Pierre DALMAY

Research Engineer

My career

After a scientific baccalaureate, I followed a two-year preparatory classes programme, in Physics and Chemistry. I was then admitted to ENSCI where I followed a “Materials and Methods” programme, and a specialisation in construction materials. This programme allowed me to complete three internships in companies, two of which abroad (Canada and England).

Moreover, through collaborations with the Université de Limoges, I obtained a Research Master’s degree, in parallel with my third year in the engineering school.

My job

After my engineering programme, l had the opportunity to do a PhD in partnership with the Centre de Recherche de Saint-Gobain Gyproc, in England. This led to a research engineer position with the same company.

My present mission is to develop new products and to facilitate the transfer of these techniques to different subsidiaries and different countries.

 

In brief

My engineering curriculum allowed me to easily join the industrial world, while not closing the doors on the university environment. The time spent in practical internships allowed me to reinforce my academic knowledge and to gain field experience. 
Foreign languages are a part of the curriculum which should not be neglected, often making the difference between two candidates with equal CVs.

Being an engineer means meeting new challenges every day and interacting with many different departments, such as marketing, research or production.