Busy week at ENSIM!

The academic year is almost over! In 2 weeks, I will be done theoretically! But before having a short break and then going to California, there are still many things to do! Here’s what I did this week!

COMSOL Training

This thursday, a COMSOL trainer came to ENSIM for a training session. For those who don’t know, COMSOL is a powerful software that allows you to model almost every physical phenomenon that can exist. Remember, earlier this year, I modeled the acoustic pressure in a room with this software.

This week, the training session concerned a tutorial that I had already done in class about a microresistor beam. I was a bit diappointed because it was not a real training but more a session for COMSOL beginners. But at least, I have a trial licence of COMSOL and I will use it to learn by myself how to go further!

COMSOL tutorial microresistor beam.

The tutorial we did during the training session.


This Friday, we had the opportunity to visit the Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l’Améngament et des Réseaux, better known as IFSTTAR. It is a major research center in France that has an environmental acoustics department. All Friday, we visited different facilites including a giant centrifuge that was designed to simulate high levels of gravity.


My badge during the visit.

But the main thing that caught my interest was the anechoic chamber! For the first time of my life, I entered this room that acousticians use a lot to do measurements! We also did a measurement of acoustic impedance and a measurement of car noise. I really appreciated this visit and I even asked if I could do a PhD in room acoustics there, but unfortunately, I can’t. Too bad!

anechoic chamber

A robot doing measurements in the anechoic chamber.
Thank you Cyril for the picture !


The only bad side of this week is that my crowdfunding campaign isn’t going well so far. I only have 2 supporters and I am hardly over 10% of my goal. My first goal is to reach 20% because KKBB says that when a campaign reach this threshold, there are 88% chances that it will be completed! Next Tuesday, I will start the follow-up to understand how I can encourage people to help me. I don’t lose faith and I believe this will work. But in case it doesn’t, I will probably have to work in June. You can still support me by clicking on the widget below!

You can see that these weeks are very busy at ENSIM! This week was particularly intense as I had almost an exam everyday! But though I still have some more exams to study, the storm is over! California is getting close!

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