Clair Poignard
Inria Research Scientist (PhD, Habil.)


Research Team MONC
Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux (CNRS UMR 5251)
351 Cours de la Libération
33405 Talence, France
Phone: (+33) 05-4000-2127
Fax: (+33) 05-4000-2117


University of Bordeaux
Institute of Mathematics of Bordeaux (CNRS UMR 5251)


Inria Research Team MONC
Associate Team Num4SEP

List of my publications

Below is the list of my main publications, mostly with editor links. If you prefer to use the chronological "hal export", including some conference papers and posters, just click here.

Book Chapter

  1. C. Poignard, A. Silve, L. Wegner. "Different Approaches used in Modeling of Cell Membrane Electroporation". In press in Handbook of Electroporation edited by Damijan Miklavcic. Springer International Publishing AG.   DOI.   Link hal: Inria RR-8940.

Scientific Letters

  1. O. Séror, C. Poignard, O. Gallinato, R. Belkacem-Ourabia, O. Sutter.
    "Irreversible Electroporation: Disappearance of observable changes at imaging does not always imply complete reversibility of the underlying causal tissue changes". Letter published in Radiology, Vol. 282, Issue 1 (2017).
  2. L. Nicolas, N. Burais, F. Buret, O. Fabrègue, L. Krähenbühl, A. Nicolas, C. Poignard, R. Scoretti, N. Siauve, C. Vollaire. "Interactions Between Electromagnetic Field and Biological Tissues: Questions, Some Answers and Future Trends". Published in International Compumag Society Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 4-9, (2003).

Journal articles


  1.   M. Deville, R. Natalini, C. Poignard. A Continuum Mechanics Model of Enzyme-Based Tissue Degradation in Cancer Therapies.   Bull. Math. Biol., (2018).
  2.   T. Michel, J. Fehrenbach, V. Lobjois, J. Laurent, A. Gomes, T. Colin, C. Poignard. Mathematical modeling of the proliferation gradient in multicellular tumor spheroids.   Jnl. Th. Biol., Vol. 458, (2018).
  3.   G. Dechristé, J. Fehrenbach, E. Griseti, V. Lobjois, C. Poignard. Viscoelastic modeling of the fusion of multicellular tumor spheroids in growth phase.   Jnl. Th. Biol., Vol. 454, (2018).
  4.   T.Colin, G. Dechristé, J. Fehrenbach, L. Guillaume, V. Lobjois, C. Poignard. Experimental estimation of stored stress within spherical microtissues. What can and cannot be inferred from cutting experiments.   Jnl. Math. Biol, Vol. 77, no 4, (2018).
  5.   D.Voyer, A. Silve, L.M. Mir, R. Scorretti, C. Poignard. Dynamical modeling of tissue electroporation.   Bioelectrochemistry, Vol. 119, (2018).
  6. 2017

  7.   O. Gallinato, T. Colin, O. Saut, C. Poignard. "Tumor growth model for ductal carcinoma: from in situ phase to stroma invasion".   Jnl. Th. Biol., Vol. 429, (2017).
  8.  O. Gallinato, C. Poignard. "Superconvergent Second Order Cartesian Method for Solving Free Boundary Problem for Invadopodia Formation".   J. Comp. Phys., Vol. 339, (2017). Link hal.
  9. A.Guittet, C. Poignard, F. Gibou. "A Voronoi Interface Approach to Cell Aggregate Electropermeabilization".  J. Comp. Phys., Vol. 332, (2017).
  10. M. Leguèbe, M.G. Notarangelo, M. Twarogowska, R. Natalini, C. Poignard.  "Mathematical model for transport of DNA plasmids from the external medium up to the nucleus by electroporation".  Mathematical Biosciences J., Vol. 285, (2017).
  11. 2016

  12.  O. Gallinato, M. Ohta, C. Poignard, T. Suzuki. "Free boundary problem for cell protrusion formations: theoretical and numerical aspects".  Jnl. Math. Biol., Vol.75, no 2 (2017). Link hal: Inria RR-8810.
  13.  G. Lefebvre, F. Cornelis, P. Cumsille, T. Colin, C. Poignard, O. Saut. "Spatial Modeling of Tumor Drug Resistance: the case of GIST Liver Metastases". Mathematical Medicine and Biology (2016).
  14.  A. Silve, I. Leray, C. Poignard, L. M. Mir. "Impact of external medium conductivity on cell membrane electropermeabilization by microsecond and nanosecond electric pulses".   Scientific Reports 6 (2016).
  15. 2015

  16. A. Silve, I. Leray, M. Leguèbe, C. Poignard, L. M. Mir.  "Cell membranes permeabilisation by 12 ns electric pulses: not a purely dielectric but a charge dependant phenomenon".   Bioelectrochemistry, Vol. 106, Part B (2015).
  17. M. Leguèbe, C. Poignard, L. Weynans. "A second-order Cartesian method for the simulation of electropermeabilization cell models". J. Comp. Phys. Vol. 292, (2015).
  18. M. Breton, F. Buret, L. Krähenbühl, M. Leguèbe, L.M. Mir, R. Perrussel, C. Poignard, R. Scorretti, D. Voyer.  "Nonlinear steady-state electrical current modeling for the electropermeabilization of biological tissue".   IEEE Trans. on Mag. Vol. 51, no. 3, (2015).
  19. J. Joie, Y. Lei, T. Colin, M.-C. Durrieu, C. Poignard, O.Saut.  "Migration and orientation of endothelial cells on micropatterned polymers: A simple model based on classical mechanics".   DCDS-B. Vol. 20, no. 4, (2015).
  20. 2014

  21. M. Leguèbe, A. Silve, L.M. Mir, C. Poignard. "Conducting and Permeable States Membrane Submitted to High Voltage Pulses. Mathematical and Numerical Studies Validated by the Experiments".   Jnl. Th. Biol. Vol. 360, (2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.06.027
  22. M. Duruflé, V. Péron, C. Poignard. "Thin Layer Models for Electromagnetism".  CiCP. Vol. 16, Issue 01, (2014).
  23. M. Dauge, P. Dular, L Krähenbühl, V. Péron, R. Perrussel, C. Poignard. "Corner asymptotics of the magnetic potential in the eddy-current model".  Math. Meth. Appl. Sci. Vol 37, Issue 13, July 2014.
  24. O. Kavian, M. Leguèbe, C. Poignard, L. Weynans. "Classical electropermeabilization modelling at the cell scale". Jnl Math. Biol., 68(1-2): 235--265, 2014.
  25. 2013

  26. R. Perrussel, C. Poignard. "Asymptotic Expansion of Steady-State Potential in a High Contrast Medium with a Thin Resistive Layer". Applied Mathematics and Computation. Vol. 221, pp 48-65, (2013). 
  27. T. Colin, M.-C. Durrieu, J. Joie, Y. Lei, Y. Mammeri, C. Poignard, O.Saut. "Modeling of the migration of endothelial cells on bioactive micropatterned polymers".  Math. BioSci. and Eng. Vol.10, Number 4, pp. 997-1015, (2013).
  28. 2012

  29. C. Poignard. "Boundary Layer Correctors and Generalized Polarization Tensor for Periodic Rough Thin Layers. A Review for the Conductivity Problem". ESAIM Proc. Vol. 37, pp. 136-165, (2012).
  30. F. Buret, M. Dauge, P. Dular, L. Krähenbühl, V. Péron, R. Perrussel, C. Poignard, D. Voyer. "Eddy Currents and Corner Singularities"
    IEEE Trans on Mag. Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp. 679-682, (2012).
  31. 2011

  32. L. Krähenbühl, F. Buret, R. Perrussel, D. Voyer, P. Dular, V. Péron, et C. Poignard.  "Numerical treatment of rounded and sharp corners in the modeling of 2D electrostatic fields".   Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications, Vol. 10, Issue 1, (2011).
  33. C. Poignard, A. Silve, F. Campion, L.M. Mir, O. Saut, L. Schwartz. "Ion flux, transmembrane potential, and osmotic stabilization: A new electrophysiological dynamic model for Eukaryotic cells".  European Biophysics Journal. Vol. 40, Issue 3, (2011).
  34. M. Duruflé, V. Péron, C. Poignard. "Time-harmonic Maxwell equations in biological cells - The differential form formalism to treat the thin layer".  Confluentes Mathematici. Vol. 3, Issue 02, (2011).
  35. I.S. Ciuperca, R. Perrussel, C. Poignard. "Two-scale analysis for very rough thin layers. An explicit characterization of the polarization tensor".  JMPA. Vol. 95, Issue 03, pp. 277-295, (2011).
  36. C. Poignard. "Explicit characterization of the polarization tensor for rough thin layers".  Published in European Journal of Applied Mathematics. Vol. 22, pp. 1-6, (2011).
  37. 2010

  38. N. Cîndea, N. Fabrèges, F. De Gournay, C. Poignard. "Optimal placement of electrodes in an electroporation process".  ESAIM: Proc. Vol. 30, pp. 34-43, (2010).
  39. I. Ciuperca, M. Jai, C. Poignard. "Approximate transmission conditions through a rough thin layer. The case of the periodic roughness".   European Journal of Applied Mathematics. Vol. 21, Issue 01, pp. 51-75, January (2010).
  40. I.S. Ciuperca, R. Perrussel, C. Poignard. "Influence of a rough thin layer on the potential".   IEEE Trans. on Mag. Vol. 46, Issue 8, pp. 2823-2826, (2010).
  41. 2009

  42. C. Poignard. "About the transmembrane voltage potential of a biological cell in time-harmonic regime".  ESAIM:Proceedings. Vol. 26, pp. 162-179, April (2009).
  43. C. Poignard. "Approximate transmission conditions through a weakly oscillating thin layer".   Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp. 435-453, (2009).
  44. 2008

  45. C. Poignard. "Asymptotics for steady state voltage potentials in a bidimensional highly contrasted medium with thin layer".   MMAS. Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 443-479, (2008).
  46. C. Poignard, P. Dular, R. Perrussel, L. Krähenbühl, L. Nicolas, M. Schatzman. "Approximate conditions replacing thin layers".  IEEE Trans. on Mag. Vol. 44, Issue 6, pp. 1154-1157, (2008).
  47. 2007

  48. C. Poignard. "Generalized Impedance Boundary Condition At High Frequency For A Domain With Thin Layer: The Circular Case".  Published in Applicable Analysis. Vol. 86, Issue 12, pp. 1549-1568, (2007). 
  49. D. Hansen, C. Poignard, M. Vogelius. "Asymptotically precise norm estimates of scattering from a small circular inhomogeneity".  Applicable Analysis. Vol. 86, Issue 4, pp. 433-458 (2007).
  50. 2006

  51. R. Perrussel, L. Nicolas, F. Musy, L. Krähenbühl, M. Schatzman, C. Poignard. "Algebraic multilevel methods for edge elements".   IEEE Trans. on Mag. Volume 42, Issue 4, pp. 619-622, (2006).

Preprints and Research Reports

  1. M. Deville, R. Natalini, C. Poignard. "A continuum mechanics model of enzyme-based tissue degradation in cancer therapies".  
    Research report INRIA RR-9030. 46pp.
  2. T. Colin, T. Michel, C. Poignard. "Mathematical study and asymptotic analysis of a model for tumour drug resistance".  
    Research report INRIA RR-8784. 26pp.
  3. Laurent Krähenbühl, Victor Péron, Ronan Perrussel, Clair Poignard. "On the asymptotic expansion of the magnetic potential in eddy current problem: a practical use of asymptotics for numerical purposes".  Research report INRIA RR-8749. 15pp.
  4. F. Buret, N. Faure, L. Nicolas, R. Perrussel, C. Poignard. "Numerical studies on the effect of electric pulses on an egg-shaped cell with a spherical nucleus".  Research report INRIA RR-7270. 21pp.

Scientific Popularization

  1. C. Poignard, A. Silve. "Différence de Potentiel Induite par un Champ Electrique sur la Membrane d'une Cellule Biologique".   Published in La Revue 3EI, no74, (2014).
  2. C. Poignard, L. Schwartz. Interview by D.Durran "Modéliser le fonctionnement de la cellule".  Pour la Science, April (2011).