I work on the particle-particle interactions in colloidal suspensions and their impact at large scale on their organisation : self assembly, structuration as a dispersed or condensed phase, or on transport properties rheology, permeability.
Colloidal suspensions and Soft Matter
I developed experimental strategies based on different techniques to understand the link between details of interactions at small scale and macroscopic behavior at large scale including process scale. These strategies are based on instrumentations of different levels of sophistication starting from sedimentation tests to X-ray synchrotron radiation.
Since 2017, I also have access to a in house X-Ray Facility to deveop extensive studies of colloidal organisation in complex systems
Separation and Filtration processes
I also work on engineering aspects related to separation and filtration processes, specifically applied to complex fluids such as slurries, colloidal or aggreates suspensions, gels. The behavior of these systems is so far from granular particles that the design and control of optimal process is frequently counter-intuitive.
Application & Teaching
coating, filtration, rheology, colloidal assembly, gels
- 19 Ph D students since 1991
- 8 post-docs since 1991
Yannick Hallez , Kevin Roger (LGC Toulouse), Antoine Bouchoux (TBI), Bernard Cabane (ESPCI, Paris), Jean-Baptiste Salmon, Jacques Leng and Emmanuel Mignard (LOF Bordeaux), Jeff Morris (City College of New York).
Education and Degrees
2016 – Directrice de Recherche au CNRS (DR1) – LGC , Toulouse
2005 – Directrice de Recherche au CNRS (DR2)- LGC, Toulouse
1995 – Chargée de Recherche au CNRS (CR1)- LGC, Toulouse
1991 – Chargée de Recherche au CNRS (CR2)- LGC, Toulouse
1990 – Post-doctorat, U. Kentucky- Lexington- USA
2003 – Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches
1989 – Docteur de l’Université Paul Sabatier
1986 – DEA Génie des Procédés de l’INPT
1986 – Ingénieur de l’ENSIGCT