Yohan Davit: About me
I'm a research scientist at CNRS (CR2 ), working in the porous media group which is part of the Institute of Fluids Mechanics of Toulouse. I'm also a 2020 science associate fellow (an EPSRC program in the UK). My background is in physics with a special interest in working at the interface with mathematics and biology. You will find a brief summary of my education and a detailed CV, here.
My different positions led me to study a variety of objects, with a common muse however: their multiscale nature. I've studied the rheology of confined suspensions and its application to blood flow through capillaries, worked on upscaling/imaging transport phenomena in porous media colonized by biofilms, developed cellular-level models of biological tissues, and studied the relationship between these discrete microscale models and their continuum mesoscale counterpart. I came across methods as contrasted as:
- homogenization via volume averaging and multiscale asymptotics,
- agile programming in C++,
- cellular level models of biological tissues,
- X-ray tomography (including synchrotron-based),
- biological methods related to bacterial biofilms,
- and microfluidics.
My current research builds upon this variety of approaches to study complex systems such as porous media, biofilms and biological tissues.
- Dec. 2012-Now: Chargé de recherche, CNRS – Institute of Fluids Mechanics, Toulouse, FR.
- 2011-2012: PostDoc, University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute, Oxford, UK.
Cellular level models of biological tissues (Chaste project), discrete-to-continuum homogenization and hybrid discrete-continuous models. H. Byrne, D. Gavaghan, J. Osborne, J. Pitt-Francis.
- 2007-2010: Institute of Fluids Mechanics, Toulouse, FR.
Multiscale analysis of transport phenomena in porous media with biofilms. Advisors: G. Debenest, M. Gerino.
- 2006–2007: M.S., Physics for life sciences, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble.
Rheology of confined suspensions and its application to blood flows through capillaries. Advisor: P. Peyla.