Gilles Lubineau has been elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Lubineau is a professor of mechanical engineering and is the associate dean for faculty in the Physical Science and Engineering division. He is also the principal investigator in the Composite and Heterogeneous Material Analysis and Simulation lab (COHMAS).
Lubineau's nomination in class VI—Technical and Environmental Sciences—recognizes his significant contributions to the field of material engineering. During his career, Lubineau has developed fundamental approaches for predicting and improving the integrity of materials and structures.
"It is an honor to become a member of the Academy. Being a member of this distinguished group of scholars will generate new opportunities for sharing ideas and designing solutions to critical societal challenges, including energy and mobility—two fields where my research group can have a strong contribution," Lubineau said.
The nomination also recognizes the strong multidisciplinarity of Lubineau's research, which spans many different areas in pursuit of answers to some of engineering's most complex questions.
"I'm hopeful that this nomination will also help to build new bridges between the European and Saudi Arabian academic communities, both of which I very much consider myself a part," Lubineau said.
The European Academy of Sciences and Arts
The Academy's mission is to stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration between renowned scientists of all disciplines, leading artists and practitioners of governance. To date, the Academy counts 34 Nobel laureates among their membership.