I am currently a CNRS researcher at the Institut Lumière Matière, where my research is at the intersection of active matter physics and the mechanics of soft materials.

There, I elaborate model experiments, develop new analysis tools, and use continuum theories to quantify fundamental phenomena that had previously remained inaccessible.

Research interests

  • Soft solids
  • Interfactial phenonena
  • Elastocapillarity
  • Mechanical Metamaterials
  • Active Matter
  • Pedestrian Dynamics
  • Vehicular Traffic

Academic background

  • Postdoctoral researcher, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
  • PhD in Physics, ENS de Lyon, France.
  • MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
  • Engineer’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, France


  • Eric Dufresne, Cornell, USA
  • Anand Jagota, Lehigh University, USA
  • Robert Style, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Stefanie Heyden, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Mathieu Leocmach, Institut Lumière Matière, France
  • Hélène Delanoë-Ayari, Institut Lumière Matière, France
  • Domenico Truzzollilo, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, France
  • Denis Bartolo, ENS de Lyon, France