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 have received research grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and industry.

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.



Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Hamilton Hall, room 409A
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton ON L8S 4K1
Tel. +1 (905) 525 9140 ext. 27243
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