Microfluidics, physical-chemistry and biology at interfaces

Microfluidics, physical-chemistry and biology at interfaces


Microfluidics, physical-chemistry and biology at interfaces

Microfluidique, physico-chimie et biologie aux interfaces (MIMIC)

The MIMIC team develops research at the interface between physics, chemistry and biology. The team focuses on physical interfaces as well (drops, bubbles, surfaces, membranes). Our approach combines experiments (fast imaging, microscopies, microfluidics…), theory (fluid dynamics, theoretical chemistry, applied math) and of numerical simulations (finite differences, pseudospectral methods, molecular dynamics…). Our research is genuinely interdisciplinary and part of our work is conducted in close collaboration with biologists. Our interests range from: i) Fluids and microfluidics, wetting and drops, cavitation bubbles dynamics and biomimetics. ii) Biophysics of fast motion and collective motion in plants and fungi, bacterial biofilms and fungal growth, collective behavior of swimming zoospores, physics of olfaction, intracellular pH regulation. iii) Granular and particular materials.