University of California, Santa Barbara
E-mail : virgile /at/ vthievenaz.fr
Last update on 23/09/2022 at 18h20 (CEST)
Welcome to my website!
I am a physicist, specialized in fluid mechanics and soft matter, currently a post-doc in Pr. Alban Sauret’s group at UC Santa Barbara. Recently, I have been primarily interested in flows of suspensions and particulate effects on liquid interfaces.
Before that, I did my PhD on water drop impact and solidification on cold substrates, at the Institut ∂’Alembert with Thomas Séon and Christophe Josserand.
Our article “The onset of heterogeneity in the pinch-off of suspension drops” has just been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For the non-specialists, UCSB’s Harrison Tasoff just wrote a paper on the subject.
On November 22nd, 2021, Alban Sauret and I received the Milton Van Dyke award from the Gallery of Fluid Motion of the APS for my video on the fragmentation of viscous compound filaments. The video was ranked first by the jury, and received coverage in the APS popularization magazine, Physics. All this on my birthday!
I also ran twice in the poster contest, with my own work on the pinch-off of complex suspensions and with Deok-Hoon Jeong’s PhD work on the dip-coating with bidisperse suspensions.
My drops of viscoelastic suspensions are in FY Fluid Dynamics!
Thursday, March 25th, I presented my research on the pinch-off of visco-elastic particulate suspensions at the Rencontres du Non-Linéaire 2021.
This video was presented at the 2018 Gallery of Fluid Motion. It summarizes the main topics of my PhD.