Dr. François Barthelat

McGill University, Canada



2006 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, USA

2000 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, USA

1997 M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, USA

1995 B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electricité et de Mécanique, France

Publications (Selected)

  1. S. Bekah, R. Rabiei and F. Barthelat: “Structure, Scaling and Performance of Natural Micro- and Nanocomposites”. BioNanoScience 1 (1-2) p. 53-61 (2011) Invited.
  2. F. Barthelat: “Nacre from mollusk shells: a model for high-performance structural materials” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, special issue: “Biomimetics of Aquatic Life -Applications for Engineering”, 5 (3) p 1-8 (2010). Invited and selected as one of seven Journal Highlights for 2010, downloaded more than 700 times since August 2010.
  3. D. Zhu, C. Fuentes Ortega, R. Motamedi, L. Szewciw, F. Vernerey and F. Barthelat: “Structure and mechanical performance of a modern fish scale”, Accepted for publication in Advanced Biomaterials (2011)
  4. F. Barthelat and D. Zhu: “A Novel Biomimetic Material Duplicating the Structure and Mechanics of Natural Nacre”, Journal of Materials Research 26 (10) (2011)
  5. F. Barthelat and R. Rabiei: “Toughness Amplification in Natural Composites” to appear in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 59 p.829-840 (2011)
  6. F. Vernerey and F. Barthelat: “On the Mechanics of Fish-Scale Structures”. International Journal of Solids and Structures 47 (17) p 2268-2275 (2010)
  7. R. Rabiei, S. Bekah and F. Barthelat: “Failure mode transition in nacre and bonelike materials”. Acta Biomaterialia 6 p 1081-4089 (2010)
  8. J. Poissant and F. Barthelat: “A Novel “Subset Splitting” Procedure for Digital Image Correlation on Discontinuous Displacement Fields”.Experimental Mechanics 50 (3) p 353-364 (2010)
  9. H.D. Espinosa, J.E. Rim, F. Barthelat and M.J. Buehler: “Merger of Structure and Material in Nacre and Bone - Perspectives on de novo Biomimetic Materials”, Progress in Materials Science 54, p 1059-1100 (2009)
  10. F. Barthelat: “Biomimetics for Next Generation Materials”. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical and Engineering Sciences 365, p 2907-2919 (2007).
  11. F. Barthelat and H.D. Espinosa: “An Experimental Investigation of Deformation and Fracture of Nacre-Mother of Pearl”. Experimental Mechanics 47 (3), p 311-324 (2007).
  12. H. Tang, F. Barthelat and H.D. Espinosa: “An Elasto-Viscoplastic Interface Model for Investigating the Constitutive Behavior of Nacre”.Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 55 (7), p 1410-1438 (2007).
  13. S. Lee, F. Barthelat, N. Moldovan, H.D. Espinosa and H.N.G. Wadley: “Deformation Rate Effects on Failure Modes of Open-Cell Al Foams and Textile Cellular Materials”. International Journal of Solids and Structures 43 (1), p 53-73 (2006).
  14. F. Barthelat, Z. Wu, B.C. Prorok and H.D. Espinosa: “Dynamic Torsion Testing of Nanocrystalline Coatings Using High-Speed Photography and Digital Image Correlation”. Experimental Mechanics 43 (3), 331-340 (2003), Hetényi Award for best paper of the year in Experimental Mechanics
  15. S. Thelen, F. Barthelat and L. C. Brinson: “Mechanics Considerations for Microporous Titanium as an orthopedic implant material”.Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 69A(4), 601-610 (2004)