EPJ E Call for Papers: Polymers: from adsorption to translocation - Topical Issue in Memoriam Loïc Auvray (1956-2016)

Loïc Auvray (Photograph: DR Univ Évry)

Loïc Auvray made seminal contributions in Soft Matter and Biological Physics. After a first theoretical thesis under the supervision of Pierre-Gilles de Gennes on confined semi-flexible polymers, he elucidated the bicontinuous structure of Winsor microemulsions in his PhD thesis (1985) under the supervision of Christiane Taupin and Jean-Pierre Cotton, using X-rays and neutron scattering. He then joined the Laboratoire Léon Brilloin in Saclay to focus his research on adsorbed polymer layers. One of his major and noticeable achievements was to prove that the layers' structure is indeed self-similar. He later moved in 2002 to the University Évry-Val-d’Essonne to found the Matériaux Polymères aux Interfaces laboratory where he developed original studies of the translocation of biopolymers. In 2010, he became the director of the Matière and Systèmes Complexes laboratory of the University Paris Diderot.. He passed away on June 8th, 2016 from ALS.

The European Physical Journal E - Soft Matter and Biological Physics (EPJ E) is going to publish a special issue to celebrate the memory of our distinguished colleague.

This issue will be focussed on the main thematics developed by Loïc:

- Polymers at interfaces (with a focus on scattering methods)
- Microemulsions and vesicles
- Translocation of polymers through natural and artificial nanopores.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed according to the usual publication process of EPJE

We invite you to submit papers for this special issue. Papers should be submitted by November 30th, 2017 to be considered for this special issue, to the Editorial Office of the European Physical Journal E via https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epje/ (Editorial Office of The European Physical Journal E, Solange Guéhot, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and marked clearly for the topical issue “ in Memoriam Loïc Auvray” to the attention of Jean-Marc Di Meglio (Editor), or Fabien Montel or Jan Behrends (Guest Editors).

We look forward to receiving your submission!

Best regards,

Prof. Jean-Marc Di Meglio
Matière et Systèmes Complexes (MSC)
Université Paris Diderot
Bâtiment Condorcet - Case Courrier 7056
75205 Paris Cedex 13 - France
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Dr. Fabien Montel
Laboratoire de Physique (UMR CNRS 5672)
ENS de Lyon
46, allée d’Italie
F-69364 LYON CEDEX 07, FRANCE
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Prof. Jan C. Behrends
Institute of Physiology
University of Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 7
D-79104 Freiburg, Germany
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