The accompanying paper for our award winning video "Soap opera in the maze: geometry matters in Marangoni flows" (see below) has just been published in Physical Review Fluids. Check it out for more details on the experiment and our hypotheses on what's happening there.
Before joining ETH, I obtained my PhD at the Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge (UK) in the group of Prof. Ray Goldstein.
My main research interests include microbial interactions, microswimmers and soft matter physics, in particular air-water interfaces. I investigate these topics by combining experiments with mathematical modelling.
Today our students Armin Siegrist, Joshua Weber and Sebastian Zala successfully defended their Bachelor project on the microlayer, co-supervised with Dr. Jeanette Wheeler. Very good job everyone!
Our work on microbial mutualism at a distance has just been published in Physical Review E! We present how the geometry of diffusive bridges between mutualistic microbes modifies their population dynamics and interactions.
The project I submitted for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship was accepted: during this 2 year project, starting in June, I will investigate the interaction between bacteria and rising bubbles in the ocean.
- J. Landel, F. Peaudecerf, F. Temprano-Coleto, F. Gibou, R.E. Goldstein, P. Luzzatto-Fegiz, "A theory of the slip and drag of superhydrophobic surfaces with surfactant" in preparation (2019)
- F. Temprano-Coleto, F. Peaudecerf, J. Landel, F. Gibou, and P. Luzzatto-Fegiz, "Soap opera in the maze: geometry matters in Marangoni flows" Physical Review Fluids, 3:100507 (2018) download pdf link
- F. J. Peaudecerf, F. Bunbury, V. Bhardwaj, M. A. Bees, A. G. Smith, R. E. Goldstein, O. A. Croze, "Microbial mutualism at a distance: the role of geometry in diffusive exchanges", Physical Review E, 97:022411 (2018) download pdf link
- F. Temprano-Coleto, F. Peaudecerf, J. Landel, F. Gibou, and P. Luzzatto-Fegiz, "Soap opera in the maze: geometry matters in Marangoni flows" Gallery of Fluid Motion, American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, (2017) link
- F. Peaudecerf, J. R. Landel, R. E. Goldstein, and P. Luzzatto-Fegiz, "Traces of surfactants can severely limit the drag reduction of superhydrophobic surfaces", PNAS, 114:7254-7259 (2017) download pdf link
- S. Widder et al., "Challenges in microbial ecology: building predictive understanding of community function and dynamics.", The ISME Journal, 10:2557–2568 (2016) download pdf link
- F. Peaudecerf and R. Goldstein, "Feeding ducks, bacterial chemotaxis and the Gini index", Physical Review E, 92:022701 (2015) download pdf link
- K. Alim, G. Amselem, F. Peaudecerf, M. Brenner, and A. Pringle, "Random network peristalsis in Physarum polycephalum organizes fluid flows across an individual", PNAS, 110:13306-13311 (2013) link
- W. Kim, F. Peaudecerf, M. W. Baldwin, and J. W. M. Bush, "The hummingbird’s tongue: a self-assembling capillary syphon", Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279:4990 (2012) link
- J. W. M. Bush, F. Peaudecerf, M. Prakash, and D. Quéré, "On a tweezer for droplets", Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 161:10--14 (2010) link
Outreach and teaching
I have supervised in Mathematical Biology at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge.
I have developed several projects for reaching out to non-specialist audiences and share the excitement of science. A list of these project is available on this dedicated page.
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
Institute for Environmental Engineering
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