Sébastien Michelin

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I am an Associate Professor in the department of Mechanics and in the Hydrodynamics Lab (LadHyX) at Ecole polytechnique.

My research focuses on fluid dynamics, fluid-solid interactions and applied mathematics. I am interested in the physical and fundamental understanding of the coupling of hydrodynamics with other fields of physics and mechanics with applications on various problems including synthetic and biological locomotion, active fluids and flow energy harvesting.

My group develops reduced-order models for multi-physics problems involving fluid mechanics, fluid-solid dynamics, physical chemistry and thermodynamics using the tools of applied mathematics, numerical analysis and fluid mechanics.

To find out more about our research, please visit our research and publication sections.


LadHyX - Ecole polytechnique

91128 Palaiseau Cedex


Tel: (+33) 1 69 33 52 73

Fax: (+33) 1 69 33 52 92

@: sebastien.michelin@ladhyx.polytechnique.fr

Associate Professor

LadHyX - Ecole Polytechnique

Palaiseau, France

Open positions:

  1. -PhD position AVAILABLE: A funded PhD position is now open on the modeling of active fluids and low-Re hydrodynamics. Interested candidates should contact me as soon as possible. More details can be found here.

  1. -Postdoc position AVAILABLE: A postdoctoral position is now open in our group on the numerical modeling of catalytic particles and active suspensions. More details can be found here.

Other PhD and postdoc opportunities may also become available, in particular in the field of individual and collective dynamics of biological and artificial micro-swimmers, and active suspensions. Please contact me if you are interested in joining our group.