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 just outside Paris.
My interest focuses on understanding and modeling the mechanical behavior of polymers building strong bonds between modeling and experimental characterization. My strengths are continuum mechanics, micromechanics, molecular dynamics.
This blog wants to share, results, presentations, questions, ideas… that are not necessarily expressed in regular papers.
You can contact me at julie.diani[at]gmail.com