Thibaut Divoux


  • Positions available

    • We enjoy students and postdocs with backgrounds in various areas of experimental Physics: Soft Matter, Biophysics, Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, etc.
      Please contact Thibaut directly if you are interested in a position - informal inquiries welcome.

  • Current Students

    • Nathanaël Asfaw (Undergraduate L3 - ENS Lyon - 2 month internship in 2021)
      co-advised @ENS de Lyon w/ S. Manneville
      Local viscoelastic properties of agarose gels determined by AFM
    • Lise Morlet-Decarnin (Master Student M2 - 4 month internship in 2021)
      co-advised @ENS de Lyon w/ S. Manneville
      Impact of ultrasound on the sol-gel transition in suspensions of CNC particles
    • Gauthier Legrand (Master Student M2 - 4 month internship in 2021)
      co-advised @ENS de Lyon w/ S. Manneville
      Rheo-electric properties of aqueous suspension of carbon-polymer dispersions
    • Stéfan Trlin (Master Student M2 - Génie des procédés - 6 month internship in 2021)
      co-advised @ENS de Lyon w/ S. Manneville
      Connecting molecular structure and macroscopic adhesion properties in agarose gels

  • Alumni

    • POSTDOCTORAL Fellows
    • Asheesh Shukla (Postdoctoral Fellow - 2 years at MIT in 2018-2020)
      co-advised @MIT w/ F.-J. Ulm
      Nano-mechanical properties & rheology of bitumen

    • GRADUATE Students
    • Luciana Restuccia (Ph.D. student - 3 month visit at MIT in 2017)
      co-advised @MIT w/ M. Haist
      Impact of bio-char on the nano and micro-mechanical properties of concrete
    • Bavand Keshavarz (Ph.D. student 2015-2017)
      main advisor @MIT: G.H. McKinley
      Viscoelastic properties and failure of casein gels [PDF]
    • Bosi Mao (Ph.D. student 2014-2017)
      co-advised @CRPP w/ P. Snabre
      Dynamics of agar-based gels in contact with solid surfaces: Gelation, Adhesion, Drying & Formulation [PDF]
    • Ahmed Helal (Ph.D. student 2015-2016)
      main advisor @MIT: G.H. McKinley
      Simultaneous measurements of rheology & electrical conductivity in carbon black gels [PDF]

    • UNFERGRADUATE Students
    • William Coffy (4th year student ENS Lyon - 6 month internship in 2020)
      co-advised @ENS de Lyon w/ S. Manneville
      Impact of shear history on the fingering instability in colloidal gels
    • Côme du Boullay (3rd year student ESPCI - 3 month internship in 2020)
      co-advised @ENS de Lyon w/ S. Manneville
      Impact of Ultrasound on the gelation of suspensions of CNC particles
    • François Figliolia (3rd year student ESPCI - 3 month internship in 2020)
      co-advised @ENS de Lyon w/ S. Manneville
      Impact of shear history on viscous fingering patterns in colloidal gels
    • Sama Taha (MIT Master Student - 2018-2020)
      co-advised @MIT w/ F.-J. Ulm
      Structural and mechanical properties of conductive hardened cement paste [PDF]
    • Traian Nirca (4th year student ESPCI - 9 month internship in 2018-2019)
      co-advised @MIT w/ R.J.-M. Pellenq
      Design of cement-carbon composites for energy storage
    • Alice Pelosse (3rd year student ENS Lyon - 6 month internship in 2018-2019)
      co-advised @MIT w/ I. Bischofberger
      Drop impact in liquids: role of elasticity
    • Pierre Lehericey (3rd year student ESPCI - 3 month internship in 2019)
      co-advised @MIT w/ N. Holten-Andersen
      Zero normal force rheology applied to dehydrating (complex) fluids [PDF]
    • Vincent Deman (3rd year student ENSTA - 3 month internship in 2019)
      co-advised @MIT w/ R.J.-M. Pellenq
      Wetting properties of super-hydrophobic hardened cement paste
    • Martin Chaigne (3rd year student ENS Lyon - 3 month internship in 2019)
      co-advised @MIT w/ S. Manneville and R.J-M. Pellenq
      Impact of high-power ultrasound on early age cement paste [PDF]
    • Alexis Jonville (3rd year student ESPCI - 3 month internship in 2019)
      co-advised @MIT w/ S. Manneville and A. Poulesquen
      Structural and rheological properties of aqueous gels of CNC [PDF]
    • Gauthier Legrand (3rd year student ENS Lyon - 3 month internship in 2019)
      co-advised @MIT w/ A. Poulesquen, B. Keshavarz and G.H. McKinley
      Yielding transition of aluminosilicate gels [PDF]
    • Vincent Niggel (4th year student ESPCI/Mines ParisTech - 5 month internship in 2018)
      co-advised @MIT w/ P. Bourrianne & G.H. McKinley
      Shear-Thickening in suspensions of fumed silica nanoparticles [PDF]
    • Mohammad Afzal Shadab (Visiting Ph.D. student from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - 6 month internship in 2018-2019) co-advised w/ I. Bischofberger
      Dynamics of a Newtonian liquid drop falling into a polymer solution
    • Gatien Polly (M1 student ENS de Lyon - 3 month internship in 2018)
      co-advised @MIT w/ P. Bourrianne & G.H. McKinley
      Shear-Thickening in suspensions of fumed silica nanoparticles [PDF]
    • Thomas Bonazzi (3rd year student ESPCI - 3 month internship in 2018)
      co-advised @MIT w/ N. Holten-Andersen & M. Lenz
      Determining dopamine adhesive properties via contact angle measurements [PDF]
    • Audrey Delots (3rd year student ESPCI - 3 month internship)
      co-advised @MIT w/ N. Holten-Andersen
      Time-resolved measurements of biogels' mechanical properties during drying [PDF]
    • Rhita Asmi (3rd year student ESPCI - 3.5 month internship in 2018)
      co-advised @MIT w/ G.H. McKinley
      Rheological properties of aqueous suspensions of carbon black particles [PDF]
    • Emeline Michel (3rd year student ESPCI - 3 month internship in 2018)
      co-advised @MIT w/ I. Bischofberger
      Reinforcement of polymer gels with nano-particles [PDF]
    • Pauline Genoud (3rd year student ESPCI - 3 month internship in 2018)
      Micro- and nanomechanical properties of carbon-based cementitious materials [PDF]
    • Badis Marsit (Undergrad. student MINES ParisTech - 6 month internship in 2016-2017)
      co-advised @MIT w/ I. Bischofberger
      Saffman-Taylor instability in carbon black gels [PDF]
    • Yacouba Kaloga (M1 student ENS Lyon - 3 month internship in 2017)
      co-advised @MIT w/ G.H. McKinley
      Tunning the mechanical & electrical properties of carbon black gels by shear [PDF]
    • Ahmad Mujtaba Jebran (1st year MIT student 2017)
      co-advised @MIT w/ M. Haist
      Measuring the fracture toughness of early age concrete
    • Lucile Favreau (L3 student - 2 month internship in 2014)
      co-advised @CRPP w/ P. Snabre
      Liquid drop falling in a complex fluid [PDF]

  • Present & past collaborations