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 focusses on modeling, analysis, and numerical implementations of problems arising in reservoir engineering, defect mechanics, optimal design, and image processing.

I am the recipient of multiple research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Louisiana Board of Regents and industry, totalling over $6M.

I have written several high impact publications, including three ESI highly cited papers in two disciplines (mathematics and engineering).

I maintain several open source software projects.

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

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Louisiana State University
Department of Mathematics
Lockett Hall, room 344
Baton Rouge LA 70803
Tel. +1 (225) 578-1612
Fax. +1 (225) 578-4276
e-Mail bourdin@lsu.edu
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