Aurélie Jean

Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Find me online:

“I develop mathematical and computer models to simulate the mechanical response of human tissues”

MY WORK LIFE:

Postdoctoral Associate

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My work allows me to combine the foundation of PROBLEM-SOLVING and the interests of ENGINEERING and SCIENCE.


DAY IN AND DAY OUT

During my day I:
- Read scientific articles on previous data and models for the human tissues I study.
- Implement my recent mathematical model for the material response of this specific human tissue, into the computer software of my team.
- Test my code of the day by simulating and analyzing the mechanical response of a virtual tissue structure (cube, sphere...).
- Meet with my colleagues to discuss about recent code developments, possible improvement and future plans.

SKILLS, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

- Computer programming and code design are skills that you mainly get while practicing, so do not hesitate to do internships, to code during your free time or even with friends!
- Versatility is more and more relevant to any job position, do not be afraid to stretch yourself by combining your core disciplines with other unrelated subjects.
- Open mindedness to always question yourself and things you learned at school, and curiosity to find unexpected solutions or to tackle impossible problems.

EDUCATION TO GET HERE:

Postdoctoral Associate

I RECOMMEND COMPLETING:

  • High School
  • Undergraduate - Physics / Maths / Mechanics
  • Graduate - Mechanics / Civil Engineering
  • Doctorate - Material Sciences and Engineering with minor in Mathematical Morphology and Computational Mechanics

What I studied STRONGLY RELATES to my work...

MY EDUCATION

  • High School -
  • Undergraduate - University Pierre and Marie Curie, Physics / Maths / Mechanics
  • Graduate - University Pierre and Marie Curie AND Ecole Normale Supérieure, Mechanics / Civil Engineering
  • Doctorate - Ecole des Mines de Paris, Material Sciences and Engineering with minor in Mathematical Morphology and Computational Mechanics

SOME HELPFUL FIRST STEPS FOR SOMEONE IN COLLEGE

Choose at least two core disciplines in which you are strong, and choose at least one additional discipline to open your mind and prepare yourself for multidisciplinary work and versatility.
Whatever your major is, you should all take a class on Coding as I believe that anyone in the future will need to code for his/her job or for private matters, toward improving everyone's quality of life!

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