Maître de Conférences (Lecturer/Assistant Professor)

CNRS-Université de Poitiers-ISAE ENSMA

Téléport 2 – 1 avenue Clément Ader

BP 40109 – 86961 Futuroscope Chasseneuil Cedex


PhD supervision

Master internship supervision

  • Kiran Bhantrakuppe Narayanappa  « Experimental and numerical study of friction in composite forming » 04-09/2019, Master 1
  • Rahul Subramanian Girija « High temperature nanoindentation of PEKK polymer » 04-09/2018, Master 1
  • Chloé Gossart « Mechanical resistance of a 3D-printed thermoplastic » 02-08/2017, Master 2
  • Pierre Zannese « Experimental micromechanical characterisation of polymers under high temperatures » 03-09/2016, Master 2
  • Jayanth Kumar Muniramappa “Finite Element simulations of nanoindentation test on aged polymers” 05-07/2016, Master 1


  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Contact Mechanics

Activités administratives

Board member of Mécamat (Groupe Français de Mécanique des Matériaux).

Reviewer for Tribology International, Journal of Tribology, Composites Part A, Matériaux&Techniques.

Séléction de publications

  • O. Smerdova, M. Pecora, M. Gigliotti. Cyclic indentation of polymers: Instantaneous elastic modulus from reloading, energy analysis, and cyclic creep. Journal of Materials Research, 34 (21), 3688-3698, 2019

  • O. Smerdova, M.P.F. Sutcliffe. Multiscale Tool-Fabric contact observation and analysis for composite fabric forming. Composites Part A, 73, 116-124, 2015

  • O. Smerdova, M.P.F. Sutcliffe. Novel Experimental Method for Microscale Contact Analysis in Composite Fabric Forming. Experimental Mechanics, Vol.55, I.8, 1475-1483, 2015 DOI 10.1007/s11340-015-0044-y

  • O. Smerdova, D. Mazuyer, J. Cayer-Barrioz. Links between energy dissipation and wear mechanisms in solid epoxy/epoxy sliding contact. Tribology International, 77, 148-159, 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2014.04.009

  • O. Smerdova, R. S. Graham, U. Gasser, L. R. Hutchings, D. S. A. De Focatiis. A novel method of extraction of blend component structure from SANS measurements of homopolymer bimodal blends. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 215 (9), 859-866, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/macp.201300787 

  • O. Smerdova, J. Cayer-Barrioz, A. Le Bot, B. Sarbayev. Analytical model and experimental validation of friction laws for composites under low loads. Tribology Letters, 46 (3), 263-272, 2012, DOI 10.1007/s11249-012- 9947-2