Machine materials

Our research lab focuses on the understanding of the physics of soft structured active materials. The goal is to develop the physics of Machine Materials, i.e. artificial materials which combine microstructure and out-of-equilibrium processes to interact with their environment in a programmable fashion.

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Active and Dissipative metamaterials.

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Colloids

Investigating the principles of condensed matter at the micron scale

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Colloids as big atoms

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(Complex) Fluids

The mechanics of emulsion, droplets and sprays

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Emulsion stability and rheology

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Droplet sizes and adhesion properties in sprays

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Innovative Nanotech Sprays

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Droplet Trains

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Contact and Friction

By combining precision mechanical measurements with fluorescent microscopy, we dive into the mechanics of contacting surfaces

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The origins of friction

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Crystallisation in Porous Media

Waves in Complex Media

Biophysics

We study the flow of complex fluids and biophysics of living organisms to tackle industrial and environmental challenges.