The CNRS 2018 Innovation Medal is awarded to Valérie Castellani, Thierry Chartier and Daniel Le Berre

A pioneer in the development of additive processes for the production of ceramic parts, Thierry Chartier is a CNRS researcher in ceramic materials and processes at the Ceramic Research Institute (CNRS/University of Limoges). His work has made it possible to develop production processes that are currently the subject of a real international interest. They have led to the creation of two start-ups: 3DCeram, which uses the stereolithography process, and Ceradrop, which develops new inkjet printing techniques for electronics. In 2005, in collaboration with Air Liquide, it also created a joint laboratory to develop ceramic materials and systems to produce new energy sources. In 2013, his work made it possible to produce a hydroxyapatite cranial implant from the patient's scanner file at the Limoges University Hospital for the first time in the world.

Read the original CNRS press announcement (in French) here

Read the announcement of the 2017 FEMS Innovation award to Thierry Chartier here