name is Dimitri Komatitsch, I am a CNRS Research Director (Directeur de Recherche CNRS)
in the Laboratory
of Mechanics and Acoustics at CNRS/University of Aix-Marseille, France.
My ORCID ID is 0000-0003-2309-8269 and my ResearcherID is E-7153-2012.
Associate editor of Geophysics and of Heliyon.
You can find my publications here.My research interests include adjoint/inverse imaging problems based on acoustic waves in industrial, oceanic or geophysical structures, and the study of associated effects related to strong local heterogeneities and/or steep topography, as well as the numerical study of acoustic or seismic wave propagation in complex media. I also work on numerical modeling and imaging in the context of non destructive testing. I use a variational formulation of the equations of elastodynamics, and solve it in three dimensions (3-D) using the so-called spectral-element method, a high-order version of the finite-element method, which can be shown to be very accurate at low cost, and particularly well suited to an efficient implementation on parallel computers. This work is done in collaboration with Prof. Jeroen Tromp at Princeton University (USA) and Prof. Qinya Liu at Toronto University (Canada). We apply such numerical techniques to the study of wave propagation both at the scale of the Earth and in sedimentary basins, in particular in Southern California. The full source code of our software package SPECFEM is available open source from Geodynamics.org.
I am a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) and of the French Acoustical Society (SFA).
List of publications
SPECFEM software packages (SPECFEM2D and SPECFEM3D)
SEISMIC_CPML software package
Our ETN WAVES European project (led by UPMC in Paris)
Four old and very hard-to-find texts about oceanic T waves
How to write a good paper title or abstract (easily!)
Fondation Simone et Cino del Duca
Princeton Theoretical & Computational Seismology group
Genealogy: my ancestors / Généalogie: mes ancêtres
Read our Gordon Bell Award paper
See the Press release
The source code of SPECFEM is available open source from Geodynamics.org.
Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique
CNRS LMA UPR 7051
8 rue Enrico Fermi
13453 Marseille cedex 13
For visitors, here is how to reach our building. In Google Maps or in your GPS if you cannot find "Impasse Nikola Tesla" look for "Rue Enrico Fermi" instead, the lab is at the intersection of both.
(je suis français, vous pouvez m'écrire aussi en français)
Phone: (+ 33) 4 84 52 42 52 (please use email instead if possible)
Administrative assistant: Ms. Stéphanie LIEUTAUD (+ 33) 4 84 52 56 06