I am a researcher working for a better understanding of the mechanics of slender elastic structures such as rods, plates or shells. This includes many practical problems from the dynamics of large rotating machinery to the nonlinear vibration of electromechanical systems at the nano-scale, or more fundamental ones such as the relation between geometry and elasticity in thin structures, or the stability of periodic states in time or space.
My approach is to develop efficient numerical tools, often side by side with well controlled model experiments in order to gain physical insights in the bifurcations of stationary states of these structures when subjected to various mechanical and geometrical constraints. My goal is then to communicate and implement these findings towards innovation in structural mechanics across scales and scientific communities.
9/1/2013: I have been appointed an assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering of University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris!