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I am a CNRS researcher (chargé de recherche) in the POEMS team (CNRS, Inria, ENSTA Paris, UMR 7231) at ENSTA Paris (Palaiseau, France), member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, since October 2016. Before, I have been a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Rice University (Houston, TX, USA) and VirginiaTech (Blacksburg, VA, USA). I obtained my PhD at the Université de Liège (Belgium) in 2013.

Open PostDoc position (12+ months) on the acceleration of a HDG finite element solver for time-harmonic wave problems at POEMS (CNRS, Inria, ENSTA Paris)   ⇒ Description   [update: 02/04/2024]

Research interests:

  • Numerical simulation of wave propagation (acoustic, electromagnetic and elastic waves)
  • Absorbing boundary conditions and perfectly matched layers
  • High-order methods, discontinuous finite element methods and domain decomposition methods
  • High performance scientific computing and modern architectures

Featured project:  ANR WavesDG – Wave-specific DG finite element methods for time-harmonic problems

Featured papers:

  • A. M., T. Chaumont-Frelet (2023). A hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin method with characteristic variables for Helmholtz problems. J. Comput. Phys., 493, 112459, [link] [preprint]
  • A. Royer, C. Geuzaine, E. Béchet, A. M. (2022). A non-overlapping domain decomposition method with perfectly matched layer transmission conditions for the Helmholtz equation. Comput Methods Appl Mech Eng, 395, 115006 [link] [preprint]
  • R. Dai, A. M., J.-F. Remacle, C. Geuzaine (2022). Multidirectional sweeping preconditioners with non-overlapping checkerboard domain decomposition for Helmholtz problems. J. Comput. Phys., 453, 110887 [link] [preprint]
  • D. Chicaud, P. Ciarlet, A. M. (2021). Analysis of variational formulations and low-regularity solutions for time-harmonic electromagnetic problems in complex anisotropic media. SIAM J. Math. Anal., 53(3), 2691-2717 [link] [preprint]
  • H. Beriot, A. M. (2021). An automatic PML for acoustic finite element simulations in convex domains of general shape. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng., 122, 1239-1261 [link] [preprint]