Jacques Lamon is Director of Research at CNRS (National Centre of Scientific Research) and the Laboratory for Mechanics and Technology (LMT) at Ecole Normale Supérieure Cachan (Paris, France). He is the author/editor of 7 books, 13 invited chapters, 14 conference proceedings, and three journal special issues. In addition, he has written over 300 articles on ceramics and ceramic matrix composite reliability and mechanical