Sebastien Manneville is a professor in physics in Lyon. He received his basic physics training at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. After completing his PhD on time-reversed acoustics applied to flow velocimetry he continued with a post-doc at Boston University specializing in ultrasound imaging. In 2001, he joined the CNRS as a junior researcher in Bordeaux and 2006 he was appointed as a full professor at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon. His research focuses on shear-induced instabilities in complex fluids and soft glassy materials as well as developing innovative tools for soft matter and rheology based on ultrasound.
The title of his plenary talk was: Yielding dynamics of soft glassy materials: stress overshoot, shear banding and avalanches
Veronique Trappe is lecturer at the Physics Department of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. She received her PhD in Polymer Sciences from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and worked as a post-doc in the Physics Departments of the University of Edinburgh and the University of Pennsylvania. She has been involved in the development of several camera-based techniques to study the dynamics of soft matter systems in digital Fourier microscopy and near and far-field scattering experiments. Her main research interest is the structure, dynamics and rheology of quenched disordered systems, including colloidal glasses and gels.
The title of her talk was: Elastic storage during flow and creep of soft jammed materials
Michel Cloitre is this year's Weissenberg Awardee. He is also Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France. His research focuses on the relation between the dynamic microstructure and rheological properties of soft matter systems. Professor Cloitre is particularly known for the advances he made on understanding the effect of flow on the structure and macroscopic behavior of colloidal glasses, pastes and emulsions, physical gels, binary associative polymers, and various polymers with complex architectures. Important applications studied in collaboration with industrial partners include liquid-liquid encapsulation, enhanced oil recovery and the development of hydrocolloids for water-borne formulations. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on soft matter, molecular rheology and material design.
The title of his talk was: Soft materials designer: where rheology meets chemistry and physics