The future challenges of the Transmath LTC cross-border laboratory

  • Transmath seeks to promote research excellence and innovation from cross-border research in the Euskampus New Aquitaine-Euskadi-Navarre collaboration strategy

The Transmath Cross-border Cooperation Laboratory for Mathematics and its applications was set up in 2018 by the Euskampus – Bordeaux network of LTCs. The aim of this collaboration is to generate an institutional framework for research teams from the Basque Country and Bordeaux to work together. In Transmath LTC, Prof. David Lannes from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Bordeaux and Luis Vega, leader of the Linear and Non-Linear Waves group at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics – BCAM in the Basque Country, are participating as principal investigators.

During 2022, the Transmath Transdisciplinary Cooperation Laboratory in the field of talent attraction carried out the co-tutelage of two PhD students Baddredine Benhelall (UPV/EHU- Bordeaux) and Mahdi Zreik (Bordeaux – UPV/EHU) under the supervision of Luis Vega (UPV/EHU-BCAM) and Vincent Bruneau (University of Bordeaux). It also incorporated Xingui Li, a postdoctoral researcher, to its research staff. During this last year, they organised the Hydrodynamics of Wave Energy Converters (HYWEC) workshops together with the JRL – ORE laboratory and the ENLIGHT-TRANSMATH meeting, both held in Bilbao. All the laboratory’s activity is collected under the new Transmath logo and its own website which was launched in 2022.

In 2023, Yann Borroux has joined the Transmath team as a joint PhD student with Aingeru Fernandez-Bertolin (UPV/EHU) and Philiphe Jaming (University of Bordeaux). The next challenges facing Transmath LTCs for 2023 is the attraction of talent for postdoctoral and PhD student positions in joint supervision between the two universities. On the internationalisation side, the aim is to attract interships and research technicians to the University of Bordeaux, to organise workshops and conferences and also to create synergies with visiting research staff. Finally, one of the short-term challenges is to foster collaboration with the JRL-AI (Joint Research Lab on Artificial Intelligence).

The Transmath team is made up of researchers L. Fanelli (EHU), R. Lucá (BCAM), L. Vega (EHU/BCAM), A. Zarnescu (BCAM), N. López de la Calle (EHU-CFAA), J. Del Ser (TECNALIA-BCAM), M. Barton (BCAM), D. Pardo (EHU-BCAM), V.Nava (BCAM-Tecnalia).

And in Bordeaux with the research staff Vincent Bruneau (UB), David Lannes (UB), L. Michel (UB), M. Paicu (UB), P. Jamming (UB), M. Parisot (INRIA), M. Ricchiuto (INRIA), E. Vigmond (UB), O. Larre (ESTIA), T. Ahmed (UB).