Albane Théry

A PhD student in Physics and Applied Mathematics in the group of Eric Lauga working on low Reynolds number fluids and microswimmers.
Before moving to Cambridge, I studied Soft Matter and Fluid Mechanics at École polytechnique and in the ICFP Masters program in Paris.

Research Interests

I work on problems at the interface between biology and fluid mechanics at small scales. In particular, my PhD focuses the interplay between active swimming, confinement and swimmer-swimmer interactions in the ermergence of new patterns. I use fluid mechanics techniques to model hydrodynamic interactions in a variety of systems.
Although I carried out experiments for projects in the MMN lab and at McMaster University , my current work is theoretical. That said, some of my favorite projects so far focused on understanding existing experimental data by building simple models and simulations.



  • Fluid Mechanics Part II (2018-19, 19-20 and 21-22)
  • Mathematical Biology Part II (2019-20 and 20-21)
  • Part III presentation events for opportunities in UK research and industry.

Selected talks and presentations


Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge
Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge CB3 0WA, UK

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