Curriculum Vitae

Mayeul ARMINJON, born in Paris, December 6, 1954; married, five children.

Current position

Research Scientist (Staff): Chargé de Recherche au CNRS (from June 2008: section of theoretical physics; before that: section of solid mechanics),  Laboratory “ Soils, Solids, Structures - Risks ” (3S-R), Grenoble (France).
Tel.: +33 4 76 82 51 50, Fax: +33 4 76 82 70 43.
E-mail: [my first name beginning with M] dot [my family name beginning with A] at 3sr-grenoble dot fr

The list of my refereed publications is shown here. It is split into two very different parts: from the beginning of the year 1991, I started doing research in gravitational physics, mainly with an alternative theory which I proposed. This is quite remote from my original domain -- micro-macro transitions in the mechanics of materials.

Member of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.

Previous positions

1986-1988: Research Scientist (Staff): Chargé de Recherche à l'Ecole des Mines de Paris at Cemef, Sophia-Antipolis: research on numerical simulation of forming processes, and on polycrystal plasticity.

1981-1986: Research Engineer, IRSID (Research Institute of the French Steel Industry, then in Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris): in charge of X-ray diffraction laboratory, and research on polycrystal plasticity.

Scientific stay in a foreign Laboratory
Physics Department, Bari University and INFN Bari (Italy), 01 July 2005 to 30 June 2006.


1988: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Mechanics, Université Paris-Nord.

1981: Ph.D. ("Thèse de Doctorat de 3ème cycle"), Mechanics, Université Grenoble I (now U. J. Fourier). Advisor: J.P. Boehler.

1979: M.S. ("Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies") in Solid Mechanics, Université Grenoble I. Advisor: J. Lanier.

1976: Maîtrise de Mathématiques, Université P. & M. Curie, Paris. ("Maîtrise" amounted to B.S. plus one year.)

1974: Diplôme Universitaire d'Etudes Scientifiques, Mathématiques-Physique, Université Grenoble I. (Majored.) (Amounted to B.S. minus one year.)

1972: Baccalauréat Série C (Mathématiques et Physique), Reims.

(Oct. 1976 - Sept. 1977: Military service)

Teaching experience

1994-2003: Homogenization in Mechanics of Materials (course), M.S. in Solid Mechanics, Université J. Fourier.

1990-1997: Mathematics (1990-1994: exercises, 1994-1997: course and exercises), Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Hydraulique et de Mécanique de Grenoble (now Ense3, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'ingénieurs pour l'Energie, l'Eau et l'Environnement).

1989-1993: Continuum Mechanics (exercises), Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Hydraulique et de Mécanique de Grenoble (now Ense3, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'ingénieurs pour l'Energie, l'Eau et l'Environnement).

Refereeing Work

Referee for:
Canad. J. Phys. ;
Comptes-Rendus Acad. Sci. Paris
Europhys. Lett. ;
Found. Phys. ;
Gen. Rel. Grav. ;
Int. J. Theor. Phys. ;
J. Phys. A: Math. Theoret. ;
J. de Physique
Phys. Lett. A ;
Rep. Math. Phys. ;
Rep. Adv. Phys. Sci. ;
Sym. Integrab. Geom. Meth. Appl. (SIGMA)
Arch. Mech. ;
Int. J. Plasticity
Int. J. Solids & Structures
Mech. Mater. ;
Mém. Et. Sci. Rev. Métall. ;
Textures & Microstructures ;

Was referee for the Swiss National Science Foundation, for a grant.
Was referee for Kluwer, for a book.

Referee for Confs. "Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory" No. VIII (Imperial College, London, Sept. 2002) and No. IX (Imperial College, London, Sept. 2004). Member of Refereeing & Organizing Committee for Int. Conf. Textures of Materials (ICOTOM8), (Palais des Papes, Avignon, 1990). Referee for Int. Colloq. "Large Plastic Deformations: Mécamat '91" (Fontainebleau, 1991).

Ph.D. supervision

1. Thierry CHAMBARD, ``Contribution à l'homogénéisation en plasticité pour une répartition aléatoire des hétérogénéités", Doctorat, Université Joseph Fourier, 1993. I was co-advisor (for some 40 %) of this work, with Sylvain Turgeman.

2. Didier IMBAULT, ``Un modèle micro-macro analytique pour la plasticité des polycristaux anisotropes", Doctorat, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, 1993. I was the advisor of this work.