Florian Feppon

I am a Hermann-Weyl postodoctoral instructor at ETH Zürich. I am mentored by Habib Ammari in the Seminar for Applied Mathematics.

My research focuses on topology optimization and inverse problems of wave and fluid systems with the level-set method or the homogenization method.

Before, I completed my PhD thesis at Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (École polytechnique, Palaiseau) under the supervision of Grégoire Allaire and that of Charles Dapogny (Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, Grenoble) with a CIFRE funding provided by Safran.

And even before, I worked with Pierre Lermusiaux at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where I wrote a Master’s thesis on geometric methods for dynamical Model Order Reduction of Lagrangian transport.

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Email: florian.feppon [AT] sam.math.ethz.ch

Department of Mathematics
ETH Zürich

Office HG J 49
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich

Research interests


[16] Feppon, F. and Jing, W. High order homogenized Stokes models capture all three regimes (2021). Submitted. HAL preprint hal-03098222. (abstract) (bibtex)

[15] Feppon, F., Allaire, G., Dapogny D. and Jolivet, P. Body-fitted topology optimization of 2D and 3D fluid-to-fluid heat exchangers (2021). Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 376, 113638. HAL preprint hal-02924308. (abstract) (bibtex)

[14] Feppon, F. High order homogenization of the Stokes system in a periodic porous medium. Submitted. HAL preprint hal-02880030. (abstract) (bibtex)

[13] Feppon, F. High order homogenization of the Poisson equation in a perforated periodic domain. Submitted. HAL preprint hal-02518528. (abstract) (bibtex)

[12] Feppon, F., Allaire, G., Dapogny D. and Jolivet, P. Topology optimization of thermal fluid-structure systems using body-fitted meshes and parallel computing (2020). Journal of Computational Physics, 109574. HAL preprint hal-02518207. (abstract) (bibtex)

[11] Feppon, F., Allaire, G. and Dapogny, C. Null space gradient flows for constrained optimization with applications to shape optimization (2020). ESAIM: COCV, 26 90 (Open Access). HAL preprint hal-01972915. (abstract) (bibtex)

[10] Feppon, F., Allaire, G. and Dapogny, C. A variational formulation for computing shape derivatives of geometric constraints along rays (2020). ESAIM: M2AN, 54 1 181-228 (Open Access). HAL preprint hal-01879571. (abstract) (bibtex)

[9] Feppon, F., Allaire, G., Bordeu, F., Cortial, J. and Dapogny, C. Shape optimization of a coupled thermal fluid-structure problem in a level set mesh evolution framework (2019). SeMA, 76: 413. HAL preprint hal-01686770. (abstract) (bibtex)

[8] Grejtak T., Jia X., Feppon F., Joynson S.G., Cunniffe A.R., Shi Y., Kauffman D.P., Vermaak N. and Krick B.A. Topology Optimization of Composite Materials for Wear: A Route to Multifunctional Materials for Sliding Interfaces (2019). Advanced Engineering Materials. (abstract) (bibtex)

[7] Feppon, F. and Lermusiaux, P. F. J. The Extrinsic Geometry of Dynamical Systems tracking nonlinear matrix projections (2019). SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, 40(2), 814-844. HAL preprint hal-02096001. (abstract) (bibtex)

[6] Feppon, F. and Lermusiaux, P. F. J. Dynamically orthogonal numerical schemes for efficient stochastic advection and Lagrangian transport (2018). SIAM Review, 60(3), 595-625. HAL preprint hal-01881442. (abstract) (bibtex)

[5] Feppon, F. and Lermusiaux, P. F. J. A geometric approach to dynamical model order reduction (2018). SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, 39(1), 510-538. Arxiv preprint 1705.08521. (abstract) (bibtex)

[4] Feppon, F., Michailidis, G., Sidebottom, M. A., Allaire, G., Krick, B. A. and Vermaak, N. Introducing a level-set based shape and topology optimization method for the wear of composite materials with geometric constraints (2017). Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 55(2), 547-568. HAL preprint hal-01336301. (abstract) (bibtex)

[3] Feppon, F., Sidebottom, M. A., Michailidis, G., Krick, B. A. and Vermaak, N. Efficient Steady-State Computation for Wear of Multimaterial Composites (2016). Journal of Tribology, 138(3), 031602. (abstract) (bibtex)

[2] Sidebottom, M. A., Feppon, F., Vermaak, N. and Krick, B. A. Modeling Wear of Multimaterial Composite Surfaces (2016). Journal of Tribology, 138(4), 041605. Preprint. (abstract) (bibtex)

[1] Lefebvre, G., Gondel, A., Dubois, M., Atlan, M., Feppon, F., Labbé, A., Gillot C., Garelli A., Ernoult M. and Filoche, M. One single static measurement predicts wave localization in complex structures (2016). Physical review letters, 117(7), 074301. Arxiv preprint 1604.03090. (abstract) (bibtex)