Aymeric Ramiere

Researcher in nanoscale heat transfer

Curriculum Vitae


Research Assistant Professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology, I am working on heat transport in novel thermoelectric materials. My role is to synthesize, characterize the morphology and measure the physical properties of low-dimensional and low-temperature thermoelectric materials.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo where I was working on phononic crystals to control the heat transport at nanoscale and also making Monte-Carlo simulations with a code of my own.
I made my Ph.D. at the university of Paris-Sud where I worked on thermal contact resistances at very low temperatures (below 2K).

Research experience

Research Assistant Professor at SUSTech (present position)

Date: Sept. 2017 - Now
Postdoctoral fellowship: May 2017 - Sept. 2017
Affiliation: Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology
Host professor: Pr. He Jiaqing (He group)
Grant: SUSTech
Topic: Nanoscale heat transfer in thermoelectric materials

Postdoctoral fellowship at The Unviersity of Tokyo

Date: April 2015 - May 2017
Affiliation: LIMMS / Institute of Industrial Science / The University of Tokyo
Host professor: Pr. Masahiro Nomura (Nomura group)
Grant: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Topic: Measurement of the thermal conductance of phononic crystals at ultra-low temperature

Ph.D. thesis at the University of Paris-Sud

Date: Sept 2011 - Dec 2014
Affiliation: LIMSI-CNRS / University of Paris-Sud

- Pr. Jay Amrit
- Pr. Sebastian Volz (Thermal Nanosciences Group)

Grant: French ministry of research
Topic: Phonon transport at surfaces and interfaces at very low temperature


  1. Amrit J., Ramiere A. & Volz S. Role of fluttering dislocations in the thermal interface resistance between a silicon crystal and plastic solid 4He. Phys. Rev. B 97, 014308 (2018) ↦ download
  2. Maire J, Anufriev R, Yanagisawa R, Ramiere A., Volz S. & Nomura M. Heat conduction tuning by wave nature of phonons. Sci. Adv. 3, e1700027 (2017) ↦ download
  3. Verdier M., Anufriev R., Ramiere A., Termentzidis K. & Lacroix D. Thermal conductivity of phononic membranes with aligned and staggered lattices of holes at room and low temperatures. Phys. Rev. B 95, 205438 (2017) ↦ download
  4. Anufriev R.*, Ramiere A.*, Maire J. & Nomura M. Heat guiding and focusing using ballistic phonon transport in phononic nanostructures. Nat. Commun. 8, 15505 (2017) ↦ download
  5. Yanagisawa R., Maire J., Ramiere A., Anufriev R & Nomura M. Impact of limiting dimension on thermal conductivity of one-dimensional silicon phononic crystals. Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 133108 (2017) ↦ download
  6. Ramiere A., Volz S. & Amrit J. Heat flux induced blueshift of dominant phonon wavelength and its impact on thermal conductivity. AIP Advances 7, 015017 (2017) ↦ download
  7. Ramiere A., Volz S. & Amrit J. Thermal resistance at a solid/superfluid helium interface. Nat. Mater. 15, 512-516 (2016) ↦ download
  8. Ramiere A., Volz S. & Amrit J. Geometrical tuning of thermal phonon spectrum in nanoribbons. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49, 115306 (2016) ↦ download
  9. Ramiere A., Amrit J. & Volz S. Thermal resistance at constrictions in 2D mesoscopic ribbons at low temperatures. J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 568, 052023 (2014) ↦ download
  10. Ramiere A., Amrit J. & Volz S. Role of boundary roughness on heat transport in mesoscopic silicon ribbons at low temperatures. Nano Energy Lett. 6, 13–14 (2013) ↦ download
  11. Amrit J. & Ramiere A. Kapitza resistance between superfluid helium and solid: Role of the boundary. Low Temp. Phys. 39, 752 (2013) ↦ download
  12. Ramiere A., Amrit J. & Volz S. Pressure dependence of the thermal contact resistance at the Si/He interface. J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 395, 12110 (2012) ↦ download


International Symposium on Micro-Nano Science and Technology 2016

December 16-18 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Talk: Heat conduction in 1D silicon phononic nanostructures at low temperature

Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer V, Eurotherm Seminar No 108

September 26-30 2016, Santorini, Greece

Japanese Society of Applied Physics, Autumn meeting 2016

September 13-16 2016, Niigata, Japan
Talk: Phonon mean free path distribution and thermal conduction in 1D phononic crystals

27th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT27)

August 6-13 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina

E-MRS 2014 spring meeting

May 26-30 2014, Lille, France
Poster: Monte Carlo simulation of micro-ribbon thermal conductivity at very low temperatures. Impact of ribbon length and flexural out-of-plane polarizations.


July 10-13 2013, Perugia, Italy
Talk: Role of boundary roughness on heat transport in mesoscopic silicon ribbons at low temperatures. Determined energy transmission with frequency and thermal conductance with temperature.

Phonons 2012

Ann Arbor, July 08-12 2012, MI USA
Poster: Pressure effects on Kapitza conductance at the Silicon-Superfluid Helium interface at 0.62K

Eurotherm 2012, 6th European Thermal Sciences Conference

September 04-07 2012, Poitiers, France
Poster: Pressure dependence of the thermal contact resistance at the Si/He interface at 1.8K

Teaching experience

Institut universitaire technologique d’Orsay (University of Paris-Sud Institute of Technology), Orsay, France
Assistant lecturer, 2011-2014
Practical work and training exercises teacher for first year students in thermal physics, thermodynamics, cryogenics

Outgoing activities

Presentation for Junior High School at Komaba, University of Tsukuba

September 17, 2016
Following the success of the lecture I gave in December (see below), the organizers of the JSPS Science Dialogue program invited me to give this second lecture.

Presentation for Tokyo Metropolitan High School of Science and Technology

December 16, 2015
In the frame of the JSPS Science Dialogue program, I had the opportunity to present my research and my life as a scientist to high school student (16 to 18 years old) for 90min.

- Encourage students to continue into science after high school
- Show the importance of English for communication
- Introduce my research topic

Ma these en 180s 2014 (French 3-minutes thesis)

The aim is to present the thesis research topic in 3 minutes for a general audience.
Selected for the local Paris-Saclay final, I presented my thesis in front of a few hundred of peoples at the CNRS headquarter.
This very interesting experience was accompanied with professional in communication who taught how to communicate effectively about our scientific research to the general public.

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