Stéphane Bordas

BORDAS Stéphane


Professor of Computational Mechanics

Nationality: French


Date of first affiliation: 09/01/2006

Website: wwwen.uni....s/members/stephane_bordas

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Research aim and objectives

Computational Modelling of Interfaces in Mechanics and Medicine


Born in Paris, France in 1975, Stéphane joined in 1999 a joint graduate programme of the French Institute of Technology (Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics) and the American Northwestern University. In 2003, he graduated in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics with a Ph.D. from Northwestern University under the guidance of Professor Brian Moran. Between 2003 and 2006, he was at the Laboratory of Structural and Continuum Mechanics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, working under the support of Professor Thomas Zimmermann. In 2006, he became permanent lecturer at Glasgow University Civil Engineering Department. Stéphane joined the Mechanics team at Cardiff University on 1st September 2009, as a Professor in Computational Mechanics and directed the institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials ( from October 2010 to November 2013. On November 1st, 2013, he joined the University of Luxembourg as a Professor in Computational Mechanics. He is the Editor of the series « Advances in Applied Mechanics » since 2013.

His areas of expertise are:

  • Computational mechanics with an emphasis on moving discontinuities (mechanics of fracture, biofilm growth, etc.)
  • Method development (enriched/extended finite elements, meshfree methods, smooth strain finite elements)
  • Evolving discontinuities
  • Academic research/industrial applications

and more recently:

  • High Performance Computing
  • Surgical Simulation
  • Biomechanics
  • Model Reduction techniques, including multi-scale and algebraic model reduction

Stéphane has also been awarded an ERC Starting Independent Research Grant (RealTcut), (where Pierre Kerfriden is main collaborator) to address the need for surgical training from a computational mechanics angle.