Valéry Roy

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

University of Delaware


Valéry Roy is an associate professor of the Mechanical Engineering Engineering Department at the University of Delaware. He has been involved in the development of introductory and advanced educational material for the 21st century in the area of engineering mechanics, culminating with the publication of two textbooks. This includes engaging undergraduate students in computational modeling by designing new curricula.

His current research interests span many areas of engineering mechanics, from the prediction of the macroscopic properties of multiscale materials, the modeling and simulation of the hydrodymanics of droplets, to the cooperative strategies of drones.


  • Multiscale Media
  • Interfacial Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechatronics, Artificial Muscle


  • PhD Mechanical Engineering, 1989

    Rice University

  • MS Mechanical Engineering, 1989

    Rice University

  • Diplôme d'ingénieur, École Centrale Paris, 1984

    École Centrale Paris

Recent Posts

A semi-analytic method for the computation of the effective properties of composites of two isotropic constituent materials

Proceedings of the Royal Society A Published:16 August 2023 R. Valéry Roy Abstract: We develop a computational framework for the …

Numerical computation of the effective thermal conductivity of two-phase composite materials by digital image analysis

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer Volume 197, 15 November 2022, 123377 Kelechi Ogbuanu and R. Valéry Roy Abstract: We …

A three-dimensional numerical model for the motion of liquid drops by the particle finite element method

Elaf Mahrous, R. Valéry Roy, Alex Jarauta and Marc Secanell Physics of Fluids 34.5 (2022): 052120. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0091699 …

Meet the Team

Grad Students


Elaf Mahrous

Computational Fluid Mechanics, Multiphase flow


Kelechi Ogbuanu

Heat Transfer, Multiscale Random Media


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