Thierry Ondarçuhu / Director of research in the Nanoscience group of CEMES-CNRS in Toulouse (France)

Thierry Ondarçuhu is director of research in the Nanoscience group of CEMES-CNRS in Toulouse (France).
He graduated from ESPCI Paris in 1989 and obtained his PhD from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris) in 1991. After a post-doctoral scholarship in Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona, Spain), he joined the CNRS in 1993 in Collège de France (Paris) where he studied wetting and adhesion. In 1996, he moved to the Nanosciences group of CEMES-CNRS in Toulouse. He developed capillarity-based methods for the fabrication of molecular electronics devices using individual carbon nanotubes. In 2006, he started an activity on the manipulation and investigation of liquids at sub-micron scales by atomic force microscopy (AFM) methods. He worked on an AFM-based liquid lithography technique allowing the deposition of nanodroplets on a surface, opening the way to the deposition of individual nano-objects or biomolecules. His current research activities focus on wetting, capillarity and hydrodynamics at the nanometer scale using advanced nanofabrication and AFM techniques as well as nanomaterials such as graphene. He co-edited with Jean-Pierre Aimé, in 2013, a book entitled “Nanoscale liquid interfaces”.

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