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Manqi ZHU



Experts in Europe


Patent Engineer


Lyon, Bordeaux


French, Chinese, English

  • Entered the profession in 2022
  • PhD in Energetics and heat transfer, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, Toulouse, France
  • Master in Dynamic Engineering and Thermo-Physics, Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • Engineering degree, Ecole Centrale de Pékin (Beihang Sino-French Engineering School), Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, Beihang University, Beijing, China


After obtaining her PhD in Energetics and Heat Transfers from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, Manqi ZHU pursued a diversified career in academic-industrial research. With over eight years of experience in Europe and North America, at the Sandia National Laboratories (USA), CERFACS (France), and the University of Sherbrooke (Canada), she has worked on both public and private projects, such as the European project IMPROOF and industrial projects collaborated with TOTAL (France), Mecanum Inc. (Canada). Her focus has been on the performance of numerical simulations, particularly optimizing steam cracking tubes and reducing jet flow noise, thereby acquiring solid expertise in Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Physics, Thermodynamics, Acoustics, and related fields.

She began her career as a patent engineer in 2022 with an IP firm based in Toulouse. In 2023, she joined LLR and focuses on drafting and filing patent applications, monitoring grant procedures in France and abroad, as well as providing various consultations, including freedom to operate studies and patentability research, for national and international clients.

In addition, Manqi ZHU is trilingual (English, Chinese and French) and works with both national and international clients.

Manqi ZHU's primary expertise lies in mechanics, physics, and electronics, with a specific focus on automotive components, waste containers, and medical devices.