Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is a government-funded research organization under the administrative authority of French Ministry in charge of research. CNRS is the main fundamental research organization in Europe and is largely involved in national, European, and international projects covering all fields of knowledge. CNRS is organized in 1211 laboratories, either intramural or in partnership with universities, other research organizations or industry. The CNRS has a strong experience and capacity in management of EU funded projects. In case of success of the current proposal, the EU contribution will be handled by the CNRS Regional Delegation Paris-Centre.
Dr Alessandro Siria
After studying at the University of Genoa in Italy, Alessandro Siria earned his PhD in physics at the Institut Néel in 2009. In 2011, he joined the CNRS as a research fellow at the Institut Lumière Matière in Lyon. In January 2015, Alessandro Siria joined the Laboratory of Static Physics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris where he created with Lydéric Bocquet the Micromégas Team.
His research is at the interface between several fields: solid state physics, nanoscience and soft matter. He develops unique experimental systems for the purpose of studying physics at the nanoscale. After being trained in the precise measurement of surface forces, he is now interested in the more fundamental aspects of soft matter.