Curriculum Vitae

Directeur de Recherche – CNRS, Physics Institute, section 5

Groupe de Physique des Matériaux – UMR 6634 (University of Rouen)


Research field

Metallurgy, Ultrafine Grain Materials, Severe plastic deformation, Phase transformations


Prior activities and education

2010: « Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches », University of Rouen

2001-2002 : Post-doc at the Max-Planck-Institute of Stuttgart Germany

“HRTEM investigation of order fluctuations in Cu3Au close to the critical temperature”

1998-2001 : PhD in material science at the University of Rouen

Supervisor Prof. D. Blavette, “Phase transformations induced by SPD in steel cords and Cu/Nb nanocomposite materials”

1997: Master of Science: “Physics of materials” - University of Rouen

1996 : Agrégation de Génie Mécanique (Mechanics of materials) - ENS Cachan

1993-1996: Student of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France)


Publication record

More than 100 scientific papers published in peer reviewed international journals, 5 book chapters and more than 40 conference proceeding papers.



- Acta Materialia Silver medal 2019

- FEMS Young Lecturer Award  2010 (Federation of European Materials Societies)

- Médaille Jean Rist 2009 (Société Française Métallurgie et de Matériaux)


Research fields

- Severe plastic deformation of metallic alloys

- Phase transformations in metallic alloys

- Deformation mechanisms and stability of nanostructures


Experimental skills and expertise

Characterization Techniques in Material Science

- Atom Probe Tomography (APT)

- Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)


Physics of Materials

- Phase transformations, thermodynamics, diffusion, precipitation

- Mechanics of materials, relationships between microstructure and mechanical properties

- Material processing, Severe Plastic Deformation (SPD)




Selection of publications from the past 3 years


Influence of HPT processing conditions and tin in solid solution on the UFG structure and hardness of copper

Ghenwa Zaher, Samuel Jouen, Ivan Lomakin, Nariman Enikeev, Xavier Sauvage

Materials Today Communications (2021) 101746


Microstructure and mechanical properties characterization of architectured copper aluminum composites manufactured by cold-drawing

C. Keller, F. Moisy, N. Nguyen, S. Eve, A. Dashti, B. Vieille, A. Guillet, X. Sauvage, E. Hug

Materials Characterization 172 (2021) 110824


Complex interactions between precipitation, grain growth and recrystallization in a severely deformed Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy and consequences on the mechanical behavior

A. Duchaussoy, X. Sauvage, A. Deschamps, F. De Geuser, G. Renou, Z. Horita

Materialia 15 (2021) 101028


Nanoscale crystallization mechanisms in a GeSSbCsCl glass ceramic and relationships with mechanical and optical properties

A. Morvan, E. Lavanant, L. Arnoldi, X. Sauvage, L. Calvez, A. Vella, A. Saiter-Fourcin

J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125, 7, 4196–4204


Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production on Tantalate Perovskites CsTaO3 and LiTaO3 by Strain-Induced Vacancies

Kaveh Edalati, Keisuke Fujiwara, Shuhei Takechi, Qing Wang, Makoto Arita, Motonori Watanabe, Xavier Sauvage, Tatsumi Ishihara and Zenji Horita

ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 1710−1718


Nanostructuring Fe-Cr-W Steel Enhances its Resistance to Self-Ion Irradiation

Andrey Mazilkin, Yulia Ivanisenko, Cristian Kübel, Nariman Enikeev, Marina Abramova, Ruslan Valiev, Auriane Etienne, Bertrand Radiguet, Xavier Sauvage

Adv. Eng. Mater. 2020, 1901333


Investigation of the early stage of reactive interdiffusion in the Cu-Al system by in-situ transmission electron microscopy

F. Moisy, X. Sauvage, E. Hug

Materialia 9 (2020) 100633.


Influence of hydrogen on the oxidation mechanisms of ultrafine grained magnesium

X. Sauvage, S. Moldovan, F. Cuvilly, E. Cadel, Mounib, T. Grosdidier

Materials Chemistry and Physics 248 (2020) 122928


Achieving highly strengthened Al-Cu-Mg alloy by grain refinement and grain boundary segregation

Takahiro Masuda, Xavier Sauvage, Shoichi Hirosawa and Zenji Horita

Materials Science & Engineering A 793 (2020) 139668


Preferential evaporation in atom probe tomography: an analytical approach

Constantinos Hatzoglou, Solène Rouland, Bertrand Radiguet, Auriane Etienne, Gérald Da Costa, Xavier Sauvage, Philippe Pareige, François Vurpillot

Microscopy & Microanalysis Volume 26, Issue 4 (2020) 689-698


Multifunctional properties of composition graded Al wires

Cui Yang, Nicolas Masquellier, Camille Gandiolle, Xavier Sauvage

Scripta Materialia 189 (2020) 21-24


Understanding the role of Ca segregation on thermal stability, electrical resistivity and mechanical strength of nanostructured aluminum

X. Sauvage, F. Cuvilly, A. Russel, K. Edalati

Materials Science & Engineering A 798 (2020) 140108


Strain induced segregations in severely deformed materials

X. Sauvage, A. Duchaussoy, G. Zaher

Mat. Trans. 2019, 60 (7), pp.1151-1158


Phase transformations and γ' phase stability in model CoAlW superalloys

A. Azzam, A. Hauet, F. Danoix, T. Philippe, X. Sauvage, D. Blavette

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 798 (2019) 832-845


Influence of fine scale features on room temperature superplastic behaviour of an ultrafine-grained Al-30Zn alloy

Elena V. Bobruk, Xavier Sauvage, Nariman A. Enikeev, Ruslan Z. Valiev

Materials Letters 254 (2019) 329–331


Photocatalytic activity of aluminum oxide by oxygen vacancy generation using high-pressure torsion straining,

Kaveh Edalati, Ikuro Fujita, Shuhei Takechi, Yuki Nakashima, Kazuki Kumano, Hadi Razavi-Khosroshahi, Makoto Arita, Motonori Watanabe, Xavier Sauvage, Taner Akbay, Tatsumi Ishihara, Masayoshi Fuji, Zenji Horita

Scripta Mater 173 (2019) 120-124


Intragranular nucleation of tetrahedral precipitates and discontinuous precipitation in Cu-5wt%Ag

M. Bonvalet, X. Sauvage, D. Blavette

Acta Materialia 164 (2019) 454-463


Microstructure and phase transformations of silica glass and vanadium oxide by severe plastic deformation via high-pressure torsion straining

Kaveh Edalati, Ikuro Fujita, Xavier Sauvage, Makoto Arita and Zenji Horita

Journal of Alloys and Compounds 779 (2019) 394-398


Microstructure, mechanical properties and aging behavior of nanocrystalline copper – berylium alloy

Ivan Lomakin, Miguel Castillo-Rodrigues and Xavier Sauvage

Materials Science & Engineering A 744 (2019) 206–214


Structure and mechanical behavior of ultrafine-grained aluminumiron alloy stabilized by nanoscaled intermetallic particles

A. Duchaussoy, X. Sauvage, K. Edalati, Z. Horita, Gilles Renou, A. Deschamps, F. De Geuser

Acta Materialia 167 (2019) 89-102


Design and synthesis of a magnesium alloy for room temperature hydrogen storage

Kaveh Edalati, Ryoko Uehiro, Yuji Ikeda, Hai-Wen Li, Hoda Emami, Yaroslav Filinchuk, Makoto Arita, Xavier Sauvage, Isao Tanaka, Etsuo Akiba and Zenji Horita

Acta Materialia 149 (2018) 88-96


Phase transformation and grain growth in nanograined aluminum oxide by straining via high-pressure torsion

Ikuro Fujita, Kaveh Edalati, Xavier Sauvage and Zenji Horita

Scripta Materialia 152 (2018) 11–14


Effect of tungsten on microstructure and mechanical performance of an ultrafine Fe-Cr steel

A. Mazilkin, M.M. Abramova, N.A. Enikeev, I.V. Lomakin, R.Z. Valiev, Yu. Ivanisenko, C. Kübel, A. Etienne, X. Sauvage, B. Radiguet

Materials Letters 227 (2018) 292–295


Insight in the alginate Pd-ionogels  - Application in the Tsuji-Trost reaction.

Pierre-François Vittoz, Hussein El Siblani, Alina Bruma, Baptiste Rigaud, Xavier Sauvage, Christian Fernandez, Aurelie Vincente, Nicolas Barrier, Sylvie Malo, jocelyne Levillain, Annie-Claude Gaumont and Isabelle Dez

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 6 (2018) 5192-5197


Tuning the structure and the mechanical properties of ultrafine grain Al-Zn alloys by short time annealing

E.V. Bobruk, X. Sauvage, A. Zakirov and N.А. Enikeev

Rev Adv Mater Sci 55 (2018) 61-68


Bulk nanocrystalline ferrite stabilized through grain boundary carbon segregation

Yu. Ivanisenko, X. Sauvage, A. Mazilkin, A. Kilmametov, J.A. Beach, B.B. Straumal

Adv. Eng. Mater. 2018, 1800443


Influence of intermetallic compounds on the electrical resisitivity of architectured copper clad aluminum composites elaborated by a restacking drawing method

F. Moisy, A. Gueydan, X. Sauvage, A. Guillet, C. Keller, E. Guilmeau and E. Hug

Materials and Design 155 (2018) 366–374


Influence of solidification induced composition gradients on carbide precipitation in FeNiCr heat resistant steels

M. Roussel, X. Sauvage, M. Perez, D. Magné, A. Hauet, A. Steckmeyer, M. Vermont, T. Chaise, M. Couvrat

Materialia 4 (2018) 331–339