Teaching & outreach

Teaching

Teaching assistant at Université Pierre et Marie Curie for fluid and solid mechanics classes:

  • Preparation for French engineering schools (71h).
  • Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Paris (30h).
  • Practical course at Orsay University (60h).
  • Higher-level sports program at UPMC (32h).

Advisor for 14 high school and university projects on spider silk, which theses can be found here and here (in french).

Co-supervisor of 3 M.Sc. projects:

  • Ismael Lanas Soza, Microdroplet formation.
  • Oscar Saavedra Villanueva, Friction mobilization in confined granular rafts.
  • Rubén Montecinos, Encapsulation of liquid cells by monolayer graphene.

Outreach

  • Finalist for the science popularization prize Le Monde de la Recherche Universitaire 2016.
  • Scientific expert interviewed by “On n’est pas que des cobayes”, a popular science program, on the mechanical properties of spider silk broadcasted by the french national TV channel France 5 on 14th December 2012 (see video below).
  • Scientific expert interviewed for the documentary series on bio-inspiration in scientific research “Nature=Future!“. Featured in Le Monde (find me in the video below at 2:35).
  • Scientific expert for E=M6, a popular science program broadcasted by the french national TV channel M6.
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