In my career I participated to the collective life of my universities. Here is also a non-closed list of examples:
- As a student in Sup’aéro, I was in charge of the rugby club (1989), the school newspaper (1989). I was an active member of the skydiving club (70 jumps)
- I have participated in several university councils: administrative council of ISITV, scientific council of IRMA, science Collegium of the University of Strasbourg.
- I was responsible for student training: mathematical engineering degree in Toulon (2000-2001), scientific computing master degree in Strasbourg (2007-2012).
- I am head of the research team “MOdelisation and COntrol” at IRMA since 2006.
- I am heading the Inria team TONUS “Tokamak Numerical Simulations” since 2012.
- I was responsible for several hiring committees for Professors or Assistant Professors in Strasbourg.
- I participate regularly to PhD and habilitation juries (approximately 5 per year since 2006)
- I participated actively in the scientific and administrative supervision of 16 PhD thesis since 1997.
- I was responsible for HPC prospective at the mathematics institute of CNRS from 2012 to 2015.
- I was elected in the scientific council of SMAI (“Société de mathématiques appliquées et industrielles”, applied mathematics French academic society) in 2012 for three years. In this context I participated in 2015 in the creation of a ONISEP brochure (in French) for advertising the mathematical jobs: http://metiers-mathsinfo.fr
- I am a member of ORAP: http://orap.irisa.fr
Here is a list of some supports that I obtained for my research projects.
- DFG-CNRS research unit 563 “Micro-Macro Modelling and Simulation of Liquid-Vapour Flows. Started in 2005, ended in 2014. In this framework I receive a grant for the PhD of Hélène Mathis and 30 k€ for 3 years.
- ANR (“Agence Nationale de la Recherche”, French research funding agency) project Examag: this is a joint work between University of Strasbourg, Würtzburg (Germany) and IPMU Tokyo (Japan) for improving plasma physics computations on supercomputers. Started in 2016. Amount: 250 k€ for three years.
- Eurofusion (European consortium for fusion energy): long-running project for developing tokamak plasma simulations. This project allows my team to receive support for PhDs, postdoc positions, etc. since 2012. The amount is around 50 k€ per year. We will have to apply to a renewal in 2017. The project is coordinated by Eric Sonnendrücker in Garching.
- DGA (French defense agency): PhD grants of Julien Nussbaum, Thomas Strub, Anaïs Crestetto.
- BPI (French public bank for investment): in 2015 we started the HOROCH project. It is a collaboration between AxesSim, THALES (French electronic defense company) and other small companies. The objective is the numerical simulation of electronic devices near to the human body. The support of BPI is of 150k€ for three years which permitted to pay postdoctoral grants.
- Inria: in 2013 I apply successfully for the creation of an Inria team in Strasbourg for working on plasma physics simulations. The project, named TONUS (TOkamak NUmerical Simulations) was created in 2014 for four years. We will be evaluated and maybe renewed next year. From Inria we obtain supports for PhDs, postdocs. In the mean it represents approximately 30 k€ per year for salaries and 15 k€ per year for traveling. Inria also supports two permanent research positions in the Tonus team (Sever Hirstoaga and Emmanuel Franck).
In my career I had several occasions to realize applied research contracts with industry or less academic institutions:
In 1998 with Vincent Rey I realized a short engineering study for modeling waves in the harbor of Banyuls. The results are described here (in French): http://www-irma.u-strasbg.fr/~helluy/ADMIN/CV/BANYULS.pdf
In 1997-2000 I made a software study for DCN (“Direction des Constructions Navales”, French navy submarine industry) for simulating a submarine gas generator. The contract (around 100 k€) permits to support the PhD grant of Sandra Rouy. The resulting software DIVAXI (see section 4.1 ) was sold to DCN.
in 2006 I made a software study of 30k€ for the PRINCIPIA company in La Ciotat. PRINCIPIA is a subsidiary of AREVA specialized in software modeling for industry. With Frédéric Golay we developed a finite volume compressible k − ϵ turbulent module in EOLENS, a PRINCIPIA software.
AxesSim is a software company in Strasbourg, specialized in electromagnetic simulations. http://www.axessim.eu.
Since 2012 I have a collaboration with AxeSim for accelerating Discontinuous Galerkin solvers on GPU. This collaboration permitted to support the PhD thesis of Thomas Strub and Bruno Weber and two accompanying contracts (220 k€ for 6 years). This collaboration is also supported by DGA (French defense agency) and BPI (French public bank for investment).