Dr Emilien AZÉMA
Associate Professor In Mechanics of Granular Media
Junior member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil (LMGC)
University of Montpellier

Research: I’m mainly working on the micro-mechanics of granular systems composed of realistic microstructure. By means of innovative Discrete Element Modeling (DEM), my pioneering work was to systematically illuminate the non-linear effects of particle shapes (angularity, non convexity, elongation and platyness) and particle size polydispersity (size span and shape of particle size distribution) on the quasi-static to rapid flow rheology. In more general terms, I focus on evolving granular systems in which particles can fragment or undergo large deformations (soft/squishy granular materials) with applications to geomaterials, powder, rocks as well as non-terrestrial granular systems. 

Teaching: I teach in the Mechanical Department of the Faculty of Science: solid mechanics, numerical computation, finite element method, discrete approaches and rheology of granular media. Since 2022 I am in charge of the first year of Master the Master program (Master 1). I’am also in charge of international mobility programs at the faculty level.

LMGC, 860, rue de St Priest, 34090 Montpellier France