My research topics
concern soft matter and biophysics.
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 Postoctoral researcher
in 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 was researcher at the Laboratoire
de Physique de la Matière Condensée in Nice, France from 2006 to
2017. Since January 1st 2017, the LPMC no longer exists. It has merged
with the INLN (Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, UMR7335 CNRS - UNS) to
create a new research institute, namely the INPHYNI, INstitut de PHYsique de NIce, UMR7010
CNRS - UNS. I am now researcher in this INPHYNI
I study various
topics linked to liquid and elastic interfaces:
and jets dynamics: vibrations, bouncing on hydrophobic
and superhydrophobic surfaces in collaboration with F. Celestini.
- Fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces using
microfabrication techniques in collaboration with chemists
from CMOM Lab (F. Guittard)
biophysics (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).
dynamics in 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 in complex fluids with C. Raufaste
and F. Haudin.
- Sound wave propagation in granular
media using photoelasticity. We study in 1d and 2d the
role of grains roughness on the propagation. Thanks to our technique, we
can directly visualize i.t. With G. Huillard and J. Rajchenbach