Damien Mathis, a PhD student at Université Laval, has won second prize in the 2017 international finals of the francophone competition Ma thèse en 180 secondes (MT180).
The event took place on September 25, 2017, at the Université de Liège in Belgium. Organized by the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS), it brought together 20 candidates from a variety of countries: Belgium, Benin, Canada, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, the United States, France, Indonesia, Lebanon, Morocco, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Romania, Senegal, Switzerland and Tunisia.
Each participant was required to present the subject of his or her thesis in three minutes before an audience of over 600 people and a jury composed of researchers, journalists and administrators. Damien Mathis impressed everyone in attendance with his work on the development of new high thermal inertia materials made from wood and bio-sourced phase change materials.
Congratulations, Mr. Mathis, on this fine achievement and the best of luck with your studies!