After his Engineering Degree at the University of Liège in Belgium in 1992, Jean-François Remacle obtained in 1997 a Ph.D. from the same University. He then spent two years at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal as a post-doctoral fellow of Prof. F. Trochu, followed by three years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the research team of Prof. M. Shephard (one year as research associate followed by two years as research assistant professor).
It was during his stay at Rensselaer that Pr. Remacle started to work closely with Mark Shephard on mesh generation. Pr. Shephard’s seminal work on mesh generation is one of the most important contributions ever. It was also during that stay that Pr. Remacle started the development of Gmsh, the open source mesh generator.
After these five years in Northern America, Jean-François Remacle joined the Université catholique de Louvain in 2002 as an assistant Professor. He then became Associate Professor in 2005 and Full Professor in 2012. In the following years of his return to Europe, Pr. Remacle dedicated a large part of his research to mesh generation.
Célestin Marot completed his master in Mechanical Engineering at Université catholique de Louvain in 2016. His master thesis was entitled "GPU Optimization of Spectral Element Method for Shallow Water Equations"
He is currently doing a PhD on Multi-threaded Mesh Generation under the supervision of Prof. Jean-François Remacle. His research primarily aims to improve the performance of the 3D Delaunay kernel.
Kilian Verhetsel completed his master in Computer Science and Engineering at Université catholique de Louvain in 2016. His master thesis was titled "Solving the Maximum Weight Independent Set Problem: Application to Indirect Hex-Mesh Generation".
He is currently doing a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Jean-François Remacle. His research focuses on combinatorial problems related to hexahedral mesh generation, including problems such as finding conformal hexahedral meshes for small polyhedra and finding geometric realizations of combinatorial meshes.
Jovana Jezdimirović completed her master in Mathematics at University of Belgrade, Serbia under the supervision of Prof. Miroslav Maric and spent a study year at Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain under the supervision of Prof. José Juan Antonio Miró Juliá . She participed in the Visuality and Mathematics project and also was awarded at Serbian national contest “Applications of free software in education” . She is currently doing a PhD at Université catholique de Louvain under the supervision of Prof. Jean-François Remacle. Her research is focused on applications of Ginzburg-Landau theory on mesh generation.
Christos Georgiadis obtained his master in Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens in 2015. He completed his master thesis, entitled "Non-Conformal Local Mesh Adaptation for Computation of Aerodynamic Flows", in NTUA’s Lab of Aerodynamics.
He is currently a PhD student at the Université catholique de Louvain, under the supervision of Prof. Jean-François Remacle. His research project concerns boundary layer hexahedral mesh generation.
Ruili Zhang completed her master in Fluid-Structure Interaction and Control at Northwestern Polytechnical University, under the supervision of Prof. Yang Zhichun.
She is currently a PhD student at the Université catholique de Louvain, , under the supervision of Prof. Jean-François Remacle. Her research topic is adaptive curvilinear meshing.
Alexandre Chemin completed his Phd "Multiscale isogeometric analysis with controlled accuracy in structural mechanics." under the supervision of Anthony Gravouil and Thomas Elguedj in the Laboratoire de Mécanique des Contacts et des Structures in Lyon, France.
He is now working as Post-Doc for the Institute of Mechanics, Material and Civil Engineering in the Université Catholique de Louvain on solving incompressible flow problems on GPU.
Former PhD Student
Pierre-Alexandre Beaufort completed his master in Applied Mathematics at Université catholique de Louvain: he did an Erasmus year at Royal Institute of Technology and he performed his master thesis within Cenaero's Argo team.
He realized a PhD thesis between the Université de Liège and Université catholique de Louvain, under the supervision of Prof. Christophe Geuzaine and Prof. Jean-François Remacle. His research work was related to surface reparameterization, two-dimensional crossfield computation and 3D frame representation. He was funded by ARC WAVES project 15/19-03.
Amaury Johnen completed his PhD in 2016 in ACE research group at the University of Liège in Belgium, under the supervision of Christophe Geuzaine. He received the AIM Award for the best PhD thesis.
He is currently working on multiple aspect of mesh generation and validation, partly under the TILDA project.
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Jonathan Lambrechts obtained his phd "Finite element methods for coast flows: Application to the Great Barrier Reef" in the SLIM project at the University catholique de Louvain .
He is now working as research engineer for the Institute of Mechanics, Material and Civil Engineering in the same university. His research topics include mesh generation, finite element coastal ocean modeling and multiscale fluid-particle modeling.
Jeanne Pellerin did her PhD in the RING team from GeoRessources laboratory in Nancy, France, under the supervision of Bruno Lévy and Guillaume Caumon. She was also part of the ALICE team of Loria in Nancy. In september 2014, She joined the WIAS, Berlin, Germany as a post-doctoral researcher, her project was sponsored by Total. In 2014, She was awarded the Computers & Geosciences research scholarship. In 2015, She received the Computers & Geosciences Best paper of 2014.
He is now working on robust quadrilateral surface meshing, hex-dominant and all-hex volume meshing for CAD models (link).