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Morgane Grivel

Graduate Student

Email: mgrivel@caltech.edu

Morgane Grivel joined the Gharib Research Group in 2013 after receiving a dual Master’s degree in Aeronautics from Caltech and Fluid Mechanics from Ecole Polytechnique, France. Before joining the Caltech community, Morgane studied at the University of Maryland, obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering (summa cum laude) in 2011. Morgane is also the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship and the 2014 Shirley Thomas Achievement Award, presented by the Aerospace Historical Society.

Her current research focuses on triple contact lines and free surface flows, specifically how non-uniform wetting conditions (i.e. hydrophilicity, hydrophobicity) affect contact line dynamics and the forces acting on surface-piercing bodies.

Current Project(s):


  • Grivel M., Jeon D., and Gharib M. (2016) "Experimental study of non-uniform wetting properties and contact line dynamics." 31st Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Monterey, CA, 11-16 September 2016.