is graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Marseille in 1990. He received a PhD degree in mechanics from the University of Aix-Marseille 2 in 1994. He is now a CNRS research engineer in the Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil of Montpellier. His research activity mainly includes numerical modelling, numerical methods, and intensive computation of mechanical systems with contact, dynamics, fracture, multiple physics couplings. He manages the development of an open source software (LMGC90) devoted to the simulation of large collections of bodies in interaction with multiple physics couplings.
obtained his PhD “Finite element methods for coast flows: Application to the Great Barrier Reef” in the SLIM project at the University catholique de Louvain . He is now working as research engineer for the Institute of Mechanics, Material and Civil Engineering in the same university. His research topics include mesh generation, finite element coastal ocean modeling and multiscale fluid-particle modeling.
is Full Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics in the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain. His research topics include the development of mathematical models and numerical tools for predicting the behavior of complex materials and analysing their forming processes, computational rheology, fluid mechanics, modeling of polymeric solutions and melts, modeling of turbulent flows, computational geometry and design, numerical software engineering, non-linear finite element methods and formulations, error estimation and adaptive numerical methods, parallel computing.
Matthieu Constant (2016 – 2020)
graduated in mathematical engineering at Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 2016 and obtained a PhD under the supervision of Prof. V. Legat. His PhD thesis, funded by the F.R.S.-FNRS through a FRIA grant (29627518), consisted in developing an hybrid multiscale model for immersed granular flows on which is based the MigFlow Software.
Nathan Coppin (2018 – 2023)
graduated in physical engineering at Université Catholique de Louvain in 2018 and is currently pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Vincent Legat. The goal of his thesis is to study the performance of the MigFlow Software using applications that require the management of frictional contacts.
Michel Henry (2020 – Present)
graduated in mathematical engineering at Université Catholique de Louvain in 2020 and is currently pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Prof. V. Legat.
His PhD thesis will focus on the study of convection phenomena in immersed granular flows using the Migflow Software.
Simon Yans (2022 – Present)
graduated in mechanical Engineering at Université Catholique de Louvain in 2022 and is currently pursuing a PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Lambrechts and Prof. Vincent Legat.