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Marie-Laure DANO

Associate Professor

Université Laval

Tel.: 418- 656-2131 ext:2242

Fax: 418- 656-7415


Marie-Laure Dano is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Universite Laval in Québec, Québec, Canada. She has obtained her engineering degree from Université de Technologie de Compiegne in France. She holds a Master and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA). Next, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of civil engineering at University Laval and then obtained a University Faculty Award from NSERC. She is a young researcher who works in the area of the mechanics of composite materials and structures.

Actual research interests

  • Compensation of thermal deformations using MFC actuators
  • Dimensional stability of structures
  • Study of thermal deformations in composite structures
  • Prediction of the thermo-hygro-mecanical behaviour of composite structures
  • Study of pinned and bolted joints in composite plates
  • Modelling of composite structures
  • Prediction of damage and rupture in composite structures
  • Piezoceramic fibre composite materials (MFC)
  • Characterization of the composite materials properties
  • Smart materials and structures


Damage, Active shape control, Modelling, Thermo-hygro-mecanical behaviour, Smart structures


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