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Professor, computational engineering.

Philippe Helluy


Research subjects

I am interested in mathematical and numerical modeling for physics. My research is often related to industrial problems and to High Performance Computing (HPC).

I did my PhD in Toulouse on numerical methods for electromagnetism: boundary integral equations and Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods. When I moved to Toulon, I had the opportunity to work on computational fluid dynamics with applications to Navier-Stokes and multiphase flows. More recently I have done research on numerical methods for plasma physics: Magneto-Hydro-Dynamics (MHD) and Vlasov-Maxwell models.

Teaching subjects

Since my PhD I’ve taught in various fields of physics, mathematics and computer science to future engineers or mathematicians, at the Licence or Master levels. Like most of French university professors I usually teach about 200 hours a year. I benefited from a CNRS sabbatical in 2006 (100 hours of teaching instead of 200) and a Strasbourg University sabbatical in 2013 (100 hours of teaching instead of 200).

Here is a non-closed list of examples of given lectures:






Sept. 1985

July 1987

“Classes préparatoires”, mathematics.

Lycée Hoche, Versaille

Sept. 1987

July 1990

Aeronautics and space engineering studies.

Sup’aéro, Toulouse

Sept. 1990

July 1990

Master, applied mathematics.

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

Sept. 1990

Aug. 1993

PhD, thesis “Numerical resolution of harmonic Maxwell equations by a Discontinuous Galerkin method. Application to RADAR cross section”. electromagnetism, applied mathematics, scientific computing. Advisor: Pierre-Alain Mazet.

ONERA (French national aerospace research institute), Toulouse

Sept. 1990

Aug. 1993

PhD Teaching assistant (“moniteur”). 64 hours teaching per year: Sup’aéro, ENSICA (engineering schools) and Université Paul Sabatier (math. students)

Sup’aéro, ENSICA and Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

Sept. 1993

Aug. 1994

Temporary Assistant Professor in mathematics (ATER)

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

Sept. 1994

Aug. 2006

Permanent Assistant Professor at the engineering school in Toulon University (ISITV: “Institut des Sciences de l’Ingénieur de Toulon et du Var”)

Université de Toulon et du Var (UTV)

Jan. 2005

Jan. 2005

Habilitation thesis “Numerical simulation of multiphase flows: from theory to practice”. Advisor: Thierry Gallouët.

Université de Toulon et du Var (UTV)

Sept. 2006


Full Professor at “Institut de Recherche Mathématique Avancée”, IRMA UMR CNRS 7501. First class since October 2012.

Université de Strasbourg (UDS)

Personal address

7 rue des peupliers,
67117 Furdenheim,

Professional address

7 rue Descartes,
67000 Strasbourg,