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Well I'm a Quebecer who a few years ago in mechanical engineering in Canada. I did an exchange in France while doing it and had the opportunity to go back to Paris to get a PhD. I never thought about doing postgrad studies but then told myself..... "why not"? Then I was offered a position after graduating and answered again with a "why not".
So here I am, in sweet Paris, working as a material scientist and sometimes teaching. I know, it's kinda geeky, but I do like it... :-). But don't worry, I never talk about it; I'm conscious that most of you are not that much into material mechanics ;-).
I'm pretty much easygoing, random and sometimes pretty sarcastic. I really love meeting new people and, obviously, new cultures.
However I prefer talking about me in a real conversion, instead of sharing my life on a web page! So go ahead and contact me, I'll be more than happy to tell you more!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I used to host a lot and still host once in a while. A few years ago, I did a one year non-stop hosting. It was good but I prefer now to host a bit less and have more time for my surfers.
Write me a nice message and we'll see. I'm pretty easy to convince if iI feel you're genuine :-).
... And I sometimes surf also. It was always great!
Well i did a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering so I kinda like it. I did some classical guitar in the past. Had a prog-metal band when I was younger also.
But I'm mostly on CS for the life experiences that it gives you. So yeah.... I guess I like to meet new people!
Music, Movies, and Books
Music : Indie Rock. Huge fan of The National. Air.
Movies : Kubrick, Delta Force 1,2&3, Lynch, Chan-wook Park.
Books : Kundera, Danny Laferriere
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hum.... I couchsurfed in Kosovo once, it was quite nice.... Also couchsurfed in Ethiopia.
Once, I hitchhiked through Jordan. It was great trip. Someone gave the me a copy of the holy Coran along the way! I also had a ride for 5 hours with a Saudi guy who didn't speak a word of english.
And I biked from Paris to Wien last summer :-)
Teach, Learn, Share
Well I teach every year at uni a class for master's degree, so I guess I can teach you irreversible deformation in materials! But I don't think most people will be interested in it... I also teach numerical methods for solving differentaial equations but I think I would feel at work talking about it!
I can for sure teach a little bit about music and my mothertongue! And I love to share about everything, from science to geopolitics via religions and my home country!
What I Can Share with Hosts
My time, my ideas and a few beers.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In