Jean Salençon - Biography#

Jean SALENÇON is Honorary Professor at the École polytechnique and the École nationale des ponts et chaussées (France). He has been Chair professor-at-Large (2011-2013) and Visiting Distinguished professor (2014-2015) and is presently Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at the City University of Hong Kong. He was the President of the French Academy of Sciences during the years 2009 & 2010 and presided over the Institut de France in 2009. He is also a Member (Emeritus) of the French Academy of Technologies, a foreign Member of the Istituto Lombardo (Milan) and of the Academia das Ciências de Lisboa (Portugal), an honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a Corresponding Member of the Académie des sciences et lettres de Montpellier (France). His research activities were essentially developed in the Solid Mechanics Laboratory (École polytechnique, Palaiseau, France) with, as an essential characteristic, the transfer of basic concepts and results in Continuum mechanics to practical applications in civil and mechanical engineering. Among other contributions one may mention the elaboration of a Theory of Yield Design based upon the only concept of yield strength of the constituent materials and simple mathematical results of convex analysis as a convenient general framework for all types of stability analyses: slopes and dams, anisotropic and reinforced soils, yield design of plates and slabs, probabilistic approach, homogenization, etc. Other aspects of the research activities of Jean Salençon include Viscoelasticity, Elastoplasticity and Elasticity.

Jean Salençon has been a member of various scientific councils and administrative boards of public or private entities. He is the author of more than 190 publications including 12 books and textbooks, 8 tutorial and practical multimedia softwares.

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