Alumni LSMS

Past members of LSMS enjoy great success in their professional careers. These include leading managerial positions in industry, services, government and permanent academic positions. Remarkably, about 50% of past collaborators hold permanent academic positions.

Selected supervised students:

  • D.H. Warner, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University 2006; currently tenured Associate Professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, USA. Recipient of 2009 PECASE award (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, highest award given by the US government to young scientists)
  • R. Kraft, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University 2008; currently tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, USA. Recipient of 2011 PECASE award
  • D.S. Kammer, Ph.D. EPFL 2014; currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Computational Mechanics of Materials at ETHZ, Zürich, Switzerland

Other past advisees are in permanent academic positions in France (CNRS, Mines Paris Tech, Grenoble Univ., Univ. Lorraine, Ponts et Chaussées), the Netherlands (Delft Univ.), Denmark (Aarhus Univ.), Italy (Poly. Torino), Switzerland (EPFL), Korea (Seoul Univ.), China (Ningbo UNiv. Zhengzhou Univ.), Japan (Tohoku Univ.), USA (Cornell, Penn State, Vermont Univ.).

Former PhD Students at LSMS

Dr. Jaehyun Cho
EPFL PH.D. Thesis no. 7598 “Coupled 3D Dislocation Modeling at Nano- and Micro-Scales” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari)
Affiliation:
Postdoctoral researcher at the Computational Materials Science Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), USA

Dr. Aurelia Cuba Ramos
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no 7591 “Multi-Scale Modeling of the Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari)
Affiliation:
BMW, Germany

Dr Okan Yilmaz
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no 7784 “Physical Phenonema in Dynamic Failure of Concrete at the Mesoscale” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari)
Affiliation:
Research Engineer at ArcelorMittal Global R&D Gent – OCAS NV, Gent, Belgium

Dr. Marco Vocialta
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no 6852, “High performance computing simulations of dynamic fragmentation in brittle materials” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari)
Affiliation:
Software Developer at SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany

Dr. Seyedeh Mohadeseh Taheri Mousavi
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no 6596 (2015), “Dynamic crack propagation in a heterogeneous ceramic microstructure, insights from a cohesive model” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari)
Affiliation:

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Dr. David S. Kammer
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no 6492 (2014), “Slip Fronts at Frictional Interfaces: A Numerical and Theoretical Study” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari)
Affiliation :
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Computational Mechanics of Materials., ETHZ, Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Till Junge
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no 6443 (2014), “Modelling Plasticity in Nanoscale Contact” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari)
Affiliation:
Ambizione Fellow at the Laboratory for Multiscale Mechanics Modeling, LAMMM at EPFL, Switzerland

Dr Srinivasa Babu Ramisetti
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no 6029 (2013), “Multiscale Modeling of Thermo-Mechanical Coupling Between Atomistic and Continuum Domains” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari, G. Anciaux)
Affiliation:
Research fellow at the University of Leeds, UK

Dr. Leonardo Snozzi

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Affiliation:
Partner at engineering firm Ruprecht Ingeneria, Lugano

Dr. Sarah Levy-Paing
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no 4898 (2010) “Exploring the Physics behind Dynamic Fragmentation through Parallel Simulations” (Dir. J.-F. Molinari)
Affiliation:
Group leader “Tenue des Ouvrages”, EDF R&D, Clamart, France.

Dr. Matthias Preisig
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no 4250 (2008), “Modeling two-phase flows on moving domains” (Dir. Prof. T. Zimmermann),
Affiliation:
Engineer at GeoMod SA, Zurich, Suisse

Former post-doctoral fellows and collaborators at LSMS

Dr Aghababaei
Affiliation:
Assistant Prof., Aarhus University, Dept. of Engineering

Dr. Clément Roux-Langlois
Affiliation:
Post-doc, Institut de Physique de Rennes, Université de Rennes

Dr. Alejandro Marcos Aragon
Affiliation:
Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands

Dr. Daniel Pino Munoz
Affiliation:
Professeur Assistant, Mines-Paristech, Centre de mise en forme des matériaux, Sophia Antipolis, France

Dr. Vladislav Yastrebov
Affiliation:
CNRS scientist, Centre des Matériaux, MINES ParisTech, Evry, France

Dr. Cyprien Wolff
Affiliation:  
INSIC , Ecole des Mines de Nancy, Université de Lorraine, Saint-Dié des Vosges, France

Dr. Jean-François Jérier
Affiliation:
Research and Development Department at Rolex Manufacture, Bienne, Switzerland (http://www.rolex.com)

Dr. Peter Spijker
Affiliation :
Programme officer, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Domain Science, Utrecht/The Hague, The Netherlands

Dr. Pedro A. Romero
Affiliation:
Postdoctoral scientist, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM, Freiburg, Germany (http://www.iwm.fraunhofer.de)

Dr. Marion Chambart
Affiliation:
Complex Structural Studies Department, Stucky Ltd., Renens, Switzerland (http://www.stucky.ch)

Dr. Antonio Caballero
Affiliation:
CEO at BBR VT Intl. Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland (http://www.bbrnetwork.com)

Marc-André Studer, former lecturer and senior researcher at LSMS, retired February 2011

Former Ph.D. Students of Prof. Molinari at the Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Reuben Kraft
Ph.D. thesis at John Hopkins University, 2008
Affiliation:
Shuman Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

Dr. L. Pei
Ph.D. 2006

Dr. D.H. Warner
Ph.D. 2006
Affiliation:
Associate Professor at the University of Cornell (http://www.cee.cornell.edu/)

Former post-doctoral fellows with Prof. J.-F. Molinari at the Johns Hopkins University

Dr. F. Zhou :
Affiliation:
Associate Professor, Ningbo University, China (www.nbu.edu.cn)

Dr. N. Hu,
Affiliation:
Associate Professor, Tohuku University, Japan (http://www.tohoku.ac.jp)

Dr. Frederic Sansoz (frederic.sansoz at uvm.edu)
Affiliation:
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Vermount, USA

Dr. S. Hyun,
Affiliation:
Professor, University of Seoul, South Korea