Delphine Gourdon


Delphine Gourdon
Adjunct Professor

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Delphine Gourdon


Dr. Delphine Gourdon joined the Department of Physics at University of Ottawa as an associate professor in Summer 2017, after spending six years as assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Cornell University. Her research group is dedicated to mechanobiology and tribology of (natural and synthetic) biomaterials. More specifically, the Gourdon lab focuses on 3 different projects: (i) mechanobiology of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in cancer, (ii) characterization and mimicking of the mineral-protein interface in inflammation, and (iii) biolubrication.

Dr. Gourdon was allocated the NSF Early Career Award in 2014 and the CFI-JELF Award in 2017. She has authored 45+ publications in peer-reviewed journals that have received over 3200 citations.

Fields of Interest

  • Biophysique expérimentale
  • Extracellular matrix proteins
  • Proteins
  • Mécanique des cellules et des tissus dans le cancer
  • Surface forces Apparatus and Atomic force microscopy
  • Transfert d'énergie par résonance de fluorescence
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