Go to content Go to the menu Go to the search

Nanosoft: Fluid Transport at the nano- and meso-scales - Alessandro Siria

Quick access, personalized services


Advanced search


Direction de la communication


Marie Pinhas-Diena, in charge of scientific communications l tel: +33 (0)1 44 27 22 89 l email: marie.pinhas@upmc.fr

Nanosoft - Fluid Transport at the nano- and meso-scales: Alessandro Siria

From fundamentals to applications in energy harvesting and desalination process

This project aims to study the dynamic behavior of fluids at the nanoscale. At this scale, the behavior of matter is in stark contrast to standard models and new features with implications ultrafiltration, desalination and conversion of energy can emerge. The study and understanding of the mechanisms governing the transmission fluid at the molecular level requires the creation of fluidic systems of a new genre for the study of the transport of ions and fluids at the nanoscale. The aim is to get new systems from nanostructures such as nanotubes, used as building blocks. This project aims to create a link between basic research into soft matter, condensed matter and nanoscience. Particular attention will be paid to the field of production and renewable energy conversion and transfer of fundamental results to new applications.

Alessandro Siria

After studying at the University of Genoa in Italy, Alessandro Siria, 32, earned his doctorate in physics from The Neel institute in 2009. In 2011, he joined the CNRS as a researcher at the Institut Lumière Material Lyon. Since January 2015, Siria has worked in the Static Physics Laboratory of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. His research is at the interface of several areas: solid-state physics, nanoscience and soft matter. Siria develops unique experimental systems in order to study physics at the nanoscale. After being trained in the accurate measurement of surface forces, he is now interested in more fundamental aspects of soft matter.


Laboratoire de physique statistique de l’ENS (CNRS/ENS/UPMC/UDP)Nouvelle fenêtre (in French)


Source : The CNRS Physics Institute