Tell us about your career at ARMOR

I started at ARMOR almost 20 years ago as an inkjet formulator before taking over inkjet R&D two years later.

After several years in the department, I joined the thermal transfer business to oversee the industrial aspects of implementing in-line inspection systems (detecting coating defects, in-line weight detection and safety monitoring of atmospheres within the coating machine dryers).

Since 2008, I have been responsible for 2 major projects:

  • The first was to develop the industrial capability of our Chinese subsidiary by leading a multidisciplinary and multinational project team;
  • The second involved the diversification of our business towards OPV (organic photovoltaics) by coordinating the relationships between our industrial and institutional partners (such as universities).

Having supported the first technical-commercial initiatives, I now coordinate the Design Department dedicated to OPV at ARMOR.

What are your main objectives within the ARMOR solar power films team?

The objectives vary greatly:

  • Supporting the Business Development team with new projects/customers by answering technical questions and offering potential solutions;
  • Coordinating the launch of projects (internal or external) developed by a design team composed of project managers, engineers, technicians and designers;
  • Ensuring the availability of resources necessary for the realization of projects;
  • Helping to coordinate our R&D and production teams;

What type of projects are you working on at the moment?

We are working with numerous customers and partners on projects that cover a wide variety of applications:

  • ASCA® Sensor projects, for which the OPV properties offer both high levels of performance and differentiation, such as in low light environments;
  • Bespoke incorporation of OPV to meet the requirements in construction and transport, for example;
  • Prototypes to validate development potential before large-scale deployment;
  • Prospecting and qualification of system components.