Geodynamics, Numerical Modelling, Parallel Computing, Stokes Flow, Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Technique, Finite Element Method, Strain Localisation
My research focuses on the numerical modelling of tectonics in two and three-dimensions by means of state of the art computers and novel numerical methods.
Cedric Thieulot is a postdoctoral researcher at PGP and at the University of Utrecht (NL) since January 1, 2012. He is now working on the project "Beyond Plate Tectonics", led by professor Trond H. Torsvik. He received his PhD (2004) in numerical modelling and complex fluid dynamics at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Consequently, Cedric has been one year at Université de Rennes in France, where he was in charge of the computer science lectures for the new "Physics and Modelling" Master Degree. He then joined the group of Prof. Jean Braun between 2006 and 2008 to work on a new three-dimensional geodynamics code. In 2008 he joined Prof. Ritske Huismans' group at the University of Bergen (Norway) to work on the 3D numerical modelling of extensional crustal systems.