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Abdoulaye Fall


About me

  • Current situation

    2012 –                   Tenured CNRS Researcher

  • Previous professional experience

    2011-2012:          Post-doc position at Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, Amsterdam

    2010-2011:          Post-doc position at Laboratory of the Future, CNRS-Solvay-University of Bordeaux

    2009-2010:          Post-doc position at Saint-Gobain Research, Paris

    2008-2009:          Post-doc position at Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, Amsterdam

  • Education

    2005-2008:          PhD thesis in Physics (University Paris 7)

                                “Flows and Jamming in particulate suspensions" Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris. Adviser: Daniel Bonn

    2005:                    Master degree “Physics of complex fluids”, University Paris 7

    2004:                    Master degree “Rheology of complex fluids”, University Paris 7

    2002-2003:           Undergraduate studies in Fundamental Physics, University Lyon 1

Research topics

My research focus on the flow of complex materials between fluid and solid, such as particulate media (granular materials, yield-stress fluid, dense suspensions).


2018 –   : Teaching Assistant “Statistical physics” at Ecole des Ponts Paristech (16h/year)

2016 –   : Lecturer “Rheology of complex fluids” at Ecole des Ponts Paristech (15h/year)

2015 –   : Lecturer “Fluid Dynamics” at Polytech Sorbonne University (52h/year)


Selection of articles

Peer Reviewed publications

M. Badetti et al. “Rheology and microstructure of unsaturated wet granular materials: Experiments and simulations", Journal of Rheology 62 (5), 1175-1186 (2018)

M. Badetti et al. “Shear strength of wet granular materials: macroscopic cohesion and effective stress", The European Physical Journal E 41 (5), 68 (2018)

F. Gorlier et al. “Optimal strengthening of particle-loaded liquid foams", Physical Review E 95 (4), 042604 (2017)

C Robin et al. “Unexpected rheological behavior of concentrated poly (methacrylic acid) aqueous solutions", Macromolecules 50 (2), 700-710 (2017)

A. Fall et al. “Dry granular flows: rheological measurement of the (I)-rheology", Journal of Rheology, 59, 4, 1065-1080 (2015)

H. de Cagny, A. Fall, M.M. Denn and D. Bonn, “Local rheology of suspensions and dry granular materials" Journal of Rheology 59, 957, (2015)

A. Fall et al. “Macroscopic discontinuous shear thickening vs. local shear jamming in cornstarch" Physical Review Letters 114, 098301 (2015)

A. Fall et al. “Sliding friction on Wet and Dry Sand" Physical Review Letters 112, 175502 (2014)

Peer reviewed proceedings

Sina Marhbaie, Hakim Takhedmit, Patrick Poulichet, Marjorie Grzeskowiak, Abdoulaye Fall, A Bird-Cage Coil for MRI Studies of Unsaturated Granular Materials, 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2020

A. Waguaf, L. Fadel, V. Vigneras, F. Demontoux, A. Fall, H. Takhedmit, M. Grzeskowiak, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance volumetric antenna, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Krakow, Poland, 2019