/scientists : Université de Valladolid (1998), Université de Paris-Sud (2001), Donastia International Physics Center (2001), Université de Poitiers (2002), Université de Montpellier (227,2008), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2008), Université de Belo Horizonte(2009)
  • Président of the Belgium Physical Society  (2008-2009), vice-président(2008-2010)


Ph. D. in Physics (1996)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Etude théorique des excitations électroniques collectives des hyperfullerènes de carbone. Application à l'analyse du spectre d'absorption ultraviolet des poussières interstellaires, University of Namur

Award Date: 30 Jun 1996


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