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Jean-François Semblat

Mechanical Engineering Department (UME)
Department Head/ Unit_deputy head

Professor at ENSTA-Paris.

Head of the Department of Mechanics and Energetics (IP-Paris).

Deputy Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department (UME/ENSTA).

Researcher at the Institute of Mechanical Sciences and Industrial Applications (UMR IMSIA).

Research and education activities

Fields of expertise: seismology, seismic wave propagation, computational mechanics (FEM/BEM), soil dynamics, dynamic soil-structure interaction, structural dynamics.

Teaching: Structural mechanics, Structural dynamics, Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Master of Mechanics (coordinator), MOOC Fundamentals of Waves and Vibrations, MOOC From Seismology to Earthquake Engineering (new 2022!).

Committees: International Society for Soil Mechanics (TC203), French Association for Earthquake Engineering (AFPS), Comité Français de Mécanique des Sols (CFMS).

Editorial boards: International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE), Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Polytechnique Insights.

Awards & distinctions

Shamsher Prakash Research Award in Geotechnical Engineering (2009).

Award from the Europ. Assoc. of Geoscientists & Eng. (2005).

Award from the Int. Assoc. Computer Meth. & Advances in Geomech. (2005).

Special award from the French Association for Earthquake Engineering (1999).

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