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We actuate with light & magnets, we fold & unfold DNA, we cell-free express proteins, we play with drops, marbles & interfaces, we organize particles, we harness coffee rings.

Damien Baigl, Prof ENS & Group leader


No expertise and a lot of curiosity!



Current position: Exceptional class Professor (PRCE) at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS)
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS)
24, rue Lhomond, F75005 Paris, France
Room : ES129a
Tel : +33 1 4432 2405
Email : damien.baigl@ens.fr
Lab website: www.baigllab.com


Track-record:
• 89 publications: 79 peer-reviewed articles, 3 book chapters, 3 microTAS proceedings, 3 IEEE proceedings, 1 Chips & Tips
• h-index: 34 (Google Scholar); 31 (Web of Science)
List of publications


Education
• 1996 - 1999: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC) and M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering
• 1999 - 2001: Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan (France)
• 1999- 2000: ‘Agrégation de sciences physiques option procédés physico-chimiques’
• 2000 - 2003: PhD in soft-matter physics at Collège de France, Paris, France (laboratory of P.-G. de Gennes). PhD advisor: C. E. Williams

Professional background
• 2003 - 2005: Post-doc (JSPS fellow) in biophysics at Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)
• 2005 - 2010: Associate Professor at Ecole Normale Superieure
• 2010 - 2013 : UPMC Professor (2nd class)
• 2013 - 2016 : UPMC Professor (1st class)
• From Sep 2016 : ENS Professor (1st class)
• From Oct 2018 : ENS Professor (Exceptional class)

Teaching
Physical chemistry of living systems, Statistical thermodynamics, Intermolecular forces, Polymers, Microfluidics for biology, Reconstituted Systems

Prizes, distinctions and fellowships
• Nov 2003: Two-year JSPS Fellowship (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science)
• Oct 2009: Nominated for 5 years (2010-2015) at the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) as a junior member
• Oct 2010: Starting Grant laureate from the European Research council (ERC)
• Sep 2012: Laureate from the Emergence(s) program (City of Paris)
• March 2016: Winner of the 2016 Soft Matter Lectureship from the Royal Society of Chemistry
• April 2016: Del Duca award from the Institut de France
• Oct 2018: Grand Prix Mergier Bourdeix from the French Academy of Science