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Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau

Directeur de Recherche, Inria.
Adjunct professor, Ecole Polytechnique.

JF Gerbeau


  • Address:
    Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau
    Bureau A317
    Centre de Recherche Inria de Paris
    2 rue Simone Iff
    CS 42112
    75589 Paris Cedex 12

  • phone: +
  • e-mail: jean-frederic.gerbeau@inria.fr
  • At J-L Lions Laboratory (UPMC-Paris 6): Jussieu, Corridor 16-26, Office 302 (3rd floor)

Professional activities


  • Alcan Prize 2010, awarded by the French Academy of Sciences.
  • Pierre Faurre Prize 2008, awarded by the French Academy of Sciences.
  • CS Prize 2002 in Scientific computing, awarded by Communications & Systems (ex-CISI Prize)


Scientific interest

  • Mathematical modelling, Numerical Analysis, Scientific computing
  • Numerical methods for
    • Fluid-structure interaction
    • Blood flows
    • Cardiac electrophysiology
    • Magnetohydrodynamics in liquid metals and blood
    • Free surface flows

PhD students

  • Ludovic Boilevin-Kayl, UPMC, expected 2019 (co-advisor: M. Fernández). Modeling of cardiac implantable devices.
  • Alexandre This, UPMC, expected 2019. Fusion data / simulation for the assessment of mitral regurgitation.
  • Eliott Tixier, UPMC, expected 2017 (co-advisor: D. Lombardi). Modeling of the electrophysiology of cardiac stem cells for safety pharmacology.
  • Matteo Aletti, UPMC, expected 2017 (co-advisor: D. Lombardi). Hemodynamics of the retina.
  • Chloé Audebert, UPMC, expected 2016 (co-advisor: I. Vignon-Clementel). Hemodynamics of the liver.
  • Elisa Schenone, UPMC, 2014 (co-advisor: M. Boulakia). Inverse problem in cardiac electrophysiology.
    Current position : Engineer, Mox-off (Italy)
  • Grégory Arbia, UPMC, 2014 (co-advisor: I. Vignon-Clémentel). Pediatric cardiovascular surgery modeling.
    Current position : Engineer, Sorin group
  • Saverio Smaldone, UPMC, 2014 (co-advisor: M. Fernández). Cardiac hemodynamics numerical simulation.
    Current position: Research and Development Engineer at Evolution Energie
  • Annabelle Collin, UPMC, 2014 (co-advisor: D. Chapelle) Modeling of the atria of the heart.
    Current position : Assistant Professor, Bordeaux.
  • Cristóbal Bertoglio, UPMC, 2012 (co-advisor: M. Fernández). Fluid-structure interaction : simulation and medical imaging.
    Current position: Assistant professor, Chile
  • Matteo Astorino, UPMC, 2010 (co-advisor: C. Grandmont). Fluid-Structure Interaction in the Cardiovascular System. Numerical Analysis and Simulation
    Current position : Research engineer, Symetis SA (Switzerland).
  • Nejib Zemzemi, Université Paris-Sud, 2009 (co-advisor: M. Fernández) Numerical methods in cardiac electrophysiology
    Current position : Researcher, Inria Bordeaux.
  • Nuno Diniz dos Santos, UPMC, 2007. Numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction problems with valves.
    Current position : research engineer, Glaizer group (France).
  • Antoine Gloria, Ecole des Ponts, 2007 (co-advisor: C. Le Bris). Multiscale modeling and numerical methods in nonlinear elasticity.
    Current position : professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).
  • Astrid Decoene, UPMC, 2006. Hydrostatic model for three-dimensional free surface flows and numerical schemes
    Current position : assistant professor, Université Paris-Sud.
  • Mohamed Belhadj, UPMC, 2005 (co-advisor: B. Perthame). Toward a mathematical modelling of white blood cells filtration.
    Current position : assistant professor, Université de Kairouan (Tunisia).


  • Habilitation thesis (HDR) in applied mathematics, Université P. & M. Curie – Paris 6, 2003
  • PhD thesis in applied mathematics, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausées, 1998
  • Agrégation in mathematics, 1995
  • Master in Numerical Analysis, Université P. & M. Curie – Paris 6, 1994
  • Ingénieur civil des Ponts et Chaussées, 1994

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