Lydéric Bocquet
Directeur de Recherche CNRS, Professeur Attaché à l'ENS
Equipe Micromégas

Laboratoire de Physique Statistique,
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

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My research is at the interface between soft condensed matter, hydrodynamics and nano-science. It is mostly curiosity driven. We combine experiments, theory, and molecular simulations to explore the intimate mechanisms of the dynamics of fluid interfaces from the macroscopic down to the molecular level, with applications in the fields of micro- and nano- fluidics, large scale hydrodynamics, material science, complex fluids, and energy harvesting.



  Large scale  
Nanofluidics Micromegas project : fluid transport in individual nanotubes, osmotic power   Colloidal transport and active colloidal suspensions   From nano- to macro- scale in fluid dynamics, splashes, teapot effect, etc.  
  SGR   interfaces   Phys Everyday life
  Soft Glassy flows   Fluid dynamics at interfaces   Physics of every day life


Highlighted Publications

«Nanoscale capillary freezing of ionic liquids confined between metallic interfaces and the role of electronic screening»,
J. Comtet, A. Niguès, V. Kaiser, B. Coasne, L. Bocquet and A. Siria, Nature Materials (2017)
«Massive radius-dependent flow slippage in single carbon nanotubes »,
E. Secchi, S. Marbach, A. Niguès, D. Stein, A. Siria and L. Bocquet,  Nature 537 210 (2016)
«Activated desorption at heterogeneous interfaces and long-time kinetics of hydrocarbon recovery from nanoporous media »,
T. Lee, L. Bocquet and B. Coasne,  Nature Com. 7 11890 (2016)
« Scaling behavior for ionic transport and its fluctuations in individual carbon nanotube »,
E. Secchi, A. Niguès, L. Jubin, A. Siria, and L. Bocquet,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 154501 (2016)
«Ultra-high interlayer friction inside Boron-Nitride nanotubes»,
A. Niguès, A. Siria, P. Vincent, P. Poncharal and L. Bocquet,  Nature Materials 13 688-693 (2014)
« Optimizing water permeability through the hourglass shape of aquaporins »,
S. Gravelle, L. Joly, F. Detcheverry, C. Ybert, C. Cottin and L. Bocquet, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 110 16367 (2013)   
« Giant energy conversion measured in a single transmembrane boron-nitride nanotube»,
A. Siria, P. Poncharal, A.-L. Biance, R. Fulcrand, X. Blase, S. Purcell, L. Bocquet, Nature 494 455-458 (2013)

« Dynamic clustering in active colloidal suspensions with chemical signaling » ,
I. Theurkoff, C. Cottin-Bizonne, J. Palacci, C. Ybert, L. Bocquet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 268303 (2012)
« Nanofluidics, from bulk to interfaces»,
L. Bocquet
, E. Charlaix, Chemical Society Reviews  39, 1073 - 1095 (2010) 
« Molecular origin of fast water transport in carbon nanotube membranes»,
K. Falk, F. Sedlmeier, L. Joly, R. R. Netz and L. Bocquet  NanoLetters 10, 4067 (2010)
« Sedimentation and effective temperature of active colloidal suspensions»,
J. Palacci, C. Cottin-Bizonne, C. Ybert,  L. Bocquet  Physical Review Letters 105 088304 (2010)
« Boosting migration of larges particles by solute contrast»,
B. Abecassis, C. Cottin-Bizonne, C. Ybert, A. Ajdari, L. Bocquet, Nature Materials 7, 785 (2008)
 « Spatial cooperativity in soft glassy flows»,
J. Goyon, A. Colin, G. Ovarlez, A. Ajdari, L. Bocquet, Nature 454, 84-87 (2008)
« Making a splash with water repellency», 
C. Duez,  C. Ybert, C. Clanet, L. Bocquet,   Nature Physics 3, 180-183  (2007)
«The revealed secrets of stone skipping »,
C. Clanet, F. Hersen,
L. Bocquet, Nature 427, 29 (2004).
« Large slip effect at a nonwetting fluid solid interface »,
Barrat,  L. Bocquet, Physical Review Letters, 82, 4671 (1999)
« Moisture induced ageing in granular media and the kinetics of capillary condensation »,
L. Bocquet, E. Charlaix, J. Crassous, S. Ciliberto, 396, 735 Nature (1998).
« Microscopic derivation of non-markovian thermalization of a Brownian particle »,
L. Bocquet, J. Piasecki,
Journal of Statistical Physics 87, 1005-1035 (1997).