CARLES BLANCH MERCADER

Doctor,
Chargé de recherche CNRS
Recherche - Paris
Spécialités / domaines
Physique des systèmes vivants
Functions within Institut Curie:
  • Researcher
    Physical Approach of Biological Problems
    Unit : Physical Chemistry Curie (UMR168)
Présentation

Trained as a theoretical physicist, I apply concepts from non-equilibrium thermodynamics and pattern formation to better understand living systems. Recently, I joined the team of Pierre Sens as a CNRS chargé de recherche to investigate how the interplay between active processes and topological defects in liquid crystals can generate morphologies in soft materials. Understanding this mechanism can help us to gain insights on the morphogenesis of biological tissues, as well as open new ways to design shape-morphing materials.

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