About me

Hi, I'm Fessal KPEKY

Ph.D, Civil Engineer

I am looking for a full time position as a Research & Development Engineer in Material Science utilizing my skills in finite element modeling and analysis, product design and development.

With a dual graduation of Civil engineer and PhD in Structural and Mechanics of material, I have skills to work in the areas of construction, automotive, aerospace and many others.

My Skills

Technical Skills

Numerical analysis and Computation 90%
Civil engineering Structures Design 80%
Composite Structures Design 70%
Finite Elements Analysis and SPH Method 85%

Software and Coding Skills

Simulia ABAQUS, Matlab 80%
AutoCAD, Robot Structural Analysis, Civil 3D, Revit 70%
Fortran, C++, VBA 60%
MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project,...), Latex 90%

Management Skills

Project management 85%
Creativity and Innovation 80%
Social media marketing 80%

Personal Skills

Team work80%
Sense of responsibility90%

My Experience

2016 - Now

Arts et Métiers-ParisTech, Metz-FRANCE

Postdoc in Material Science

  • Formulation of 3D piezoelectric solid–shell FE and modelisation of multilayer structures using Matlab.
  • Investigation of variability in geometric and material parameters on the damping properties of multilayer structures.

2012 - 2016

LEM3-Université de Lorraine, Metz, FRANCE

RD Engineer in the context of my PhD graduation

  • Developing 3D layerwise finite elements models for sandwich structures modeling in vibrations using Abaqus/Fortran and Matlab.
  • Formulation of 3D piezoelectric solid–shell FE and modelings using Matlab.
  • Modeling active–passive control of vibration of the multilayer structures using viscoelastic and piezoelectric materials in Matlab.

2011 - 2012

LEM3-Université de Lorraine, Metz, FRANCE

Internship as part of the preparation of the master's degree.

  • Implementation of various concrete fragmentation models in Abaqus by VUMAT subroutine.
  • Simulation of mechanical behavior under dynamic loading on Abaqus/Explicit by MEF/SPH methods.

2010 - 2011

ACE/Alpha Consult, Lomé-TOGO

Internship in the context of my Civil Engineer graduation

  • Topographic and geotechnical control of the road.
  • Contribution to the structural design of the road.
  • Writing the monthly reports of the geotechnical monitoring of the construction.

2010 (2 months)


Internship at the architectural firm

I've especially worked on the Project of construction of an auditorium with 1500 seats on the campus of the University of Lomé.

  • Designing and drawing the execution plans and some building details
  • Design of the reinforced concrete structure in accordance with the Eurocodes and production plans of reinforcement and its formwork
  • Construction control and writing weekly progress reports and participation in monthly meetings

My Qualification


Université de Lorraine, Metz-FRANCE

PhD in Structural computation and Material science

Thesis Title:

Formulation and modeling of multilayer structures using solid–shell finite elements: application to the vibrations of viscoelastic and piezoelectric sandwich structures.

2012(1 Year Course)

Université de Lorraine, Metz-FRANCE

Master in Material Sciences

Master Thesis Title:

Numerical modeling of dynamic fracture phenomena in concrete structures using Finite Element method (FEM) and the Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics method (SPH).

2011(5 Years Course)

Université de Lomé(École Nationale Superieure d'Ingénieurs), Lomé-TOGO

Engineer degree in Civil Engineering

Project Title:

Investigation of the influence of mechanical parameters of the platform soils on the structural design of flexible pavements: Case of Rond Point Port–Avepozo

My Work (draft)

Scientific productions and Civil engineering knowledge...

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