About the team

nanomechanics team members

About the Nanomechanics Team

The nanomechanics group is a group of researchers from Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, University of Montpellier, aiming at studying physics of mechanical objects in the ‘nano’ world.

The nanomechanics team is a group started upon recruitment of Adrien Noury (the PI) in october 2017.

Since then, the group started its scientific activities by developing its own fabrication and measurement protocols.

Our team is always looking for new talents to join the adventure

Discover our job offers in the dedicated section below

Our Team Members

Adrien group leader

Adrien Noury

Principal Investigator

I am a CNRS researcher in Laboratoire Charles Coulomb – Université de Montpellier.

My main research fields are related to mechanics at the nanoscale, both from a fundamental and an applied point of view.

Francois Henn

François Henn

Full professor

François is a Professor at the University of Montpellier, with a background in Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter.

He has an extensive expertise in confined electrolytes, nanoporous media, ionic and molecular mobility, thermodynamics (including phase transitions) and surface physical-chemistry.

Romain Lhermerout Nanomechanics team Montpellier

Romain Lhermerout

Postdoctoral Researcher

Romain Lhermerout completed his PhD at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, under the supervision of Kristina Davitt and Etienne Rolley, during which he studied contact angle dynamics and its link with the nanoscale disorder of the surface.

He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, in the group of Susan Perkin, where he investigated electrostatic interactions and friction across ionic liquids that are confined at the molecular scale. His current research direction is to probe the physical properties of water under extreme confinement, inside individual carbon nanotubes.

Said Pashayev nanomechanics team

Said Pashayev

PhD Student

Said is a PhD student in joint supervision between the National Academy of Science of Azerbaïdjan (group of R. Jabbarov) and the University of Montpellier. His research focus is on the confinement of water inside carbon nanotubes.

Available positions

Master Students

We are recruiting an internship student to work on carbon nanotube mechanical sensors for nanofluidics.

The description of the offer can be found here.​

Contact me for more information or to apply.

PhD thesis

No specific call at the moment.

Feel free to contact me if you are willing to apply to a funding or if you have your own funding.​

Postdoctoral Researchers

No specific call at the moment.

Feel free to contact me if you are willing to apply to a funding or if you have your own funding.​

Do you have any question regarding the team, our scientific projects or the available positions? Feel free to contact us!


  • Karim KHALDOUNE – Internship student (2019)
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