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Liliane Léger

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— CNRS & Université Paris-Sud 11
— Bât. 510 - Campus d’Orsay
— 91405 Orsay Cedex
— France
— Tél. : +33 (0)1 69 15 56 45
— Fax : +33 (0)1 69 15 60 86
— Mail : leger@lps.u-psud.fr

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— Dec. 2006 Join Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, UMR 8502, CNRS – University Paris Sud – XI in Orsay
— December 1988 Full Professor, Université Paris XI, Orsay.
— September 1977 Join « Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée » at Collège de France (directeur P-.G. de Gennes), in the Polymer group.
— January to July 1977 Post-doctoral stay at ESPCI in L. Monnerie’s laboratory to learn about physical chemistry of polymers.
February 1976 Second thesis (Doctorat d’état) in physics (T.H.). Title of the thesis: « Experimental investigation of elastic and dynamic properties of different liquid crystal phases”, under the supervision of P-.G. de Gennes.
— October 1973 Assistant professor in physics, University of Orsay.
— October 1968- January 1971 First thesis (thèse de 3eme cycle) in « Laboratoire de Physique des Solides d’Orsay », under the supervision of Georges Durand and Madeleine Veyssié. Title of the thesis: “Experimental investigation of thermally induced orientation fluctuations in nematic liquid crystals, through quasi-elastic light scattering”

Research interests

— Entangled polymers, polymer dynamics, reptation
— Polymers at interfaces
— Adhesion
— Lubrication
— Flow with slip at the wall
— Wetting
— Surface modification, characterization of interfaces
— Polymer thin films, confinement and dynamics

Awards and honors

— February 2005 Kirk Patrick Fellow of the Adhesion Society
— Prix Robin, French Physical society
— September 1996 Professor « classe exceptionnelle »
— September 1995 Senior member of « Institut Universitaire de France », renewed in September 2000 for five years.

Invited stays

— 1984 & 1988 Two short Invited stays in the department of chemistry, UCLA; Collaboration with C. Knobler.
— 1980 Invited stay at the Department of Physics UCLA (with P. Pincus and P. Chaikin): Building of an experiment of Forced Rayleigh Light Scattering on colloidal crystals (3 months).