Michel Destrade is Chair of Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway, Adjunct Professor of Solid Mechanics at Zhejiang University, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin, and a member of the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab. Previously, he worked successively as a Junior Marie Curie Fellow (FP4) in Mathematical Physics at University College Dublin; as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics at Texas A&M University, USA; as a Directeur de Recherche with the French National Research Agency CNRS at the Institut d’Alembert, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (currently on leave), and as a Senior Marie Curie Fellow (FP7) in Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin.
He is Reviews Editor of the Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Contributing Editor of the International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Associate Editor of SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and Editorial Board Member of Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, International Journal of Applied Mechanics.
His research interests are in nonlinear elasticity, in stability of elastomers and biological soft tissues, and in linear, linearised, and non-linear waves. In those fields, he has authored more than 110 publications in refereed international journals.