Michael Tatoulian received the Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Pierre et Marie Curie University (UPMC)–Paris 6 (Paris, France). Michael Tatoulian is currently full professor of chemical engineering at Chimie Paristech, and director of the LGPPTS (Laboratory of Plasma processing and surface treatment (LGPPTS) since 2012.
He is the author of 105 scientific papers (48 in International refereed journals -62 in conference proceedings), 2 patents, 1 keynote, 2 plenary presentations and 24 invited talks, (10 in international conferences, 14 in laboratory or university seminars).
His group is specialized on science and technology of “cold plasmas” in particular their applications to materials science (deposition, surface modification).
Since 2005, Prof. M. Tatoulian developed specific collaborations to enlarge the application of plasma technology to the development and fabrication of microsystems ; (i) with Dr. Patrick Tabeling (ESPCI) to control the synthesis of o/w/o emulsions in microfluidic devices, (ii) with Prof. D. Bonn (ENS) for the development of catalytic microreactors aiming to provide fundamental insight in their reaction mechanism, and (iii) with Prof. E. Dufour-Gergam (IEF-Paris Sud) to develop microfabrication technology.
Since the creation of the new institute named IPGG “Fondation Pierre Gilles de Gennes pour la microfluidique”, a large part of the research work is dedicated to the development of catalytic microreactor and microfluidics systems, based on the use of plasma technology.