Prof. Lyderic Bocquet
Lydéric Bocquet is director of research at CNRS and professor in physics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. His research interests are mainly curiosity driven and extend to domains at the interface between soft condensed matter, fluid dynamics and nanoscience. He combines experiments theory, and simulations to explore the intimate mechanisms of fluid interfaces from the macroscopic down to the molecular level, with applications in the fields of material science, micro-and nano-fluidics, complex fluids, etc. His scientific objective is to harvest the unexpected fluid transport behaviors occurring at the nanoscales in order to propose new routes for energy harvesting and desalination. Beyond academically oriented topics, he has also a strong interest in every-day life science. He received several awards including an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council in 2010, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel prize of the von Humboldt foundation in 2007, as well as the Ancell condensed matter prize of the Société Française de Physique in 2011, and the Jean Protas scientific prize of the french Academy of Sciences in 2008. His scientific production consists of 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 90+ invited talks in international conferences.