research topics concern soft matter
During My Ph.D
in the Physico-Chimie Curie Lab in Institut Curie, Paris, France, I
have studied wetting and drop dynamics related problems from 2001 to
2004. From Nov. 2004 to Sep. 2006, I was a
Harvard University, in an interdiscplinary collaboration between plant
biologists and physicists. The goal was to better understand different
situations where physics play an important role in biological functions
(water transport in plant, spores ejection in mushrooms...), and to use
them in a biomimetic approach. I am now researcher at the Laboratoire de Physique de la
Matière Condensée in Nice, France.
I study various topics linked to liquid
- Drops and
jets dynamics: vibrations, bouncing on
superhydrophobic surfaces in collaboration with F. Celestini.
- Fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces
using microfabrication techniques in collaboration with chemists
from CMOM Lab (F. Guittard)
(evaporation from artificial leaves, fast
motion of fungal spores, fast motion of fern sporangia). We study
natural mechanisms and biomimetic devices, using microfluidics to
understand and apply these phenomena, in collaboration with M.
Argentina in LJAD (Nice) and J. Dumais, M. Zwieniecki, N.M Holbrook, L.
Mahadevan, D.A. Weitz from Harvard University (OEB and SEAS).
complex systems. We are interested in cavitation, in
natural systems (fern sporangia) and in artificial ones in
microfluidics with Yann Yip Cheung sang. We also study bubbles dynamics
fluids with C. Raufaste and F. Haudin.
- Sound wave propagation in
using photoelasticity. We study in 1d and 2d the role of grains
roughness on the propagation. Thanks to our technique, we can directly
With G. Huillard and J. Rajchenbach