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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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16 Jan 2023

Dharshana Nalatamby defense of thesis

Dharshana Nalatamby will defend her thesis on 6 February 2023 (2pm) at LaBRI (Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique). Her thesis is entitled “Molecular rotors: towards a quantitative and local measurement of viscosity in microfluidics”.

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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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25 Oct 2022

CIFRE PhD position

LOF is inviting applications for a CIFRE Doctoral position “Inks formulation and rheology for the fabrication of fuel cell electrodes”. If you would like more information about the position, you can contact: Yaocihuatl Medina Gonzalez, CNRS researcher, and Steven Meeker, Solvay scientist.

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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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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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15 Jun 2018

Study of complex flows

In this seminar, I will address two separate topics involving complex flows. First, I will discuss evaporation dynamics for large surfaces that generate convective flow due to the density difference between the vapor and the ambient air. Two geometries will be discussed, the horizontal circular film and the vertical rectangular film. I will show that […]

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