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 including elasticity or physical chemistry with applications on various problems such as synthetic and biological locomotion, active fluids, bubble and droplet dynamics, 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: Please contact me if you are interested in joining our group. The following positions are currently open.

  1. -M2 Internships AVAILABLE:

  2. Leidenfrost droplets: spontaneous rotation and self-propulsion  (.pdf)

  3. Reactive Force Coupling Methods (.pdf)

  4. Marangoni flows, instability and complex patterns at a free surface (.pdf)

  1. -PhD position AVAILABLE: A funded PhD position is now open on the modeling and simulation of the collective behavior of catalytic particles in viscous fluids. Interested candidates should contact me as soon as possible.

  1. -Postdoc position AVAILABLE: A postdoctoral position is now open in our group on the numerical modeling of catalytic particles and active suspensions. Interested candidates with a strong experience in simulations of suspensions or viscous flows should contact me as soon as possible.