Today on the blog we present Alexis, Design Engineer in Aix en Provence in the Energy - Nuclear sector.
Hello Alexis, can you introduce yourself in a few words?
Hello, my name is Alexis. I am a native of Poussan in Hérault and I am 25 years old.
I obtained two higher education diplomas, first of all a DUT in Science and Materials Engineering at the University Institute of Technology of Nîmes and an Engineering Diploma in Energy/Motorization specialized in the field of Aeronautics and Aerospace at the Polytechnic Institute of Advanced Sciences.
I am currently working as a consultant at MCA Ingénierie in Aix-en-Provence.
Have you always wanted to pursue a professional career in engineering?
I completed my DUT with a view to becoming a technician for industry in the composite materials sector.
This allowed me to participate in the design of the first experimental rocket presented by students from the IUT of Nîmes, in collaboration with the CNES and Planète Science.
During this project, we were led to see for ourselves the different steps inherent in any project as we can see in any industry.
This made me want to become more than a technician and so I came to study and work as an engineer.
The craziest innovation that has marked you in the news?
I will talk about innovations that began in 2011 and have been making a name for themselves in recent years.
First of all, the FlyBoard Air developed by Franky Zapata which takes a new conception of mobility and can lead to other even more promising applications.
The other notable innovation, in my opinion, is the development of an exoskeleton ordered by thought developed by Clinatec (Brain Computer Interface project), a biomedical research centre attached to the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital, Inserm and the University of Grenoble-Alpes.
This innovation would allow, among other things, to allow a man suffering from tetraplegia to control this exoskeleton and to move.
What do you think is the added value of MCA?
In my opinion, MCA is a reference in service and advice for the sectors of the future, such as Automotive, Aeronautics and Energy, in order to enable companies and individuals to optimise their performance.
From my point of view, MCA effectively supports his talents.
Can you tell us more about your current job and project?
I am currently on a mission within a design office for the company SNEF which works on wiring and electrical equipment for the RJH project (Jules Horowitz Reactor).
To be able to ensure a good continuity of studies or to be able to carry out technical inspections, the company SNEF needs a tool to be able to compile, process and compare data from the different study phases.
I am therefore in charge of the development of this IT tool.
How do you see yourself evolving, from a professional point of view?
I would like to come back to the fields for which I studied, which are mechanical, thermal and material development.
However, I consider that an engineer cannot be specialized in one field but must be multidisciplinary and I hope that my work will allow me to meet different working environments and extend my knowledge to different fields of engineering.
The last song you heard?
Por el Camino de Ronda de Manitas de Plata
The latest Netflix series you have binge watcher?
The latest one is House Of Cards, the theme of the rise within the American government fascinated me.
But since then I've moved on to a new series called Sherlock where the lead actor has taken over the role of Sherlock Holmes perfectly.
A personal hobby?
I am a passionate Handball fan and I do my best to be able to share it with others.
If you were a character of Friends, would you be...?
Probably Ross Geller, for his interest in science and history.
The necessary quality to have to succeed in your profession?
A lot of autonomy and multidisciplinary skills are necessary to be successful in this profession.
A word at the end?
"If I had an hour to solve a problem, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution."