Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, laureate of the Dolomieu Prize

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Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, laureate of the Dolomieu Prize

On October 15th, during the award ceremony held by the French Academy of Sciences, Gilles PIJAUDIER-CABOT has been nominated laureate of the Dolomieu Prize – founded by the Bureau of Geological and Mining Research (B.R.G.M.).


Gilles PIJAUDIER-CABOT is a professor at the laboratory of complex fluids and their reservoirs at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour and senior member at Institut Universitaire de France.

His research works focus on the damage of materials, combining the mechanics of continuous media and fracture of solids. He developed the theory of non-local damage by providing an exhaustive description of materials breakage, within a single framework - from the reversible elastic response to the complete separation -, at the origin of a new class of constitutive relationships for the continuum description of failure of quasi-brittle materials such as concrete, rocks, and composites. This work has been quoted more than 1500 times and is now a standard in computational mechanics of failure of structures.

Afterwards, his research has been geared towards the study of the durability mechanics of materials according to their ageing and chemical evolution and, more recently, the dynamic stimulation of tight gas reservoirs resulting from pulsed electric discharges: the so-called "electro-hydraulic" fracturing.