Prof. François Gallaire

Associate Professor

Born on February 26, 1975, François Gallaire earned an engineering degree at the Ecole polytechnique in Paris in 1998 and a master's degree in liquid physics in 1999 from the Pierre & Marie Curie University, also in Paris. He then joined the Hydrodynamics Laboratory (LadHyX) at the Ecole polytechnique where, in 2003, he defended his thesis on the instability of swirling jet flows and the control of vortex bursts. Since then, he has been a CNRS research fellow at the J.A. Dieudonné Laboratory of the Nice Sophia-Antipolis University.

His research, which focuses on the study of the basic principles of fluid flows, is guided by real applications. Recently, he made significant contributions to the field of micro-fluidics (analysis of laser manipulation of a bubble in a micro-canal) and bio-fluid dynamics (mechanical description of aneurysms in the abdominal aorta). He intends to pursue his work to find technological applications for his discoveries.

François Gallaire already has several years of university lecturing experience. From 2000-2003, he was a teaching assistant for various masters courses in fluid mechanics at the National Higher School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA) in Paris. Aside from his duties as a CNRS research fellow, he has been teaching two specialized courses at Nice University since 2006. François Gallaire will bring continuity and a welcome revival to the field of fluid mechanics, and will build promising bridges between mathematics, physics, engineering and biology.

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The study of the basic principles of fluid flows, guided by real applications. The field of micro-fluidics (analysis of laser manipulation of a bubble in a micro-canal) and bio-fluid dynamics (mechanical description of aneurysms in the abdominal aorta).

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François GALLAIRE
EPFL STI IGM LFMI
MED 2 2926 (Bâtiment MED)
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne