- Is full professor at the University of Florida, and a leading international expert in constitutive modelling of the anisotropy in plastic deformation and damage for both quasi-static and dynamic regimes.
- Major contributions include the development of the most widely used anisotropic criteria for light weight metals with hexagonal crystal structure, now included in the built-in materials library of commercial and academic finite-element codes.
- She has authored 11 book chapters, edited and co-edited 3 books and over 80 papers in the highest impact factor international journals.
- She has delivered over 90 invited lectures (17 plenary and keynote lectures) at the major conferences, and topical symposia in the field.
- She is co-founder of the ICACM, a partnership between several US and French universities, with the scope of promoting research at the forefront of mechanics.
- She also served as Chairperson for the joint ICACM-IUTAM 2011 Topical Symposium on Linking Scales in Computation.
- She has been recipient of visiting chair professorships in Europe (University Pierre and Marie Curie, University of Lille), and Australia (Swinburne University).
- Is Assistant Professor at the UL since 2012, where he obtained a PhD in 2007.
- He has published 11 papers in top-ranked journals and mentored 2 PhD students.
- He is currently participating (with S. Mercier) in supervision of 2 PhDs, one in the context of the H2020 project OUTCOME.
- Before being at the UL, C. Czarnota was Assistant Professor at the Ecole des Mines of Nancy, InSIC, where he had been working in the fields of modelling and numerical simulation of extreme conditions encountered in machining processes.