Michelle Salvia graduated in Engineering fro at INSA de Lyon, and holds a PhD and an accreditation to supervise research in Materials Science. From 1981 to 1991, she was a research engineer specialised in the viscoelasticity of polymer and damping of vibration at Metravib. Since 1991, she is Associate Professor at École Centrale de Lyon, currently in the Tribology and System Dynamics Laboratory (LTDS). Her area of interest lies in the mechanical reliability of FRP composites for automotive and aircraft applications. In particular, her work aims at understanding the micromechanical and mechanical properties through a better knowledge of the microstructural properties. She has a particular interest in smart composite structures in the frame of structural health monitoring (damage and curing sensing (carbon fibre), adaptative hybrid composites with embedded SMA). Since 2004, she is a member of the International Scientific Committee of the European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM).