Laurent Courbin

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Laurent Courbin is a researcher for the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in the Institute of Physics of Rennes at the University of Rennes 1, France. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Bordeaux in 2004. After a postdoctoral appointment in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, he joined the CNRS in 2008. His research interests include flows of complex fluids, physicochemical hydrodynamics, rheology, capillary phenomena, microfluidic flows of droplets and bubbles, and, more generally, the physics of soft condensed matter.


Rethinking Superhydrophobicity

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