Mathieu Bauchy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering Materials

5731B 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, with strong interest in the relationship between composition, micro-structure, and macroscopic properties of engineering interest.

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. 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

  • 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.