Guillaume Anciaux

Senior computational scientist in mechanical engineering

Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory (LSMS)
Institute of Civil Engineering (IIC)
School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (EPFL)
Lausanne, Switzerland

Appointments

2013-present Research and Teaching Associate and Scientific Collaborator
Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory, Civil Engineering
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2010-2012 Research Scientist and Scientific Collaborator
Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory, Civil Engineering
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2008-2010 Postdoc in Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory, Civil Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2007-2008 Research Scientist and teaching assistant in High Performance Computing
ScalApplix Laboratory, INRIA-Bordeaux France
2003 (6months) Final M.S. project
DSIC department Universidad Politecnica de Valencia,Spain
2002 (2months) In-Fusio Bordeaux, France (Internship)
2001 (2months) Oracle Paris, France (Internship)

Professional Preparation

INRIA-Bordeaux, France Ph.D
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Computational Mechanics
2004-2007.
ENSEIRB
Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Electronique, Informatique, Télécommunication, Mathématique et Mécanique de Bordeaux
M.S. & B.S.
Major: Computer Science
Minor: High Performance Computing, Parallelism, Regulation and Distributed Computing
2000-2003

Teaching

Numerical Modeling of Solids and Structures 3 50% lecturer with Molinari B.S. EPFL 2016-2018
Programming Concepts in Scientific Computing 3 18h (lecturer), 38h (TA) M.S. EPFL 2015-2017
Scientific Computing for Engineers 4 18h (lecturer), 38h (TA) Ph.D EPFL 2014-2017
Advanced Methods in Computational Solid Mechanics 3 10h (lecturer), 14h (TA) M.S. EPFL 2011-2017
Computational Solid Mechanics, recent advances and finite element modeling with Akantu 3 days (lecturer)
EPFL Continued Education
  EPFL 2014
Numerical Modeling of Solids and Structures 3 36h B.S. EPFL 2008-2013
Continuum Mechanics 2 24h (TA) B.S. EPFL 2010-2011
Introduction to multiscale methods 1 10h (lecturer), 14h (TA) M.S. EPFL 2009
Computer Networks 1 35h (lecturer) M.S. ENSEIRB 2007
Advanced C programming 1 24h (TA) M.S. ENSEIRB 2007
Grid Computing introduction 2 18h (lecturer) M.S. ENSEIRB 2005-2006
Load Balancing 2 6h (TA) M.S. ENSEIRB 2005-2006
Sparse Linear Algebra 2 12h (TA) M.S. ENSEIRB 2005-2006
Parallel Algorithms 2 6h (TA) M.S. ENSEIRB 2005-2006

Publication summary

  • 24 peer reviewed publications in journal (6 as first author).
  • 4 peer-reviewed papers in conference proceedings.
  • 34 conferences & seminars
  • 1 book chapter.
Full publication list

Funding

  • 2016-present: I am CoPI with M. Fernandez Ruiz and A. Muttoni for the proposal to Swiss National Science Foundation entitled: A new view on the fundamentals of shear transfer through cracks in concrete via interface roughness at different scales. Budget: 427’836 CHF.
  • 2015-present: I am CoPI with J.F. Molinari for the proposal to Swiss National Science Foundation entitled: Contact mechanics of rough surfaces. Budget: 499’215 CHF.
  • 2016-2017: I am CoPI with J. Gaume for the proposal to ENAC Exploratory Grant entitled: Numerical modeling of snow slab avalanche release. Budget: 24’500 CHF.
  • 2012-2016: I was CoPI with W. Curtin and J.F. Molinari for the proposal to Swiss National Science Foundation entitled: Coupled Atomistic/Discrete-Dislocations in 3 dimensions (CADD3d). Budget: 318’360 CHF. Extension for one year: 110’531 CHF.
  • 2009-2012: I was CoPI with J.F. Molinari for the proposal to Swiss National Science Foundation entitled: Finite temperature Multiscale approaches to nano-contact mechanics. Budget: 250’000 CHF.

Ph.D work supervision

  • Co-Supervision with Prof. Molinari of the Ph.D student M. Pundir A new view on the fundamentals of shear transfer through cracks in concrete via interface roughness at different scales. (EPFL, 2017-present).
  • Co-Supervision with Prof. Molinari of the Ph.D student L. Frérot Contact mechanics of rough surfaces. (EPFL, 2015-present).
  • Co-Supervision with Prof. Molinari of the Ph.D student J. Cho Coupled Atomistic/Discrete-Dislocations in 3 dimensions (CADD3d). (EPFL, 2012-2017). Graduated in February 2017
  • Co-Supervision with Prof. Molinari of the Ph.D student S.B. Ramisetti. Finite temperature Multiscale approaches to nano-contact mechanics. (EPFL, 2009-2013). Graduated in December 2013.

Student project supervision

  • Supervision of the master project of J. Volmer. Modeling of snow avalanche release with a cohesive approach for fracture. (EPFL, Spring 2017).
  • Supervision of the semester project of F. Bardi. Study of the plastic interaction of asperities sitting on a rough surface. (EPFL, Spring 2017).
  • Supervision of the master project of D. Pradovera. Implementation within Akantu of smooth contact mechanics with the mortar method. (EPFL, Spring 2016).
  • Supervision of the master project of L. Hentgen. Study of rough-fractal surfaces by an elastic-plastic boundary element approach. (EPFL, Fall 2014).
  • Supervision of the parallelism class project of B. Paccaud. Parallelizing the periodic boundary conditions problem in Akantu. (EPFL, Spring 2014).
  • Co-Supervision with N. Richart and R. Aghababaei of the master project of L. Frerot. Thermo-mechanical coupling of solid mechanics and heat transfer models in Akantu. (EPFL, Fall 2013).
  • Supervision of the semester project of Damien Spielmann and Dimitri Bozovic. Conception et programmation d’un code d’élément finis en C++. (EPFL, Spring 2013).
  • Supervision of the semester project of Joshua Reinle. Propriétés des matériaux à l’échelle atomique. (EPFL, Spring 2013).
  • Co-supervision with Prof. Molinari and N. Richart of the semester project of Topulos Nikos, Dubil Alexis and Julien de Pommerol Pierre. Développement d’un code d’élément finis et analyse spectrale. (EPFL, Spring 2012).
  • Co-supervision with Prof. Molinari, Ms S.M. Taheri Mousavi and Dr N. Richart of the semester project (M.S.) of Fabian Barras. 3-D Bernoulli Beams within Akantu. (EPFL, Fall 2011).
  • Co-supervision with Dr O. Coulaud of the semester project of Mathieu Le Ber. Multiscale material modeler. (ENSEIRB, Fall 2005).

Distinction

Recipient of the Rodolphe and Renée Haenny prize which aims at rewarding teaching and interdisciplinary/innovative research in the field of material science, in Switzerland.

General Activities

EPFL service

  • Member of the ENAC School Council (2017-present).
  • Member of the Council of EPFL teachers (CCE) in charge of advising EPFL management on all questions concerning teaching. (2015-2017)
  • Member of EPFL HPC-tech commission in charge of promoting high performance computing at EPFL and providing technical advices to the CoPil-HPC.
  • Member of the ENAC School Council (2012-2014).
  • Directed the purchase of the LSMS computer cluster Metz and system administrator of that resource.

External service

  • Member of the scientific computing committee of European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS).

Symposium organization

  • Co-organiser with J. Gaume of the Slab Avalanche Multiscale Mechanical Modeling SLAM workshop
  • Co-organiser with L. Pastewka, I. Szlufarska, M. Moseler and C. Minfray of the Tribology: Mechanics, physics and chemistry of solid-solid and solid-liquid interfaces symposium at the Multiscale Materials Modeling 2016 conference (MMM2016)
  • Co-organiser with M. Paggi and N. Moës of the Computational Contact Mechanics mini symposium at the South East European Conference on Computational Mechanics conference (SECCM III 2013)

Open-source software development

Scientific reviews

  • Reviewer for Meccanica.
  • Reviewer for Applied Thermal Engineering.
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Solid and Structures.
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Thermal Sciences.
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow.
  • Reviewer for Heat and Mass Transfer.
  • Reviewer for Computational Materials Science.
  • Reviewer for Tribology Letters.
  • Reviewer for Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.
  • Reviewer for International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Computational Physics
  • Reviewer for the French Research Agency (ANR) funds.