Frederic Dias#


Frederic Dias
Email:frederic.dias 'at' ucd.ie
Membership Number:4508
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:fdias
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://maths.ucd.ie/~dias



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 - present Senior Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • 2001 - 2008 Head of Mathematics Department, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
  • 1999 - present Full Professor of Applied Mathematics, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
  • 1997 - 1999 Director of Research CNRS, Institut Non-Linéaire de Nice, University of Nice, France
  • 1992 - 2004 Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Part time), Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • 1990 - 1997 Research Assistant CNRS, Institut Non-Linéaire de Nice, University of Nice, France
  • 1988 - 1990 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A.
  • 1986 - 1987 Postdoctoral Scholar, Ocean Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., U.S.A.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Marine renewable energy (wave energy, current turbines)
  • Ocean rogue waves (generation, return period, wave impact)
  • Storm surges (propagation, impact on the coast)
  • Tsunamis (generation, propagation, impact on the coast)
  • Slamming (evaluation of extreme impact pressures that can affect the integrity of structures)
  • Fluid mechanics (numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations)
  • Partial differential equations (derivation of simplified models for water waves)

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy – MRIA
  • 2015 High-end foreign expert of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs - China
  • 2014 ERC Proof of Concept, WAVEMEASUREMENT, Wave measurement
  • 2014 Prix Emilia Valori pour l’application des sciences Award by the French Academy of Sciences
  • 2013 Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (France)
  • 2013 Prix ANR du Numérique Award by the French Agency for Research for F. Dias’ multidisciplinary research
  • 2012 European Research Council Advanced Grant, MULTIWAVE, Rogue Wave Phenomena
  • 2008 Elected Secretary General of IUTAM (International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics)
  • 2007 Le Prix La Recherche Award for F. Dias’ work on oceanic waves
  • 1998 Edmond Brun Prize of the French Academy of Sciences

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