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Cohen-Addad Sylvie

Curriculum Vitae

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Research interests
  • Aqueous foams and emulsions : Structure, ageing, rheology
  • Gelled foams
  • Froth flotation
  • Interfacial rheology
  • Multiple light scattering
  • Diffusing-wave spectroscopy
  • Acoustics
  • Microfluidics

Research group : Multiscale Mechanics of Soft Solids


Short curriculum vitae


Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Institut des Nanosciences de Paris - UMR CNRS 7588
Boite courrier 840, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France

Office : Tour 22-23, 3rd Floor
Tel : 33 (0)1 44 27 94 69
email : sylvie.cohen-addad

Education and career

Since 2010 : Research at Institut des Nanosciences de Paris, Université P&M Curie (UPMC)

2005 : Professor (28e section CNU), Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée (UPEM)

2001 : Habilitation à diriger des recherches, UPEM
Title : “Coarsening and linear and non linear rheological properties of foams”

1994 : Maître de Conférences (assistant professor), UPEM

1993 : Post-doc at Centre d’Applications de Levallois, Elf-Atochem (French petroleum company)
Applied research on the permeability of aqueous foams

1992 : PhD. in Physics, UPMC
Thesis title : “Properties of soap films containing hydrosoluble polymers”
Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Collège de France



2016 : Symposium on foams and emulsions of the 11th European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Sevilla, Spain.

2015 : Scientific committee of the 10th Annual European Rheology Conference, Nantes.

2012 : Scientific committee of the 13es Journées de la Matière Condensée, Société Française de Physique, Montpellier.

2011 : Scientific committee of the Soft Condensed Matter Session, XXIe Congrès Général de la Société Française de Physique, Bordeaux.

2016-2019 : Member of Conseil National des Universités (28e section).



  • Interfaces, wetting and, friction, Master S.M.N.O., UPMC
  • Physicochimie et applications des mousses, Master Génie des Produits Formulés, UTC Compiègne
  • Optique ondulatoire, Licence Sciences de la Matière, UPEMLV
  • Thermodynamique, IUT Marne-la-Vallée
  • Outils mathématiques et physiques, Licence CBT-SVT, UPEC



« Les mousses : structure et dynamique »
Editions Belin, Collection Echelles (2010)


« Foam Engineering : Fundamentals and Applications »
Chapter on « Foam rheology »
Edited by P. Stevenson, Wiley (2012)


« Foams : Structure and dynamics »
Edited by S. Cox, Oxford University Press (2013)


« Fluids, colloids and soft materials »
Chapter on « Foams »
Edited by A. Fernandez-Nieves and A. M. Puertas, Wiley (2016)






  • “Fast relaxations in foams”, K. Krishan, A. Helal, R. Höhler, S. Cohen-Addad, Phys. Rev. E 82, 011405 (2010). Selected by Virtual Journal of Nanoscience and Technology Volume 22 , Issue 5 (2010).


  • “Dissipation in a sheared foam : From bubble adhesion to foam rheology”, S. Besson, G. Debrégeas, S. Cohen-Addad, R. Höhler, Physical Review Letters 101, 214504 (2008).
  • “The large amplitude oscillatory strain response of aqueous foam : Strain localization and full stress Fourier spectrum”, F. Rouyer, S. Cohen-Addad, R. Höhler, P. Sollich, S. Fielding, European Physics Journal E 27, 309-321 (2008).
  • “The osmotic pressure and structures of monodispersed ordered foams”, R. Höhler, Y. Yip Cheung Sang, E. Lorenceau, S. Cohen-Addad, Langmuir 24, 418-425 (2008).
  • “Rigidity percolation in particle laden foams”, S. Cohen-Addad, M. Krzan, R. Höhler, B. Herzhaft, Physical Review Letters 99, 168001-4 (2007).
  • “Shear induced normal stress differences in aqueous foams”, V. Labiausse, R. Höhler, S. Cohen-Addad, Journal of Rheology 51, 479 (2007).
  • “A high rate flow-focusing foam generator”, E. Lorenceau, Y. Yip Cheung Sang, R. Höhler, S. Cohen-Addad, Physics of Fluids 18, 097103-5 (2006).
  • “Slow viscoelastic relaxation and aging in aqueous foam”, S. Vincent-Bonnieu, R. Höhler, S. Cohen-Addad, Europhysics Letters 74, 533–539 (2006).
  • “Is the yield stress of aqueous foam a well-defined quantity ?”, F. Rouyer, S. Cohen-Addad, R. Höhler, Colloids & Surfaces A 263, 111-116 (2005).


  • “Origin of the slow linear viscoelastic response of aqueous foams”, S. Cohen-Addad, R. Höhler, Y. Khidas, Physical Review letters 93, 028302 (2004).
  • “A constitutive equation describing the nonlinear elastic response of aqueous foams and concentrated emulsions”, R. Höhler, S. Cohen-Addad, V. Labiausse, Journal of Rheology 48, 679-690 (2004).
  • “High resolution diffusing-wave spectroscopy using optimized heterodyne detection”, R. Höhler, V. Labiausse, S. Cohen-Addad, Journal of the Optical Society of America A 20, 2179 (2003).
  • “Dynamics of yielding observed in a three dimensional aqueous dry foam”, F. Rouyer, S. Cohen-Addad, M. Vignes-Adler, R. Höhler, Physical Review E 67, 021405 (2003).
  • “Bubble dynamics relaxation in aqueous foam probed by multispeckle Diffusing-Wave Spectroscopy”, S. Cohen-Addad, R. Höhler, Physical Review Letters 86, 4700 (2001).
  • “Rheological memory effect in aqueous foam”, R. Höhler, S. Cohen-Addad, A. Asnacios, Europhysics Letters 48, 93 (1999).
  • “Viscoelastic response of a coarsening foam”, S. Cohen-Addad, H. Hoballah, R. Höhler, Physical Review E 57, 6897 (1998).
  • “Time evolution of the elastic properties of aqueous foam”, H. Hoballah, R. Höhler, S. Cohen-Addad, Journal de Physique II 7, 1215 (1997).
  • “Periodic nonlinear bubble motions in aqueous foam under oscillating shear strain”, R. Höhler, S. Cohen-Addad, H. Hoballah, Physical Review Letters 79, 1154 (1997).
  • “Stabilization of aqueous foams by hydrosoluble polymers - 2. Role of polymer-surfactant interactions”, S. Cohen-Addad, J.-M. di Meglio, Langmuir 10, 773 (1994).

- “The formation of soap films from polymer solutions”, R. Bruinsma, J.-M. di Meglio, D. Quéré, S. Cohen-Addad, Langmuir 8, 3161 (1992).

- “Stabilization of aqueous foams by hydrosoluble polymers - 1. Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate-Polyethylene oxide system”, S. Cohen-Addad, J.-M. di Meglio, Langmuir 8, 324 (1992).



Last update January 2016