Thomas Salez is a CNRS research associate in the Aquitaine Waves and Matter Laboratory (LOMA) at University of Bordeaux, France, as well as an assistant professor at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

He obtained is PhD from ENS Paris, where he developed an experiment in the Kastler Brossel Laboratory to trap and cool down atomic Fermi mixtures near the absolute-zero temperature, in ultra-high vacuum. He then joined the Gulliver Laboratory at ESPCI Paris, where he studied theoretically the behaviour of soft matter and fluids at the nanoscale, in close connexion with experiments.

In collaboration with a broad and interdisciplinary international network, he now investigates theoretically and experimentally the properties of amorphous condensed matter and biological systems in confinement and at interfaces, at the boundary between continuum mechanics and statistical physics. He co-animates the CNRS research network (GDR 3535) on liquids at interfaces and belongs to the GI-CoRE global station for soft matter.

Besides, he currently teaches graduate courses on soft matter at ICFP, ENS Paris and at University of Bordeaux, as well as on statistical physics at Institut d’Optique Graduate School. Finally, he cofounded the MesoMat deep-tech startup company in Canada that aims at producing novel self-assembled mesoscopic materials and smart components for soft robotics and evolutive aeronautics.

Publications

Articles

Preprints

A. Vilquin, V. Bertin, P. Soulard, G. Guyard, E. Raphaël, F. Restagno, T. Salez, and J. D. McGraw
arXiv:2007.08261

J.-C. Ono-dit-Biot, P. Soulard, S. Barkley, E. R. Weeks, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
arXiv:2007.00917

J. Dupré de Baubigny, P. Perrin, N. Pantoustier, T. Salez, M. Reyssat, and C. Monteux
arXiv:2006.16587

V. Bertin, C. L. Lee, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
arXiv:2005.01974

R. Taub, T. Salez, H. Alarcon, E. Raphaël, C. Poulard, and F. Restagno
arXiv:2004.01520

D. Dumont, P. Soulard, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and P. Damman
arXiv:1912.10873

2020

S. Ren, C. Pedersen, A. Carlson, T. Salez, and Y. Wang
Physical Review Research, accepted for publication (2020)

A. Daddi-Moussa-Ider, A. R. Sprenger, Y. Amarouchene, T. Salez, C. Schönecker, T. Richter, H. Löwen, and A. M. Menzel
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, accepted for publication (2020)

A. Rinehart, U. Lacis, T. Salez, and S. Bagheri
Physical Review Fluids, 5 082001 (2020) [Supplementary Information, RAPID COMMUNICATION, EDITORS’ SUGGESTION]

V. Bertin, J. F. Niven, H. A. Stone, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Physical Review Letters, 124 184502 (2020) [LOMA]

B. Saintyves, B. Rallabandi, T. Jules, J. Ault, T. Salez, C. Schonecker, H. A. Stone, and L. Mahadevan
Soft Matter, 16 4000 (2020)

J.-C. Ono-dit-Biot, P. Soulard, S. Barkley, E. R. Weeks, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and Kari Dalnoki-Veress
Physical Review Research, 2 023070 (2020) [EDITORS’ SUGGESTION, YOUTUBE, LOMA, GULLIVER]

M. Arutkin, E. Raphaël, J. A. Forrest, and T. Salez
Physical Review E, 101 032122 (2020)

Y. Chai, T. Salez, and J. A. Forrest
Macromolecules, 53 1084 (2020)

Z. Zhang, V. Bertin, M. Arshad, E. Raphaël, T. Salez, and A. Maali
Physical Review Letters, 124 054502 (2020) [Supplementary Information, LOMA, GULLIVER]

2019

C. Pedersen, J. F. Niven, T. Salez, K. Dalnoki-Veress, and A. Carlson
Physical Review Fluids, 4 124003 (2019)

I. Tanis, K. Karatasos, and T. Salez
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 123 8543 (2019)

C. Trégouët, T. Salez, N. Pantoustier, P. Perrin, M. Reyssat, and C. Monteux
Soft Matter, 15 6200 (2019)

C. Trégouët, T. Salez, C. Monteux, and M. Reyssat
Soft Matter, 15 2782 (2019)

S. Yashima, S. Hirayama, T. Kurokawa, T. Salez, H. Takefuji, W. Hong, and J. P. Gong
Soft Matter, 15 1953 (2019) [INSIDE BACK COVER]

J.-C. Ono-dit-Biot, M. Trejo, E. Loukiantcheko, M. Lauch, E. Raphaël, K. Dalnoki-Veress, and T. Salez
Physical Review Fluids, 4 014808 (2019) [YOUTUBE]

2018

C. Trégouët, A. Mikhailovskaya, T. Salez, N. Pantoustier, P. Perrin, M. Reyssat, and C. Monteux
European Physical Journal E, 41 101 (2018) [In “Polymers: From Adsorption to Translocation” – Topical issue In Memoriam Loïc Auvray (1956-2016)]

M. S. Chebil, J. D. McGraw, T. Salez, C. Sollogoub, and G. Miquelard-Garnier
Soft Matter, 14 6256 (2018)

C. Trégouët, T. Salez, C. Monteux, and M. Reyssat
Physical Review Fluids, 3 053603 (2018)

A. Chakrabarti, A. Porat, E. Raphaël, T. Salez, and M. K. Chaudhury
Langmuir34 3894 (2018) [LANGMUIR HIGHLIGHT]

B. Davis-Purcell, P. Soulard, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
European Physical Journal E41 36 (2018)

M. Ilton, T. Salez, P. D. Fowler, M. Rivetti, M. Aly, M. Benzaquen, J. D. McGraw, E. Raphaël, K. Dalnoki-Veress, and O. Bäumchen
Nature Communications, 9 1172 (2018) [CNRS, ESPCI PARIS, LOMA]

R. D. Schulman, M. Trejo, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Nature Communications, 9 982 (2018) [CNRS, UNIVERSITY OF BORDEAUX, LOMA

D. Dumont, M. Houze, P. Rambach, T. Salez, S. Patinet, and P. Damman
Physical Review Letters120 088001 (2018) [COVERNEWS & VIEWS, PHYSICS, PRL EDITORS’ SUGGESTION, CNRS, ESPCI PARIS, LOMA]

2017

M. Arutkin, R. Ledesma-Alonso, T. Salez, and E. Raphaël
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 829 538 (2017)

T. S. Chan, J. D. McGraw, T. Salez, R. Seemann, and M. Brinkmann
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 828 271 (2017)

M. Rivetti, V. Bertin, T. Salez, C.-Y. Hui, C. Linne, M. Arutkin, H. Wu, E. Raphaël, and O. Bäumchen
Physical Review Fluids, 2 094001 (2017)

B. Rallabandi, B. Saintyves, T. Jules, T. Salez, C. Schönecker, L. Mahadevan, and H. A. Stone
Physical Review Fluids, 2 074102 (2017)

A. Bironeau, T. Salez, G. Miquelard-Garnier, and C. Sollogoub
Macromolecules, 50 4064 (2017)

R. Ledesma-Alonso, E. Raphaël, T. Salez, P. Tordjeman, and D. Legendre
Soft Matter, 13 3822 (2017)

R. D. Schulman, R. Ledesma-Alonso, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Physical Review Letters, 118 198002 (2017) [PHYSICS, PRL EDITORS’ SUGGESTION]

J. Dupré de Baubigny, C. Trégouët, T. Salez, N. Pantoustier, P. Perrin, M. Reyssat, and C. Monteux
Scientific Reports, 7 1265 (2017)

I. Tanis, H. Meyer, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, A. C. Maggs, and J. Baschnagel
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 146 203327 (2017) [INVITED to themed issue on Dynamics of Polymer Materials in Thin Films and Related Geometries]

R. D. Schulman, A. Porat, K. Charlesworth, A. Fortais, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Soft Matter, 13 720 (2017) [FRONT COVER, THE LUTETIUM PROJECT, FYFD]

M. Arutkin, E. Raphaël, J. A. Forrest, and T. Salez
Soft Matter, 13 141 (2017) [INVITED to the Emerging Investigators themed issue]

2016

M. Ilton, M. M. P. Couchman, C. Gerbelot, M. Benzaquen, P. D. Fowler, H. A. Stone, E. Raphaël, K. Dalnoki-Veress, and T. Salez
Physical Review Letters, 117 167801 (2016)

B. Saintyves, T. Jules, T. Salez, and L. Mahadevan
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 113 5847 (2016) [PHYSICS TODAY, CNRS, ESPCI PARIS]

R. Ledesma-Alonso, M. Benzaquen, T. Salez, and E. Raphaël
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 792 829 (2016)

J. D. McGraw, T. S. Chan, S. Maurer, T. Salez, M. Benzaquen, E. Raphaël, M. Brinkmann, and K. Jacobs
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 113 1168 (2016) [PHYS.ORG, IDW, SAARLAND UNIV.]

H. Alarcon, T. Salez, C. Poulard, J.-F. Bloch, E. Raphaël, K. Dalnoki-Veress, and F. Restagno
Physical Review Letters, 116 015502 (2016) [PHYSICS, PRL EDITORS’ SUGGESTION, PHYSICS TODAY, ON N’EST PAS QUE DES COBAYES, LE MONDE, FRANCE INTER, ESPGG, PUBLICO, LE DAUPHINE, L’EXPRESS, POUR LA SCIENCE, SCIENCE&VIE, CNRS PRESS RELEASE, ESPCI PARIS, PARIS-SACLAY, MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW, IMPROBABLE RESEARCH 1, IMPROBABLE RESEARCH 2, IMPROBABLE RESEARCH 3, PHYS.ORG, THE CONVERSATION, GEEK, LE TEMPS, FOCUSUR, SIXACTUALITES, LE ZAPPING DU PAF, TECHNO-SCIENCE, FUTURA-SCIENCES, INP GRENOBLE, McMASTER UNIV., GIZMODO, SCIENCE DAILY, NOTICIAS AO MINUTO, WELT DER PHYSICS, ALPHA GALILEO, PHYSIK JOURNAL]

2015

M. Rivetti, T. Salez, M. Benzaquen, E. Raphaël, and O. Bäumchen
Soft Matter, 11 9247 (2015) [FRONT COVER]

T. Salez and L. Mahadevan
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 779 181 (2015)

M. Benzaquen, M. Ilton, M. V. Massa, T. Salez, P. D. Fowler, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Applied Physics Letters, 107 053103 (2015)

T. Salez, J. Salez, K. Dalnoki-Veress, E. Raphaël, and J. A. Forrest
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 112 8227 (2015) [2015 CNRS ACTIVITY REPORT, LE MONDE, POUR LA SCIENCE, PHYS.ORG, SCIENCE DAILY, UNIV. WATERLOO, CNRS, ESPCI PARIS]

S. Haefner, M. Benzaquen, O. Bäumchen, T. Salez, R. Peters, J. D. McGraw, K. Jacobs, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Nature Communications, 6 7409 (2015) [POUR LA SCIENCE, CNRS, ESPCI PARIS, MPI, IDW]

C.-Y. Hui, T. Liu, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and A. Jagota
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, 471 20140727 (2015)

2014

A. Darmon, M. Benzaquen, T. Salez, and O. Dauchot
The Journal of Chemical Physics, 141 244704 (2014)

M. Benzaquen, P. D. Fowler, L. Jubin, T. Salez, K. Dalnoki-Veress, and E. Raphaël
Soft Matter, 10 8608 (2014) [FRONT COVER, SOFT MATTER 2014 HOT PAPERS, ESPCI PARIS]

M. Benzaquen, T. Salez, and E. Raphaël
Europhysics Letters, 106 36003 (2014)

M. Backholm, M. Benzaquen, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Soft Matter, 10 2550 (2014)

Y. Chai, T. Salez, J. D. McGraw, M. Benzaquen, K. Dalnoki-Veress, E. Raphaël, and J. A. Forrest
Science, 343 994 (2014) [PERSPECTIVE, LE MONDE, LE FIGARO, CNRS, ESPCI PARIS, PHYS.ORG, SCIENCE DAILY]

2013

O. Bäumchen, M. Benzaquen, T. Salez, J. D. McGraw, M. Backholm, P. D. Fowler, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Physical Review E, 88 035001 (2013)

T. Salez, M. Benzaquen, and E. Raphaël
Soft Matter, 9 10699 (2013) [FRONT COVER, SOFT MATTER 2013 HOT PAPERS, CNRS, ESPCI PARIS]

M. Benzaquen, T. Salez, and E. Raphaël
European Physical Journal E, 36 82 (2013)

J. D. McGraw, T. Salez, O. Bäumchen, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Soft Matter, 9 8297 (2013) [INVITED to themed issue on The Geometry and Topology of Soft Materials]

2012

S. L. Cormier, J. D. McGraw, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Physical Review Letters, 109 154501 (2012)

T. Salez, J. D. McGraw, O. Bäumchen, K. Dalnoki-Veress, and E. Raphaël
Physics of Fluids, 24 102111 (2012)

T. Salez, J. D. McGraw, S. Cormier, O. Bäumchen, K. Dalnoki-Veress, and E. Raphaël
European Physical Journal E, 35 114 (2012)

J. D. McGraw, T. Salez, O. Bäumchen, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
Physical Review Letters, 109 128303 (2012)

2011

A. Ridinger, S. Chaudhuri, T. Salez, D. R. Fernandes, N. Bouloufa, O. Dulieu, C. Salomon, and F. Chevy
Europhysics Letters, 96 33001 (2011)

A. Ridinger, S. Chaudhuri, T. Salez, U. Eismann, D. R. Fernandes, K. Magalhães, D. Wilkowski, C. Salomon, and F. Chevy
European Physical Journal D, 65 223 (2011) [EPJD HIGHLIGHT, SCIENCE DAILY]

Review

B. Andreotti, O. Bäumchen, F. Boulogne, K. E. Daniels, E. R. Dufresne, H. Perrin, T. Salez, J. H. Snoeijer, and R. W. Style
Soft Matter, 12 2993 (2016)

Outreach

T. Salez, R. D. Schulman, M. Trejo, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
ChemViews Magazine, DOI:10.1002/chemv.202000046 (2020) [LOMA]

T. Salez
L’Actualité Chimique, 451 34 (2020) [LOMA]

T. Salez, J. D. McGraw, K. Dalnoki-Veress, E. Raphaël, and J. A. Forrest
Europhysics News, 48 24 (2017)

K. Dalnoki-Veress, T. Salez, and F. Restagno
Physics Today, 69 74 (2016)

T. Salez and E. Raphaël
Reflets de la Physique, 46 24 (2015)

Books

T. Salez
Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany (2012)

F. Graner, R. Kaiser, A. Marchand, and T. Salez
Dunod, Paris, France [SFP] (2011)

Theses

T. Salez, Habilitation (HDR) thesis
University of Bordeaux, France (2020)

M. Arutkin, PhD thesis
ESPCI Paris, PSL Research University, France (2018)

T. Salez, PhD thesis
ENS Paris, Pierre and Marie Curie University, France (2011)

Valorization

Patent

P. D. Fowler, R. D. Schulman, T. Salez, E. Raphaël, and K. Dalnoki-Veress
U.S. Patent No. 0102674 (2020)

Startup

Teaching
Team

Current

PhD

  • Caroline Kopecz-Muller (ENS Paris, France), 2020-2023
  • Elodie Millan (Univ. Bordeaux, France), 2020-2023
  • Maxime Lavaud (Univ. Bordeaux, France), 2018-2021
  • Vincent Bertin (ENS Paris, France), 2018-2021
  • Christian Pedersen (Univ. Oslo, Norway), 2017-2021

Alumni

Post-doc

  • Miguel Trejo (Univ. Chile, Santiago, Chile), 2016-2017
  • Julien-Piera Vest (ENS Cachan, France), 2016-2017
  • Ioannis Tanis (Univ. Thessaloniki, Greece), 2015-2016

PhD

  • Pierre Soulard (ENS Lyon, France), 2017-2020
  • Paul Rambach (ENS Cachan, France), 2017-2020
  • Maxence Arutkin (ENS Cachan, France), 2015-2018

M2

  • Caroline Kopecz-Muller (ENS Paris, France), 2020
  • Elodie Millan (Univ. Bordeaux, France), 2020
  • Samir Almohamad (Damascus Univ., Syria), 2020
  • Nour Tabcheh (Lebanese Univ., Beirut, Lebanon), , 2019
  • Maxime Lavaud (Univ. Bordeaux, France), 2018
  • Vincent Bertin (ENS Paris, France), 2017
  • Pierre Soulard (ENS Lyon, France), 2017
  • Amir Porat (Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem, Israel), 2016
  • Maxence Arutkin (ENS Cachan, France), 2015

M1

  • Caroline Cramail (ENS Lyon & Univ. Bordeaux, France), 2020
  • Jean Szleper (ESPCI Paris, France), 2017
  • Pauline Olive (ESPCI Paris, France), 2015
  • Corentin Mailliet (ESPCI Paris, France), 2015

L3

  • Eloi Descamps (ENS Paris, France), 2020
  • Cédric Gerbelot (ESPCI Paris, France), 2016
Bio

Awards

  • French scientifi c excellence bonus (PEDR), 2016-2019
  • CNRS bronze medal, 2018
  • Jean Langlois foundation prize, 2012

Positions

  • Assistant professor, Hokkaido University, 2016-2021
  • CNRS research associate, University of Bordeaux, 2017-present
  • Visiting researcher, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2014, 2016 & 2019
  • CNRS research associate, ESPCI Paris, 2014-2017
  • Visiting researcher, Princeton University, 2016
  • Visiting researcher, Harvard University, 2014
  • Contractual assistant professor, ESPCI Paris, 2013-2014
  • Lecturer (agrégé-préparateur), ENS Paris, 2007-2013

Training

  • Habilitation to direct research (HDR), University of Bordeaux, 2020
  • School “Soft Interfaces”, Ecole de Physique des Houches, 2012
  • PhD in experimental cold-atom physics, Kastler Brossel Laboratory, ENS Paris, 2007-2011
  • MS in quantum physics, ENS Paris, 2006-2007
  • Teaching degree (Agrégation) in physics, ENS Paris, 2005-2006
  • BS in physics, ENS Lyon, 2003-2005

Thomas SALEZ

Address: Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine (LOMA)
351 cours de la Libération
33405 Talence Cedex
France

Email: thomas.salez AT u-bordeaux.fr

Phone: + 33 (0)5 4000 2501

Office: 208