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Vincent Blouin

Vincent Blouin

Associate Professor

Phone: (864) 656-5352
Office: 112 Olin Hall


Dr. Blouin graduated from Ecole Centrale Nantes, France, in 1993 with an Engineering Diploma equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. He earned a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 2001 from the University of Michigan. Dr. Blouin was a Research Associate (2000-2004) and Visiting Assistant Professor (2005-2006) in Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University before accepting a joint appointment in the School of Architecture and the School of Materials Science and Engineering in 2007.


Ph.D., University of Michigan (2001)
M.S., University of Michigan (1999)
B.S., Ecole Centrale Nantes, France (1993)

Research Areas

Mechanical Engineering
Modeling of Structural and Thermal Systems

Recent Awards

Best Paper Award: Hu, Y., Blouin V. Y., & Fadel G. M. (2005). Design for manufacturing of 3D heterogeneous objects with processing time consideration. Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference.

Best Paper Award: Blouin V. Y., Bernitsas M. M., & Morrison D. G. (2002). Integrated redesign of large scale structures by large admissible perturbations. 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Offshore Technology Symposium.

Full membership, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 2001.

Benton Fellowship, The University of Michigan, 1995-1997