Crack pattern in ceramics subject to thermal shock

Portrait of Blaise Bourdin My formal training is at the meeting point of solid mechanics, scientific computing, and applied mathematics. I borrow techniques for these areas to study problems in mechanical science with a specific focus on problems involving defect mechanics and optimal design. I have cultivated this multi-disciplinary training by revisiting “classical” problems with more advanced technical tools, by skewing my theoretical work towards problems of particular relevance to engineering and science, and by using investigative numerical simulations as a modeling tool in complex multi-scale problems.
My research is supported by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the industry, and focusses on computational problems in reservoir engineering, defect mechanics, optimal design and image processing.

I maintain several open source software projects.

I have the chance to work with bright students, postdocs, and collaborators.



Department of Mathematics
344, Lockett Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge LA 70803
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