Michel Fillon studied habilitation a diriger les recherches at the University of Poitiers, France, 1995. He obtained a Doctorat de troisième cycle, Mechanics, Universitè de Poitiers, 1985. He serves as a CNRS Director of Research and of Branche Mècanique des Solides of the Institut Pprime (since 2010). His research interests include thermal effects in hydrodynamic journal and thrust bearings, nonlaminar regime, transient effects, risk of bearing seizure, misalignment effects, thermal and mechanical deformations, dynamically loaded bearings, mixed lubrication, lubrication of textured surfaces and wear of hydrodynamic bearings, theoretical analyses (THD and TEHD regime), and experimental analyses (test device for fixed geometry and tilting-pad journal bearings and test apparatus for thrust bearings). He worked as a CNRS Researcher for grade 1, LMS, University of Poitiers, from May 15, 1988 to September 30, 1999, CNRS Director of Research for grade 2, LMS, University of Poitiers, since October 1, 1999, and Organizer of EDF/LMS Poitiers Workshop (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2011) in Futuroscope. He has been a Member of (ASME) since 1994, Member of (STLE) since 1994, STLE Fellow (2010), and Member of (AFM) since 1999. He worked as a Chair of a Research Committee and Member of the Executive Committee of ASME Tribology Division (from 2006 to 2008). He joined the Editorial Boards of: ASME Journal of Tribology (from 2003 to 2009), Journal of Engineering Tribology (since 2007), Editorial Board of the International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering (since 2007), Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Advance in Tribology (since 2009), the Annals of Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Fascicle VIII Tribology (since 2009), and Mécanique and Industries (EDPSciences) (since 2000). He has been acting as an Editor of the section Conformal Contact Lubrication, Encyclopedia of Tribology (Springer) (since 2007).
Biography Updated on 21 March 2012