Short Bio


Hello, and welcome to my homepage!

I am currently a CNRS researcher at LN2 (Laboratoire Nanotechnologies et Nanosystèmes, IRL 3634), a joint laboratory CNRS/Université de Sherbrooke. I also hold the position of adjunct professor in the department of chemistry. Since 2017, I hold the Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR) from Sorbonne Université, ED 397, Physique et Chimie des Matériaux.

My research revolves around several cross-disciplinary topics including fluid mechanics, colloidal science, optics and microscopy, and statistical mechanics in soft matter. My research has been carried out both on fundamental and applied science levels.  Do not hesitate to scroll down this webpage or to contact me directly if you have questions about the lab.

Short bio: I obtained a PhD from University Pierre et Marie Curie in Physics of Fluids where I worked on creating swimming micromachines from colloids under Jérôme Bibette’s supervision. After my PhD, I joined the research effort at New York University led by Paul Chaikin, David Pine and Nadrian Seeman to create self-replicating structures made of colloids. After my postdoc, in 2009, I joined the COMPASS lab as a french CNRS researcher. COMPASS was a joint laboratory CNRS/Solvay/UPenn based in Bristol and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At COMPASS, I was performing academic research within Solvay, where I worked in close collaboration with  professors at UPENN (Yodh, Durian, Murray) and at other universities (Torquato, Seeman, Chaikin).

If you click on the gallery of movies below, it will lead you to the research page, where I give a short  description of some of my past and ongoing research efforts (not always up to date).

Purcell swimmer