Where are they now? Some testimonies of LUMOMAT former students:
“My name is Mélanie, I graduated from LUMOMAT master in 2017 and I am now on my third year of thesis in collaboration between the University of Rennes 1 and the Australian National University.
After a physicochemical bachelor at the University of Rennes 1, I wanted to continue my studies with an organic chemistry master having also multidisplinary background. LUMOMAT master’s courses totally matched with my expectations. I learnt to completely manage a projec from the launch to the closure, doing computer modelizations, organic and organomettalics molecules synthesis, compounds characterizations, and at the end, device manufacturing.
In my opinion, if you enjoy being a “Swiss knife”, this master will be ideal for you ! Another quality of this master is its international ambition with english-taught classes, and numerous opportunies to do internships abroad. Indeed, I really learned how to speak english by going to the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid during my M1 internship.
After graduating from the master, I decided to apply to a PhD offer I received through LUMOMAT network. I decided to pursue my studies at the doctoral level after doing my M2 internship at the CEISAM laboratory in Nantes where I really enjoyed my topic at the interface between organic chemistry, optics and biology.
But don’t panic ! You always have time to make up your mind regarding your professional project, and nourrish it with your professional experience: we don’t always want to be a doctor since the beginning of our bachelor.” Mélanie Dreano, 2017 class, PhD Student at the Institute of Chemical Sciences in Rennes.
“After graduating from LUMOMAT in 2019, I created my own company of scientific popularization « HomoCreatos ».
When I chose my studies, I knew I wanted to work on a science-related field but had trouble choosing a specific area. Thus, I started with one year in a biology bachelor and then continued with a bachelor in chemistry for environment at the University of Angers before joinging the LUMOMAT master.
During my last year of LUMOMAT master, I was in apprenticeship at Michelin, working on nuclear magnetic resonance. After that, I continued with an 18-months contract at Michelin. However, I realized that I wanted more creativity in my day-to-day work and also that what I enjoyed the most in sciences was multidisciplinary and popularization.
Indeed, after making several scientific popularization flyers at Michelin, I chose to follow that path and to create my business « HomoCreatos », to match my enjoyment of science and my need to create. Nowadays, I work with companies looking to make their scientific or technical speeches more affordable through comics, posters, infographies, games…
I think that you need to be aware of your strengths and the topics that you enjoy the most to adequately imagine your study path. LUMOMAT master gave me a broader openmindedness on science topics and gain better comprehension in certain areas.”
Flore-Anne Pelloquet, 2019 class, founder of HomoCreatos.
Find out Clément Drou’s testimony: Clément is currently doing his chemistry PhD at MOLTECH-Anjou laboratory.
Some testimonies on LUMOMAT master:
Whole master 2 class of 2017: «During this two-year training, we really appreciated the pedagogical team’s support and the mobility grant to do our internships abroad. »
Fabien: «I really enjoyed having a complete training in chemistry, centered on molecular photonics applications, organic devices for energy and health. »
Teddy: « I appreciated having courses in Angers, Nantes and Le Mans and having access to high-end technical platforms in the laboratories. I also think that teachers were involved in our training.»
Olivier: « I liked english-taught classes, giving us the opportunity to improve our english level, to be prepared for internships abroad and our future professional opportunities. »
Chloé, Romain, Fabien: « We really enjoyed contributing to the different activities launched during LUMOMAT RFI (CALEP, école d’automne…). »
Chloé: «I think that the pedagogical team was really listening to us and taking care of the problems we came across during our training. I felt listened to and carried on.»
Romain: « I liked having talks from top rank researchers, teachers and industrials during the master. »