Jean-François MOLINARI
Institute: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Title: Professor
Country: France
Period: 2015/09/07 - 2015/09/19
Theme: Simulation on acceleration dynamics prior to mainshock
Host: Takahiro HATANO
Introduction: Jean-François Molinari is the director of the Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory ( at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland). He holds appointments in the institutes of Civil Engineering ( and of Materials Science ( He was promoted to Full Professor in 2012, and since September 2013, is the director of the Civil Engineering Institute. He obtained in 2001 a Ph.D. in Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He held professorships in several countries including the United States (Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University; 2000-2006; tenure in 2006) and France (Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie, ENS Cachan; 2005-2007) and was a Teaching Associate at the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris (2006-2009). The work conducted by Prof. Molinari involves numerical modeling across scales and spans the domains of fracture mechanics, nano- and microstructural mechanical properties, and tribology.
Fiscal Year: 2015