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Jean-Baptiste FOURNIER
Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes (MSC).
Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 & UMR CNRS 7057,
10, rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet.
75205 Paris cedex 13. France.


Tél.: +33 (0)1 57 27 62 49
Fax: +33 (0)1 40 79 47 31
Mel: jean-baptiste.fournier(at)univ-paris-diderot.fr


Contents:    CV - Teaching material - Research - Publications


Short CV

2005 Research at Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes (Univ. Paris Diderot)
2003 Professor at Université Paris Diderot
1997 Research at Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Théorique (ESPCI, Paris).
1995-96 Sabbatical year in the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
1995 Habilitation à diriger les recherches (HDR).
1991 CNRS Researcher. Research at Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (Univ. Pari-Sud).
1989-91 PhD in Physics at Laboratoire de physique des solides, Orsay (Univ. Paris-Sud).
1986 École Normale Supérieure de St Cloud.



Research

Soft condensed matter and biological physics from the point of view of statistical physics, elasticity and hydrodynamics.



Publications


  1. High-order power series expansion of the elastic interaction between conical membrane inclusions
    J.-B. Fournier, P. Galatola
    Eur. Phys. J E 38, 86 (2015). PDF (692K)


  2. On the hydrodynamics of bilayer membranes
    J.-B. Fournier
    Int. J. Nonlinear Mech. 75, 67 (2015). PDF (943K)


  3. Erratum: Dynamics of the force exchanged between membrane inclusions
    J.-B. Fournier
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 219901 (2015). PDF (185K)


  4. Interplay of packing and flip-flop in local bilayer deformation. How phosphatidylglycerol could rescue mitochondrial function in a cardiolipin-deficient yeast mutant
    N. Khalifat, M. Rahimi, A.-F. Bitbol, M. Seigneuret, J.-B. Fournier, N. Puff, M. Arroyo, M. I. Angelova
    Biophys. J. 107, 879 (2014). PDF (2500K)


  5. Dynamics of the force exchanged between membrane inclusions
    J.-B. Fournier
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 128101(2014). PDF (291K)


  6. Capillary force acting on a colloidal particle floating on a deformed interface
    P. Galatola, J.-B. Fournier
    Soft Matter 10, 2197 (2014). PDF (1300K)


  7. Capillary force on a micrometric sphere trapped at a fluid interface exhibiting arbitrary curvature gradients
    C. Blanc, D. Fedorenko, M. Gross, M. In, M. Abkarian, M. A. Gharbi, J.-B. Fournier, P. Galatola, M. Nobili
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 058302 (2013). PDF (770K)


  8. On the dynamics of the interaction between triggered active inclusions
    J.-B. Fournier, K. Sin Ronia
    J. Stat. Mech. P08005 (2013). PDF (610K)


  9. Membrane properties revealed by spatiotemporal response to a local inhomogeneity
    A.-F. Bitbol, J.-B. Fournier
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1828, 1241 (2013). PDF (795K)


  10. Universality in the point discretization method for calculating Casimir interactions with classical Gaussian fields
    K. Sin Ronia, J.-B. Fournier
    EPL 100, 30008 (2012). PDF (442K)


  11. Bilayer elasticity at the nanoscale: the need for new terms
    A.-F. Bitbol, D. Constantin, J.-B. Fournier
    PLoS ONE 7 (11), e48306 (2012). PDF (541K)


  12. Lipid membrane deformation in response to a local pH modification: theory and experiments
    A.-F. Bitbol, N. Puff, Y. Sakuma, M. Imai, J.-B. Fournier, M. Angelova
    Soft Matter 8, 6073 (2012). PDF (1.2M)


  13. Comment on "Are stress-free membranes really 'tensionless'?" by Schmid F.
    J.-B. Fournier
    EPL 97, 18001 (2012). PDF (87K)


  14. Universal amplitudes of the Casimir-like interactions between four types of rods in fluid membranes
    A.-F. Bitbol, K. Sin Ronia et J.-B. Fournier
    EPL 96, 40013 (2011). PDF (467K)


  15. Lipid packing variations induced by pH in cardiolipin-containing bilayers: The driving force for the cristae-like shape instability
    N. Khalifat, J.-B. Fournier, M. I. Angelova et N. Puff
    Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1808, 2724 (2011). PDF (1M)


  16. Dynamical membrane curvature instability controlled by intermonolayer friction
    A.-F. Bitbol, J.-B. Fournier, M. I. Angelova et N. Puff
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23, 284102 (2011). PDF (1.5M)


  17. Forces exerted by a correlated fluid on embedded inclusions
    A.-F. Bitbol, J.-B. Fournier
    Phys. Rev. E 83, 061107 (2011). PDF (315K)


  18. Membrane stress tensor in the presence of lipid density and composition inhomogeneities
    A.-F. Bitbol, L. Peliti, J.-B. Fournier
    Eur. Phys. J. E 34, 53 (2011). PDF (700K)


  19. Behavior of colloidal particles at a nematic liquid crystal interface
    M. A. Gharbi, M. Nobili, M. In, G. Prévot, P. Galatola, J.-B. Fournier and C. Blanc.
    Soft Matter 7, 1467 (2011). PDF (315K)


  20. Fluctuations of the Casimir-like force between two membrane inclusions
    A.-F. Bitbol, P. G. Dommersnes, and J.-B. Fournier
    Phys. Rev. E 81, 050903(R) (2010). PDF (240K)


  21. On the surface tension of fluctuating quasi-spherical vesicles
    C. Barbetta, A. Imparato, and J.-B. Fournier
    Eur. Phys. J. E 31, 333 (2010). PDF (352K)


  22. On the fluctuations of the force exerted by a lipid nanotubule
    C. Barbetta and J.-B. Fournier
    Eur. Phys. J. E 29, 183 (2009). PDF (289K)


  23. Chemically triggered ejection of membrane tubules controlled by intermonolayer friction
    J.-B. Fournier, N. Khalifat, N. Puff and M. I. Angelova
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 018102 (2009). PDF (563 K)


  24. Corrections to the Laplace law for vesicle aspiration in micropipettes and other confined geometries
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola
    Soft Matter 4, 2463 (2008). PDF (361 K)


  25. Membrane deformation under local pH gradient: mimicking mitochondrial cristae dynamics
    N. Khalifat, N. Puff, S. Bonneau, J.-B. Fournier and M. I. Angelova
    Biophys. J. 95, 4924 (2008). PDF (973 K)


  26. Direct calculation from the stress tensor of the lateral surface tension of fluctuating fluid membranes
    J.-B. Fournier and C. Barbetta
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 078103 (2008). PDF (197 K)


  27. On the stress and torque tensors in fluid membranes
    J.-B. Fournier
    Soft Matter 3, 883 (2007). PDF (461 K)


  28. Critical fluctuations of tense fluid membranes tubules
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 018103 (2007). PDF (258 K)


  29. Effective creases and contact angles between membrane domains with high spontaneous curvature
    J.-B. Fournier and M. Ben Amar
    Eur. Phys. J. E 21, 11 (2006). PDF (156 K)


  30. General up to next-nearest-neighbour elasticity of triangular lattices in three dimensions
    C. Dubus, K. Sekimoto and J.-B. Fournier
    Proc. R. Soc. A 462, 2695 (2006). PDF (250 K)


  31. A Gaussian model for the membrane of red blood cells with cytoskeletal defects
    C. Dubus and J.-B. Fournier
    Europhys. Lett. 75 (1), 181 (2006). PDF (520 K)


  32. Determination of the interactions in confined macroscopic Wigner islands: theory and experiments
    P. Galatola, G. Coupier, M. Saint Jean, J.-B. Fournier, C. Guthmann
    Eur. Phys. J. B 50, 549 (2006). PDF (387 K)


  33. Modeling planar degenerate wetting and anchoring in nematic liquid crystals
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola
    Europhys. Lett. 72, 403 (2005). PDF (172 K)


  34. Fluctuation spectrum of fluid membranes coupled to an elastic meshwork: jump of the effective surface tension at the mesh size
    J.-B. Fournier, D. Lacoste, E. Raphaël
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 018102 (2004). PDF (137 K)


  35. Elastic interaction between ``hard'' or ``soft'' pointwise inclusions on biological membranes
    D. Bartolo, J.-B. Fournier.
    Eur. Phys. J. E 11, 141 (2003). PDF (126 K)


  36. Dynamin recruitment by clathrin coats: a physical step?
    J.-B. Fournier, P.-G. Dommersnes, and P. Galatola.
    C. R. Biologies 326, 467 (2003). PDF (212 K)


  37. Effective interactions between inclusions in complex fluids driven out of equilibrium.
    D. Bartolo, A. Ajdari, J.-B. Fournier.
    Phys. Rev. E. 67, 061112 (2003). PDF (348 K)


  38. Interaction and flocculation of spherical colloids wetted by a surface-induced corona of paranematic order.
    P. Galatola, J.-B. Fournier, and H. Stark.
    Phys. Rev. E. 67, 031404 (2003). PDF (433 K)


  39. The many-body problem for anisotropic membrane inclusions and the self-assembly of "saddle" defects into an "egg-carton".
    P.-G. Dommersnes and J.-B. Fournier
    Biophys. J. 83, 2898 (2002). PDF (219 K)


  40. Extravasation of adhering vesicles.
    C. Tordeux and J.-B. Fournier.
    Europhys. Lett. 60, 875 (2002). PDF (147 K)


  41. Fluctuations of fluctuation-induced Casimir-like forces.
    D. Bartolo, A. Ajdari, J.-B. Fournier, and R. Golestanian.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 230601 (2002). PDF (112 K)


  42. Wormlike chain or tense string? A question of resolution.
    J.-B. Fournier.
    Continuum Mech. Thermodyn. 14, 241 (2002). PDF (141 K)


  43. Analytical characterization of adhering vesicles
    C. Tordeux, J.-B. Fournier, and P. Galatola.
    Phys. Rev. E 65, 041912 (2002). PDF (155 K)


  44. Exact calculations of the paranematic interaction energy for colloidal dispersions in the isotropic phase of a nematogenic material.
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola.
    Phys. Rev. E 65, 032702 (2002). PDF (42 K)


  45. Anisotropic capillary interactions and jamming of colloidal particles trapped at a liquid-fluid interface.
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola.
    Phys. Rev. E 65, 031601 (2002). PDF (169 K)


  46. Casimir Torques between Anisotropic Boundaries in Nematic Liquid Crystals.
    R. Golestanian, A. Ajdari, and J.-B. Fournier.
    Phys. Rev. E 64, 022701 (2001). PDF (144 K)


  47. Effective area-elasticity and tension of micro-manipulated membranes.
    J.-B. Fournier, A. Ajdari, L. Peliti.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4970 (2001). PDF (119 K)


  48. Nematic-wetted colloids in the isotropic phase: pairwise interaction, biaxiality and defects.
    P. Galatola, J.-B. Fournier.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3915 (2001). PDF (168 K)


  49. Comment on "Theory for the bending anisotropy of lipid membranes and tubule formation".
    J.-B. Fournier and L. Peliti.
    Phys. Rev. E 63, 013901 (2000). PDF (33 K)


  50. Effective anchoring and scaling in nematic liquid crystals.
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola.
    Eur. Phys. J. E 2, 59-65 (2000). PDF (160 K)


  51. Pulling on a Sphere Adhering to a Supported Bilayer Membrane.
    C. Tordeux and J.-B. Fournier.
    Langmuir 16, 2991 (2000). PDF (224 K)


  52. Long-range Casimir interactions between impurities in nematic liquid crystals and the collapse of polymer chains in such solvents.
    D. Bartolo, D. Long and J.-B. Fournier.
    Europhys. Lett 49, 729 (2000). PDF (160 K)


  53. N-body study of anisotropic membrane inclusions: membrane mediated interactions and ordered aggregation.
    P. G. Dommersnes and J.-B. Fournier.
    Eur. Phys. J. B 12, 9 (1999). PDF (888 K)


  54. Coarse-graining analysis of the Berreman anchoring.
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola.
    Phys. Rev. E 60, 2404 (1999). PDF (68 K)


  55. Coarse-grained surface energies and temperature-induced anchoring transitions in nematic liquid crystals.
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4859 (1999). PDF (248 K)


  56. Microscopic membrane elasticity and interactions among membrane inclusions: interplay between the shape, dilation, tilt and tilt-difference modes.
    J.-B. Fournier.
    Eur. Phys. J. B 11, 261 (1999). PDF (459 K)


  57. On the effects of a nematic phase confined to a membrane.
    J.-B. Fournier, P. Galatola and L. Peliti.
    Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 332, 539 (1999). PDF (192 K)


  58. Casimir and mean-field interactions between membrane inclusions subject to external torques.
    P. G. Dommersnes and J.-B. Fournier.
    Europhys. Lett. 46, 256 (1999). PDF (304 K)


  59. Nematic-wetted colloids in the isotropic phase.
    P. Galatola and J.-B. Fournier.
    Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 330, 535 (1999).


  60. Bilayer membranes with 2D-nematic order of the surfactant polar heads.
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola.
    Braz. J. Phys. 28, 329 (1998). PDF (297 K)


  61. Paired defects of nematic surfactant bilayers.
    J.-B. Fournier and L. Peliti.
    Phys. Rev. E 58, R6919 (1998). PDF (128 K)


  62. Coupling between membrane tilt-difference and dilation: a new "ripple" instability and multiple crystalline inclusions phases.
    J.-B. Fournier.
    Europhys. Lett. 43, 725 (1998). PDF (328 K)


  63. Long-range elastic forces between membrane inclusions in spherical vesicles.
    P. G. Dommersnes, J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola.
    Europhys. Lett. 42, 233 (1998). PDF (320 K)


  64. Sponges, tubules and modulated phases of para-antinematic membranes.
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola.
    J. Phys. II France 7, 1509 (1997). PDF (281 K)


  65. Tubular vesicles and effective fourth-order membrane elastic theories.
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola.
    Europhys. Lett. 39, 225 (1997). PDF (368 K)


  66. Comment on "Long-range forces in heterogeneous fluid membranes".
    J.-B. Fournier and P. G. Dommersnes.
    Europhys. Lett. 39, 681 (1997). HTML


  67. Deviatoric spontaneous curvature of lipid membranes induced by siamese macromolecular cosurfactants.
    C. Marques and J.-B. Fournier.
    Europhys. Lett. 35, 361 (1996). PDF (440 K)


  68. On the capillarity of smectic-A free surfaces in drops and free standing films.
    J.-B. Fournier.
    J. Phys. II France 6, 985 (1996). PDF (680 K)


  69. Non-topological saddle-splay and curvature instabilities from anisotropic membrane inclusions.
    J.-B. Fournier.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 4436 (1996). PDF (168 K)


  70. Geometrical exact solutions for confocal lamellar textures yielding confinement and faceting phenomena.
    J.-B. Fournier and E. G. Virga.
    Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 452, 1251 (1996).


  71. New features of two-dimensional soft matter domains: dips and quasi-cusps.
    P. Galatola and J.-B. Fournier.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 75, 3297 (1995). PDF (352 K)


  72. Generalized Gibbs-Thomson equation and surface stiffness for materials with an orientational order-parameter.
    J.-B. Fournier.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 854 (1995). PDF (320 K)


  73. Ondulation instability of the interface between a smectic-C liquid crystal and its isotropic or nematic melt.
    J.-B. Fournier and P. Galatola.
    J. Phys. II France 5, 1297 (1995). PDF (1700 K)


  74. Equilibrium confocal textures in a smectic-A cell.
    E. G. Virga and J.-B. Fournier.
    Rend. Mat. Acc. Lincei 9, 65 (1995).


  75. Spontaneous undulations of equilibrium interfaces with positive surface stiffness.
    P. Galatola, J.-B. Fournier and G. Durand.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 2212 (1994). PDF (400 K)


  76. Dilation sheath of smectic-A focal conics singular lines.
    J.-B. Fournier.
    Phys. Rev E 50, 2868 (1994). PDF (585 K)


  77. Curvature capillarity of lamellar phases.
    J.-B. Fournier, E. G. Virga, and G. Durand.
    Europhys. Lett. 28, 109 (1994).


  78. On the covariant elasticity of smectic-A phases.
    J.-B. Fournier.
    Eur. J. Phys. 15, 319 (1994). PDF (304 K)


  79. Spherulite phase induction from positive gaussian curvature in lyotropic lamellar liquid crystals.
    J.-B. Fournier and G. Durand.
    J. Phys. II France 4, 975 (1994). PDF (792 K)


  80. Curvature-elasticity of smectic-A textures with virtual surface singularities.
    J.-B. Fournier.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1445 (1993). PDF (336 K)


  81. Growth instability and pricking-fracture mechanism in smectic-A focal-conic nucleation.
    J.-B. Fournier, M. Warenghem, and G. Durand.
    Phys. Rev. E 47, 1144 (1993). PDF (3001 K)


  82. Nematic distortions around chiral and polar impurities: electrostatic and magnetostatic analogies.
    J.-B. Fournier.
    Eur. J. Phys. 14, 184 (1993). PDF (358 K)


  83. Smectic-A flexo-, piezo- and ordo-electricity.
    J.-B. Fournier and G. Durand.
    J. Phys. II France 2, 1001 (1992). PDF (328 K)


  84. Tears of wine.
    J.-B. Fournier and A. M. Cazabat.
    Europhys. Lett. 20, 517 (1992). PDF (456 K)


  85. Focal conic faceting in smectic-A liquid crystals.
    J.-B. Fournier and G. Durand.
    J. Phys. II France 1, 845 (1991). PDF (2000 K)


  86. Volumic faceting of smectic-A liquid crystals.
    J.-B. Fournier and G. Durand.
    J. Phys. Colloq. France C7, 157 (1990).


  87. Intrinsic frustration and space curvature in smectic-A liquid crystals.
    J.-B. Fournier, J. F. Sadoc, and G. Durand.
    "Geometry and Thermodynamics" (Plenum Press, New York, 1990).


  88. Surface frustration and texture instability in smectic-A liquid crystals.
    J.-B. Fournier, I. Dozov, and G. Durand.
    Phys. Rev. A 41, 2252 (1990). PDF (352 K)



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