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Biography notice


Michel Mitov is Director of Research at CNRS, National Center for Scientific Research, and Senior Investigator of the Liquid Crystals theme at Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales (CEMES) in Toulouse (France).

His current interests are the design and the optical properties of complex cholesteric liquid crystal structures (pitch gradient, double helicity, spatially-variable helical axis), and biomimetic materials inspired from insect carapaces.

He is the inventor of patents related to smart reflective windows to control solar light and heat.

He has published an essay of science popularization on soft matter (Sensitive Matter—Foams, Gels, Liquid Crystals and Other Miracles, Harvard University Press), and a textbook on liquid crystal science (Les cristaux liquides, Presses Universitaires de France, collection "Que Sais-Je ?").

Team web site: http://www.cemes.fr/Cristaux-liquides-pour-l-optique-120?lang=en


Journal articles29 documents

  • Cécilia Boyon, Vanessa Soldan, Michel Mitov. Bioinspired, Cholesteric Liquid-Crystal Reflectors with Time-Controlled Coexisting Chiral and Achiral Structures. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Washington, D.C. : American Chemical Society, 2021, 13 (25), pp.30118-30126. ⟨10.1021/acsami.1c08218⟩. ⟨hal-03281412⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Les étonnantes machines de Héron d'Alexandrie. La Recherche, Sciences et avenir, 2021, Histoire des sciences, 565, pp.110-115. ⟨hal-03215341⟩
  • Aurélie Jullien, Maxim Neradovskiy, Adriana Scarangella, Michel Mitov. Biomimicry of iridescent, patterned insect cuticles: comparison of biological and synthetic, cholesteric microcells using hyperspectral imaging. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the Royal Society, 2020, 17 (167), pp.20200239. ⟨10.1098/rsif.2020.0239⟩. ⟨hal-02877909⟩
  • Aurélie Jullien, Maxim Neradovskiy, Michel Mitov. Hyperspectral topography of the twisted, cholesteric patterns of an insect cuticle under various conditions of helix obliquity. APL Photonics, AIP Publishing LLC, 2020, 5 (9), pp.096102. ⟨10.1063/5.0019039⟩. ⟨hal-02932025⟩
  • Adriana Scarangella, Vanessa Soldan, Michel Mitov. Biomimetic design of iridescent insect cuticles with tailored, self-organized cholesteric patterns. Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group, 2020, 11, pp.4108. ⟨10.1038/s41467-020-17884-0⟩. ⟨hal-02915914⟩
  • Aurélie Jullien, Adriana Scarangella, Umberto Bortolozzo, Stefania Residori, Michel Mitov. Nanoscale hyperspectral imaging of tilted cholesteric liquid crystal structures. Soft Matter, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019, 15 (15), pp.3256-3263. ⟨10.1039/c8sm02506a⟩. ⟨hal-02086490⟩
  • Maxim Neradovskiy, Adriana Scarangella, Aurélie Jullien, Michel Mitov. Dispersion of 20 fs pulses through band edges of cholesteric liquid crystals. Optics Express, Optical Society of America - OSA Publishing, 2019, 27 (15), pp.21794. ⟨10.1364/OE.27.021794⟩. ⟨hal-02189269⟩
  • Michel Mitov, Vanessa Soldan, Stéphanie Balor. Observation of an anisotropic texture inside the wax layer of insect cuticle. Arthropod Structure and Development, Elsevier, 2018, 47 (6), pp.622-626. ⟨hal-01994861⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Cholesteric liquid crystals in living matter. Soft Matter, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017, 13 (23), pp.4176-4209. ⟨10.1039/C7SM00384F⟩. ⟨hal-01994869⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Les merveilleux cristaux liquides du professeur Lehmann : Le long et douloureux chemin vers une vision nouvelle de la matière. Alliage : Culture - Science - Technique, Alliage, 2017, pp.116-128. ⟨hal-02307083⟩
  • Gonzague Agez, Chloé Bayon, Michel Mitov. Multiwavelength micromirrors in the cuticle of scarab beetle Chrysina gloriosa. Acta Biomaterialia, Elsevier, 2017, 48, pp.357 - 367. ⟨10.1016/j.actbio.2016.11.033⟩. ⟨hal-01730490⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Peiresc, père spirituel du Web. La Recherche, Sciences et avenir, 2017, 523, pp.75-78. ⟨hal-02304282⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Davaine a-t-il été doublé par Pasteur ?. La Recherche, Sciences et avenir, 2016, 508, pp.76-78. ⟨hal-02305925⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Gerbert d’Aurillac, le pape des chiffres arabes. La Recherche, Sciences et avenir, 2016, 511, pp.78-80. ⟨hal-02305120⟩
  • Chloé Bayon, Gonzague Agez, Michel Mitov. Size-effect of oligomeric cholesteric liquid-crystal microlenses on the optical specifications. Optics Letters, Optical Society of America - OSA Publishing, 2015, 40 (20), pp.4763--4766. ⟨10.1364/OL.40.004763⟩. ⟨hal-01730530⟩
  • Ingo Dierking, Michel Mitov, Mikhail A. Osipov. Smectic layer instabilities in liquid crystals. Soft Matter, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015, 11 (5), pp.819-837. ⟨10.1039/c4sm02505a⟩. ⟨hal-01764619⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Les molécules géantes du professeur Staudinger. La Recherche, Sciences et avenir, 2015, 497, pp.88-90. ⟨hal-02305917⟩
  • Gonzague Agez, Sabrina Relaix, Michel Mitov. Cholesteric liquid crystal gels with a graded mechanical stress. Physical Review E , American Physical Society (APS), 2014, 89 (2), pp.022513. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevE.89.022513⟩. ⟨hal-01730532⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Liquid-crystal science from 1888 to 1922: Building a revolution. ChemPhysChem, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2014, 15 (7), pp.1245-1250. ⟨10.1002/cphc.201301064⟩. ⟨hal-01764620⟩
  • Chloé Bayon, Gonzague Agez, Michel Mitov. Wavelength-tunable light shaping with cholesteric liquid crystal microlenses. Lab on a Chip, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014, 14 (12), pp.2063--2071. ⟨10.1039/C4LC00152D⟩. ⟨hal-01730531⟩
  • Michel Mitov. La naissance des cristaux liquides. La Recherche, Sciences et avenir, 2012, 463 (92-94). ⟨hal-02305932⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Cholesteric Liquid Crystals with a Broad Light Reflection Band. Advanced Materials, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2012, 24 (47), pp.6260-6276. ⟨10.1002/adma.201202913⟩. ⟨hal-03368941⟩
  • Rajaa Bitar, Gonzague Agez, Michel Mitov. Cholesteric liquid crystal self-organization of gold nanoparticles. Soft Matter, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011, 7 (18), pp.8198--8206. ⟨10.1039/C1SM05628J⟩. ⟨hal-01730535⟩
  • Gonzague Agez, Michel Mitov. Cholesteric liquid crystalline materials with a dual circularly polarized light reflection band fixed at room temperature. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, American Chemical Society, 2011, 115 (20), pp.6421--6426. ⟨10.1021/jp2014622⟩. ⟨hal-01730537⟩
  • Gonzague Agez, Rajaa Bitar, Michel Mitov. Color selectivity lent to a cholesteric liquid crystal by monitoring interface-induced deformations. Soft Matter, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011, 7 (6), pp.2841--2847. ⟨10.1039/C0SM00950D⟩. ⟨hal-01730536⟩
  • Sabrina Relaix, Michel Mitov. The effect of geometric and electric constraints on the performance of polymer-stabilized cholesteric liquid crystals with a double-handed circularly polarized light reflection band. Journal of Applied Physics, American Institute of Physics, 2008, 104 (3), pp.033539. ⟨10.1063/1.2968245⟩. ⟨hal-02887327⟩
  • M. Belalia, Michel Mitov, C. Bourgerette, A. Krallafa, M. Belhakem, et al.. Cholesteric liquid crystals with a helical pitch gradient: Spatial distribution of the concentration of chiral groups by Raman mapping in relation with the optical response and the microstructure. Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 2006, 37 (5), ⟨10.1103/PhysRevE.74.051704⟩. ⟨hal-02887360⟩
  • Dimitrios Zografopoulos, Emmanouil Kriezis, Michel Mitov, Corinne Binet. Theoretical and experimental optical studies of cholesteric liquid crystal films with thermally induced pitch gradients. Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 2006, 73 (6), ⟨10.1103/PhysRevE.73.061701⟩. ⟨hal-02887349⟩
  • Jean Pierron, Valérie Tournier-Lasserve, Pierre Sopena, Alain Boudet, Pierre Sixou, et al.. Three-Dimensional Microstructure of a Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal Observed by Transmission Electron Microscopy. Journal de Physique II, EDP Sciences, 1995, 5 (11), pp.1635-1647. ⟨10.1051/jp2:1995204⟩. ⟨jpa-00248260⟩

Conference papers8 documents

  • Maxim Neradovskiy, Umberto Bortolozzo, Stefania Residori, Aurélie Jullien, Adriana Scarangella, et al.. Dispersion Measurement of Femtosecond Pulses through Photonic Band-Gap Edges of Cholesteric Liquid Crystals. 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC), Jun 2019, Munich, Germany. pp.1-1, ⟨10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8871509⟩. ⟨hal-02426518⟩
  • Aurélie Jullien, Adriana Scarangella, Umberto Bortolozzo, Stefania Residori, Michel Mitov. Hyperspectral Imaging of Bio-Inspired Tilted Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Structures. 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC), Jun 2019, Munich, Germany. pp.1-1, ⟨10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8873018⟩. ⟨hal-02426515⟩
  • Michel Mitov. The shining world of beetles. Insects: Friends, foes, and models, Pascale Cossart and Jules Hoffmann, Mar 2019, Paris, France. pp.250-251, ⟨10.1016/j.crvi.2019.09.005⟩. ⟨hal-02390626⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Multifunctional reflectors in the carapace of scarab beetles. Liquid Crystals XXII, Aug 2018, San Diego, France. pp.107350B, ⟨10.1117/12.2320633⟩. ⟨hal-01994876⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Broadband reflectors, multiwavelength mirrors, patterned polarizers: The shining world of beetles. 256th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Beyond, Aug 2018, Boston, United States. pp.71-CELL. ⟨hal-02390664⟩
  • Gonzague Agez, Chloé Bayon, Michel Mitov. Cholesteric microlenses and micromirrors in the beetle cuticle and in synthetic oligomer films: a comparative study. SPIE OPTO, Jan 2017, San Francisco, United States. pp.101250U, ⟨10.1117/12.2260752⟩. ⟨hal-01730529⟩
  • Michel Mitov. Polymer-cholesteric liquid-crystalline composites with a broad light reflection band. VIII International Conference on “Times of Polymers and Composites”, Jun 2016, Ischia, Italy. pp.20004 - 20004, ⟨10.1063/1.4949578⟩. ⟨hal-01764618⟩
  • Rajaa Bitar, Gonzague Agez, Michel Mitov. Cholesteric liquid crystals doped with gold nanoparticles. Liquid Crystals XVI, I. C. Khoo, Aug 2012, San Diego, United States. pp.847503, ⟨10.1117/12.928359⟩. ⟨hal-01730534⟩