2011 - 2014
PhD degree, Laboratory FAST (Orsay) - Air Liquide (Jouy-en-Josas), Mechanics.2009 - 2011
Master degree, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Cachan) - UPMC (Paris), Physics of liquids.2008 - 2009
Bachelor degree, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Cachan) - UPMC (Paris), Physics.2005 - 2008
Preparatory Classes, Lycée Masséna (Nice), Mathematics and Physics.2005
Baccalauréat, Lycée Honoré d'Estienne d'Orves (Nice), Speciality in Mathematics.
2015 - 2016
Laboratory LFMI (Lausanne), Post-doctoral fellow
Hydrodynamics of liquid films, with François Gallaire.
Laboratory FAST (Orsay) - Air Liquide (Jouy-en-Josas), CIFRE PhD fellow
Falling liquid films with or without a gazeous counter-flow : application to the problem of flooding in distillation columns, with Sophie Mergui and Christian Ruyer-Quil (FAST), Guillaume Mougin and Frédéric Crayssac (Air Liquide).
Laboratory FAST (Orsay), Master internship (6 months, 3 of which part-time)
Three-dimensional instabilities of liquid films falling on an inclined plane, with Sophie Mergui and Christian Ruyer-Quil.
Laboratory IRPHE (Marseille), Master intership (4 months)
Nonlinear aspects of the flag instability, with Christophe Eloy.
Laboratory PMMH (Paris), Bachelor internship (5 weeks)
Ferrofluid droplets in microfluidic channels, with Denis Bartolo.
2015 - 2016
MOOC Fluid Mechanics (edX).
Co-management of the discussion forum and translation into English of the exercices.
Fluid Mechanics, 14h tutorial, Bachelor 2nd year at EPFL.2015
Semester project supervision, 14 weeks (12h per week).
Rayleigh-Taylor instability of a thin liquid film. Master 1st year at EPFL.
Heat Transfer, 48h practical work, Master 1st year at UPMC.2012
Fluid Mechanics, 40h practical work, Bachelor 3rd year at UPMC.2012
Engineering Math, 12h tutorial, Bachelor 3rd year at UPMC.2009
Physics and Chemistry, 20h practical work, Lycée Gustave Eiffel (Cachan).
- Windows, Mac OS, Linux
- Mathematica, Gnuplot, AUTO, Gerris
- Programming in Fortran, LaTeX, Matlab
- Theory of hydrodynamic instabilities
- Desiging, building test benches
- Liquid film thickness measurements
- Experience in cryogenics, microfluidics
- English (advanced), Italian (intermediate)
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
N. Kofman, S. Mergui, C. Ruyer-Quil. Instabilities of a liquid film sheared by a weakly-confined counter-current gas flow, in preparation (2016).
N. Kofman, C. Ruyer-Quil, S. Mergui. Selection of solitary waves in falling liquid films, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, vol. 84 p. 75-85 (2016).
B. Scheid, N. Kofman, W. Rohlfs. Critical inclination for Absolute/Convective instability transition in inverted falling films, Phys. Fluids, vol. 28, 044107 (2016).
N. Kofman, S. Mergui, C. Ruyer-Quil. Three-dimensional instabilities of quasi-solitary waves in a falling liquid film, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 757 p. 854-887 (2014).
C. Ruyer-Quil, N. Kofman, D. Chasseur, S. Mergui. Dynamics of falling liquid films, European Physical Journal E, vol. 37 no. 30 (2014).
C. Eloy, N. Kofman, L. Schouveiler. The origin of hysteresis in the flag instability, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 691 p. 583-593 (2012).
Oral presentations and posters
Annual meeting of the APS-DFD (Boston, USA). Oral presentation.
Congrès Français de Mécanique (Lyon, France). Oral presentation.
Invited seminar at laboratory LMFA (Lyon, France).
Conference of the International Marangoni Association (Vienna, Austria). Poster.
Rencontre du Non Linéaire (Paris, France). Poster.
Invited seminar at laboratory LFMI-EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland).
Congrès Français de Mécanique (Bordeaux, France). Oral presentation.
Bifurcation and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics (Haïfa, Israël). Oral presentation.
Multiflow Summer School on Wave Patterns (Volos, Greece). Oral presentation.
Journée Dynamique des Fluides du Plateau (Orsay, France). 2 oral presentations.
GDR3373 Ruissellement et Films cisaillés. 6 oral presentations.
Films liquides tombants avec ou sans contre-écoulement de gaz : application au problème de lengorgement dans les colonnes de distillation. Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (2014).
- Thin liquid films flowing down an inclined plane (PhD)
- Instability of liquid films coating the interior of cylindrical surfaces (postdoc)
- Gravity-driven pancake droplets in a Hele-Shaw cell (postdoc)
- Scraping of viscous fluids by an inclined plate (postdoc)
- Flooding of sheared liquid films in cryogenic conditions (PhD)
- Aerodynamic flutter of a flexible plate (internship)
Thin liquid films sheared by a counter-current gas flow (PhD)
Dripping under an inclined plane (postdoc)
Other research topics