The MMN group (Microfluidique, MEMS, Nanostructures), has been created in 2001. Its activity is centered on Microfluidics, i.e the study and realisation of fluid flows, single or multiphase, in micro-systems. Microfluidics is expanding quite rapidly, stimulated by an impressive number of applications in chemistry and biology.
The activity of the group is based on a balance between investigating fundamental issues (such as interface dynamics, slippage phenomena, complex fluid flows) and performing studies dedicated to particular applications, in collaboration with industrial partners and colleagues from other fields – often biology and chemistry -.
Since 2005, the group is in charge of the clean room of ESPCI, now used by eleven laboratories of la Montagne Sainte Geneviève. MMN forms a team of GULLIVER, a CNRS laboratory.