EPJ E Call for Papers: Polymers: from adsorption to translocation - Topical Issue in Memoriam Loïc Auvray (1956-2016)
- Published on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 16:57
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 look forward to receiving your submission!
Prof. Jean-Marc Di Meglio
Matière et Systèmes Complexes (MSC)
Université Paris Diderot
Bâtiment Condorcet - Case Courrier 7056
75205 Paris Cedex 13 - France
Dr. Fabien Montel
Laboratoire de Physique (UMR CNRS 5672)
ENS de Lyon
46, allée d’Italie
F-69364 LYON CEDEX 07, FRANCE
Prof. Jan C. Behrends
Institute of Physiology
University of Freiburg
D-79104 Freiburg, Germany