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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 Solvay (energy challenges, materials science, processes engineering).

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  • Soft matter

  • Microfluidics

  • Rheology

  • Solvents

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23 Feb 2023

Conference of Joshua D. McGraw (ESPCI, IPGG, Paris) – 23 February 2023 at LOF

Near-surface transport of polymer solutions and time-dependent soft hydraulics

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09 Feb 2023

Dharshana Nalatamby defense of thesis

Dharshana Nalatamby successfully defended her thesis on 6 February 2023 (2pm) at LaBRI (Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique). Her thesis was entitled “Molecular rotors: towards a quantitative and local measurement of viscosity in microfluidics”. The LOF thanks all the members of the jury, which was chaired by Ben Feringa. Congratulations to Dharshana !  

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04 Jan 2023

Conference of Antoine Aubret (LOMA) at LOF “Light-driven assembly of active colloids” February 2nd 2023

Cells are prototypical examples of Active Matter, converting energy at small scale to organize at large scale. This biological complexity challenges our ability to engineer synthetic analogs. In this talk, I will show how we can carve non-equilibrium pathways to control the assembly of active microparticles, using light as a generic tool. I will first […]

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23 Nov 2022

Participation to the GDR SLAMM2022 Conference

Dibrilla NOMA and Hrishikesh PINGULKAR, 2 post-docs at LOF, have participated to the GDR SLAMM 2022 Conference, from 7th to 10th November 2022, in Roscoff.

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24 Oct 2022

PhD position (M/F) : Flows of concentrated suspensions under vibration and application to direct ink writing

For more information or to apply, please visit this page

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29 Nov 2021

Leïla Khacef receives the award for the best oral presentation at the 35th ECIS Conference

At the 35th ECIS (European Colloid & Interface Society) Conference held in Athens on September 5-10, 2021, Leïla Khacef, a third-year doctoral student at LOF, was awarded the Langmuir Prize for the best young scientist oral presentation, entitled “The role of the solvent on the supramolecular self-assembly and rheology of N-alkydiamide organogels”.

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Dharshana Nalatamby récompensée
16 Jun 2021

Dharshana Nalatamby awarded at the 23rd Day of the Doctoral School of Chemical Sciences

During the 23rd Journée de l’Ecole Doctorale des Sciences Chimiques de l’Université de Bordeaux on June 10, 2021, Darshana Nalatamby, a second year doctoral student at LOF, received the award for the best presentation, entitled “In-situ microviscosity measurements in microfluidic chip using fluorescent molecular rotors”. This day allows doctoral students to present their thesis topics […]

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Les actualités LOF
29 Apr 2019

Conference of Etienne Piantanida

Conference of Etienne Piantanida (Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires UMR7006 Université de Strasbourg, France.) about « Nanocomposite hydrogel for biomedical applications ».     Abstract: Hydrogels are materials that can entrap a high amount of water (up to 98%) and, thanks to their porous structure that allows oxygen and nutrients permeation [1], they are […]

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Les actualités LOF
05 Jul 2018

Multi-functional hydrogel capsules

During this presentation, I will present our work on shaping hydrogels with a core-shell structure. Features of the hydrogel membrane in terms of permeability and mechanical properties or the ability to make composite hydrogels will be reported. Flow of a concentrated dispersion of capsules, where friction between objects can be tuned, will also be reported. […]

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