Sophie Ryelandt
Post-doctoral researcher


Funding: RW - SKYWIN
Supervisor(s): Aude Simar, Pascal Jacques

graduated as a physical engineer at Université catholique de Louvain in 1991. After having worked for six years at the R&D center of the Spadel company, she came back at UCL as a senior scientist. She is involved in various applied research projects in collaboration with the industry. Her research domains are dealing with material science, metallic composites, multilayered materials and coatings, additive manufacturing of metals, nanomechanical and mechanical testing and the link between microstructure and mechanical properties.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Processing and characterisation of materials

metallic alloys
selective laser melting (slm)
thin films

Research group(s): IMAP

Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Champagne, Aurélie; Ricci, Francesco; Barbier, M.; Ouisse, T.; Magnin, Delphine; Ryelandt, Sophie; Pardoen, Thomas; Hautier, Geoffroy; Barsoum, M. W.; Charlier, Jean-Christophe. Insights into the elastic properties of RE-i-MAX phases and their potential exfoliation into two-dimensional RE-i-MXenes. In: Physical Review Materials, Vol. 4, no. 1, p. 013604 (2020). doi:10.1103/physrevmaterials.4.013604.

2. Li, Y.; Morgan, T.W.; Terentyev, D.; Ryelandt, Sophie; Favache, Audrey; Wang, S.; Wirtz, M.; Hoefnagels, J.P.M.; van Dommelen, J.A.W.; De Temmerman, G.; Verbeken, K.; Geers, M.G.D. Three mechanisms of hydrogen-induced dislocation pinning in tungsten. In: Nuclear Fusion, Vol. 60, no.8, p. 086015 (2020). doi:10.1088/1741-4326/ab98a4.

3. Simar, Aude; Mertens, Anne; Ryelandt, Sophie; Delannay, Francis; Brassart, Laurence. Mean-field model analysis of deformation and damage in friction stir processed Mg-C composites. In: Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 723, p. 324-333 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.msea.2018.03.043.

4. Favache, Audrey; Ryelandt, Sophie; Melchior, Maxime; Zeb, Gul; Carbonnelle, Pierre; Raskin, Jean-Pierre; Pardoen, Thomas. A generic “micro-Stoney” method for the measurement of internal stress and elastic modulus of ultrathin films. In: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 87, no.1, p. 015002 (2016). doi:10.1063/1.4939912.

5. Ryelandt, Sophie; Mertens, Anne; Delannay, Francis. Al/stainless-invar composites with tailored anisotropy for thermal management in light weight electronic packaging. In: Materials & Design, Vol. 85, p. 318-323 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2015.06.178.

6. Walewyns, Thomas; Reckinger, Nicolas; Ryelandt, Sophie; Pardoen, Thomas; Raskin, Jean-Pierre; Francis, Laurent. Polyimide as a versatile enabling material for microsystems fabrication: surface micromachining and electrodeposited nanowires integration. In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering : structures, devices & systems, Vol. 23, no. 9, p. 12 (09/08/2013). doi:10.1088/0960-1317/23/9/095021.

7. Renard, Krystel; Ryelandt, Sophie; Jacques, Pascal. Characterisation of the Portevin-Le Chatelier effect affecting an austenitic TWIP steel based on digital image correlation. In: Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructures and Processing, Vol. 527, no. 12, p. 2969-2977 (2010). doi:10.1016/j.msea.2010.01.037.

8. Pardoen, Thomas; Coulombier, Michaël; Boe, Alexandre; Safi, A.; Brugger, Charles; Ryelandt, Sophie; Carbonnelle, Pierre; Gravier, Sébastien; Raskin, Jean-Pierre. Ductility of thin metallic films. In: Materials Science Forum, Vol. 633-634, p. 615-635 (2010).

9. Langelaan, G.; Ryelandt, Sophie; Root, J. H.; Van Houtte, Paul. Determination of the morphological texture of the fibres in a composite material made from a textile of AISI 316L fibres using a mixed deconvolution/positivity method. In: Journal of Applied Crystallography, Vol. 40, p. 96-104 (2007). doi:10.1107/S002188980604369X.

10. Ryelandt, Sophie; Delannay, Laurent; Persoons, Rosita; Van Acker, Karel; Delannay, Francis. Measurement of the debonding resistance of strongly adherent thick coatings on metals via in-plane tensile straining. In: Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol. 9, no. 5, p. 406-412 (2007). doi:10.1002/adem.200700014.


1. Delannay, Francis; Ryelandt, Sophie. Machinable Metallic Composites.

Conference Papers

1. Sapanathan, Thaneshan; Ryelandt, Sophie; Miotti Bettanini, Alvise; Jacques, Pascal; Simar, Aude. Segregation of alloying elements on the hot tear formation in friction melt bonding of Al/steel joints. 2021 xxx.

2. Leyssens, Lisa; Ryelandt, Sophie; Favache, Audrey; Kerckhofs, Greet. Advanced characterization of the 3D morphology and the mechanical properties of the enthesis: optimization study. 2019 xxx.

3. Leyssens, Lisa; Ryelandt, Sophie; Favache, Audrey; Kerckhofs, Greet. Nanoindentation of biological tissues: opportunities and challenges for the bone-tendon interface. 2019 xxx.

4. Li Yu; Ryelandt, Sophie; Favache, Audrey. Hydrogen-induced pinning of dislocations in tungsten probed by spherical nanoindentation. 2019 xxx.

5. Ryelandt, Sophie; Kairet, Thomas; Simar, Aude. Tensile and toughness behaviour of SLM processed Al-Mg-Sc-Zr alloy. 2019 xxx.

6. Leyssens, Lisa; Ryelandt, Sophie; Favache, Audrey; Kerckhofs, Greet. Nanoindentation of biological tissues: opportunities and challenges for the bone-tendon interface. 2018 xxx.

7. Ryelandt, Sophie; Dompierre, B.; Favache, Audrey; Simar, Aude. Méthodologie d'identification du comportement élasto-viscoplastique de matériaux par nanoindentation. In: Indentation 2016, 2016 xxx.

8. Ryelandt, Sophie; Favache, Audrey; Dompierre, Benoit; François, Arnaud; Simar, Aude. Mechanical properties of AuGe die-attach solder for electronic applications. 2015 xxx.

9. Walewyns, Thomas; Reckinger, Nicolas; Ryelandt, Sophie; Pardoen, Thomas; Raskin, Jean-Pierre; Francis, Laurent. Polyimide as versatile enabling material for microsystems fabrication: electrodeposited nanowires integration and surface micromachining. In: Proceedings du 5ème Colloque du Laboratoire International Associé “Nanotechnologies & Nanosystèmes, 2012, p. 103 - Paper GE21 xxx.

10. Ryelandt, Sophie; Carbonnelle, Pierre; Coulombier, Michaël; Colla, Marie-Stéphane; Houri, Samer; Zeb, G.; Zulfiqar, A.; Bhaskar, Umesh Kumar; Raskin, Jean-Pierre; Pardoen, Thomas. High throughput lab-on-chip for testing the mechanical properties of thin films. In: Proceedings of the European Congress on Advanced Materials and Processes – EuroMAT 2011, 2011, p. poster D22-P-1-21 xxx.

Book Chapters

1. Langelaan, G.; Ryelandt, Sophie; Delannay, Francis; Van Houtte, Paul; Root, J.. Dertermination of the morphological texture of the fibres in composite materials made from textiles of AISI 316L fibres. In: Annual report 2003 NRC-CNRC , xxx, xxx, p. 42-43. xxx xxx.