I freeze stuff. Lots of stuff. I’m kinda obsessed by freezing, actually. My background is materials science, so for many years, I’ve used freezing as a materials processing route, a process known as freeze-casting or ice-templating. My various areas of interest are therefore related to this peculiar and funny phenomenon. I look at several aspects of the phenomenon, such as:
- Observe the freezing of colloids with optical microscopy, X-rays imaging, and confocal microscopy.
- Understand the freezing of colloids both from a theoretical and experimental point of view.
- Control ice growth and the freezing of colloids, with implications in biology in particular (antifreeze compounds).
- Use freezing to template porous or dense materials (ice-templating).
- Characterise the ice-templated materials, structurally and functionally, and try to find some applications for them.
- Use the growth of ice to induce various self-assembly phenomena.
- Eat a lot of ice cream
If you have new ideas about stuff we could freeze, keep in touch.
We also experimented with data mining.