I am an Engineer currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol. After graduating in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liege, Belgium, in 2010, I started a doctoral thesis on the nonlinear modal analysis of aerospace structures in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. In 2014, supported by a one-year Marie-Curie COFUND fellowship, I moved to the University of Bristol and joined as a visiting research the Department of Engineering Mathematics. I was then appointed Research Associate on the Engineering Nonlinearity EPSRC programme grant for 6 months, after which I obtained a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship and a Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering to develop new testing tools and methodologies for nonlinear dynamic systems.
My research involves the mathematical modelling, numerical simulation and experimental testing of nonlinear dynamic systems, often with applications related to aerospace structures. In my PhD thesis, I worked on the theory and numerical computation of nonlinear normal modes (the extension of the concept of modes of vibration to nonlinear systems). I am now also developing control-based methods for the experimental bifurcation analysis of nonlinear systems. My research involves close collaborations with industrials and applications to real-life systems.
I received several prizes including the ENOC Young Scientist Prize awarded at the 8th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference in Vienna (2014), the best student paper award at the International ASME conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control in Portland (2013), and the Wallonie Espace Award for my Master Thesis in Belgium (2010).