• research

  • Highlights


    All the researchers associated with the ISCD are actively publishing papers every year, however the total number cannot be determined precisely. On average every year, more than 100 papers appear in various journals or as proceedings of conferences.

    Appointments of Researchers

    A measure of the success of the project-teams at the ISCD is the recruitment of young academics on permanent positions. Within the years 2014-2017, four associate professors and two full professors have been appointed at Sorbonne Université as associate members of the ISCD. In addition, young doctors and post-doctorates have been appointed to professorships at universities or researchers at various institutes.


    The mathematical methods and the numerical algorithms developed in the team-projects or in the labs associated with the ISCD are collected and, if needed, optimized by the engineers at ISCD. The software packages are disseminated, mostly as open-source software, into the scientific community. A selection of these packages is given hereafter:

    • Tinker-HP

      Tinker-HP is a free molecular dynamics software package developed by Prof. Piquemal’s group at LCT-ISCD for solving for multiscale simulations of large complex systems with advanced polarizable force fields on parallel computers.

    • Basilisk-Gerris Flow Solver

      Basilisk is a free software developed by Stephane Popinet et al. at D’Alembert laboratory (SU), for the solution of partial differential equations on adaptive Cartesian meshes.

    • MMG Mesh Adaptation

      Mmg is an open source software for simplicial remeshing and mesh adaptation. An open-source consortium project is ensuring that Mmg remains a non-competitive and multidisciplinary tool as well as a research framework.

    • ISCD Toolbox Repository

      This toolbox repository provides a collection of open-source finite element solvers for solving Partial Differential Equations on unstructured meshes (fluid mechanics, elasticity, shape optimization, transport).

    Third-party Funding

    The team leaders and the researchers at the ISCD have been successful in raising funding through different types of grants, including grants for large collaborative research (Programme Investissements d’Avenir). Over the last five years, the yearly amount of third-party funding represents more than 3 times the endowment of the ISCD.


    Several scientists of the team-projects at ISCD have received awards and honors in the last years, not mentioning best-paper award and poster prizes.