About me

Simon Mendez
Researcher at CNRS, IMAG
IMAG. UMR 5149. CC 051
 Place Eugene Bataillon
Université de Montpellier
34095 Montpellier
tel: +33 (0)467143580
fax: +33 (0)467143558

In 2009, I was recruited as a Researcher at CNRS, to work on numerical simulations of blood flows. I am working at University of Montpellier (UM), in the Institute of Montpellier Alexander Grothendieck (IMAG), which is a lab specialized in Mathematics, but with an important part of the activities dedicated to the applications in Fluid Mechanics. The long-term objective of the project I submitted is to perform optimization studies of devices used to treat cardiovascular diseases. I am one of the main developpers of the YALES2BIO solver, a CFD platform used to compute blood flows at the macroscopic and microscopic scales. YALES2BIO is based on YALES2, developed at CORIA. I defended my HDR in March 2018. I am currently co-director of the GDR MECABIO Sante.

In 2009, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the  Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University. My current activities concerned the Large-Eddy Simulations of supersonic jet noise. My advisors at Stanford are  Parviz Moin  and  Sanjiva Lele.

In Nov. 2007, I defended my Ph.D. on Numerical simulations and modeling of the flow around multi-perforated plates at UM. I am now a Doctor in Applied Mathematics. This is my title, but my activity was above all concentrated on Fluid Mechanics. My PhD advisor was Franck Nicoud, Professor at UM2. 

My research activities were focused on perforated plates in the context of numerical simulations of flows in combustion chambers (see the Research page).

In 2004, I obtained a Master's degree in Engineering at ENSEEIHT (National Polytechnic Institute of Engineering in Electrotechnology, Electronics, Computer Science, Hydraulics and Telecommunications of Toulouse), with the specialty Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics. The same year, I got my DEA degree (equivalent to Master of Science) in Fluid Dynamics at INPT (National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse).

My CV can be found here.