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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. 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)


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


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


  4. 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)


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


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


  7. 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)


  8. 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)


  9. 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)


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


  11. 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)


  12. 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)


  13. 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)


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


  15. 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)


  16. 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)


  17. 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)


  18. 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)


  19. 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)


  20. 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)


  21. 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)


  22. 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)


  23. 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)


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


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


  26. 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)


  27. 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)


  28. 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)


  29. 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)


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


  31. 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)


  32. 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)


  33. 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)


  34. 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)


  35. 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)


  36. 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)


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


  38. 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)


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


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


  41. 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)


  42. 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)


  43. 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)


  44. 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)


  45. 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)


  46. 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)


  47. 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)


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


  49. 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)


  50. 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)


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


  52. 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)


  53. 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)


  54. 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)


  55. 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)


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


  57. 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)


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


  59. 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)


  60. 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)


  61. 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)


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


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


  64. 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)


  65. 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)


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


  67. 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).


  68. 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)


  69. 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)


  70. 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)


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


  72. 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)


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


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


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


  76. 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)


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


  78. 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)


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


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


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


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


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


  84. 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).


  85. 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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