Lydéric Bocquet is director of research at CNRS and joint professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. His research interests are mainly curiosity driven and extend to domains at the interface between soft condensed matter, fluid dynamics and nanoscience. He combines theory, experiments and simulations to explore the intimate mechanisms of fluid interfaces from the macroscopic down to the molecular level. 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 also has a strong interest in every-day life science.
Talk – Capillary effects on friction: from grains to snow