Mouhamadou A. DIOP
学习工作经历Study and work experience：
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, University Paris 06, France
Engineering degree in Aeronautics at SUPELEC, Paris, France
Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, University Paris 06, France
Ph.D. degree in Physics, University Paris 06, France
Postdoctoral fellow, Laval University, MACE3, Quebec, Canada
Research Scientist at ALCOA Technical Center, Pittsburg, USA
Senior Research Scientist, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology, UAE
Adjunct Research Professor at Laval/ University Senior Research Scientist at ALCOA, Canada
主要研究方向Main research directions：
·Modeling of Coupled Phenomena in Hall-Héroult Materials and Cells
·Multiphase and Fluid Interaction Modelling of the Electrolytic Bath
·Simulation of Vibro-compaction Process Using Discrete Element Method
·Waste Heat Recovery and Thermal Integration in Aluminum Smelters
·Large scale Thermo-Magnetohydrodynamics multiphase modeling
·Multiscale/Multitiphase Multiphysico-chemical Transport in Porous Media
·Energy Conversion and Energy Efficiency Optimization
Dr. Diop's research program is tightly coordinated with the Industrial Research team called Institute of Light Metal Metallurgy (ILMM). While the ILMM team will focus on the global behavior of the Halt-Héroult cell. The team has already mastered the start-up modelling.
Projects are currently undertaken on chemical species migration in the cathode, which will lead to degradation models (in the long term). In order to further knowledge, the Chair’s research program has been divided in three sections. The first aims at furthering knowledge regarding modelling of complex phenomena and their numerical implementation.
he second section aims for an experimental support to further knowledge regarding thermo-electro-mechanical behavior of the cell. Finally, the third section aims for targeted projects where the thermo-electro-mechanical behavior of the cell will be tackled in order to improve the energy efficiency of current cells.
In this aspect, Dr. Diop's contributions are excellent because of his academic background and technical experience from the industry. Also, we must mention that the students of his research group are very motivated and of a very high potential to carry out quality research. Subsequently, several measures are put in place to promote the integration and collaboration of students within a multi-disciplinary group of an international character. We note, in particular, industrial visits and internships. During the last six years, 1 Post-doc, 6 Ph.D. and 14 master students have been under the direction or co-direction of the applicant. All of these students currently hold academic or industrial engineering positions. Let’s note that several students are pursuing their careers in fields related to the aluminum industry. The above description shows that students have acquired skills that are sought after by the industry.
In summary, the work of Dr. Diop to real science, engineering, and industrial needs and is under the leadership of a very competent, recognized, and productive researcher who contributes significantly to the training of Highly Qualified Personnel, particularly at the masters and doctorate level.
Dr. Diop has been involved in several Master/Ph.D. degree theses. Here below, one can see few examples:
·Soufiane Zaglafi, Master student in Civil Engineering,Thermo-chemo-mechanical characterization of carbon anode and identification of behavior law parameters
·Hanae Maali, Master student in Civil Engineering, Thermo-electro-mechanical characterization of the ramming paste: aging effects on its performance.
·Alireza Sadeghi Chahardeh, Master's student in Materials Engineering and Metallurgy,Experimental and Numerical Study of Carbon Anode Manufacturing in Aluminum Production
·François Grégoire, PhD student in Mechanical engineering,Modeling of the Anode Baking Furnace
·Geoffroy Rouget, PhD student in Materials science and Engineering,Modelling of the electrical conductivity of porous media
·Min Li, PhD Student in CIvil Engineering,Large scale Thermo-Magnetohydrodynamics multiphase modelling of an electrolytic cell
·IEEE AVSS 2010 Computer Society, Action Recognition using a sparse representation on covariance manifolds of optical flow,2010.
·7th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams, Metfoams2011.
·9th Workshop on self-organizing maps, on-line relational SOM for dissimilarity data, WSOM2012.
·2nd Australian Conference on Computational Mechanics, Brisbane2015.
·Aeronautics Honor Medal of French defense ministry, July 17th, 2007.
·Honor Diploma for young science talent price, Price General Council,2009.
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·Tzu Chi Education Foundation
·Red Cross Foundation
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