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Serge Prudhomme
Dipl. Ing. (EC Lille), M.Sc. (University of Virginia), Ph.D. (UT Austin)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Computational engineering and science; 
  • Finite Element methods; 
  • A posteriori error estimation and adaptive methods; 
  • Multiscale modeling; 
  • Methods of verification and validation for predictive modeling; 
  • Uncertainty quantification; 
  • Reduced-order modeling.
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods
  • 2203 Modelling, simulation
  • 2951 Continuum mechanics
  • 2955 Numerical analysis
  • 2960 Mathematical modelling


Recent publications
Journal article
Kheradmand, E., Prudhomme, S. & Laforest, M. (2021). A fast contact detection method for ellipsoidal particles. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 45, 1169-1194. Retrieved from
Journal article
Prudhomme, S. & Diehl, P. (2020). On the treatment of boundary conditions for bond-based peridynamic models. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 372, 23 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Diehl, P., Prudhomme, S. & Lévesque, M. (2019). A Review of Benchmark Experiments for the Validation of Peridynamics Models. Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling, 1(1), 14-35. Retrieved from
Journal article
Garg, V.V. & Prudhomme, S. (2019). Enhanced functional evaluation for the finite element penalty method. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 78(12), 3821-3840. Retrieved from

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Ph.D. Thesis (2)

    • Kheradmand Nezhad, E. (2020). Contact Detection for Pairs of Ellipses and Ellipsoids: Analysis, Comparisons, and Improvements (Ph.D. Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Kergrene, K. (2018). A goal-oriented finite element method and its extension to pgd reduced-order modeling (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
  • Master's Thesis (4)

    • Laberge, G. (2020). Statistical Analysis of Spherical Harmonics Representations of Soil Particles (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Dahito, M.-A. (2018). La méthode des résidus conjugués pour calculer les directions en optimisation continue (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
    • 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
    • Paquette-Rufiange, A. (2017). Optimisation adaptative de la topologie de lattices produits par fabrication additive (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from