Wonderful difficulties of International PhD

The PhD-life is crazy! xD

In my mind, I have just arrived from my first secondment at EPFL, Lausanne back to Paris.
In reality, a few weeks have already passed!

That is true: being involved in an international project, you are very unluckily bored. Plenty of training events, exchanges, conferences, and meetings! If to include here some outreach activities and personal vacations, all of us, we've got itchy feet! Always moving, flying, running, changing...

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For example,  I had just come back to my office in France when I needed to book new "missions" for this academic year! As well, for the holidays, I always travel either to my homeland or to discover new places, and each weekend I have to cross France for personal reasons.

So, already, lots of flights and trains (recently, I received an email from French train company SNCF that in 2017, I already made more than 15000 km only in France!)
and I haven't even finished my 1st year of PhD...
 This is wonderful

My first conference :)


I am so glad to share with you the amazing experience of participating in my very first European conference! 
CFM 2017 - Congrès Français de Mécanique - took place in Lille, France, between 28/08 and 01/09. The event was quite challenging for me since it was almost fully in French, however, there I discovered that my French is good enough 😊 

Here is my presentation:

And here is my article.
Inspiring presentations in different areas of science, interesting discussions and even new friends 😃

The conference is not only about work, we also had some fun there 😉

Many thanks to CFMfor this wonderful week!!!

INFRASTAR trip from EPFL to some Swiss bridges

...a few more photos to share 😊

Today with ESR4 Imane and ESR5 Bartek we have visited two more objects in Switzerland, where monitoring is taking place:

Crêt de l'AnneauViaduc de Chillon  Taking data from gauges under the Crêt de l'Anneau 
Taking data from gauges inside the Viaduc de Chillon
... and of course, outside it is amazing, as well, fits good the nature of Switzerland!
Viaduc de Chillon
...and to increase the mood:
Warm colors of Swiss afternoon, near the Crêt de l'Anneau 
Thank you, guys, for this trip 😉

One more Advantage of INFRASTAR project

Very Good Day to everyone !! 😉

I am writing a new post to share my happiness:
I have a chance to stay in one of the most wonderful cities
Lausanne is amazing 😊 
Thank you, INFRASTAR project!

Why I am here:
After a half a year of my work, I am doing the first SECONDMENT - at EPFL - 3 months of work on the topic related to my own project but touching also topics of my INFRASTAR colleagues.

We work together with ESR4 Imane and ESR5 Bartek
SECONDMENT is a good chance to make connection between participants of the whole project:

share our ideas, and get some new ones, gain extra  knowledge in areas around our own research projects,explore the environment of other companies, universities and institutes. Moreover, working for a few months in another place is a good opportunity to discover some interesting objects.

In my case, it is the object of work of ESR5 Bartek
The very old Eifeld railway bridge over the Kander river,  where strain gauges were installed for a few weeks
The work promises…

Good News ! Here are results of the competition

Recently, I participated in the competition among PhD students of my department (MAST, IFSTTAR) "Un flash sur ma thèse".  The idea was to show our projects in a simple way by 3-4 minutes videos without text. My cartoon has taken the 3rd place prize which makes me so happy 😊
Many thanks to all my colleagues for the support! Many thanks to you for watching my video 😉

(... English version is coming soon)

Hello WORLD!

I am happy to share my research progress and PhD life (which is really WONDERFUL ! ⭐) via this blog.

With my supervisor Franziska Schmidt

For the first post, I'd like just to introduce myself😊 

Then, more posts will be following: there are already lots of things to describe since I started the work at IFSTTARin November 2016

Though, my INFRASTARjourney began even before - with the 'Scientific Notice' that I had written for the application. Exactly that time my mind became fully occupied with my (that time yet future) research topic:

Reliability of Structures exposed to Traffic loads and Environmental loading.
* As it is obvious from the name, the main objects for my work are bridges. Not only simple bridges which we can see everywhere around but mostly those huge, complicated structures that are affected also by aggressive environment: wind, rain, temperature, etc

** So, the idea is to look into the behaviour of such bridges (that is already not so easy), create a mathematica…