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

Short Vitae


2014:  Habilitation for Research Supervision, Bordeaux University. A few advances in biological modeling and asymptotic analysis.

2006: PhD from the University Lyon 1 in Applied Mathematics. Asymptotic Methods for Electromagnetic Fields in Domains with Thin Layer. Application to Biological Cells. Advisor: M. Schatzman.

2006:  Visiting researcher at Rutgers University (NJ, USA) with M. Vogelius.

2003:  ENS Cachan, Antenne de Bretagne.

Academic Positions

2018-...     :   Inria Research Director (eq. to Full Research Professor) at Bordeaux.

2008-2018:   Inria Research Scientist at Bordeaux (scientific bonus award in 2011 renewed in 2014).

2006-2008:   Postdoctoral fellow at Ecole Polytechnique X

2003-2006:   PhD Student and Lecturer at Université Claude Bernard, Lyon 1.

Scientific Responsabilities

2017-... : PI of the Inria Associate Team NumSEP with UCSB.

2016-... : Vice-leader of the Inria Team MONC: Modeling in Oncology.

2014-... : Member of the steering committee of the European Lab on Electroporation L.I.A. EBAM.

Institutional Responsabilities

  • I am member of the evaluation committee of the National Institute for Cancer for the call "Physics for Cancer" 2017.
  • Since 2014 I am Elected Member of the Inria evaluation committee, and thus I participate to the recruitments and the evaluation of the researchers and of the research teams of the national institute INRIA.
  • I participate also to the recruitment committees for Associate Professor positions in French universities.
  • Service to the Scientific community

  • Since 2016, I have reviewed 7 PhD theses in applied mathematics and electrical engineering:  A. Ogbi (Feb. 2016, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, advisors: R. Perrussel & L. Nicolas), G. Beck (Mar. 2016, ENSTA, advisors: S. Impériale & P. Joly), S. Polizzi (Sep. 2016, Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis, advisors: T. Goudon & M. Ribot), C. Etchegaray (Dec. 2016, Université Paris-Sud, advisors: N. Meunier & B. Maury), A. Barlukova (Mar. 2017, Université Aix-Marseille, advisor: F. Hubert), K. Van Nguyen (Apr. 2017, Univ. Paris-Sud, advisors: J-R. Li et L. Ciobanu), 1. Auvray (Jul. 2018, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, advisors: G. Vial) .
  • In 2013-2014 I was expert for the French National Agency ANR/ASTRID.

  • I am often reviewer of several scientific journals (SIADS, M2AS, IEEE trans. on Mag., J. Math. Biol., J. Th. Biol., MBEC, Math. Med. Biol.)