Short CV/Education and training

  • 2005
    PhD in Biofluids, University of California, San Diego (USA)

    Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering of University College London (UK)

  • 2007
    Researcher at the CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique)in Biomechanics and Bioengineering Laboratory, joint laboratory of CNRS and Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France)

  • Since 2012
    head of the Biological Fluid Structure Interaction Group

  • 2013
    Member of the Scientific Council of the University

  • Since 2014
    Visiting Professor at the Institute of Bioengineering, Queen Mary University of London (England)

Selected publications

  • Sandulache M.-C., Paullier P., Bouzerar R., Yzet T., Balédent O., Salsac A.-V. Liquid injection in confined coflow: application to portal vein embolization by glue injection. Physics of Fluids. 24, 081902 (2012).

  • Hu X.-Q., Salsac A.-V., Barthès-Biesel D. Flow of a spherical capsule in a pore with circular or square cross-section. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 705, 176-194 (2012).

  • Hu X.-Q., Sévénié B., Salsac A.-V., Leclerc E., Barthès-Biesel D. Characterization of membrane properties of capsules flowing in a square-section microfluidic channel: effects of the membrane constitutive law. Physical Review E. 87, 063008 (2013).

  • Chu T.X., Salsac A.-V., Barthès-Biesel D, Griscom L., Edwards-Lévy F., Leclerc E. Fabrication and in-situ characterization of microcapsules in a microfluidic system. Microfluidics & Nanofluidics. 14, 309-317 (2013).

  • Dupont C., Salsac A.-V., Barthès-Biesel D. Off-plane motion of a prolate capsule in shear flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 721, 180-198 (2013).

  • Decorato I., Kharboutly Z., Vassallo T., Legallais C., Penrose J., Salsac A.-V. Numerical simulation of the fluid structure interactions in a compliant patient-specific arteriovenous fistula. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical. 30, 143–159 (2014).

  • Decorato I., Salsac A.-V., Legallais C., Alimohammadi M., Diaz-Zuccarini V., Kharboutly Z. Numerical simulation of the treatment of an arterial stenosis in an arteriovenous fistula by balloon-angioplasty. Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. 5(3), 233-243 (2014).

  • Dupont C., Salsac A.-V., Barthès-Biesel D., Vidrascu M., Le Tallec P. Influence of bending resistance on the dynamics of a capsule in shear flow. Physics of Fluids. 27, 051902 (2015).

  • Dupont C., Delahaye F., Barthès-Biesel D., Salsac A.-V. Stable equilibrium configurations of an oblate capsule in shear flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 791, 738-757 (2016).

  • Gires P.-Y., Barthès-Biesel D., Leclerc E., Salsac A.-V. Transient behavior and relaxation of microcapsules with a cross-linked serum albumin membrane. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. (2016).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • My research is in the field of biofluids applied to vascular mechanics, microcirculation and biomedical engineering applications. It is focused on the study of physiological flows, coupling experimental and numerical approaches. I am interested in the fluid-structure interactions between blood flow and deformable structures (vessel wall, stent/graft, capsule or cell membrane, etc) and their coupling with other multiphysics phenomena (mass transfer, active stimulation such as ultrasounds, chemical reactions). I associate experimental, theoretical and numerical modelling to study the vascular system in a biomimetic approach and bioartificial system in a bioinspired approach. I work on the prediction of the system dynamic behaviour and develop patient- or object-specific techniques of characterization of their mechanical properties coupling experiments and theory.

  • At the microscopic scale, I am interested in the mechanical behaviour of circulating capsules, whether they are bioarticial or natural ones (e.g. red blood cells). A capsule is a liquid droplet protected by a hyperelastic membrane. The objective is to determine the motion and deformation of capsules placed in an external flow. Different applications are under study: obtaining a better understanding of the deformation of a red blood cell in microcirculation, developing new techniques of encapsulation that rely on biocompatible capsules, studying the release mechanisms of an encapsulated substance and techniques to enhance the release, measuring the mechanical properties of micrometric capsules in batch, etc.

  • At the scale of a blood vessel (macroscale), the objective is to better characterize the hemodynamics in physiological and diseased conditions (e.g. vascular diseases) and to study therapeutic techniques that are minimally invasive (embolisation, endografts).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the CNRS Research Group ‘MecaBio’ (GDR 3570), since 2013

  • Member of Laboratory of Excellence MS2T, University de Technologie de Compiègne, since 2010

  • Member of the CNRS Research Group ‘Biological Fluid Struct. Interactions’ (GDR 2760), 2004 – 2012

  • Member of Euromech (Europe), Société de Biomécanique (France), Association Française de Mécanique (France), etc., since 2003

  • Member of the American Physical Society (USA), since 2000

Media coverage

  • March 2005: filmed interview, UCSD

  • November 2012: Magazine Article, Magazine Interactions-UTC

  • November 2012: Film part of Exhibition « Portraits de Chercheurs » organized by Picardie Region

  • December 2012: Film, WebTV UTC

  • June 2013: Exhibition of 40 portraits of researchers for UTC 40th anniversary

  • September 2013: Magazine Article, Magazine Interactions-UTC

  • September 2013: Film, WebTV UTC

  • Novembre 2013: Film, WebTV Picardie

  • January 2014: Guest of radio scientific program ‘Biotine’, Graf’Hit radio station.

  • July 2014: Magazine Article « Professeur Invitée au Bioengineering Institute à Queen Mary University of London », Magazine Interactions-UTC

  • July 2014: Film, WebTV UTC

  • August 2014: Presentation Film, “BIRS International Workshop on Mathematical Modelling of Particles in Fluid Flow”, Banff (AB), Canada.

  • September 2014: Magazine Article, Magazine Interactions-UTC

  • September 2014: Magazine Article, Magazine Interactions-UTC

  • February 2015: Magazine Article, Magazine Interactions-UTC

  • February 2015 : Internet Article, Picardie Region

  • April 2015: Newspaper Article, Le Parisien

  • May 2015: Magazine Article, Agir en Picardie

  • August 2015: Magazine Article, Le Cosacien

  • September 2015: Magazine Article, CNRS – Le Journal

  • December 2015: Magazine Article, Actives Magazine

  • 13 December 2015: Radio interview on Europe 1

  • 15 December 2015: Television interview on M6

  • December 2015: Internet Article, ENSE3, Grenoble

  • December 2015: Newspaper Article, Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace

  • December 2015: Newspaper, Le Parisien

  • December 2015: Internet Article, INSIS Institute – CNRS

  • December 2015: Internet Article, UTC

  • January 2016: Newspaper Article, Courrier Picard

  • January 2016: Newspaper Article, Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace

  • January 2016: Newspaper Article, Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace

  • February 2016: Magazine Article, CNRS – Le Journal

  • February 2016: Magazine Article, Magazine Interactions-UTC

  • February 2016: Magazine Article, ARC-Infos

  • 8 March 2016: Film, WebTV UTC

  • 13 March 2016: Television programme, TEVA

  • 18 March 2016: Newspaper Article, Courrier Picard

Additional qualifications

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University College London, UK, 2007


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