Who are GdR TherMatHT

The French research consortium TherMatHT (GDR CNRS 3584) "Thermodynamique des Matériaux à Haute Température (Material Thermodynamics at High Temperatures)" was created in January 2013. This scientific organization is related to the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and is evaluated every 4 years at a national level. Essentially, its purpose is to gather francophone academic and industrial researchers interested in materials thermodynamics, including high temperature environments. Following its first positive and encouraging evaluation in 2016, the GdR TherMatHT is now well established among the French scientific community, and has been renewed until 2021.


GdR TherMatHT accomplishments

The first period following its creation, from 2013 to 2017, has been dedicated to bring together the materials thermodynamics community in France, with the aim to provide common working tools, share good practice methodologies, organize annual seminars, set up two dedicated summer schools in 2015 and 2017, and establish thematic subgroups. The themes of such subgroups are regularly revised to respond to expressed specific needs from the community. So far, 4 such subgroups have been active, dedicated to silicon carbide, thermodynamics of glasses, oxycarbides, and high-temperature analysis techniques. Other emerging domains are also currently in discussion.

GdR TherMatHT members and partners

As a laboratory-without-walls, this consortium gathers nearly 150 people from 50 different academic laboratories and industrial research centers spread throughout the French territory.

TherMatHT gathers both experimental and computational materials scientists, involved in a variety of socio-economical domains such as automotive, aeronautics, nuclear, construction, and healthcare industries, among others. It has established relationships with leading organizations/industrial groups such as Saint-Gobain, SAFRAN, Lafarge-Holcim, ONERA, IRSN, CEA, etc

At the international level, the GdR TherMatHT is the French representative of the Alloy Phase Diagram International Commission(APDIC, http://www.apdic.info/) and is a partner organization of ThermoCon.

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