Dr. Michel Grédiac is Full Professor at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France. His fields of interest are composite materials, reinforcement of structures and the use of full-field measurement techniques for material characterization purposes. He is the founder of a French research network – “Full-field measurements and identification in solid mechanics” and has published over 90 papers.

Dr. François Hild is Research Professor at the Laboratory of Mechanics and Technology in Cachan, France, and is the current head of the Mechanics and Materials division. He has worked in the field of mechanics and materials for more than 20 years and has published more than 140 papers on subjects that include moiré interferometry, digital image and volume correlation, identification and validation techniques for damage and fracture models.