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Nicolas Harmand

  • PhD Student
  • University Paris Diderot Faculty of Physics
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Research interests

Cell mechanicsEpitheliumMorphogenesisBiophysics


I am a physicist with a particular interest in biophysics and soft matter. I think that biology is a wonderland for the physicist in a wide range of time and length scales. From evolution and ecology to single molecules and including organisms, tissues, cells... all are appealing and challenging for the physicist ! We also have powerful tools to answer biologically relevant questions and therefore interacting with biologist is very valuable. Using both experiments and theory I currently study the shape of cells in epithelium in the team of Sylvie Hénon at Paris Diderot University.

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Professional experience

PhD Student

University Paris Diderot Faculty of Physics

November 2016 - Present

Master Intern

University Paris Diderot Faculty of Physics

February 2016 - July 2016(5 months)

Summer Visitor

Stanford University

June 2015 - September 2015(3 months)


CEA DAM-Ile de France

August 2014 - January 2015(5 months)

Summer Intern

University of Edinburgh

August 2013 - September 2013(a month)



Physics Doctoral School Paris Region

November 2016 - Present

Master 2 ICFP

ENS Department of Physics

October 2015 - October 2016(a year)

Diplôme d'ingénieur

ESPCI ParisTech

October 2012 - October 2016(4 years)


Lycée Faidherbe

October 2010 - October 2012(2 years)