This news release was originally published on Safran's website.

You don’t have to be going gray before you can become a Senior Expert at Safran. Stéphanie, 43, and Nicolas, 45, both joined the Experts stream around the age of 40. Meet two young experts with a bright future…




In her final year at engineering school, Stéphanie discovered the art and science of material bonding. After completing a PhD in this field, she was recruited by Snecma Propulsion Solide* as a research engineer in surface preparation and material bonding. She then joined Safran Electronics & Defense, where she currently heads the Materials and Processes development unit. Since 2017, she has been a Group Senior Expert, Bonding Processes.

Nicolas has been passionate about fuels since graduating from chemical engineering school. At IFP Énergies Nouvelles, a research organization where he worked for 15 years, he helped launch E85 superethanol, an automotive fuel blend of 85% bioethanol. He joined Safran in 2014 to focus on the development of alternative fuels for aviation. He’s currently in charge of the Low Carbon Fuels project at Safran Innovation and is also a Group Senior Expert, Fuels.


A carefully considered choice

Their decision to join the Experts stream wasn’t a matter of chance, but the result of careful consideration. “I’ve always been excited about technology,” says Stéphanie. “When Safran started promoting the Experts stream, I realized…