2018 call for proposals

2018 call for proposals: Post-docs

2017 call for proposals: PhD  Post-docs

2016 call for proposals: Post-docs

2015 call for proposals: PhD  Post-docs

2014 call for proposals: PhD  Post-docs

2013 call for proposals: PhD  Post-docs

2012 call for proposals: PhD  Post-docs

Post docs

Liquid-to-solid phase transition near triple point at low temperature (summary)

PI: Nicolas Luchier (CEA SBT) and Thierry Duffar (SIMAP EPM)



Experimental investigation and modelling of gas-liquid-solid reactors (summary)

PI: Elise Almeras (post-doc) and Martin Obligado (LEGI)

Partners: LGP2


Gravity currents over complex terrain (summary)

PI: Eletta Negretti (LEGI) & Marius Hungarish (visitor)

Partners: Technion Israel Institute of Technology, IRSTEA (Grenoble)

2017 call for proposals


S²PACK: Safe and smart packaging (summary)

PI: Aurore Denneulin (LGP2)

Partners: Welsh Center for Printing and Coating

Co-funding: Univ. Swansea, IDEX Grenoble

RHEOLYMPH: Studying the behaviour of lymph through experimental and

computational microfluidics (summary)

PI: Mourad Ismail (LIPhy)

Partners: Zienkiewicz centre of computaional engineering of the University of Swansea (Wales)

Co-funding: University of Swansea, IDEX Grenoble

DYNERTIAL: Clustering and settling dynamics of inertial particles under turbulence (summary)

PI: Martin Obligado (LEGI)

Partners: University of Washington (USA)

Co-funding: University of Washington, IDEX Grenoble

MECHAVOICE: Biomechanics and self-sustained vibrations of the human vocal folds, computer modelling and experimental validation (summary)

PI: Lucie Bailly (3SR)

Partners: Czech Technical Univ. Prague Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Co-funding: Czech Technical University, IDEX Grenoble

BIOinMECH: the mechanics of bio-inspired processes, a multiscale study of multifunctional systems (summary)

PI: Luc Sibille (3SR)

Partners: Georgia Tech Center for bio-inspired Geotechnics (USA)

Co-funding: IDEX Grenoble

Numerical study of the physics of assisted atomisation to control its efficiency (summary)

PI: Guillaume Balarac (LEGI)

Partners: Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Cornell University (USA)

Co-funding: Cornell Univ., IDEX Grenoble

Ice templating of gels of cellulose nanofibrils for the design of NFC cellular materials (summary)

PI: Laurent Orgéas (3SR)

Partners: CNRM (Toulouse), IGE (Grenoble), LaMCoS (Lyon)

Co-funding: IDEX Grenoble

Hydrodynamics of bubble columns in the heterogeneous regime (summary)

PI: Martin Obligado (LEGI)

Partners: IFPEN (Lyon), LGP2

Co-funding: IDEX Grenoble


Flow of flexible fibres suspensions at high Reynolds number using DEM-CFD coupling (summary)

PI: Deepak Kunhappan (post-doc) & Barthélémy Harthong (3SR)

Partners: LEGI (Grenoble) and Lamcos (Lyon)

PHOTORHEO: Stress-induced bioluminescence as a stress sensor in complex fluids (summary)

PI: Salima Rafaï (LIPhy)

Partners: LRP (Grenoble)

Margination phenomena: segregation in blood and model suspensions (summary)

PI: Clément de Loubens (LRP)

Partners: LIPhy (Grenoble)

PSEUDOLECTINS: Deciphering the role of lectins in surface adhesion and virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (summary)

PI: Sigolène Lecuyer (LIPhy)

Partners: CERMAV (Grenoble)

Co-funding: Institut Carnot Polynat

CELLUSWIMM: swimming vesicles as pilotable drug conveyors (summary)

PI: Catherine Quilliet (LIPhy)

Partners: CERMAV (Grenoble)

Co-funding: Institut Carnot Polynat

LYCAON: chemiluminescence of luminol subjected to hydrodynamic cavitation on a chip (summary)

PI: Frédéric Ayela (LEGI)

Partners: LRP (Grenoble)

2016 call for proposals


Valorisation of recycled starch, a new concept of biorefinery in paper recycling process (summary)

PI: Christine Chirat (LGP2)

Partners: 3SR and CERMAV (Grenoble)

Gas separation and filtration using thin liquid films (summary)

PI: Elise Lorenceau (LIPhy)

Partners: LRP (Grenoble)

Numerical approach for modelling flow/vegetation interactions using SPH (summary)

PI: Philippe Larroudé (LEGI)

Partners: IRSTEA (Grenoble)

MANNABREAK: in search for new enzymes for the preparation of galactoglucomannan from wood (summary)

PI: Christine Chirat (LGP2)

Partners: CERMAV (Grenoble)

Co-funding: Institut Carnot Polynat

Gel-like Rheology of Concentrated NFCs Suspensions (summary)

PI: Laurent Orgéas (3SR)

Partners: CERMAV (Grenoble)

Direct numerical simulation for magnetic flow control (summary)

PI: Olivier Doche (SIMAP)

Partners: LEGI (Grenoble)

B4Fluids: Big data for fluid mechanics (summary)

PI: Alain Cartellier (LEGI)

Partners: Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble

2015 call for proposals


CERISE: Cellulose pre-treatment for in situ fibrillation by extrusion (summary)

PI: Julien Bras (LGP2)

Partners: LRP, Pulp and Paper Research and Technical Center (CTP, Grenoble)

Co-funding: CTP and Institut Carnot Polynat

Defended on the 1st of February 2019


Gravity currents over complex terrain (summary)

PI: Eletta Negretti (LEGI) & Marius Hungarish (visitor)

Partners: Technion Israel Institute of Technology, IRSTEA (Grenoble)

PFV embedding LBM: a new numerical tool for micro-hydro-mechanical couplings (summary)

PI: Bruno Chareyre (3SR)

LES simulations of sheet flow sediment transport (summary)

PI: Julien Chauchat (LEGI)

Partners: University of Delaware (USA)

2014 call for proposals


The mechanics of embryonic epithelia (summary)

PI: Guy Blanchard (Visitor) & Jocelyn Etienne (LIPhy)

Partners: Department of Physiology, Development and Neurosciences of the University of Cambridge (UK)

Hydro mechanics of reservoir rocks studied by quantitative in situ neutron imaging (summary)

PI: Stephen A. Hall (Visitor) & Cino Viggiani (3SR)

Partners: Division of solid mechanics from the University of Lund (Sweden)

Defended on the 21st of January 2019

Multiscale characterisation of weak snow layer mechanical behaviour (summary)

PI: Guillaume Chambon (IRSTEA)

Co-funding: IRSTEA

Defended on the 6th of February 2019

Experimental and numerical approach to the spalling of high-performance concrete due to fire (summary)

PI: Stefano Dal Pont

Partners: Structural Engineering Laboratory of the EMPA (Switzerland)

Defended on the 26th of September 2018

Fibrous substitutes of laryngeal biomechanical oscillators (summary)

PI: Lucie Bailly (3SR)

Partners: GIPSA-Lab, CHU Grenoble

Defended on the 18th of March 2019

Forces inferred from macroscopic loading and grain motion (summary)

PI: Vincent Richefeu (3SR)

Defended on the 22nd of October 2018

Concepts and developments for pure cellulose production from recycled boards (summary)

PI: Gérard Mortha (LGP2)


Jumps in granular flows down inclines (summary)

PI: Thierry Faug (IRSTEA)

Partners: School of Civil Engineering of the University of Sydney

Co-funding: University of Sydney

Defended on the 11th of March 2019

Simulations of heat transfer with liquid-vapor phase change and heater wetting properties (summary)

PI: Giovanni Ghigliotti (LEGI)

Partners: Institut Lumière Matière de Lyon (ILM)

Moisture driven crack growth in natural fibre materials (summary)

PI: Per Isaakson (visitor) & Sabine Rolland du Roscoat (3SR)

Partners: Univ. Uppsala (Sweden), LGP2 (Grenoble)

Co-funding: Univ. Uppsala, Univ. Grenoble Alpes


Hydro-mechanical couplings in unsaturated media studied at the grain's scale (summary)

PI: Simon Salager (3SR)

Partners: University of Kyoto (Japan)

Numerical study of a thermoelectric effect during the solidification of metallic alloys (summary)

PI: Olga Budenkova (SIMAP)

Collective effects in the transport of large particles in a turbulent flow (summary)

PI: Mamadou Cissé (post-doc) & Mickaël Bourgoin (LEGI)

Partners: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), Université Côté d'Azur (Nice, France), ENS Lyon

Amoeboid motion of immune system cells (summary)

PI: Chaouqi Misbah (LIPhy)

2013 call for proposals


Numerical modelling of the behaviour of cellulose fibres in a fluid flow (summary)

PI: Pierre Dumont (LGP2)

Partners: LEGI, 3SR, LRP

Co-funding: CNRS

Defended on the 15th of June 2018

Advanced measuring technique for the dynamic testing of concrete (summary)

PI: Pascal Forquin (3SR)

Partners: University of Southampton (UK)

Defended on the 4th of May 2018

Hydrodynamic conditions and structural organisation in the deposit during cross flow membrane separation process assisted by ultrasound (summary)

PI: Frédéric Pignon (LRP)

Partners: LGP2 (Grenoble)

Defended on the 19th of December, 2017

Stimuli responsive nanocellulose-based matrices for differentiating cell growth (summary)

PI: Johan Foster (Visitor) & Julien Bras (LGP2)

Partners: Virginia Tech (USA)

Defended on the 27th of June 2017



Fluid-structure interaction in cavitation erosion (summary)

PI: Christian Pellone (LEGI)

Partners: SIMAP (Grenoble), University of Michigan (USA)

Defended on the 29th of November 2017

Phototaxis and new methods for the concentration of microalgae suspensions (summary)

PI: Philippe Peyla & Salima Rafaï (LIPhy)

Defended on the 15th of March 2017

Numerical simulation of turbulent mixing by a hybrid method combining finite-volume and Lagrangian schemes (summary)

PI: Guillaume Balarac (LEGI)

Partners: LJK (Grenoble)

Co-funding: Université Grenoble Alpes

Biorefinery in a pulp mill: use of wood-based hemicelluloses for the production of oligomers for food and health applications (summary)

PI: Christine Chirat (LGP2) & Bertrand Toussaint (CHU)

Partners: CHU Grenoble

Defended on the 11th of December 2017


Modelling of internal erosion by suffusion in soils (summary)

PI: Luc Sibille (3SR)

Partners: The Institute for Civil Engineering and Mechanics (Nantes, France)

Microtomography of bacterial biofilms (summary)

PI: Sabine Rolland du Roscoat (3SR)

Partners: LEGI, LTHE, LRP (Grenoble)

Biocompatible multimembrane hydrogels as pulse-like drug delivery systems (summary)

PI: Ning Lin (post-doc) & Alain Dufresne (LGP2)

Partners: LRP, Department of Pharmaco Chemistry (Grenoble)

Temperature measurements using fluorescent nano-particles: application to the study of thermal effects in turbulent cavitating flows (summary)

PI: Frédéric Ayela (LEGI)

Partners: Institut Lumière Matière Lyon

2012 call for proposals


Lagrangian study of an inhomogeneous turbulence (summary)

PI: Nicolas Mordant (LEGI)

Defended on the 20th of October 2017

Particle clustering in turbulence, inertial dynamics and resulting turbulence-induced phenomena (summary)

PI: Alberto Aliseda (Visitor) & Alain Cartellier (LEGI)

Partners: University of Washington (USA)

Defended on the 15th of December 2016

3D microrheology of concentrated fibre suspensions in non newtonian suspending fluids (summary)

PI: Laurent Orgéas (3SR)

Partners: LGP2 (Grenoble), CEMEF (Paris)

Defended on the 17th of March 2017

Fluid to solid transition in granular media and the role of fluctuations: application to forces on structures (summary)

PI: Thierry Faug (IRSTEA)

Co-funding: IRSTEA

Defended on the 2nd of June 2017

Fibrin functional properties: from polymerisation to thrombosis (summary)

PI: François Caton (LRP)

Partners: LIPhy (Grenoble), CHU Grenoble

Defended on the 14th of December 2016


Numerical and experimental cross analysis of the solid-fluid transition in geomaterials (summary)

PI: Frédéric Dufour (3SR)

Partners: IRSTEA Grenoble

Mechanobiology of aneurism of abdominal aorta (summary)

PI: Claude Verdier (LIPhy)

Parrtners: 3SR, the Institut Albert Bonniot (Grenoble) and the IRPHE (Marseille, France)