I applied for a Marie Curie fellowship a few months after I defended my thesis. I was working on fundamental aspects of the physics of materials, investigating how materials break, from the atomic to the macroscopic scale. This study inspired me many ideas on how to design stronger materials.

Today, Laurent works at the California Institute of Technology, an exceptional scientific environment where he was offered the material and intellectual means to develop his project successfully, among the founding fathers of Fracture Mechanics. Marie Curie Actions allow the best researchers to carry out projects in the most prestigious research institutions. Just like Laurent at CalTech.