Directeur de l’unité
Directeur de recherche


Bureau H2.08 where is this ?

Tél. : 33 (0) 1 40 79 44 22

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 2.


As a web page or a publication list. Note also that recent preprints are available on

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 Enginering and Science Laboratory - UMR 7615

10 rue Vauquelin
75231 PARIS CEDEX 05

  • Chair : E. Barthel
  • Vice Chairs : J.B. d’Espinose & G. Ducouret
  • Administration : F. Decuq, M.-T. Mendy & M. Hirano-Courcot
  • Communication : A. Hakopian & M. Ciccotti
  • Information Technology : A. Hakopian
  • Safety, Health and Environment Assistant : F. Martin

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