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Lecture by Prof. Frédéric Dias

DATE: MAY 14, 2019; 02:00 PM

On May 14, a speech was delivered as part of the Interdisciplinary Scientific Seminar of Wrocław University of Science and Technology. The guest at the meeting was Professor Frédéric Dias from University College Dublin, a member of Academia Europaea.

The lecture, entitled “The Fascination of Ocean Waves”, was delivered on Tuesday, May 14, at 2.00 p.m. at the university’s Congress Centre of (building  D-20). Admission was free of charge.

Prof. Frédéric Dias received a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, in 1986. He started his career in the US before coming back to France to join CNRS in 1990. In 2000, he moved to Ecole normale supérieure Paris–Saclay and has been a Professor of Applied Mathematics since. In 2009, he went to University College Dublin (UCD) on leave to work on wave energy converters. He is now leading the wave group at UCD. In 2012, he received an advanced grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to work on extreme wave events. In 2014, he received a proof of concept grant from the ERC to work on wave measurement. In 2019, he received a second advanced grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to work on wave breaking.

Prof. Frédéric Dias was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2016, of Academia Europaea in 2017, and of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2019.

In 2014, Prof. Frédéric Dias was awarded the Emilia Valori prize for applications of science by the French Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Frédéric Dias is co-chief editor of the European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids and held the function of Secretary General of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) from 2008 to 2016.