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I’m a young researcher in physics interested in all aspects of soft and active matter, statistical physics, and mechanics. My research focuses on materials with odd properties, such as active solids and mechanical metamaterials.

I’m currently a PhD student in ESPCI Paris at the Gulliver Lab, working with Olivier Dauchot. I study the collective dynamics and the mechanical properties of active elastic solids.

Soon postdoctoral researcher at AMOLF, working with Martin van Hecke on mechanical metamaterials that compute !


Academic background :

  • PhD in Physics (2019-2022) ESPCI Paris, Paris, France
    Supervisor : Olivier Dauchot, Gulliver Lab
    Collaborators : Gustavo During (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Corentin Coulais (University of Amsterdam), Vincent Démery (ESPCI Paris)
  • MSc ICFP (Soft Matter track, 2018-2019) ENS Ulm, Paris, France
  • ESPCI Paris (Physics track, 2015-2018) Paris, France

Contact :
paul.baconnier@espci.fr
@BaconnierP
ESPCI Paris
10 rue Vauquelin, Paris, 75005
France