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Dr Aurore Loisy

Dr Aurore Loisy

Dr Aurore Loisy
MEng (Lyon), MSc (Lyon), PhD (Lyon)

Research Associate in Applied Mathematics/Theoretical Physics

Area of research

active fluid mechanics

University Walk,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TW
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8624

Research summary

I am interested in the (unusual) mechanics of complex fluids made of living matter ("active fluids"), a research area which lies at the interface between fluid mechanics, soft matter and biology.

Examples of active fluids include suspension of bacteria or the cytoskeleton of living cells. What's common between those is the fact that they are made of self-driven components capable of converting chemical energy into mechanical work. Due to this internal energy conversion, active fluids exhibit macroscopic mechanical behaviours that are unlike those of conventional complex fluids.

A remarkable example is the negative viscosity of bacteria suspensions subjected to ...

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I am fluid mechanicist by training, with a particular interest in living matter (active fluids), suspensions (laminar or turbulent) and interface dynamics.

I joined the University of Bristol in 2017 to work with Tannie Liverpool and Jens Eggers on thin films and drops of active fluids. Before that I did my PhD in Lyon with Peter Spelt and Aurore Naso on multiphase flows.

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