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I am now post-doctoral scholar at Université libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium), where I work on problems related to the water exit of spheres and cylinders. My research interests span from the dynamics of passive flyers to interface crossing, liquid fragmentation and bacterial rheotaxis.
I grew up in Grenoble, a beautiful city in the heart of the French Alps. I love mountain-biking, hiking, photography, and I occasionally enjoy skiing and gliding (I hold a glider pilot license since 2005).
2018-2019 : Research Assistant Professor at USC, Los Angeles, USA
Supervising and leading a wide range of experimental projects, while being in charge of Eva Kanso's experimental lab.
2014-2018 : post-doc at USC, Los Angeles, USA
Working on a wide range of experimental projects, including passive flight, impact problems, and more!
PI : Eva Kanso
2010-2013 : PhD student at IRPHE, Aix-Marseille Universtity, France
Dynamics and breakup of stretched liquid bridges
Advisors : Laurent Duchemin & Stéphane Le Dizès
Defended december 13th, 2013.
2010 : 6-months internship at IRPHE
Experimental study of a highly-accelerated viscous fluid layer around a cylinder, with application to a stone wool manufacturing process (partnership with Saint-Gobain R&D)
Advisors : Michaël Le Bars & Laurent Duchemin.
2009 : 8-weeks internship at Warwick Univeristy, UK
Experimental study of the instability of a free-falling water curtain
Advisor: Petr Denissenko.
2018-2019 Research Assistant Professor - AME 309 (USC)
AME 309 is a 60-hour introductory class to fundamental aspects of FLuid Mechanics: fluid statics, pipe flows, boundary layers, aerodynamics, ...
2014 Teaching assistant for AME 453 (USC)
2 x 1.5h lectures and Q&A on Newtonian Dynamics and dynamical systems.
2012-2013 Teaching assistant (IUT Aix-Marseille)
Practicals: Thermodynamics (32h) for 1st year undergraduate students.
2011-2012 Teaching assistant (IUT Aix-Marseille)
Practicals: Thermodynamics (49h), Programminng / Visual Basic (48h), for 1st year undergraduate students.
2007-2010 Institut National Polytechnique and Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble :
2005-2007 : Preparatory classes in Physics and Chemistry (PCSI & PC*)
Two-years intensive courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Science.
2005 : Baccalauréat S (science) with major in maths