Elisabeth Massoni is the director of CEMEF (Materials Forming Center). CEMEF belongs to MINES ParisTech institution and is located in Sophia-Antipolis in the south of France. Research is multidisciplinary at CEMEF, from fundamental research to applications. Based on fundamental studies, the centre’s research activities are focused on physical and mechanical understanding of the principal aspects of materials processing and forming. Numerical codes on metal and polymer forming are then developed in the laboratory and industrialised by the software company Transvalor. The specificity of these codes is the different level of coupling: multi-scale, multi-materials and multi-physics. Around 160 people are working at CEMEF, about 60 permanent staff and 70 doctoral students.
The field of expertise of Elisabeth Massoni is on numerical simulation of metal forming processes (thin sheet forming, flow forming, hemming,..) and heat treatment. It concerns mainly the development of large strain behaviour, plastic anisotropy, nonlinear isotropic and kinematics models. These activities are mainly conducted through Phd research projects(around 25) in close collaboration with the industry in different economic sectors (automotive, aeronautics,…).
Elisabeth Massoni is also member of the board of CSMA(French Computational Structural Mechanics Association), ESAFORM (European Association of Material Forming), Pégase French Aeronautices cluster. She is also president of a SF2M (French Society on Metallurgy and Materials)Commission on Thin Sheet Metal Forming and Super plasticity.
Dr Gino Duffett
BSc, PhD, MA
Gino Duffett has over 30 years of experience in CAE software creation, training and industrial implementation and usage on an international level in various sectors, mostly automotive and renewable energy. Currently, a Technical CAE Manager focussing on simulation driven design and automatic optimization.
Over his career, Gino has taught numerical modelling up to university level, developed commercial courses and provided training for software users and Masters programmes on aspects such as metal forming, simulation process methodologies and optimization and has provided courses at Business schools on ERP and multi-cultural management.