Current group members
- Bastien Isabella started his PhD in the lab in october 2022
- Swapneel Thakkar is doing a postdoc with us and Saint-Gobain, making new objects that will find some cool uses.
Past group members
- Hassan Saad did his PhD in the group from 2017 to 2021, on bioinspired ceramic materials. He came with chocolate on the very first day, which was a really good start.
- Sidhanth Tyagi did his PhD in the group from 2017 to 2020, with lots of confocal, microfluidics, and emulsions (not in this order). Don’t tell him curry is a yellow powder.
- Felix Ginot also froze particle suspensions under the confocal during his postdoc with us, and writes tons of Python code. He believes colloids should always be green.
- Dmytro Dedovets froze emulsions under the confocal during 2 years as a postdoc with us. He loves building things. Hates couscous, though.
- Malgorzata Marcinkowska did her PhD on bioinspired materials, with our colleagues in Lyon. She speaks way too many languages. She successfully defended her PhD on March 20, 2018.
- Jordi Seuba is back to Barcelona after his PhD with us and a postdoc (also with us but based in Lyon). He froze and broke hundreds-if not thousands-of samples. He was in love with flan pâtissier. You can find his manuscript here.
- Moreno Marcellini looked at ice crystals growing with the confocal during his postdoc with us. He’s now looking for a job in science. He specialized in everything.
- Cécile Noirjean watched paint dry with the confocal during her postdoc with us, and it was actually really cool
- Brice Saint Michel is a postdoctoral fellow, based in Lyon. Based at IRPHE, Brice did a lot of optical microscopy and physics of freezing colloids.
- Florian Bouville is now at ETH Zurich after defending his PhD in December 2013. He aligned platelets by freezing, and used it to make some really tough ceramics. A true geek, too. You can find his manuscript here.
- Idris Amirouche did his internship with us. Some very neat work that we patented. He now works for Saint-Gobain.
- Audrey Lasalle did her PhD in the lab. She mostly worked on the relationships between the properties of the colloidal suspension and the freezing behavior. She now works for Saint-Gobain, but sill provides me with chocolate on a regular basis. You can find her manuscript here.
- Loic Courtois did his internship with us. He did a postdoc in Manchester, after a successful PhD, and then co-founded 3Dmagination. He wrote stuff in Java. Yep.
Cool, kind or crazy (or all at once) people I work or use to work with
- Chris Bowen, at Bath. Ferroelectrics and piezoelectric wizard. Usually seen drinking large coffees at swimming pools.
- Christophe Martin and David Jauffres, in Grenoble. Running simulations while skiing.
- Cécile Monteux, at ESPCI. Physico-chemistry wizard.
- Mat Gibson, at Warwick Univ. Polymer wizard.
- Francisco M Fernandes, at UPMC. Kills millions of cells everyday.
- Adam Stevenson, who’s now back in the USA. Sintering wizard. Can brew a very decent beer.
- Eduardo Saiz, now at Imperial College. Spanish wizard.
- Tony Tomsia, at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Life wizard.
- Stephen Peppin and Colin Mc Donald, at OCCAM in Oxford. Maths wizards.
- Eric Maire, at Université de Lyon. X-rays tomography wizard.
- Bertrand Van de Moortèle, at ENS Lyon. Microscopy wizard.
- Laurent Gremillard, at INSA Lyon. Ceramics wizard.
- Jérôme Chevalier, same place. Ceramics wizard.
- Sylvain Meille, same place. He’s good at breaking stuff, among other things.
- Agnès Bogner, same place again
- Fabrice Rossignol, in Limoges
- Alain Pocheau and Marc Georgelin, in Marseille
- Guillaume Bernard-Granger, now in Grenoble
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