Mathieu Bauchy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering Materials

5731E Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593

Phone: (310) 825-9991
Fax: (310) 206-2222

Research Group (PARISlab)
Personal Website


Education and Experience

  • Postdoc, (2012), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Ph.D., (2012), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France)
  • M.S., (2009), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France)
  • B.Sc., (2007), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France)

Statement of Research Interest

Mathieu Bauchy is a computational material scientist, specialized in amorphous and cementitious materials. Our focus is to understand the fundamental physics governing the behavior of complex engineering materials by means of modeling and mutiscale simulations.

Specific research projects include:

  1. Mechanical Properties of Materials: Enhancing the ductility of glasses, developing ultra-tough glasses for smartphone screens and stronger concrete.
  2. Relaxation and Aging of Materials: Understanding glass relaxation (processing of OLED substrate), predicting long-term creep deformations in cementitious materials.
  3. Reactivity of Materials: Reducing the CO2 impact of concrete through supplementary cementitious materials, enhancing glass durability for nuclear waste storage.
  4. Resistance to Irradiation: Understanding and predicting the influence of irradiation on minerals and glasses.
  5. Machine learning: Using big data and informatics approach to accelerate the discovery of novel materials.
  6. Topological Constraint Theory: Topological nano-engineering of disordered materials.

Prior to joining UCLA, Mathieu was a Posdoctoral Assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his Ph.D. at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris). His thesis was dedicated to the development of high-performance silicate and chalcogenide glasses by means of atomic-scale simulations.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2018: Best Paper Award from the Journal of the American Ceramic Society
  • 2017: UCLA-ASCE Professor of the year
  • 2014: Future Leader Nomination (The American Ceramic Society)
  • 2012: Norbert J. Kreidl Award (The American Ceramic Society)


C&EE 108 – Introduction to Mechanics of Deformable Solids

C&EE C105/C205 – Fundamentals, Properties, and Technology of Industrial Glasses

C&EE 206- Modeling and simulation of civil engineering materials

Current schedule of classes may be viewed online.