Jack S. Hale

Hale Jack S.

Research Associate

Nationality: British


Date of first affiliation: 11/01/2013

Website: wwwen.uni....ce_rues/members/jack_hale

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.lu/citations?user=Fx9lQ7MAAAAJ

Research aim and objectives

Statistical inverse problems in medical diagnosis, implicit boundary methods for soft hyperelastic materials, geometrically non-linear thin structures.


Logos_FNR_MC+CMYK « Supported by the Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg (#6693582) » On November 1st 2013 I joined Prof. Stephane Bordas’ team in the Research Unit in Engineering Science at the University of Luxembourg. Broadly speaking, my research interests lie in the field of Computational Mechanics. Within this, I concentrate on the following areas: Prior to this I studied for my PhD in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London (2009-2013) under the supervision of Dr. Pedro M. Baiz Villafranca. My thesis, funded by the EPSRC through the Department of Aeronautics Doctoral Training Award, looked at how mixed variational methods, long used in the finite element method community, could be applied to the problem of alleviating the shear-locking phenomenon in meshless or meshfree numerical methods. During my Master of Engineering at Bristol University (2004-2008) I developed analytical models for understanding plasticity in aluminium bars subject to three point bending. I spent one year abroad at Rice University (2006-2007) where I developed Monte Carlo molecular simulations of cross-flow filtration processes. Awards and Recognition
  • Finalist ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad, WCCM/ECCM Barcelona, 2014.
  • Best PhD Thesis, ACME UK Conference, 2014.
  • Best PhD Student Paper and Presentation, ACME UK Conference, 2012.
  • Runner-up PhD Student Paper and Presentation, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on XFEM, 2011.
  • Crown Europe Prize for Best Individual Contribution to a MSc Group Project, Bristol University, 2008.