Dimitri Bălășoiu

Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann · TOTAL

I completed a PhD in applied mathematics, under the supervision of Stéphane Labbé and Jérome Weiss, in the Partial Differential Equations (PDE) research team of the Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann.

In 2012, a collaboration between TOTAL E&P and the Université Grenoble Alpes (with Stéphane Labbé and Jérome Weiss) has been launched on the study of sea ice mechanics. During Matthias Rabatel's PhD thesis, they developed a granular model for sea ice modeling which is particularly well suited for simulations of the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ). The goal of my PhD was to add fracture mechanics to this model. Therefore, I focused on topics such as linear elasticity, fracture mechanics, variational calculus, Gamma-convergence, and shape optimization. My dissertation should be available on HAL soon, for now you can access it here.

I am currently looking for a post-doctoral position !


  • Gregoire Pierra, first year bachelor student, under the co-supervision of Stéphane Labbé.

  • 2017: Td/Tp IMA: MAP101 - Analyse élémentaire et introduction au calcul scientifique
  • 2018: Cours MIASHS - Algèbre 2



  • D. Balasoiu, Modélisation et simulation du comportement mécanique de floes de glace, PhD Thesis, Université Grenoble Alpes, 2020
  • D. Balasoiu, S. Labbé, P. Lattes and J. Weiss, An efficient variational model for brittle fracture, Ready for submission
  • D. Balasoiu, S. Labbé and P. Lattes, Two-dimensional linear elasticity as the $\Gamma$-limit of a stochastic and isotropic lattice of springs, Ready for submission




Université Grenoble Alpes

PhD in Applied Mathematics
January 2017 - October 2020

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Master in Mathematics
September 2015 - May 2016

Université Grenoble Alpes

Bachelor in Mathematics and Informatics
September 2013 - May 2014

Full résumé

In English · In French


Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann · Bâtiment IMAG
700 Avenue Centrale
38401 Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Martin-d'Hères
Email: dimitri (dot) balasoiu (at) univ-grenoble-alpes (dot) fr
Office: 123
Tel: +33 4 57 42 18 40