network / Prof. Lydéric 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 theory, experiments and simulations to explore the intimate mechanisms of fluid interfaces from the macroscopic down to the molecular level, with applications in the fields of micro- and nano- fluidics, material science, 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 also has a strong interest in every-day life science. Lydéric Bocquet spent a sabbatical year at MIT (2013-2014) within the MIT energy initiative program. 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. He is the director of the physics Master studies at ENS (150 students). His scientific production consists of 151 publications in peer-reviewed journals (H_index=48, total citations 8000+, WoS) and 82 invited talks in international conferences.