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Team : Soft Matter


The research program of the Soft Matter team encompasses a broad variety of systems such as liquid crystals, surfactants, polymers, colloids and biomimetic systems. We aim at relating macroscopic properties to microscopic structure. Our research themes are: (i) Physics of biological and biomimetic systems, (ii) Complex interfaces, (iii) Jamming, plasticity and material failure, (iv) Soft matter for agronomy and environment, and (v) Soft Composites.
In each area of research we design model systems from commercial or newly synthesized molecules for better understanding of the phenomena. Various experimental techniques are used in order to get informations on braod length and time scales. Light, X-rays and neutron scattering; optical microscopy, rheology, microfluidics and micromanipulations.
The Soft Condensed Matter Team is currently composed of about 30 scientists (including 15 research fellows and faculty members), see this link. To know more about our reserch activities, please refer to our peer-reviewed articles by clicking here.




MATHONAT Mélody Email:
Position: PhD student (Supervision: IN M.) Team: Soft Matter
Funding: Labex ChemiSyst Collaboration: Gérardin C. (ICGM)
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Scientific Topics

Physics of biological and biomimetic systems
Complex interfaces
Jamming, plasticity and material failure
Soft matter for agronomy and environment
Soft (...)

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Our latest articles: link.
We are currently coorganizing the 13th EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL ON "SCATTERING METHODS APPLIED TO SOFT CONDENSED MATTER" (20 - 27 June 2016 in Bombannes).
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OPEN 12 MONTHS POST-DOC POSITION ON “Partially wetted active colloids at an air-water interface” We are looking for an experimentalist in the field of colloidal physics having a PhD in Physics or (...)

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The soft matter team is specialized in experimental studies of soft matter systems. We develop and study our systems using a variety of instruments which are well suited for the characterization (...)

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Links related to soft matter websites

A (non exhaustive) selection of web sites and labs around soft matter research:
Le Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes (Paris).
Le Laboratoire de physique des solides (Orsay).
Le Centre (...)

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Soft Matter group picture : 2016, 2014, 2012


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Journées Matiere Molle-Verres: MMV DAYS

Botanic Institute 163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet, Montpellier
THURSDAY June,2 9-9h20 : Welcome Breakfast 9h20 – 9h30 : Introduction (Laura-Antonio) (...)

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