Faculty Directory
Victor Lefèvre

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Catalysis 326
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-4322Email Victor Lefèvre

Website

Victor Lefèvre’s Homepage


Departments

Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Graduate Program

Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Ecole Polytechnique Diploma, France


Research Interests

Victor Lefèvre is interested in highly-deformable heterogeneous materials and the wide range of mechanical and physical properties they exhibit. His research focuses on the development of analytical and computational tools aimed at describing and predicting the macroscopic multi-physics behavior of these materials from their microscopic characteristics. Thanks to their capability to undergo very large deformations in response to a wide range of external stimuli (including, for instance, mechanical, electric, magnetic, or chemical stimuli), these soft smart materials hold tremendous potential for practical uses in new high-end technologies in significant fields such as robotics and medicine.



Significant Recognition

  • Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Award, ASME AMD, 2018
  • Hibbitt Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Engineering, Brown University, 2017

Selected Publications

  • Lefèvre, Victor; Danas, Kostas; Lopez-Pamies, Oscar, Two families of explicit models constructed from a homogenization solution for the magnetoelastic response of MREs containing iron and ferrofluid particles, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 119.
  • Lefevre, Victor; Garnica, Alvaro; Lopez-Pamies, Oscar, A WENO finite-difference scheme for a new class of Hamilton–Jacobi equations in nonlinear solid mechanics, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 349:17-44.
  • Shrimali, Bhavesh; Lefèvre, Victor; Lopez-Pamies, Oscar, A simple explicit homogenization solution for the macroscopic elastic response of isotropic porous elastomers, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 122:364-380.
  • Kothari, Mrityunjay; Cha, Moon Hyun; Lefevre, Victor; Kim, Kyung Suk, Critical curvature localization in graphene. II. Non-local flexoelectricity–dielectricity coupling, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 475(2221).
  • Lefevre, Victor; Danas, Kostas; Lopez-Pamies, Oscar, A general result for the magnetoelastic response of isotropic suspensions of iron and ferrofluid particles in rubber, with applications to spherical and cylindrical specimens, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 107:343-364.
  • Poulain, X.; Lefevre, Victor; Lopez-Pamies, O.; Ravi-Chandar, K., Damage in elastomers, International Journal of Fracture 205(1).
  • Lefèvre, Victor; Lopez-Pamies, Oscar, Nonlinear electroelastic deformations of dielectric elastomer composites, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 99:438-470.
  • Lefèvre, Victor; Lopez-Pamies, Oscar, Nonlinear electroelastic deformations of dielectric elastomer composites, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 99:409-437.