Yudong ZHANG defended in 2004 a cotutelle PHD thesis (in Metz France), that has been awarded as “one among the 100 best theses” of China,a habilitation thesis in 2012, distinguished with summa cum laude. She has a permanent position as research engineer at University of Lorraine, in charge of a service of transmission electron microscopy. She works notably on martensitic transformation, shape memory alloys,publishes regularly papers in high level scientific journals.
Bo YANG has prepared a cotutelle PhD thesis on ferromagnetic shape memory alloys thin films, in Metz, France, under the supervision of Dr. Habil Yudong ZhangProf. Claude Esling, from the French side. His thesis was distinguished with summa cum laude,has been summarized in two Acta Materialia publications. In 2015, he joined the research group of Prof. Xiang Zhao as a post-doc in Northeastern University, China, where he recently got an associate professorship.
Claude ESLING is Professor Emeritus of University of Lorraine. He has worked on crystallographic textures with Prof. Hans Bunge, TU Clausthal-Zellerfeld, in the first part of his career,then for thirty years with Northeastern University Shenyang, on material treatment under high magnetic field,on Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys, notably with the two co-authors of the Café des Sciences.