Guillaume Durey

soft matter physicist β€’ science communicator β€’ engineer

Hello and welcome to my website!

I am currently a Senior Fellow at CERN Science Gateway, CERN's new science education and outreach centre. I create videos for the CERN-Solvay Education Programme in Geneva, Switzerland.

Before that, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the labs of Prs. Jesse Ault and Kenny Breuer at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. I worked on experimental fluid dynamics at the microscale, ranging from active fluids to light-driven diffusiophoresis.

I received a Ph.D. in physics from PSL University, which I conducted at ESPCI Paris under the supervision of Dr. Teresa Lopez-Leon of the Gulliver lab. My research focused on cholesteric liquid crystal double emulsions – anisotropic fluids confined to a spherical shell through microfluidic techniques, forced to organize into elaborate structures yielding intricate optical patterns.

I also created The Lutetium Project, a YouTube science outreach channel with an artistic spin. It brings contemporary experimental research from the labs of ESPCI to a general audience. The channel gathered over 20 000 French- and English-speaking subscribers, and the videos were viewed 850 000 times. Two of them were prized by the American Physical Society.

Don't hesitate to reach out to me at guillaume.durey[at] :-)