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Dr. Nicole Coutris

Adjunct Professor



D.Sc., Mathematics, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris 6, 1980
Master in Theoretical Mechanics, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris 6, 1967
Bachelor in Mathematics, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris 6, 1965

Research interests

Nicole Coutris (Doctor of Science, Mathematics, Pierre and Marie Curie University, 1980) has been affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, SC, from 2001 to 2003 and since 2006. Previously, she was a Professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6) in the Department of Mechanics until 1990 when she joined the School of Physics (Phelma), one of the six Engineering Schools of the Grenoble Institute of Technology.  She served several years as Graduate Coordinator for energy engineering at the Institute level.  She performed her research activities at the Laboratory of Fundamental Research of the Grenoble Nuclear Research Center (CEA).

Dr. Coutris research interests have covered a broad area including continuum mechanics of plates, shells, and metamaterials, two-phase flow and heat transfer, interfacial instabilities, asymptotic and scaling methods, analytical formulations and modeling and homogenization techniques.

Her current research topics mainly concern the modeling of metamaterials using asymptotic homogenization and capillary phenomena in soft matter.

Selected Publications

Coutris, N., Thompson, L.L. and Kosaraju, S., 2020, Asymptotic homogenization models for pantographic lattices with variable order rotational resistance at pivots, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 134, 103718.

Herran, C.L. and Coutris, N., 2013, Drop-on-demand for aqueous solutions of sodium alginate, Experiments in Fluids, 54, 1548.

Yin, J., Coutris, N., and Huang, Y., 2012, Numerical study of axonal outgrowth in grooved nerve conduits, Journal of Neural Engineering, 9, Issue 5, 056001.

Yin, J., Coutris, N., and Huang, Y., 2010, Role of Marangoni instability in fabrication of axially and internally grooved hollow fiber membranes, Langmuir, 26, 22, 16991-16999.

Jamet, D., Lebaigue, O., Coutris, N. and Delhaye, J.M., 2001, The second gradient method for the direct numerical simulation of liquid-vapor flows with phase change, J. of Comp. Physics, 169, 624-651.

Coutris, N. and Monavon, A., 1988, Nonlinear plate theory: dimensional analysis and asymptotic formulation of the large scale problem, International Journal of Engineering Science, 26, No 11, 1189-1215.

Nicole Coutris