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Jean-Herve Prevost
Jean-Herve Prevost

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus
Senior Scholar, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1974
M.S., Stanford University, 1972
B.S., ETP, Paris, France, 1971

Room: E232 Engineering Quad
Phone: 609-258-5424

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Curriculum Vitae

Concurrent University Appointments

  • Associated Faculty, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2003-present)
  • Associated Faculty, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics (1989-present)
  • Affiliated Faculty, Princeton Materials Institute (1989-present)


Research Areas

  • Carbon Mitigation and Sustainability
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Computational Mechanics and Hydrodynamics
  • Mechanics, Materials & Structures
  • Risk Assessment
  • Structures and Structural Art

Research Interests

Jean H. Prevost has over 30 years of experience in the areas of computational solid mechanics, wave propagation and transient effects in porous media, nonlinear constitutive theories, dynamic instabilities and localization of deformations in solids, thermo-elasticity, electro-magneto-solid interaction effects and finite element methods. He is currently doing research on topology optimization, delayed fracture in MEMS, cracks propagation in microstructures, and reservoir models for CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers.

Updated: January 11, 2017