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Bodelot Laurence


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Biography and Current Works


Jan 12-Present:  École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

            Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanics

            Researcher at the Solid Mechanics Laboratory (LMS)

            Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from Faculty of Science and Engineering, Sorbonne University - October, 11th 2019


Jan 09-Dec 11:  California Institute of Technology, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, Pasadena, CA, USA

            Post-doctoral fellow in Aerospace, funded by Dept. of Energy

            Full-field experimental methods for numerical cross-validation of multiscale polycrystalline plasticity models.

          Research Visitor at Los Alamos National Laboratory

            Study of the effect of grain size on shear localization in polycrystalline copper under high strain rates.


Oct 04-Dec 08:  Lille Mechanics Laboratory, CNRS, France

            PhD in Solid Mechanics

            Fully-coupled study of kinematic and thermal fields at the microstructural scale of polycrystalline metallic materials.



Full CV available here


PHY203 (2018 - ...) : TP de Physique et Mécanique de 2ème année de Bachelor / Physics and Mechanics Advanced Lab Sessions for 2nd year Bachelor program


PSC (2017 - ...) : coordinatrice PSC en Mécanique des Solides / 2nd year Scientific Projects, coordinator for Solid Mechanics


MEC589 (2013 - ...) : EA Matériaux Intelligents: Modélisation Multiéchelle et Expériences / Smart Materials: Multiscale Modeling and Laboratory Experiments


MEC473 (2012 to 2018) : Modal de Mécanique, thème Ruine des Structures / Practical Sessions in Structural Failure


MEC431 (2013 to 2017) : Petites Classes de Mécanique des Milieux Continus 2 / Continuum Mechanics


MEC581 (2012 & 2013) : EA Mécanique des Structures et des Fluides / Structural and Fluid Mechanics


I am interested in understanding the multiphysics behavior of materials in relationship with their microstructure.


  • Magnetorheological Elastomers (MREs)

MREs are soft composite materials made of an elastomer matrix filled with micron-sized magnetizable iron particles. They belong to the class of active materials since they can deform not only under mechanical loading but also when they are submitted to a magnetic field. My focus in this area is to develop experimental methods to characterize the coupled magneto-mechanical behavior of these soft active materials so as to provide relevant data for the validation of constitutive models developed in LMS by Nick Triantafyllidis and Kostas Danas [9, 14, C3, C5, P1]. In parallel, we also study interesting instability phenomena arising in MREs due to their microstructure or in structures made of MREs that are specially designed to create surface patterns [13].





  • Nanoarchitectured Sensors

On this topic, the goal is four-fold: design sensors; fabricate them via reproducible and cheap routes; characterize their performance in simulated environmental conditions; and understand the physical phenomena underlying their behavior and reliability. I am co-heading, with physicist Bérengère Lebental (IFSTTAR, LPICM) the "Smart Environment: Nanosensors and Nanoreliability Initiative", funded by the École polytechnique fund raising. This research relies on a unique experimental platform dedicated to nanosensors: PLATINE [12, 15, 16, C4, P2]. More details about our team and research can be found on the PLATINE website.




  • Polycrystalline Plasticity

Focus in this area was on developing full-field coupled techniques to perform energy balances at the scale of grains in FCC polycrystals in order to get a thermodynamics insight into the development of plasticity within the microstructure [1-3, 5, 7, 10, C1, C2]. Further work included investigating the relationship between grain orientation, the onset of plasticity and the localization patterns developing throughout the polycrystal [8, 11].

Main Publications and Links


ORCID 0000-0001-7482-7463 ; Scopus Author ID 25630255800 ; Google Scholar


  • Peer-reviewed articles


[20] D. Mukherjee, L. Bodelot, K. Danas. Microstructurally-guided explicit continuum models for isotropic magnetorheological elastomers with iron particles. International Journal of the Non-Linear Mechanics, in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2019.103380


[19] E. Psarra, L. Bodelot, K. Danas. Wrinkling to crinkling transitions and curvature localization in a magnetoelastic film bonded to a non-magnetic substrate. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Volume 133, December 2019, 103734. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2019.103734


[18] L. BodelotInvestigation of the relationship between microstructural features and strain localization in polycrystalline 316L. Experimental Mechanics, Volume 59, Issue 5, June 2019,  pp. 691–702. DOI: 10.1007/s11340-019-00508-0


[17] L. Bodelot, L. Pavić, S. Hallais, J. Charliac, B. Lebental. Aggregate-driven reconfigurations of carbon nanotubes in thin networks under strain: in-situ characterization. Scientific Reports, Volume 9, Issue 1, April 2019, 5513. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-41989-2


[16] A. Maurice, L. Bodelot, B. K. Tay, B. Lebental. Controlled, Low‐Temperature Nanogap Propagation in Graphene Using Femtosecond Laser Patterning. Small, Volume 14, Issue 31, July 2018, 1801348. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201801348


[15] Q. Kong, L. Bodelot, B. Lebental, Y. D. Lim, L. L. Shiau, B. Gusarov, C. W. Tan, K. Liang, C. Lu, C. S. Tan, P. Coquet, B. K. Tay. Novel three-dimensional carbon nanotube networks as high performance thermal interface materials. Carbon, Volume 132, June 2018, pp. 359-369. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2018.02.052


[14] L. Bodelot, J.-P. Voropaieff, T. Pössinger. Experimental investigation of the coupled magneto-mechanical response in magnetorheological elastomers. Experimental Mechanics, Volume 58, Issue 2, February 2018, pp. 207-221. DOI: 10.1007/s11340-017-0334-7


[13] E. Psarra, L. Bodelot, K. Danas. Two-field surface patter control via marginally stable magnetorheological elastomers. Soft Matter, Volume 13, Issue 37, August 2017, pp. 6576-6584. DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00996H


[12] F. Michelis, L. Bodelot, Y. Bonnassieux, B. Lebental. Highly reproducible, hysteresis-free, flexible strain sensors by inkjet printing of carbon nanotubes. Carbon, Volume 95, December 2015, pp. 1020-1026. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.08.103


[11] L. Bodelot, J. P. Escobedo-Diaz, C. P. Trujillo, D. T. Martinez, E. K. Cerreta, G. T. Gray III, G. Ravichandran. Microstructural changes and in-situ observation
of localization in OFHC copper under dynamic loading. International Journal of Plasticity, Volume 74, November 2015, pp. 58-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijplas.2015.06.002


[10] E. Charkaluk, R. Seghir, L. Bodelot, J-F Witz, P. Dufrénoy. Microplasticity in Polycrystals: A Thermomechanical Experimental Perspective. Experimental Mechanics, Volume 55, Issue 4, April 2015, pp. 741-752. DOI: 10.1007/s11340-014-9921-z


[9] T. Pössinger, C. Bolzmacher, L. Bodelot, N. Triantafyllidis. Influence of interfacial adhesion on the mechanical response of magnetorheological elastomers at high strain. Microsystem Technologies, Volume 20, Issue 4-5, April 2014, pp. 803-814. DOI: 10.1007/s00542-013-2036-0


[8] L. Bodelot, G. Ravichandran. Experimental determination of a representative texture and insight in the range of significant neighboring interaction via orientation and misorientation statistics. International Journal of Materials Research, Volume 105, Issue 2, February 2014, pp. 117-129. DOI: 10.3139/146.111007


[7] R. Seghir, J-F. Witz, L. Bodelot, E. Charkaluk, P. Dufrénoy. An improved lagrangian thermography procedure for the quantification of the temperature fields within polycrystals. Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, May 2013, pp. 74-95. DOI: 10.1080/17686733.2013.785207


[6] H.G. Salem, W.M. Lee, L. Bodelot, G. Ravichandran, M.A. Zikry. Quasi-Static and High-Strain-Rate Experimental Microstructural Investigation of a High-Strength Aluminum Alloy. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Volume 43, Issue 6, June 2012, pp. 1895-1901. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-011-1064-6


[5] R. Seghir, L. Bodelot, E. Charkaluk, P. Dufrénoy. Numerical and experimental estimation of thermomechanical fields heterogeneity at the grain scale of 316L stainless steel. Computational Materials Science, Volume 53, Issue 1, February 2012, pp. 464-473. DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2011.08.036


[4] M. Alkhader, L. Bodelot. Large Strain Mechanical Behavior of HSLA-100 Steel Over a Wide Range of Strain Rates. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Volume 134, Issue 1, January 2012, 011005 (9 pages). DOI: 10.1115/1.4005268


[3] L. Bodelot, E. Charkaluk, L. Sabatier, P. Dufrénoy. Experimental study of heterogeneities in strain and temperature fields at the microstructural level of polycrystalline metals through fully-coupled full-field measurements by Digital Image Correlation and Infrared Thermography. Mechanics of Materials, Volume 43, Issue 11, November 2011, pp. 654-670. DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2011.08.006


[2] L. Bodelot, L. Sabatier, E. Charkaluk, P. Dufrénoy. Experimental determination of fully-coupled kinematical and thermal fields at the scale of grains under cyclic loading. Advanced Engineering Materials, Volume 11, Issue 9, September 2009, pp. 723-726. DOI: 10.1002/adem.200900035


[1] L. Bodelot, L. Sabatier, E. Charkaluk, P. Dufrénoy. Experimental setup for fully coupled kinematic and thermal measurements at the microstructure scale of an AISI 316L steel. Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 501, Issues 1-2, February 2009, pp. 52-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2008.09.053



  • Proceedings from international conferences


[Proc6] B. K. Tay, Q. Kong, L. Bodelot, B. Lebental, D. S. Misra. Thermal characterization of polycrystalline diamond using infrared thermal imaging measurement. IEEE 8th International Nanoelectronics Conferences (INEC), Kuala Lumpu, Malaysia, January 3-5 2018, pp. 7-8. DOI: 10.1109/INEC.2018.8441928


[Proc5] L. Bodelot, T. Pössinger, K. Danas, N. Triantafyllidis, C. Bolzmacher. Magnetorheological Elastomers: Experimental and Modeling Aspects. SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Costa Mesa, California, USA, June 7-11 2015, pp. 251-256. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21762-8_32


[Proc4] F. Michelis, L. Bodelot, C.-S. Cojocaru, J.-L. Sorin, Y. Bonnassieux, B. Lebental. Wireless flexible strain sensor based on carbon nanotube piezoresistive networks for embedded measurement of strain in concrete. 7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM), Nantes, France, July 8-11 2014, pp. 1780-1787. HAL: hal-01022026


[Proc3] T. Pössinger, C. Bolzmacher, L. Bodelot, N. Triantafyllidis. Interfacial adhesion between the iron fillers and the silicone matrix in magneto-rheological elastomers at high deformations. Proceedings of  SPIE Microtechnologies Conference on Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VI, Grenoble, France, April 24-26 2013, Volume 87631, 87631Y. DOI: 10.1117/12.2016532


[Proc2] R. Seghir, J.F. Witz, L. Bodelot, E. Charkaluk, P. Dufrénoy. A thermomechanical analysis of the localization process at the microstructure scale of a 316l stainless steel. 11th International Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Materials (ICM11), Como, Itlay, June 5-9 2011, Procedia Engineering, Volume 10, 2011, pp. 3596-3601. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.04.591


[Proc1] R. Seghir, E. Charkaluk, P. Dufrénoy, L. Bodelot. Thermomechanical couplings in crystalline plasticity under fatigue loading. 10th International Fatigue Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, June 6-11 2010, Procedia Engineering, Volume 2, Issue 1, April 2010, pp. 1155-1164.  DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.03.125



  • Patents


[Pat2'] G. Zucchi, B. Lebental, L. Loisel, S. Ramachandran, A. Flores Guttiérez, X.Wang, M. Godumala, L. Bodelot. Chemical sensors based on carbon nanotubes functionalised by conjugated polymers for analysis in aqueous mediumWorld patent application WO2018189479A1, April 2018.


[Pat2] G. Zucchi, B. Lebental, L. Loisel, S. Ramachandran, A. Flores Guttiérez, X.Wang, M. Godumala, L. Bodelot. Capteurs chimiques à base de nanotubes de carbone fonctionnalisés par des polymères conjugués pour l’analyse en milieu aqueuxPatent application FR1753131A by EP/CNRS/IFSTTAR, April 2017.


[Pat1] T. Pössinger, L. Bodelot, K. Danas, N. Triantafyllidis, C. Bolzmacher. Éprouvette de test d’un matériau élastomère magnétorhéologique. Granted patent FR1559468 licensed to École Polytechnique, October 2015.



  • Invited Academic Seminars


[S3] L. Bodelot, K. Danas, N. Triantafyllidis. Magneto-rheological elastomers: experiments and modeling. Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics (LPMC), École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, March 14th 2019.


[S2] L. Bodelot, T. Pössinger, J.P. Voropaieff, K. Danas, N. Triantafyllidis. Magneto-rheological elastomers: experimental and numerical aspects. Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics (LMA), Marseille, September 27th 2016.


[S1] L. Bodelot. Multiscale aspects of polycrystalline deformation: local thermomechanical couplings and characterization of microstructures. Materials Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, June 15th 2011.

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