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The LOF is a research unit that focuses its research on issues at the interface between soft matter and process engineering, in close connection with the current challenges of our industrial partner Syensqo (energy challenges, materials science, processes engineering).

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  • Soft matter

  • Microfluidics

  • Rheology

  • Solvents

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22 Mar 2024

Microfluidics workshop @ENSMAC, Pessac, 10 June 2024

LOF is co-organising a Microfluidics workshop to be held on 10 June 2024 at ENSMAC (École Nationale Supérieure de Matériaux, d’Agroalimentaire et de Chimie). The goal of this workshop is to acquire an overview of all the academic, startup and industrial players working with microfluidics in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, regardless of scientific field.   […]

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13 Feb 2024

Conference of Damien Coudreuse, March 14, 2024

Damien Coudreuse, CNRS researcher at the Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires (IBGC – UMR5095, CNRS / Bordeaux University) will give a conference a conference at LOF on 14 March 2024 entitled “Artificial control of cell proliferation and monitoring of cell biophysics using microfluidic technologies”.

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29 Jan 2024

Conference of Diego Baresch, March 19, 2024

Diego Barech, CNRS researcher at theInstitut de Mécanique et d’ingénierie (I2M – UMR5295, CNRS / Université de Bordeaux / ENSAM / Bordeaux INP / INRA) will give a conference at LOF on 19 March 2024 entitled “Acoustical tweezers: a tool to probe the local mechanical properties of soft and biological matter”. abstract_baresch

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24 Jan 2024

CIFRE PhD position

LOF is inviting applications for a PhD position on the development of organ-on-chip devices to assess the toxicity of substances with our industrial partner Syensqo. For more information please contact: CIFRE PhD SoC Tox 2024 – 2027 (1)

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17 Jan 2024

Conference of Pierre Nassoy, April 30, 2024

Pierre Nassoy, CNRS researcher at Laboratoire Photonique, Numérique et Nanosciences (CNRS/University of Bordeaux/Institut d’Optique d’Aquitaine) will give Tuesday 30 April 2024, a conference entitled “Producing, imaging, manipulating, and sorting organoids in hydrogel capsules for fundamental biology and regenerative medicine applications”.

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16 Jan 2024

Sophie Marbach Conference at LOF, March 8, 2024.

Sophie Marbach, CNRS researcher at PHENIX Laboratory (CNRS / Sorbonne University) will give a conference at LOF entitled: “The Countoscope: Measuring Dynamics by Counting Particles in Boxes”, on March 8, 2024.

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16 Jan 2024

Post-doc position at LOF

LOF is hiring a post-doc for a one-year position, starting 1rst March 2024, for Drying of ionomer dispersions Aquivion for the manufacturing of Proton Exchange Membranes. For more information or to apply, please visit this page

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15 Jan 2024

Susumu Inasawa (Prof. at TUAT) Conference at LOF, January 23, 2024

Susumu Inasawa, Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology – TUAT ( will give a conference entitled “Kinetics in drying suspensions: Transport of solutes via packed layer of particles and Formation of packed layer of particles on tilted air-water interfaces.” January 23, 2024.

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20 Dec 2023

Laurence Talini (CNRS) conference at LOF, January 12, 2024

Laurence Talini, CNRS researcher at SVI Lab, a joint unit between CNRS and Saint-Gobain (French industrial group) called “Glass Surface and Interfaces” – UMR125 (CNRS / Saint-Gobain) is invited at LOF to give a lecture called “Foaming in binary mixtures”, January 12 2024.

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