Curriculum Vitæ

Contact information


Bâtiment E

Equipe Hydrodynamique - Turbulence Cryogénique

25 rue des Martyrs - BP 166 

F-38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

Phone: +33 (0)4-76-88-10-13

Fax+33 (0)4-56-38-70-87


Personal Details

Date of birth: January 25th 1981 

Place of birth: Toulouse, France 

Nationality: French

Number of children : 1

Research Activities

Oct 2011 – present 

Associate Researcher, Institut NÉEL CNRS (France), Projet 3D- QuantumV (ANR Retour Postdoc 2011).
Principal Investigator : Mathieu Gibert, funding for 36 month. 

Fev 2009 – Sept 2011 

Post-doctoral research associate, Max Plank Institute (Germany), Marie Curie Fellowship
(Program PEOPLE - Call ID FP7-PEOPLE-IEF-2008 - Panel PHY - Proposal No237521 Acronym : PTurb).
Principal Investigator : Mathieu Gibert, funding for 24 month. Group Director : Eberhard Bodenschatz.

Nov 2007 – Fev 2009 

Post-doctoral research associate, Max Plank Institute (Germany), MPI fellowship. Group Director : Eberhard Bodenschatz.

Sept 2004 – Oct 2007 

PhD at the Laboratoire de Physique, ENS Lyon (France). Supervisor: Pr. Bernard Castaing. Title: “Thermal Turbulent Convection: Thermal plumes and fluctuations” Link:  

April 2004 – June 2004 

Research training Laboratoire de Physique, ENS Lyon (France). Supervisors: Pr. Bernard Castaing, Dr. Francesca Chillà. Title: “Rayleigh Bénard Convection in a vertical Channel” 

May 2002 – July 2002 

Research training Universidad de Santiago, Leaf-NL (Chile). Supervisors: Pr. Rodrigo Hernàndez, Dr. Ludovic Bellon. Title: “Coupling between ageing and convective motion in colloidal glass of Laponite.” 

June 2001 – July 2001 

Research training Université Montpellier II, GAM (France) Supervisor: Dr. F. Piron. Title: “X-ray versus γ-ray emission processes of blazar objects.”

Teaching Activities

–Training of students of the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon to the national highly competitive examination of the Agrégation de Sciences Physiques (teaching degree) (2004-2007)

–Training of students (Lyon): preparation for the competitive Engineering Schools (2004-2005) 

–Interventions in High School: Physics Experiments Presentations (ENS Lyon)

Education and Diploma

July 2007 

PhD, ENS Lyon (France) Supervisor: Pr. Bernard Castaing 

September 2006 

GEFD summer school, DAMPT, Cambridge (UK) 

July 2004 

DEA, ENS Lyon (Master’s Degree with honors) 

July 2003 

Agrégation of Physics (ENS Lyon). Teaching degree for high school professors and “classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles”. National rank : 61 


BSc, MSc in Physics (ENS Lyon) (with honours) 


Preparatory Schools: Undergraduate advanced Physics program. Admission to the École Normale Supérieure, Lyon (France).

Administrative Responsibilities

Referee for Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Young Scholars Dissertation Award of the The Chinese University Press.

– Scientific member of the IT Council (LFPN), 2008-present. 

Elected member of the Laboratory Council (Laboratoire de Physique ENS-Lyon), representing PhD students, 2004-2007. 

Elected member of the Administration Council of the ENS-Lyon, representing Research personal (except Professors), 2005-2007. 

Organization and chair man of “PhD days” 2006 in the ENS-Lyon 

Project leader of the project: “PhD students in High schools” made to advertise Physics in high school in the region Rhône-Alpes (around Lyon) using basic physics experiments (2004-2007).

Other Skills

Experimental skills 

– Expert in Temperature measurements 
– Expert in Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), and Tomo-PIV 
– Experience with Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV), and Extended-LDV
– Expert in Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV)
– Expert in Talking and understanding "Smart Particles" (wireless miniature sensors)
– Familiar with FPGA programming (VHDL)

Computer expertise 

– OS: Linux (debian), MacOSX, Windows 
– Programming languages: C++, fortran, html, php, Latex 
– Scientific software: LabView, MatLab 
– Technical drawing software: SolidEdge, SolidWork 
– Network administration: bind, apach, sftpd, mail(exim), dhcp, ssh, samba 


– French: native; English, Spanish: fluent (oral and written), German : trying to... 


– Music, sports (ski, diving), motorcycles, travels and new technologies 

Additional information: 

– Car and motorcycle driving license.


 Pr. Bernard Castaing   Pr. Eberhard Bodenschatz  Pr. Jean-Francois Pinton
Laboratoire de Physique 
ENS lyon 
46 allée d’Italie 69364 Lyon Cedex 
 Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Goettingen)
Am Fassberg 17D-37077 Goettingen 
Laboratoire de Physique
ENS lyon 
46 allée d’Italie 69364 Lyon Cedex 

Mathieu Gibert,
Dec 15, 2011, 1:51 AM