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Pierre Ladevèze

Pierre Ladevèze  is Professor Emeritus at Ecole Normale Supérieure in 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. Recently, he introduced the Variational Theory of Complex Rays, a new and promising computational approach to medium-frequency and high-frequency phenomena, which he is continuing to develop as a Weak-Trefftz Discontinuous Galerkin method. 

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 AIRBUS 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).