MINES Saint-Étienne

CV and position

 Professional position

August 2007 →  now

Professor in the Structures and Materials Science division of ENSM.SE,

Hexcel Chair for Advanced Numerical Modelling of Infusion-based Processing for New Generation Composite Structures; 2 M€ over 2015-2020

♦ Vice-director of the CNRS Research Federation of Engineering in Lyon-Saint-Etienne (IngeLySE) – FR CNRS 3411 

♦ Formerly

→ 2007-2015 Head of the Mechanics and Materials Processing department (MPE) of the Structures and Materials Science division

    → 2011-2015 Head of the CNRS research federation CIMReV

   → 2012-2016 Member of the National Comity of the CNRS (section 9 Mechanics of structures and materials-acoustics-biomechanics)- assessment and promotion of affiliated researchers and research units

Teaching : mechanics of solids and structures, computational mechanics, mathematics for physics, in 2nd and 3rd year of ENSM.SE and M.Sc in mechanical engineering,

Research topics : modelling of strongly coupled phenomena in (bio) composites and ceramics processing : (co)-author of 52 papers (including 5 book chapters) and more than 150 presentations, 18 PhDs.

processing of structural organic composites

processing of ceramics and (doped) multi-materials

→ prediction of manufacturing induced and in-life internal stresses in laminated composites,

Industrial / academic relationships : involved / responsible of regional, national, and european projects in relation with industrial and academic partners, contractual relations with industries, direction and tutor of final year students and PhD students in relation with industries.

July 2004  →  August 2007

Professor in the Centre for Health and Engineering division of ENSM.SE :

Teaching : mechanics of materials, solids, and structures in 2nd and 3rd year of ENSM.SE and M.Sc in mechanical engineering,

Research topics : (co)-author of 9 papers and 26 presentations (including 1 international journal special issue), 3 PhDs.

identification of soft biological tissues response through non-invasive and non-intrusive techniques,

→ biomechanics and biomechanical engineering for implants

Industrial / academic relationships : involved / responsible of regional and national projects in relation with industrial and academic partners, contractual relations with industries, direction and tutor of final year students and PhD students in relation with industries.

February 98 → July 2004 (+ PhD D. Al Akhrass 2014)

Assistant Professor in the SMS centre of ENSM.SE, Mechanical and Materials Engineering dept. :

Teaching : mechanics of materials, solids, and structures in 2nd and 3rd year of ENSM.SE and M.Sc in mechanical engineering,

Research topics : (co)-author of 16 papers and 20 presentations (including 1 international journal special issue, 1 review article, and 1 conf. proceeding edition), 3 PhDs.

→  mechanics of composites

→ instabilities and scale effect in composite materials and sandwichs structures,

Industrial / academic relationships : involved / responsible of regional projects in relation with industrial and academic partners, contractual relations with industries, direction and tutor of final year students and PhD students in relation with industries.

Professional position

Research Associate (Octobre 96 → Octobre 97)

Research Associate in UK with Prof. M. R. Wisnom, in the “Aerospace Engineering” department of the Bristol University; modelling of NCF reinforcements for structural composites in order to provide Airbus/British Aerospace with manufacturing directives to optimise upstream the compressive and interlaminar performances; use :

–  FE non-linear analyses

–  introduction of homogenized non-linear constitutive laws.

PhD degree (Octobre 93 → Septembre 96)

in Mechanics (20 Septembre 1996) at the Université of Metz (France): “Prediction of the compressive strength of long-fibre composites : structural approach of microbuckling”. Under the supervision of Profs. M. Potier-Ferry and J.-C Grandidier at “Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Matériaux / Computational Mechanics group” :

computational mechanics applied to composite materials 

= development of a FE code : periodic homogenization, scale transition, geometrical instabilities, non-linear constitutive law, .

Curriculum

2002 : Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR), University of Saint-Etienne (France)

1993 – 96 : Ph D degree in Mechanics, University of Metz (France),

1992 – 93 : D.E.A. (M.Sc.) Mechanics – Materials – Structures (formerly Engineering Physics), University of Metz,

1990 -92 : M. Eng in Computational Mechanics – Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, University of Metz.

Main Industrial and Academic Partners

Academics

  • ENISE LTDS/UMR CNRS 5513 (Prof. J.M. Bergheau, Prof. J. Rech)
  • Univ. Le Havre (Prof. J. Bréard)
  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Prof. P. Chinesta, Prof. C. Binetruy)

Industries

  • ESI France, ESI Group
  • Hexcel Reinforcements SAS
  • EADS
  • AREVA

Personnal Interests

Skiing – federal ski teacher; Cycling and Mountain-biking

Languages : French (native), English (proficient), Italian (well adapted), German (residual hints)