Florent Polge

Florent Polge

R&D Engineer – development of high-tech abrasives


Imerys Technology Center Austria GmbH 

Home Town/Country:
Le Puy-En-Velay, France

Key Facts

35 years old
6 years in Villach

My way to Villach

After engineering school, I worked in industry jobs in Brazil for two years and in France for one year. After that I joined C.A.R.R.D. to do my PhD in oxy-nitride-tech ceramics for refractory and abrasive applications in Limoges (France). In March 2012, I took the chance and moved here to C.A.R.R.D. in Villach.

What I love about Villach

  • The quiet area and landscape.
  • The diversity of hobbies one can pursue.
  • The proximity to so many European cities and countries.
My main tip for new arrivals: be open-minded, active and prepared for winter time!

My three favorite spots in the region

  • Karawanken for climbing
  • Gerlitzen for skiing
  • Wörthersee for swimming
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