Dr Hélène de Maleprade

MEng, Ecole Polytechnique; MSc, Imperial College London; PhD, Paris


Supervising Physics for first year Natural Scientists


My research focuses on experimental fluid mechanics. My last work aims at understanding the swimming of micro-organisms, typically algae. I study their phototactic behaviour and their swimming in complex environments through series of experiments completed by theoretical models. I am also particularly interested in interfacial and wetting problems, like the dynamical behaviour of drops and bubbles at the vicinity of a solid surface.


Research Associate, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

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  • Former Postdoctoral Convenor