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Libor: Aeronautic Industry Researcher

06 December 2016
Libor graduated in 2016 with a double degree: an International Masters in Automotive Engineering and a Masters in Structures and Materials. He is specialized in the replacement of metal landing gear components with high-performance plastics.
ENSTA Bretagne : Portrait de Libor, chercheur pour l'industrie aéronautique
Libor
Class of 2016
Research Engineer at IRDL (Institut de Recherche Dupuy de Lôme)

A triple degree in automotive engineering

Originally from the Czech Republic, Libor came to ENSTA Bretagne in September 2015 and enrolled in a  Masters in Automotive Engineering (a double degree with the CTU in Prague), combining it with a Masters in Structures and Materials.

His goal was to learn French and develop his skills in mechanical modeling.

 "This major required me to know about calculations for structures and materials, which I'm really interested in. Also, mechanical modeling can open a lot of doors; it's not limited to the automotive sector."

 

Swift integration

Libor had begun learning French a year before his arrival at ENSTA, and he adapted very quickly. 

"I participated in the events for international students that took place before classes started. We had intensive French language classes, and there were also student events organized by the Student Union for integration weekend. The city of Brest also set up events like a boat trip and a reception at City Hall.  This integration period helped me move ahead quickly and make new friends."

When classes began, Libor felt right at home: "Except for a few expressions and very technical terms, I understood the teachers right away."

Outside the classroom, Libor enjoyed life in Brest. He got involved with school sports as a rugby player, and began learning to surf on the Breton coast with his new ENSTA Bretagne friends.

An exceptional track record rewarded at the 2016 Palmarès

On graduation day in 2016, Libor received the Science Award from a representative of the president of Région Bretagne. 
This award highlighted Libor's excellent performance during his studies (he was top student in his two Master's programs).

During his second-year internship, Libor worked on size calculation methods for replacing metal components with high-performance plastics in landing gear. His work appeared in several scientific publications (two national and one international) in 2017. Now, he's continuing his work as a research engineer at IRDL (Institut de Recherche Dupuy de Lôme), in partnership with SAFRAN Composites.