3D printing technology and society forward.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE PRINTER
“A fascination for science and technology is what led me to found 4D Pioneers with Nicolas. With 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and general management in sicence-related innovation, my drive to make the world a better place has never been so strong. I have been at the forefront of genetic breakthroughs, so I know that change is a human endeavor. That's why I want to help companies bring innovative solutions to the research and industrial worlds, from the inside. So that they can accelerate their discoveries, and their success. We're in this for the long run.”
Previous companies : Invitrogen, Affymetrix, RainDance
CHIEF TECHNICAL PRINTER
“I’ve always dreamed of a world where 3D Printing becomes the norm. And where new materials can be printed in 3D. The world is changing fast, and as engineers, we need to keep up. Additive manufacturing is much more than just an aesthetic tool. I’m convinced that it can solve complex industrial problems. I’ve seen this through my work for EDF, and through my PhD at Centrale Lille and Arts et Métiers. Whether polymers, ceramics or metals, my goal is to make highly performant materials accessible, so that we can all build a better future in 3D. Together.”
Previous companies : Besix, Centrale Lille, Construction Advanced Design
As a graduate from Ecole Centrale de Lille with a major in advanced mechanics, machines are his strong suit. David has joined the team as an R&D Engineer specialized in polymer processing. Through his passion for technological innovation, he wants his work to have a measurable positive impact on the planet. At 4D Pioneers, David will take up the challenges related to the industrial use of additive manufacturing and explore how it can bring many sustainable solutions to various sectors.
Fascinated by science for as long as she can remember, Laura obtained a double Master’s degree in 2017: the one in Materials Chemistry at the Graduate School of Engineering Chemistry of Lille (ENSCL) and the other in Polymer Engineering Systems at the University of Lille. Further pursuing her passion for science, Laura went on to acquire her Ph.D in 2020, focusing her research on the design of new fire protective multi-materials through 3D printing. She has joined the 4D Pioneers team as a doctor specialized in the organic materials division. She is responsible for the development of new functional materials in the industrial use of additive manufacturing to offer innovative solutions to clients. In parallel, Laura sets up and monitors industrial and academic research projects
Teaching Multi-scale approaches for materials and structures at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées isn’t the only thing that makes Luc an amazing scientist to work with. As a researcher, he won the Prix Plumey of the French Science Academy for his work on mechanics. That’s not all. Luc also supervises several theses on continuum mechanics at the Navier Laboratory (ENPC). His knowledge in Homogenization methods, Poromechanics, Cracking and Geomaterials is essential to each piece we design.
Not only is Véronique a Professor at the Arts et Métiers ParisTech, she is also the Head of the PIMM (Processing and Engineering in Mechanics and Materials) laboratory, a joint ENSAM, CNRS and CNAM research unit. Her research on modelling heterogeneous material structures and their behaviour is particularly interesting to us. Especially systems and their couplings. As a member of several scientific committees, and part of European and French initiatives around additive manufacturing, she knows 3D printing better than most.
Polymers hold no secret for Bruno. From being a University Professor at Arts et Métiers ParisTech to his role at the PIMM laboratory, he has an expertise in modeling of the consequences of aging materials, and in the mechanical behavior of polymers. Through multi-scaling, his research predicts the evolution of functional properties of polymer structures. As Deputy Director of the Institut Carnot ARTS, he accompanies industrial firms in the lifecycle of their machines. A precious ressource.
As a CNRS researcher (Laboratoire Navier) and ENPC teacher, Eric knows the ins and outs of Scientific Modelling. Whether micro or macro, solid or porous… He is also part of the “Multi-scale” team for the modelling and experimentation on mechanics, which helps us in finding the perfect fit for your piece.
CHEMISTRY AND POLYMER AGEING
If you want to make materials last, Emmanuel is your man. Professor at the ENSAM of Paris in the Process and Engineering in Mechanics and Materials laboratory, Emmanuel is known for his work on durability of polymers and composites. He leads the topic at the ENSAM laboratory, and signed more than 70 articles and book chapters.
When it comes to porous materials and poromechanical techniques, Frédéric is our man. A member of the GEOcvM theme at the LaMcube laboratory and Head of the Civil Engineering research laboratory at the Ecole Centrale de Lille, he knows everything there is to know about the topic. And more. He is also a University Professor at Centrale Lille, and an Expert for Andra, EDF, Ondraf, and Storengy.
Didier is a specialist of industrial machinery. After 30 years of working for Renault, Peugeot, Toyota, Dassault, and many more global companies, he knows the ins and outs of the sector. From digitally controlled machines, to processes involving of high-precision mechanical pieces. His work spans the production of precision tools for robotic cells, of surgery lasers, of prosthetic prototypes, of optical fibers… He is an expert in the FDM manufacturing process. That’s how we know him so well.
Fabrice is an encyclopaedia of ceramics knowledge. And especially ceramic printing. As a Programme Manager at the BCRC (Belgian Ceramic Research Center), he oversees all manufacturing processes. He is specialized in ceramic shaping processes, and has been on the first row of innovation in the additive manufacturing of technical ceramics. His expertise on fusion selective lasering, stereolithography and binder jetting is of great value to us.
After 27 years of experience in the development of innovative solutions, you can expect Didier to know quite a bit about cutting-edge technologies. His eclectic know-how, whether of cement manufacturing, pharmaceuticals or oil and gas has made him accustomed to solving problems through unique tools. And as an entrepreneur, he knows the associated business challenges which he is currently implementing at ACEI Services in the field of petroleum testing laboratories. The ideal technical advisor for 4D Pioneers.
REACTION AND RESISTANCE TO FIRE
Serge is a researcher playing with fire. If you need to fire retard your material, it is the right place to be. Thanks to his multidisciplinary approach at the applied and fundamental level, he can bring you relevant solutions for your materials. Serge is full Professor at Centrale Lille and is internationally recognized by his peers: he has been awarded by the prestigious ERC-AdG for his project FireBar-Concept and he is senior member of IUF (University Institut of France).