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etienne.barthel (arobase)

Domains of expertise

Functional surfaces

 Wetting and dewetting of hydrophilic, hydrohobic and superhydrophobic surfaces - static and dynamic
 Surface modification by adsorption, grafting, thin film deposition and surface texturation

Surface Mechanics

 Adhesion, instability and rupture of functionalized surfaces - especially glass
 Adhesive contact of elastic, viscoelastic, and coated materials - experiments and models
 surface mechanics and plastic deformation mechanisms of amorphous silicates.

Present Affiliation

CNRS researcher, INP, section 5, DR 1.


refer to

A few lecture notes

 Hand waving, introductory courses on contact, adhesion and fracture.
 Pour les TPE/TIPE (for french high school students and beyond - in French)


Practical information

Sciences et Ingénierie de la Matière Molle

Soft Matter Sciences and Enginering - UMR 7615

10 rue Vauquelin
75231 PARIS CEDEX 05

  • Chair : E. Barthel
  • Vice Chairs : J.B. d’Espinose & G. Ducouret
  • Administration : F. Decuq
  • Communication : A. Hakopian & M. Ciccotti
  • Information Technology : A. Hakopian
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