Laurent Stainier obtained his M.A.E. degree in 1992 and his Ph.D. degree in 1996 from the University of Liège, Liege, Belgium. After Postdoctoral positions at the University of California, San Diego, CA, USA, and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 2001, he became FNRS Research Associate (Chercheur Qualifié) in the Belgian National Science Foundation at the Aerospace and Mechanics Department of the School of Engineering, University of Liège. In 2008, Stainier occupied a Professor position at École Centrale de Nantes in Nantes, France, and joined the Research Institute of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (GeM, UMR 6183 CNRS). Since 2012, he has been serving as Director of GeM. Stainier’s research interests revolve around mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of nonlinear, dissipative, and physical systems encountered in mechanical and aerospace engineering (manufacturing processes, structural resistance under impact, etc.), with a specific emphasis on multiscale and multiphysics aspects.
Biography Updated on 26 November 2013