Crack pattern in ceramics subject to thermal shock

Research group

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Current members

Graduate students

  • Nha Van Tran came to LSU in January 2016 after receiving a Master of Science Computational Engineering from the Vietnamese-German University, in collaboration with the Ruhr University in Bochum and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Computer Science from the Vietnam National University. His graduate works deal with fracture in heterogeneous media, supported by a grant from the DMREF program of the National Science Foundation.
  • Alex Dunkel is working simultaneously on a MS in Computer Science and a PhD in mathematics. His work deals with diffusion-driven fracture, supported by a grant from the applied mathematics program of the National Science Foundation.

Bourdin's graduate students Erwan Tanné, Nha Van Tran, Alex Dunkel and a proud advisor.

Past members

Post docs

Graduate students

  • Erwan Tanné: Ph. D. Solid Mechanics 2017. His thesis “Variational phase-field models from brittle to ductile fracture: nucleation and propagation” was supported by a grant from Chevron ETC and co-advised with Jean-Jacques Marigo at the Laboratoire de Mécanique de solides at École Polytechnique. Erwan is now a postdoc in teh department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Chukwudi Chukwudozie: Ph. D. in Petroleum Engineering 2016. Chukwudi is now a postdoc in the department of Civil Engineering at Columbia University in New York City. His thesis, supported by a grant from Chevron ETC and co-advised with Mayank Tyagi deals with the development of a fully coupled hydro-mechanical reservoir simulator with focus on the numerical simulation of hydraulic fracturing.
  • Ataollah Mesgarnejad: Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Mathematics, 2014. His thesis deals with multiple numerical aspects of variational models of fracture and applications to out-of-plane deformation of thin films. Ata is now a postdoc in the department of Physics at Northeastern University in Boston.
  • Cristina (Tugurlan) Marinovici: Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2008. In her thesis, Cristina developed a parallel implementation of the Fast Marching Method. Cristina is now a Software Engineer at Microsoft.
  • Navid Mozaffari: M.S. in Mathematics, 2014.
  • Kailyn Brabhan: M.N.S. in Mathematics, 2014.
  • Sean Farley: M.S. Mathematics, 2009.