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Marc Laforest
B.Sc. UQAM, M.Sc., Ph.D. SUNY at Stony Brook

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

Continuum mechanics, hyperbolic conservation laws, kinetic equations, numerical analysis, multi-scale analysis, a posteriori error estimation, mesh adaptivity.

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2203 Modelling, simulation
  • 2951 Continuum mechanics
  • 2952 Linear and non-linear systems
  • 2953 Wave propagation
  • 2955 Numerical analysis

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Kheradmand, E., Laforest, M. & Prudhomme, S. (2022). A mathematical framework for the analysis and comparison of contact detection methods for ellipses and ellipsoids. Computational Particle Mechanics, 51 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s40571-022-00460-2
Journal article
De Sousa Alves, B., Laforest, M. & Sirois, F. (2022). 3-D Finite-Element Thin-Shell Model for High-Temperature Superconducting Tapes. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 32(3), 11 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2022.3143076
Journal article
Kardhashi, E., Laforest, M. & LeFloch, P.G. (2022). The mathematical theory of splitting-merging patterns in phase transition dynamics. Communications in Partial Differential Equations, 55 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/03605302.2022.2053862
Journal article
de Sousa Alves, B., Lahtinen, V., Laforest, M. & Sirois, F. (2022). Thin-shell approach for modeling superconducting tapes in the H-φ finite-element formulation. Superconductor Science & Technology, 35(2), 14 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6668/ac3f9e

Teaching

Équations différentielles. Analyse. Analyse numérique.

Supervision at Polytechnique

COMPLETED

  • Ph.D. Thesis (3)

    • De Sousa Alves, B. (2021). 3-D Time-Domain Finite Element Modeling of Nonlinear Conductive and Ferromagnetic Thin Films (Ph.D. Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/9923/
    • Kheradmand Nezhad, E. (2020). Contact Detection for Pairs of Ellipses and Ellipsoids: Analysis, Comparisons, and Improvements (Ph.D. Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/5347/
    • Wan, A.T.S. (2014). Adaptive Space-Time Finite Element Method in High Temperature Superconductivity (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1545
  • Master's Thesis (7)

    • Laberge, G. (2020). Statistical Analysis of Spherical Harmonics Representations of Soil Particles (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/5406/
    • Schmidt, A. (2018). On Delamination Crack Detection in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers Using Electrical Impedance Tomography and Supervised Learning (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/3710/
    • Paquette-Rufiange, A. (2017). Optimisation adaptative de la topologie de lattices produits par fabrication additive (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2744/
    • Pellerin, J. (2011). Potentiel d'interaction décroissant pour les lois de conservation non convexes (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/616
    • Assi, K.C. (2008). Version adaptative d'un modèle à vélocité discrète pour l'équation de Boltzmann (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal).
    • Coutant, F. (2007). Analyse, correction et évaluation de simulations éducatives pour l'enseignement des sciences (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal).
    • Liu, C.Y. (2007). Adjoint-based error estimation for the front-tracking method (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal).

Press review about Marc Laforest

May 3, 2015, CHOI 98,1 Radio X Québec, Le show du matin week-end. L'enseignement des maths n'est plus adapté au monde actuel, dit le mathématicien anglais Conrad Wolfram. Propos de Marc Laforêt, professeur de mathématiques à Polytechnique Montréal.