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 and their affiliation

Dr. Fabian Barras
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no. 8956 “When dynamic cracks meet disorder: A journey along the fracture process zone” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari)
Postdoctoral fellow at NJORD Centre for Studies of the Physics of the Earth, University of Oslo, Norway.

Dr. Jaehyun Cho
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no. 7598 “Coupled 3D Dislocation Modeling at Nano- and Micro-Scales” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari, G. Anciaux)
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)
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)
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)
AID  Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH, München, 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)
Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, USA

Prof. 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)
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)
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)
Research fellow at the University of Exeter, UK

Dr. Leonardo Snozzi
EPFL Ph.D. Thesis no. 5642 (2013), “A meso-scale computational approach to dynamic failure in concrete” (Dir. Prof. J.-F. Molinari)
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)
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),
Engineer at GeoMod SA, Zurich, Suisse

Former post-doctoral fellows and collaborators at LSMS

Dr. Tobias Brink
Project Group Leader at Max-Planck-Institut, Düsseldorf, Germany

Dr. Roozbeh Rezakhani
Postdoctoral researcher, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Prof. Fatima-Ezzahra Fekak
Assistant Professor, ENSA Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées, Fès, Marocco

Dr. Mathilde Radiguet
Researcher at ISTerre, St-Martin-d’Hères/Grenoble, France

Prof. Ramin Aghababaei
Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark, Dept. of Engineering

Prof. Clément Roux-Langlois
Professor, Lycée G. Touchard, Le Mans, France

Prof. Alejandro Marcos Aragon
Professor, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Antonio Caballero
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

Prof. Reuben Kraft
Ph.D. 2008
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University, USA

Dr. L. Pei
Ph.D. 2006

Prof. D.H. Warner
Ph.D. 2006
Associate Professor at Cornell University, USA (http://www.cee.cornell.edu/)

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

Prof. Fenghua Zhou
Associate Professor, Ningbo University, China (www.nbu.edu.cn)

Prof. Ning Hu
Associate Professor, Tohuku University, Japan (http://www.tohoku.ac.jp)

Prof. Frederic Sansoz
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Vermount, USA

Prof. Sangil Hyun
Professor at University of Seoul, South Korea