Jean-Marie Drezet

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Senior Scientist +41 21 693 39 20

Citizenship: french

Birth date: 15.01.1968

MXG 330 (Bâtiment MXG)
Station 12
CH-1015 Lausanne

MXG 330 (Bâtiment MXG)
Station 12
CH-1015 Lausanne

MXG 330 (Bâtiment MXG)
Station 12
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Residual stress measurements using neutron diffraction in metallic parts 
Solidification and precipitation in aluminium alloys 
Thermomechanical modelling using finite elements 
Solidification cracking 
Modelling machining using FEM


Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD


Materials Science and Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Structures

Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering



Introduction course of material science applied to usual building materials, especially concrete and metals. Description of their fabrication, mechanical and thermal properties and use in construction.

Continuum mechanics

In this course, the tools to describe the materials not at the atom level but as a continuum are presented. The stress and deformation tensors, the conservation laws (mass, energy, momentum), the linear elasticity and the Newtonian flow are treated using examples of practical applications.

Metals and alloys

Introduction to metals and alloys used in engineering, and to the relationships between their processing, their microstructure and their mechanical behaviour, taught with focus on the three main engineering metal alloy systems, namely alloys of aluminium, copper, and iron.

Practice in materials

TPs matériaux BA4 aim at illustrating the notions seen in the classes Introduction à la Science des Matériaux and Métaux et Alliages. The link between microstructure, process and properties is emphasized, together with the analysis of measurements and the writing of a report.

Introduction to the finite elements method

This class introduces the finite element method i.e. the weak and strong variational formulations and the notion of elementary and global matrices. Explicit, implicit and Cranck-Nicholson time integration are analysed in terms of convergence and stability.