I had the pleasure to receive the award “René Pellat” from the french society of Physics (Société Française de Physique, SFP) for the work done in my PhD. In May 2012, I was invited to give a talk at the 12th meeting of the plasma division of SFP, in Orléans, France.
I had my PhD defense on Feb. 11 2011 in Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. The topic is “Numerical simulation of magnetic reconnection : kinetic mechanisms behind the fluid description”. (Link)