Guillaume JAMES

Professor, Grenoble INP - Ensimag

Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, BIPOP Project Team

Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann (UMR 5224 CNRS)

Work address :

Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, Tour IRMA, BP 53, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

tel : +33 4 76 51 43 94
email :

CV   Research interests
Working group: Nonlinear Waves in Discrete Mechanical Systems
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Funding sources (postdoctoral research, PhD)
PhD theses supervised
Former research projects
Lectures at Grenoble INP Ensimag Links

I am member of the BIPOP Project-Team at Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes,

and member of Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann.

Research interests :

-Nonlinear dynamical systems in finite and infinite dimensions, in particular nonlinear oscillator networks (lattices)

-Bifurcation phenomena, localized waves (breathers, solitary waves)

-Nonlinear problems in Mechanics : internal waves in stratified fluids, waves in granular crystals

-Mathematical modeling in biology : localized waves in large molecules (DNA and actin filaments)

Current research activities :

See the Discrete Nonlinear Waves webpage.

PhD theses supervised :
    Jose-Eduardo Morales Morales (2013-2016) :   Wave propagation in discrete excitable media (Inria, Grenoble University).
    Advisors : G. James, A. Tonnelier.
    Inria PhD fellowship CORDI-S.
    Mohamed Amin Ben Sassi (2009-2013):   Analysis and control of polynomial dynamical systems (Grenoble University).
    Advisors : A. Girard, G. James.
    Present position : postdoctoral researcher, University of Colorado Boulder.
    Samuel Martin (2009-2012):   Analysis of multi-agent dynamical systems (Grenoble University).
    Advisors : A. Girard, G. James.
    Present position : Maître de Conférences (assistant professor) at Nancy University.
    Marion Lebellego (2008-2011) :   Wave phenomena in a discrete model of earthquake fault (Toulouse 3 University).
    Advisors : G. James, E. Lombardi.
    Present position : professeur agrégé, classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles.
    Cynthia Ferreira (2005-2009) :   Nonlinear dynamics of actin and DNA filaments (INSA Toulouse).
    Advisors : G. James, J.-M. Roquejoffre.
    Present position : assistant professor, University of Sao Paulo (Sao Carlos).
    Yannick Sire (2002-2005) :   Propagating solutions in Hamiltonian lattices and reaction diffusion systems (INSA Toulouse).
    Advisors : G. James, J.-M. Roquejoffre.
    Present position : Maître de Conférences HDR (associate professor) at Aix-Marseille University.

Selected MSc projects :
    Marc Chandelier, Nonlinear waves in granular chains with a point defect, M1 Physique, Grenoble University, 2012. (poster)
    Aurélia Spanneut, Mathematical modeling of crowd motion, Ensimag, Grenoble University, 2010.
    Antoine Levitt, Nonlinear effects in DNA breathing, Ensimag, Grenoble University, 2009.

Funding sources for postdoctoral research and PhDs :

Some highly selective funding schemes exist for PhD theses at Grenoble University and Inria and post-doctoral research fellowships. Potential candidates desiring to work on the topic of nonlinear waves are encouraged to contact me in advance, in the beginning of February (for positions at Inria) or March (for positions at Grenoble University). Candidates with background in applied mathematics (dynamical systems, PDE), mechanics or physics (in particular vibration theory, wave theory, continuum mechanics, contact mechanics, physics of granular media) are welcome.

- PhD grants (Ministry of Higher Education and Research) (click Grants/Applications). Early selection procedure : application deadline mid-April, results mid-May. Standard selection procedure : application deadline mid-June, results in July.

- PhD grants "CORDI-S" at Inria. Application deadline : beginning of May, results in May/June.

- Post-doctoral research fellowship at Inria. Application deadline : mid-March, results mid-May.

Former research projects at Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse (2002-07):

ACI "Nouvelles Interfaces des Mathématiques" : 2004-07, CNRS funding.
    Localisation Nonlinéaire et Applications à la Physique des Molécules Biologiques.

European research training network LOCNET : network associate node at laboratory MIP (Toulouse), Oct. 2002-March 2004.
    Localisation by Nonlinearity and Spatial Discreteness, and Energy Transfer, in Crystals, Biomolecules and Josephson Arrays.

Miscellaneous links :
    Science non linéaire
    Images des Mathématiques
    Online Encyclopaedia of Mathematics
    Bibliothèque numérique GALLICA
    PhD ``family trees'' (Mathematics)
    Some pictures of Toulouse