Affiliations: Currently I am the Established Professor of Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway, a Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin, and a member of the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab. Previously, I worked successively as Read more... a Junior Marie Curie Fellow (FP4) in Mathematical Physics at University College Dublin; as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Texas A&M University, USA; as a Charge de Recherche with the French National Research Agency CNRS at the Institut d'Alembert, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (currently on leave), and as a Senior Marie Curie Fellow (FP7) in Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin.
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Editorial activity: I am currently on the editorial boards of Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, and International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics. Read more... I was a Guest Editor for special issues of Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, and International Journal of Engineering Science .
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Scientific activity: So far, I have authored or co-authored 3 invited book chapters and more than 100 publications in refereed international journals. Read more... These can be found by clicking on the "PUBLICATIONS" tab above. I have also coordinated an advanced course at the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences in Udine, Italy and several workshops and conferences locally and abroad (Paris, Dublin, Galway, Castro-Urdiales, Porto). My expertise is regularly called upon to evaluate articles, grant proposals, promotion bids, MSc and PhD theses, etc.
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Funding: My research has been supported by grants awarded, among others, by the European Commission; the Royal Society; the British Council; the Agence Nationale pour la Recherche; the CNRS; the British Science Association, Science Foundation Ireland; Enterprise Ireland; the Irish Research Council, and NUI Galway. -> More details.




AFFILIATIONS & EMPLOYMENT


  1. 2014-present: Member, International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab;
  2. 2010-present: Established Professor of Applied Mathematics, NUI Galway;
  3. 2010-present: Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin;
  4. 2008-2010: Senior Marie Curie Fellow, FP7/University College Dublin;
  5. 2002-2008: Charge de Recherche, CNRS/Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris;
  6. 2000-2002: Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics, Texas A&M University, College Station;
  7. 1998-2000: Junior Marie Curie Fellow, FP4/University College Dublin.
  1. 1997-1998: Forbairt PhD Student, University College Dublin;
  2. 1996-1997: Secondary School Teacher, Lycee Chateaubriand de Rennes;
  3. 1995-1996: MSc Student, ENS Cachan/University College Dublin;
  4. 1993-1995: Overseas National Service, Noumea, New Caledonia;
  5. 1992-1993: Kitchen Porter, Eddie Rocket's, Rathmines;
  6. 1989-1992: Normalien, ENS Cachan.



EDITORIAL ACTIVITY


  1. 2016-present: Contributing Editor for International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics.
  2. 2015-present: Reviews Editor for Proceedings of the Royal Society A;
  3. 2014-present: Associate Editor for SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics;
  4. 2014-present: Associate Editor for Journal of the Acoustical Society of America;
  5. 2010-2015: Editorial Board Member for Proceedings of the Royal Society A;
  6. 2010-present: Editorial Board Member for Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics;
  7. 2008-present: Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Applied Mechanics;
  8. 2008-2016: Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics.


  9. 2015: Guest Editor (with Luis Dorfmann), Special Issue of Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids "In Honor Of Ray W. Ogden";
  10. 2010: Guest Editor (with Giuseppe Saccomandi), Special Issue of IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics "Stability Under Finite Deformation";
  11. 2010: Guest Editor (with Giuseppe Saccomandi), Special Issue of International Journal of Engineering Science "In Honor of K.R. Rajagopal";
  12. 2009: Guest Editor (with Giuseppe Saccomandi), Special Issue of International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics "Waves in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics".




SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY


Peer-Review of Articles:
Acta Acustica United with Acustica; Acta Geophysica; American Mathematical Society Reviews; Annals of Biomedical Engineering; Applied Mathematics and Computation; Applied Mathematics Letters; Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering; Archive of Applied Mechanics; Archive of Mechanics; Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology; Canadian Journal of Physics; Central European Journal of Physics; Composite Materials; Comptes Rendus de Mecanique; European Journal of Applied Mathematics; European Journal of Mechanics/Solids; European Physical Journal E; Europhysics Letters; IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control; IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics; International Journal of Applied Mechanics; International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics; International Journal of Engineering Science; International Journal of Mechanical Sciences; International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics; International Journal of Solids and Structures; Journal of Biomechanics; Journal of Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine; Journal of Elasticity; Journal of Engineering Mathematics; Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures; Journal of Physics A; Journal of Sound and Vibration; Journal of the Acoustical Society of America; Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials; Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids; Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials; Journal of Vibration and Control; Mathematical Problems in Engineering; Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids; Meccanica; Mechanics of Materials; Mechanics Research Communications; Nature/Physics; Physical Review B; Physical Review Letters; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London/Series A; Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics; Science; Strain; Ultrasonics; Wave Motion; Zeitschrift fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Physik (ZAMP).

Evaluation of Grant Proposals:
Belgian American Educational Foundation (Belgium); Carnegie Trust (Scotland); Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (UK); Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgium); Hong Kong City University (China); International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (UK); Israel Science Foundation (Israel); King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Saudi Arabia); Laboratoire d'Excellence Tec 21 (France); Research Grants Council (Hong Kong); Royal Society (UK).

External Examiner of PhDs:

  1. 2016: Nan Qi, University of Glasgow;
  2. 2015: Valentina Balbi, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6;
  3. 2014: Georgina Lang, University of Oxford;
  4. 2014: Luca Argani, Universita di Trento;
  5. 2012: Wenfei Wang, Keele University;
  6. 2010: Julien Dervaux, Universite Pierre & Marie Curie - Paris 6;
  7. 2009: Rebecca Vandiver, University of Arizona;
  8. 2008: Elizabete Rodrigues-Ferreira, Universite Libre de Bruxelles;
  9. 2005: Edouard Diouf, Paris 13;
  10. 2004: Danila Prikazschikov, Salford University.

External Examiner of MSc:

  1. 2010: Patrick McDonnel, University of Limerick.

Internal Examiner of PhDs:

  1. 2012: Vo Thi Ngoc Tuoi, NUI Galway;
  2. 2012: Badar Rashid, University College Dublin;
  3. 2012: Aisling Ni Annaidh, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie & University College Dublin;
  4. 2010: Riccardo de Pascalis, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie & Universita del Salento;
  5. 2006: Melanie Ottenio, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie & University of Glasgow.




FUNDING



[F37]. M. Destrade (coordinator).
Microstructural modelling and simulation of soft biological tissues.
Proposal Preparation Support,
Enterprise Ireland (5 k€) 2017.

[F36]. M. Destrade (visitor), G. Saccomandi (host).
Methodical Fitting for Nonlinear Elastomers,
Mobilita internazionale, Universita degli Studi di Perugia (1.6 k€) 2017.

[F35]. V. Balbi (Fellow), M. Destrade (host).
Mathematical modelling of soft tissues,
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship,
European Commission (176 k€) 2017-2019.

[F34]. M. Destrade (supervisor), H. Conroy Broderick (student).
PhD: Electro-sensitive Elastomers for Soft Robots.
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship,
Irish Research Council (96 k€) 2016-2020.

[F33]. M. Destrade (coordinator).
Microstructural modelling and simulation of soft biological tissues.
Proposal Preparation Support,
Enterprise Ireland (8 k€) 2016.

[F32]. M. Destrade (supervisor), R. Mangan (student).
PhD: Acoustics of the Brain.
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship,
Irish Research Council (96 k€) 2015-2019.

[F31]. M. Destrade.
Media Fellowship.
British Science Association / Science Foundation Ireland (2 k€) 2014.

[F30]. L. Vergori (PI), M. Destrade (co-I).
Bending and unbending of soft solids.
Carnegie Research Grant,
Carnegie Trust (2 k£) 2014-2015.

[F29]. M. Destrade, A. Nobili.
Incremental Stability of Soft Solids,
Visiting Professorship,
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (2 k€) 2013.

[F28]. M. Destrade.
Mechanics of brain matter,
New Foundations Scheme,
Irish Research Council (4 k€) 2012-2013.

[F27]. M. Destrade (supervisor), A. Gower (student).
PhD: Nonlinear Modelling of Soft Matter: Biomechanics, Growth, Instabilities.
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship,
Irish Research Council (45 k€) 2013-2015.

[F26]. M. Destrade (PI-Ireland)/R. W. Ogden (PI-UK).
Acoustic waves in skin and other soft tissues,
Royal Society International Joint Project (13 k€) 2012, 2013.

[F25]. L. Vergori (Fellow), M. Destrade (host).
Anastomosis: Biomechanics, Modelling, Instabilities,
COFUND Marie Curie Outgoing Post-Doctoral Fellowship,
European Commission (85 k€) 2012-2013.

[F24]. M. Destrade (visitor), I. Sgura (host).
Numerical challenges in the modelling of soft solids: acoustic waves and instabilities,
Gruppo Nazionale per il Calcolo Scientifico,
Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica (1.3 k€) 2012.

[F23]. M. Destrade (supervisor), A. Gower (student).
PhD: Skin Deep: Non-Invasive Determination of the Mechanical Properties of the Human Skin,
Hardiman PhD Scholarship,
Galway University Foundation (41 k€) 2011-2013.

[F22]. M. Destrade.
Nonlinear Solid Biomechanics,
NUI Galway Start-up grant (30 k€) 2010.

[F21]. M. Destrade (co-I), M. Gilchrist (co-I), R.W. Ogden (PI).
Mechanics of biological soft tissues and biomaterials,
E.T.S. Walton Award,
Science Foundation Ireland (90 k€) 2009-2010.

[F20]. M. Destrade.
Nonlinear solid biomechanics: Theory, experiments, computations, applications,
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship,
FP7, European Commission (250 k€) 2008-2010.

[F19]. M. Destrade, M. Gilchrist (PI-Ireland), M. Ottenio (PI-France), A. Ni Annaidh.
What happens to biological tissues beyond their elastic limit?
Ulysses Project, France / Ireland, 2008, 2009.

[F18]. M. Destrade (PI), A. Goriely.
Mechanical modelling of growth for soft biological tissues,
International Collaborative Grant with the USA,
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France (24 k€) 2007, 2008, 2009.

[F17]. J. Mazeyrat, O. Romain (PI), P. Garda, E. Flecher, M. Karouia, P. Leprince, P.-Y. Lagree, M. Destrade.
Wireless communicative stent for follow-up of abdominal aortic aneurysm,
Quality Research Bonus, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France;
Innovative Therapeutics Prize, Societe Generale Asset Management (35 k€);
Technologies pour la Sante, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France (950 k€).
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

[F16]. M. Destrade (PI / FR), B. Collet, Ph. Boulanger (PI / BEL), E. Rodrigues-Ferreira.
Large amplitude seismic waves,
International Collaborative Grant,
Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium / CNRS, France, 2007, 2008.

[F15]. P.A. Martin (PI), M. Destrade.
Waves in arteries,
International Visiting Professorship,
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 2007.

[F14]. M. Destrade (PI / FR), R.W. Ogden (PI / UK), C. Coman.
Biomechanics of soft biological tissues, growth, adaptation, waves, and stability.
International Joint Project Grant,
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France / Royal Society, United Kingdom (22 k€) 2007, 2008.

[F13]. M. Destrade, M. Gilchrist.
Continuum damage mechanics for soft biological tissues.
International Collaboration Travel Support,
Enterprise Ireland (8 k€) 2007.

[F12]. M. Destrade (PI / FR), M. Gilchrist (PI / IRL), M. Ottenio.
Indentation of a prestressed hyperelastic material.
International Co-operation Programme,
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France / Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, Ireland (6 k€) 2006.

[F11]. M. Destrade, G. Saccomandi.
Waves in nonlinear pre-stressed materials.
Advanced Course,
International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Udine, Italy, 2006.

[F10]. M. Destrade (co-I), G. Saccomandi (PI).
Acoustics of biological soft tissues.
Senior Researcher Visiting Grant,
City of Paris, France (6 k€) 2006.

[F09]. M. Destrade (co-I), G. Saccomandi (PI).
Acoustics of intercranial aneuryms.
Leading-edge research programme (SSHN),
Ministere de l'Education Nationale, France (2.9 k€) 2005.

[F08]. M. Destrade (PI / FR), Y.B. Fu (PI / UK), M. Ottenio.
Computing the speed of edge waves in generally anisotropic elastic plates.
Alliance Programme,
Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, France / British Council, United Kingdom, 2004.

[F07]. M. Destrade, M. Ottenio (PI).
Ondes de volume, de surface, et d'interface dans des materiaux hyperelastiques pre-contraints.
International Mobility Grant, Joint PhD Programme,
Ministere delegue a la recherche, France, 2004, 2005.

[F06]. M. Destrade, M. Ottenio (PI).
Bulk, surface, and interface waves in pre-stressed hyperelastic materials.
Stevenson Exchange Scholarship,
Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, France / University of Glasgow, Scotland (5 k£) 2004.

[F05]. M. Destrade (PI-France), Y.B. Fu (PI-UK).
Computing the speed of edge waves in generally anisotropic elastic plates.
Alliance Programme,
Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, France / British Council, United Kingdom, 2004, 2005.

[F04]. M. Destrade (co-supervisor), G.A. Maugin (co-supervisor), M. Ottenio (student).
Ondes de volume, de surface, et d'interface dans des materiaux hyperelastiques pre-contraints.
Allocation de recherche,
Ministere de l'Education Nationale, France (45 k€) 2003-2006.

[F03]. M. Destrade.
Small and finite amplitude waves in prestressed elastic materials.
Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, Fourth Framework Programme,
European Commission (67 k€) 1998-2000.

[F02]. M. Destrade.
Small and finite amplitude waves in prestressed elastic materials.
Open Postgraduate Scholarship,
University College Dublin, Ireland (6 k€) 1998.

[F01]. M. Destrade (student), M. Hayes (supervisor).
Small and finite amplitude waves in prestressed elastic materials.
PhD Research Scholarship,
Enterprise Ireland (15 k€) 1997-1998.