Plenary and parallel lectures

After the Opening ceremony a Plenary Lecture will be given by Prof. Pierre Ladevèze in the main Auditorium at CNAM. Afterwards, several Parallel Keynote Lectures will be presented by Professors: Hu Heng, Michele d'Ottavio, Bruno Castanié, Dai Gil Lee, Seung Hwan Chang, Paul Weaver, Eelco Jansen, Philippe Boise, Jinsong Leng, Conor McCarthy, João Ramôa Correia, Kim Meow Liew, Erasmo Carrera, Gennady Kulikov, Volnei Tita, Christophe Binetruy. Short bios as well as the abstract of the presentation can be found below.

Pierre Ladevèze

Pierre Ladevèze

Professor Emeritus ENS Cachan Scientific Head of the Structures and Systems Division-LMT Cachan, France

Pierre Ladevèze is Professor Emeritus at Ecole Normale Supérieure of Cachan, France . He is working in two domains: computational mechanics and material modeling of composites. He was the initiator of the LATIN method and of the Proper Generalized Decomposition technique, which are paving the way to new high-performance computational strategies. He is also considered as one of the pioneers of model verification and validation using the Constitutive Relation Error method and associated equilibration techniques, which have led to guaranteed error bounds, not only for linear problems, but also for viscoplasticity problems, even in dynamics. His name is also associated with an advanced damage material model for laminated composites. He has co-authored 240 papers and during the last ten years, has presented 25 plenary and semi-plenary lectures. He also held during 2005-2011 the first EADS Foundation Chair and he is member of the advisory editorial boards of 16 international scientific journals . He received several international awards including Honoris Causa Doctorate of ULB ( 2000), IACM Computational  Mechanics Award (2004) , EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Prize (2015).

Multiscale modeling and design of laminated composites: State-of-the-art and challenges

Hu Heng

Hu Heng

Professor Wuhan University, China (Associate Editor, Composite Structures)

Prof. Heng Hu is Luojia Chair Professor of Wuhan University (China). After receiving his Ph.D. in solid mechanics in 2006 from University of Lorraine (France), he joined the Laboratory of Solid Mechanics of Ecole Polytechnique (France) as a postdoctoral fellow (2006-2007). Since 2008, he has been working in the School of Civil Engineering at Wuhan University. His research interests are in the fields of multi-scale modeling and simulation of composite structures, buckling and wrinkling of thin-walled structures. Currently, he is the head of Department of Engineering Mechanics and the deputy dean of School of Civil Engineering at Wuhan University. Since 2016, Prof. Hu has served as the Associate Editor of the journal of Composite Structures.

Multi-scale modeling and simulation of instability phenomena of thin-walled composites

Michele D'Ottavio

Michele D'Ottavio

Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre - La Défense

Dr.-Ing. Michele D'Ottavio
After earning the degree in Aerospace Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, Michele has spent several years as Research Fellow at the University of Stuttgart, where he obtained his PhD under the guidance of Professor B.H. Kröplin at the Institute of Statics and Dynamics of Aerospace Structures. Since 2008 he is Associate Professor of the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense and he is a member of the research group LEME headed by Professor O. Polit since its foundation in 2009. His main research topics are modeling of composite laminated and sandwich plates/shells, including multiphysics coupling such as thermomechanics and piezoelectricity, as well as the development of appropriate numerical simulation tools, in particular based on the finite element method.

Classical and advanced models for composite structures based on variable kinematics and a sublaminate approach

Bruno Castanié

Bruno Castanié

Head of Composite Group, Institut Clément Ader, University of Toulouse, France.

Professor Bruno Castanié is a former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and received his PhD from ISAE Supaéro in 2000. He is now teaching at INSA Toulouse. He is the head of the Composite Group of Institut Clément Ader with 28 Professors and Assistant Professors and about 40 PHd on-going on structure and manufacturing of composite structures. His own field of researches is mainly issues of composite aeronautic structures. Among many other subjects (sandwich structures, spring-back, joining issues, wood-based eco-structures, large notches, design methodologies), he is actually focusing on modeling strategies and validation of composite structures under complex loading by leading the french ANR funded collaborative project VERTEX. 

Discrete modeling strategies for aeronautic composite structures: from failure scenario to certification

Dai Gil Lee

Dai Gil Lee

Professor Emeritus, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Sciece and Technology) and Director of Standard Energy (Daejeon, Korea)

Professor Dai Gil Lee has received his Ph. D. degree from MIT (Mech. Eng. Dept.) in 1985 and worked at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) from 1986 until 2017. He is now an emeritus professor of KAIST and director of Standard Energy, which is a venture company developing the ESS and PEMFC. He was the president of KSCM (Korea Society of Composite Materials) (1999), director of KIDCS (KAIST Institute for Design of Complex Systems) (2006-2015), director of KAIST EEWS (energy, environment, water and sustainability) (2014-2016). He published 287 international journal papers and filed 251 patents. He produced 46 Ph. D. And 47 MS. He was awarded 21 times.

Light Weight Carbon Composite PEMFC (Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells)

Seung Hwan Chang

Seung Hwan Chang

Professor of the School of Mechanical Engineering Vice President of Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation Director of Technology Transfer Center Director of Business Support Center/LINC Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

Prof. Chang graduated with B.Sci. in mechanical design and production engineering from Chung-Ang University (CAU); MS and PhD in composite materials from department of mechanical engineering, KAIST. He joined micromechanics laboratory in Cambridge University UK as a postdoctoral research fellow (2001-2002), then started his faculty career at Chung-Ang University Korea (CAU; 2002-current). Prof. Chang served as the school chair of mechanical engineering (2010-2012) and Director of business support center (2014-2017). He is currently the vice president of Industry-Academy Cooperation Foundation (IACF; 2012-current) in CAU, Director of technology transfer center (2012-current) in CAU and the vice president of University Industrial Technology Force (UNITEF) in KOREA. Prof. Chang’s research is focused on functional materials ranging from electroactive polymers (EAPs), fibrous composites including bio-degradable composites, to simulation of tissue differentiation during bone healing process, design of biologic composite prostheses for bone healing and to self-powered wearable fabric sensors and actuators. He has published more than 80 refereed international journal papers and 5 books and enrolled more than 40 international and domestic patents. He has been honored with best paper awards from international institutes such as Composite Structures and KAIST. Currently, Prof. Chang serves as editorial board members in many world leading journals including Composite Structures, IJPEM (International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing) and IJPEM-GT (Green Technology).

Qualitative research on bone healing with composite prostheses

Paul Weaver

Paul Weaver

Bernal Chair in Composite Structures, University of Limerick and Professor in Lightweight Structures, University of Bristol

Paul Weaver has a personal chair in Lightweight Structures at the University of Bristol where he directs the Advanced Composite Centre Innovation and Science's (ACCIS) Centre for Doctoral Training. In 2016 he also became the Bernal Chair in Composite Structures at the University of Limerick. He has published in excess of 200 refereed papers, had 5 patents and graduated 32 PhD students. Paul has been a regular visitor and consultant to NASA Langley on buckling and postbuckling design methods of plate and shell structures. His work on morphing composites is being considered for use in wind turbine designs, F1 and high performance boats.

Material Tailoring for Lightweight and Morphing Structures

Eelco Jansen

Eelco Jansen

Head of the Section “Composites”, Institute of Structural Analysis, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Dr. ir. Eelco Jansen is a senior faculty member, head of the Section “Composites” at the Institute of Structural Analysis of Leibniz Universität Hannover since 2009.  Formerly he was an assistant professor at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace Structures Group, where he obtained his PhD in 2001. His area of research covers a broad range of topics in the analysis of composite materials and structures. He has a specific expertise and long-time experience in the field of nonlinear stability and dynamic analysis of thin-walled structures, ranging from semi-analytical methods to finite element analysis and advanced finite element based reduced order models.

Hierarchical Approaches for Nonlinear Stability and Dynamic Analysis of Thin-walled Composite Structures

Philippe Boisse

Philippe Boisse

Professor, Directeur de l'Ecole Doctorale MEGA de Lyon

Philippe Boisse is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at INSA Lyon, France. He obtained his PhD in 1987 at University Paris 6. His fields of research are Composite forming, Textile composites, Mechanics of fibrous/textile materials, Finite element simulations for forming processes and Thermoforming of thermoplastic composites.

He is currently President of the French association for Composites Materials (AMAC). He is the director of the GDR (Group of Research) CNRS on composite manufacturing. P. Boisse is Associated Editor of the International Journal of Material Forming (Springer). He is a member of the ‘Institut Universitaire de France’ (IUF).

Macro and meso F.E. modellings of composite reinforcement forming

Jinsong Leng

Jinsong Leng

Director of the Center For Smart Materials and Structures, Cheung Kong Chair Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Prof. Jinsong Leng is Cheung Kong Chair Professor and Director of the Center for Smart Materials and Structures at Harbin Institute of Technology (China). He has also been recognized as Research Giant of University of Southern Queensland (Australia) and served as Honorary Professor of Kingston University London (UK). His researches cover Sensors and Actuators, Stimulus Responsive Polymers (Shape Memory and Electro-Active Polymers) and their composites, Multifunctional Nanocomposites, Active Vibration Control, Structural Health Monitoring, and Active Deployable or Morphing Structures. Prof. Leng has authored or co-authored more than 300 scientific papers, 15 books/chapters and 50 issued patents and delivered more than 25 Plenary/Keynote talks at international conferences. Prof. Leng has been served as Chairman of Asia-Pacific Committee on Smart and Nano Materials (APCSNM), Editor in Chief of International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials. He has also been elected as an Executive Council Member of International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM) and Fellow of the SPIE, Fellow of Institute of Physics (IOP), Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IMMM) and Associate Fellow of AIAA.

Active deformable composite structures: actuation, 4D printing and applications

Conor McCarthy

Conor McCarthy

University of Limerick, Ireland

Prof. Conor McCarthy is an Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator in novel composites joining techniques (see www.falcom.ie), mostly for lightweight structural applications. The main scientific question that drives his research is the deep understanding of the mechanics of joining dissimilar materials, so that novel joints can be discovered and subsequently developed, with the ultimate goal of achieving structural light-weighting to improve fuel efficiency of future transport vehicles. Prof. McCarthy’s research interests also include bolted, bonded and thermally joined composites, multi-scale composites damage mechanics and non-linear finite element analysis.

Fastener-less Joining Technologies for High Performance Hybrid Composites-Metal Structures

João Ramôa Correia

João Ramôa Correia

Professor of Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, CEris, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

João Ramôa Correia, born in 1978, is Associate Professor with Habilitation at Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon, teaching the areas of rehabilitation and new materials for civil engineering applications. His areas of expertise are fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials, particularly glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) pultruded profiles, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) strengthening systems and composite sandwich panels. His most important research topics include the fire and durability behaviour of GFRP pultruded profiles and CFRP strengthening systems, the structural behaviour of composite sandwich panels for building applications and hybrid structures, which combine FRP and steel or concrete.

Fire behaviour of FRP composite structures for civil engineering applications

Kim Meow Liew

Kim Meow Liew

City University of Hong Kong, China

Professor Liew is a Chair Professor of Civil Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. He was visiting professors of MIT, University of Southern California, Texas A&M University, University of Toronto and Tsinghua University. His research interests encompass computational mechanics, materials modeling, nanotechnology, plates and shells, engineering optimization and fire simulation. Over his academic career, he has published over 700 SCI journal articles. Professor Liew is listed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as a Highly Cited Researcher in engineering. His publications have been cited over twenty-three thousand times and his current H-index is 76. To date, Professor Liew has attracted over US$45 million research and development funds from government funding agencies, industries and higher learning institutions. He has graduated over 50 PhD students and supervised over 60 Post-doctoral fellows.

Engineered Functional Nano Materials

Erasmo Carrera

Erasmo Carrera

Professor of Aerospace Structures and Aeroelasticity, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Erasmo Carrera graduated in Aeronautics in 1986 and Space Engineering in 1988 at the Politecnico di Torino. He obtained a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in 1991. He became Assistant Professor in 1992, Associate Professor (2000) and Full Professor (2010) at the Politecnico di Torino. Carrera has introduced the Reissner Mixed Variational Theorem, RMVT, as a natural extension of the Principle of Virtual Displacement to layered structure analysis. He introduced the Unified Formulation, or CUF (Carrera Unified Formulation), as a tool to establish a new framework in which to develop theories of beams, plates and shells for metallic and composite multilayered structures loaded by mechanical, thermal electrical and magnetic loadings. Carrera has been author and coauthor of about 500 papers on the above topics, most of which have been published in first rate international journals, including a few recent books. Professor Carrera is founder and leader of the MUL2 group at the Politecnico di Torino.The MUL2 group has acquired a significant international reputation in the field of multilayered structures subjected to multifield loadings, see also www.mul2.com. Professor Carrera has been recognized as Highly Cited Researchers (Top 100 Scientist) by Thompson Reuters in the two Sections: Engineering and Materials (2013) and Engineering (2015).

Some Nonlinear Problems Solved by Carrera Unified Formulation

Gennady Kulikov

Gennady Kulikov

Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Tambov State Technical University, Russia

Professor Kulikov received his first doctoral degree in Solid Mechanics in 1981 at the Moscow State University and his second degree of the doctor of Physics and Mathematics in Solid Mechanics in 1991 at the Kazan State University. From 1991 to 2015 he was head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics at the Tambov State Technical University. Since 2015 he is the head of Lab of Intelligent Materials and Structures. Professor Kulikov is a prize-winner of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science for his outstanding contribution to sciences (2003). He was visiting professor at the Institute of Mechanics, Technische Universität Berlin (1995, 1999 and 2002) and the Department of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (2007, 2016). His fields of research are finite element method, sampling surfaces method, nonlinear structural analysis, composite shell structures, adaptive structures and smart systems, contact interactions, and tire mechanics.

Strong and weak sampling surfaces formulations for three-dimensional stress and vibration analyses of composite structures

Volnei Tita

Volnei Tita

Professor at University of São Paulo, Brazil

He is graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1996 from University of São Paulo (USP – Brazil) and, also, he obtained his Master in 1999 and PhD in 2003 from USP. He worked at EMBRAER in 2005-2006. He was visiting professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium – 2012). Tita is Associate Professor in the Aeronautic Engineering Department at USP since 2011 and published more than 150 papers in scientific journals and proceedings of conferences. He received the Medal of Honor from Air Force Office Research (USA). Tita is reviewer of 22 journals and editorial board member of 4 International Scientific Journals. He was secretary of the Aerospace Scientific Committee of Mechanical Science Brazilian Association in 2011-2013. Tita is member of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) since 2013. He was the Chair of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Workshop on “Structural Mechanics and Prognosis, and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace in Brazil” (2014) and the Chair with Prof. Antonio Ferreira of the MACMS-2015 (Meeting on Aeronautical Composite Materials and Structures). Tita has scientific collaboration with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), University of Porto (Portugal), Universidad de La Habana (Cuba), Texas A & M University (USA) and US-Air Force (USA).

Multi-Scale Based Damage Evolution and Failure Models for Prognosis of Composite Structures

Christophe Binetruy

Christophe Binetruy

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

Christophe Binetruy is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France) and Head of the Processes and Mechanics of Materials Group at the Institute of Civil Engineering and Mechanics (GeM). He holds the FAURECIA Chair on structural composites for automotive applications. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lille (France) in 1996 and his Habilitation in Physics from the University of Lille in 2002. He has co-authored over 200 journal and conference proceeding articles. He has graduated 30 Ph.D. students. His research interests are modeling of composite manufacturing processes with multi-scale and multi-physics based approaches, as well as design for manufacturing based on concurrent engineering.

Bridging composite part design and manufacturing through the prediction of the process-induced material scale features