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Frederick GOSSELIN

Associate Professor

École Polytechnique

Tel.: 514-340-4711 ext: 3747



Frédérick P. Gosselin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal. He obtained his Doctoral degree from École Polytechnique in Palaiseau (suburb of Paris) in France in 2009 for his work on the mechanisms of fluid structure interactions in fluid flow over vegetation. Before that he obtained both B.Eng and M.Eng. from McGill University in Montréal Canada in 2004 and 2006 respectively

Actual research interests

  • My research is concerned with the various phenomena of instability and non-linear behaviour of slender structures. A structure is said to be slender when one of its dimensions is much larger than one of the other two. Examples are ubiquitous in nature: branches and tree leaves, spider silk, hair, cell membranes; as well as in industrial components: turbine blades, aircraft wings,etc. Regardless of their nature, slender structures are modeled with the theories of beams, rods, plates or shells. Three lines of research on slender structures are prioritised: their reconfiguration under fluid flow, their 3D printing, and their shaping by the imposition of residual stresses.


Fluid-structure interactions, Stability / Instability, Vibrations, Microfabrication, Non-linear deformations, Drag reduction, Wind tunnel testing, Finite elements