My research is located at the interface between hydrodynamics with flow of complex fluids such as foams or polymer solutions, physical-chemistry of colloidal suspensions as well as continuum mechanics based on consolidating materials. These different topics address fundamental problems in Soft Condensed Matter Physics while maintaining a connection with applications.


  • Evaporation and drying
  • Foams
  • Freezing
  • Complex fluid flows


  • PhD in Soft Matter, 2013

    Université Pierre et Marie Curie

  • Accreditation to direct research (HDR), 2020

    Université Paris-Saclay


Experimental science

Python programming language

Image processing



Full time researcher, CNRS

Soft Matter at interfaces group, LPS

Jan 2017 – Present Orsay, France
I joined the group Soft matter at interfaces in Laboratoire de Physique des Solides in Orsay. At this occasion, I launched new activities related to the role of physical solid surface properties on foam flows. I am also developing new topics related to phase transitions in soft matter.

Marie Curie fellow

Paris-Diderot University

Jun 2016 – Jan 2017 Paris, France
During my short stay in Laurent Limat’s group, I finalized collaborative works on the particle transport in drops by diffusiophoresis.

Marie Curie fellow

Princeton University

Aug 2013 – May 2016 Princeton, NJ
I spent nearly 3 years in Howard Stone’s group In Princeton. My primarily work was on the drying of colloidal suspensions with a particular focus on the drying stress measurement and the role of solvent absorption by the substrate. I also made experimental studies on the wetting of fibers and the damping of a sloshing motion by foams.


Convective evaporation

Evaporation dynamics of large surface area

Freezing of complex fluids

How soft matter modifies singularities

Friction of foams

Friction induced by the solid surface roughness on flowing foams


Image processing in Python with scikit-image

Two days lecture for PhD students from EDPIF.

Production of scientific images is ubiquitous in many scientific disciplines as they can capture phenomena in a broad range of lengthscales, from the stars to the atom. Therefore, skills in image processing can be advantageous to perform and automate image analysis. This lecture will have a tutorial/workshop format and will mainly focus on the library scikit-image. This course will be taught in English in case of non French speaking attendees.

Recent Publications

Drop freezing: fine detection of contaminants by measuring the tip angle

In this Letter, we show that the shape of a freezing drop of water can be sensitive to the presence of impurities. We measure the tip …

Roughness-induced friction in liquid foams

Complex liquids flow is known to be drastically affected by the roughness condition at the interfaces. We combined stresses …

Cheap and versatile humidity regulator for environmentally controlled experiments

The control of environmental conditions is crucial in many experimental work across scientific domains. In this technical note, we …

Convective evaporation of vertical films

Motivated by the evaporation of soap films, which has a significant effect on their lifetime, we performed an experimental study on the …

Influence of Evaporation on Soap Film Rupture

Although soap films are prone to evaporate due to their large surface to volume ratio, the effect of evaporation on macroscopic film …