About Me

After graduating from Université Pierre and Marie-Curie (Paris 6, France) and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, I completed a PhD in 1999 in Mechanical Engineering that focused on the mechanical behavior and cavitation of rubbers. I was hired as a junior researcher at CNRS in 2000 to work on the mechanical modeling of polymers. This is still my main topic of research. Thanks to the CNRS, I was able to spend more than 2 years at the University of Colorado at Boulder, CO (USA) working with professor Ken Gall and professor Alan Greenberg on shape memory polymers and molecular dynamics simulations. I was promoted to senior researcher in 2012. I am currently working at the LMS lab in Ecole Polytechnique where I lead the Industrial chair ‘Design and modeling of innovative materials’ between Arkema and Ecole Polytechnique.

My interest focuses on understanding and modeling the mechanical behavior of polymers building strong bonds between modeling and experimental characterization. Recently, I have been involved also on projects on fracture of rubbers and polymers and on adhesion of polymer adhesives. My strengths are continuum mechanics, micromechanics, molecular dynamics, DMA characterization.

This blog wants to share, results, presentations, questions, ideas…

You can contact me at julie.diani[at]gmail.com