Jean-Michel Bergheau was born at Forbach in France in 1957. He received an Engineering degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (ENSEM) in 1981 and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1 in 1997. He began his professional career in industry, working first at the research center of Pont à Mousson (Saint Gobain group), then in companies Novatome and Framatome (now Areva), and at last, as the Scientific Director of Systus International which is now part of ESI Group. During these years, he was interested in the modelling and the numerical simulation of thermomechanical processes, to material behavior laws and was in charge of the development of industrial finite element computer codes. In 1998, he joined the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE), member of the Université de Lyon, where he serves as a Full Professor. His research topics concern the modelling of coupled physical phenomena applied to the numerical simulation of manufacturing processes such as welding, heat treatment and machining and to the understanding of the mechanical phenomena involved in interfaces. Jean-Michel Bergheau is presently Director of the Research of ENISE and the Head of the Computational Mechanics research group of the Laboratory of Tribology and Systems Dynamics (LTDS, UMR 5513, CNRS).
Biography Updated on 21 December 2010