Ciarlet Patrick 

ENSTA ParisTech
CNRS, INRIA, Université de Paris-Saclay
828, boulevard des Maréchaux 
91762 Palaiseau Cedex
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Professor in the Applied Math Dept of the National Institute of Advanced Technologies
Member of the Joint Research Unit CNRS-ENSTA-INRIA UMR 7231 POEMS.

Extended CV

A brief curriculum

I got my PhD in 1992 in applied mathematics, and defended my 'Habilitation a Diriger les Recherches' in 1998 in mathematics. In both cases, I graduated from the Paris VI University.
Between Oct. 1990 and Sep. 1993, I studied parallel preconditioning within the Parallel Computing Project at the Limeil-Valenton Centre of the French Nuclear Agency (CEA). Starting in Oct. 1993, I spent one year as a post-doctoral fellow at UCLA, where I studied graph partitioning. Then, I spent three additional years at the Limeil-Valenton Centre: I worked on mesh partitioning and the parallelization of codes, and on the discretization of Maxwell's equations.
Since Sep. 1997, I have been working in the Applied Math Dept of ENSTA. 

Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, 1999-2000.
Guest Professor (Graduate Studies), University of Houston, USA, March 2002.
Guest Professor (Graduate Studies), Université de Strasbourg, October 2002.
Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, 2005-2007.

Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, January-July 2010.
Guest Professor (Graduate Studies), 
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, March 2011.

Deputy Head of the Master’s Program Analysis, Modelling, Simulation, Université de Paris-Saclay, September 2014-present
Coordinator of the Mathematics & Engineering Program
of the Mathematics Hadamard Labex (LMH), April 2018-present

Research topics
Computational electromagnetics, numerical analysis of PDEs.

Propagation of fields at the interface between metals or meta-materials and classical dielectric media. In physics, these models allow one to take into account the onset and propagation of surface plasmons. With the help of the T-coercivity theory, one can solve those models mathematically and numerically when they are well-posed. One can also build configurations for which the problem is ill-posed. Current research focuses on the redefinition of the model in this case and on the design of adequate numerical methods.
Computation of electromagnetic fields in a cavity, or near an obstacle, with a non-smooth boundary. When the computational domain is non-convex, the presence of reentrant edges and/or vertices, called geometrical singularities, produces intense fields.
External collaborations: domain decomposition methods to solve the neutron diffusion equation in realistic configurations (Coll. CEA/Saclay) ; revisiting finite elements (Univ. Zürich).
NEW! Book "Mathematical Foundations of Computational Electromagnetism" published in 2018, Springer, Coll. Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 198
(ISBN 978-3-319-70841-6).

Former/Current Students
Minh Hieu Do (Postdoc fellow: Jul. 2018 -) (advisor François Madiot)
Félix Kpadonou (Postdoc fellow: Oct. 2017 -) (advisor Stéphanie Chaillat-Loseille)
Hélèna Shourick (Master student : Mar. 2017 - Sep. 2017)
Khawla Gannoun (Master student : Apr. 2017 - Sep. 2017)
Rémi Feuillet (PhD student: Oct. 2016 - ) (co-advisors Frédéric Alauzet & Adrien Loseille)
Vasileios Vrettakos (Master student: Apr. 2016 - Dec. 2016)
Aurore Texier (Master student: Mar. 2016 - Jul. 2016)
Kirill Brodt (Master student: Jun. 2015 - Nov. 2015)
Léandre Giret (PhD student: Oct. 2014 - Jun. 2018) (co-advisor Erell Jamelot)
Luca Desiderio (PhD student: Oct. 2013 - Jan. 2017) (co-advisor Stéphanie Chaillat-Loseille)
Marc Bakry (PhD student: Oct. 2013 - Oct. 2016) (co-advisor Sébastien Pernet)
Christian Stohrer (Postdoc fellow: Oct. 2013 - Oct. 2015) (joint supervision with Sonia Fliss)
Félix Kpadonou (Master student: Apr. 2013 - Sep. 2013)
Camille Carvalho (Master & PhD student: Apr. 2012 - Dec. 2015) (advisor Anne-Sophie Bonnet Ben Dhia)
Lucas Chesnel (Master & PhD student: Apr. 2009 - Oct. 2012) (co-advisor Anne-Sophie Bonnet Ben Dhia)
Thu Huyen
Dao (Master student: Apr. 2009 - Sep. 2009)
Grace Hechme (
Postdoc fellow: Jan. 2006 - Sep. 2007)
Carlo Maria Zwölf (Master & PhD student: Apr. 2004 - Dec. 2007) (co-advisor Anne-Sophie Bonnet Ben Dhia)
Mathieu Buard (Master student: Apr. 2004 - Dec. 2004)
Samir Kaddouri (PhD student: Oct. 2003 - March 2007)

Beate Jung (Postdoc fellow: Jul. 2003 - Dec. 2003)
Erell Jamelot (PhD student: Oct. 2002 - Nov. 2005)
Fabrice Roy (PhD student: Oct. 2000 - July 2004) (co-advisor Jérome Perez)
Emmanuelle Garcia (PhD student: Dec. 1998 - June 2002) (co-advisor Franck Assous)
Simon Labrunie (Postdoc fellow: Jan. 1998 - Sep. 1999) (joint supervision with Franck Assous)

Research Grants
Sep. 2003 - Aug. 2006: DGA/ENSTA contract 0360074 'computation of intense electromagnetic fields'.
Jan. 2001 - Dec. 2002: PROCORE grant [joint French-Chinese (Hong Kong) research program.]
Oct. 1993 - Oct. 1994: 'Delegation Generale pour l'Armement' postdoctoral fellowship.

Publications or link to Google Scholar

Selected talks

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