Dr. Michel Mitov
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Area of Expertise:
liquid crystal physics , complex fluids , cholesteric liquid crystals , soft matter , soft nanotechnology
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Michel Mitov graduated from the University of Nice–Sophia Antipolis (France), where he received his PhD in condensed matter physics. He is Director of Research at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and leader of the Liquid Crystal Group at Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales (CEMES) in Toulouse. His current areas of interest are the design and optical response of complex cholesteric liquid crystal structures (pitch gradient, double helicity, spatially-variable helicoidal axis), and bio-inspired versions from insect carapaces. He is the inventor of patents related to smart reflective windows to control solar light and heat. He has published a science popularisation essay on soft matter (“Sensitive Matter”, Harvard University Press, 2012).
Publications (5)

Proceedings Article | 14 September 2018 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10735, Liquid Crystals XXII
KEYWORDS: Thermography, Near infrared, Reflectors, Visible radiation, Polarization, Optical properties, Reflection, Transmission electron microscopy, Liquid crystals

Proceedings Article | 15 February 2017 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10125, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XII
KEYWORDS: Confocal microscopy, Near infrared, Polarization, Reflection, Glasses, Interfaces, Silver, Transmission electron microscopy, Biomimetics, Microlens, Liquid crystals, Micromirrors, Natural surfaces, Chiral metamaterials, Light

Proceedings Article | 11 October 2012 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8475, Liquid Crystals XVI
KEYWORDS: Gold, Plasmons, Reflection, Nanoparticles, Glasses, Annealing, Interfaces, Scanning electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, Liquid crystals

Proceedings Article | 15 October 2003 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 5220, Nanofabrication Technologies
KEYWORDS: Nanoparticles, Particles, Molecules, Platinum, Transmission electron microscopy, Solids, Liquid crystals, Nanolithography, Molecular self-assembly, Liquids

Proceedings Article | 11 December 2001 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 4463, Liquid Crystals V
KEYWORDS: Reflectors, Visible radiation, Optical properties, Reflection, Polymers, Glasses, Annealing, Diffusion, Transmission electron microscopy, Liquid crystals

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