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Pr. David BRUTIN (PR2, IUF)

Full Professor,
IUF Junior Fellow,
Editorial Board of Colloid and Interface Science Communications, (COLCOM), Elsevier.
Associate Editor of Interfacial  Phenomena and Heat Transfer (IPHT), Begell House.
IUSTI UMR 7343 CNRS - Polytech' Marseille - Mechanical Engineering Dept.
5 rue Enrico Fermi -13453 Marseille cedex 13, France

Tel : (33) (0) 4 91 10 68 86
Fax : (33) (0) 4 91 10 69 69


Last update: August 20th, 2018

David Brutin


My keywords

  • Nanofluids (for boiling, condensation, nano-structuration...)
  • Blood (medical diagnosis, forensic research...)
  • Thermo-convective phenomena (interfaces, contact line...)
  • Microscale heat and mass transfer (microchannels, capillary flow...)
  • Wetting and evaporation (droplets, films, super-omniphobicity...)




My research activities

My research activities are done in the Phase Change and Interface group in the Heat and Mass Transfer Team. These activities focus on liquid vapour phase change with or without gravity with pure or complex fluids.


My teaching activities

 I teach at "Aix-Marseille University" in the department "Polytech'Marseille - Mechanical Engineering Departement". I'm in charge of the lecture and tutorials of Building Heat Transfer, Sustanaible, bioclimatic and renewable buildings, RT 2020... The teaching involve practical work on "Pleiades" software and the use of Building Infrared Camera.

My publications


  • Brutin D., Wetting and Evaporation: Droplets of Pure and Complex Fluids, 05/2015; Publisher: Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-800722-8.
  • Brutin D., Influence de la pesanteur lors des transferts de chaleur et de masse par ébullition et évaporation, H.D.R. de l'Université de Provence, 8 Décembre 2009.
  • Brutin D., Ecoulements liquides en microtubes et ébullition convective en minicanaux : étude expérimentale et modélisation, Thèse de l'Université de Provence, 22 Octobre 2003.


Book's chapters

  • Brutin D., Flow Boiling Instability, Encyclopedia of Micro- and Nano-Fluidics, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-49000-7, pp. 687-695, 2008, Download the publication.
  • Brutin D., Streaming Current and Electroviscosity, Encyclopedia of Micro- and Nano-Fluidics, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-49000-7, pp. 1890-1898, 2008, Download the publication.
  • Brutin D., Microfluidic in Space Science, Encyclopedia of Micro- and Nano-Fluidics, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-49000-7, pp. 1243-1244, 2008, Download the publication.



  • 54 - Bacchin P., Brutin D., Davaille A. et al, Drying colloidal systems: Laboratory models for a wide range of applications, Eur. Phys. J. E., vol 41, pp. 94, 2018.
  • 53 - Smith F., Brutin D., Wetting and spreading of human blood: recent advances and applications, Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, underpress, 2018.
  • 52 - Jambon-Puillet E., Carrier O., Shahidzadeh N., Brutin D., Eggers J., Bonn D., Spreading dynamics and contact angle of completely wetting volatile drops, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, underpress, 2018.
  • 51 - Smith F., Buntsma N., Brutin D., Roughness influence on human blood drop spreading and splashing, Langmuir, 34 (3), pp 1143–1150, 2018.
  • 50 - Smith F., Nicloux C., Brutin D., Influence of the impact energy on the pattern of blood drip stains, Physical Review Fluids, vol. 3, 013601, 2018.
  • 49 - Brutin D., Starov V., Recent advances in droplet wetting and evaporation, Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 47, 558-585, 2018.
  • 48 - Semenov S., Carle F., Medale M., Brutin D., Boundary conditions for a one-sided numerical model of evaporative instabilities in sessile drops of ethanol on heated substrates, Physical Review E, vol. 96, 063113, 2017.
  • 47 - Semenov S., Carle F., Medale M., Brutin D., 3D unsteady computations of evaporative instabilities in a sessile drop of ethanol on a heated substrate, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 111, 241602, 2017.
  • 46 - Laan N., Smith F., Nicloux C., Brutin D., Morphology of drying blood pools, Forensic Science International, vol. 267, pp. 104-109, 2016.
  • 45 - Laux D., Ferrandis J-Y., Brutin D., Ultrasonic monitoring of droplets' evaporation: application to human whole blood, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, vol. 32, pp. 132-136, 2016.
  • 44 - Carle F., Semenov S., Medale M., Brutin D., Contribution of convective transport to evaporation of sessile droplets: Empirical model, Int. J. Thermal Sciences, vol. 101, pp. 35-47, 2016, Download the publication.
  • 43 - Bouzeid W., Brutin D., Beyond Tanner's law: role of contact line evaporation on the spreading of viscous droplet, Interf. Phen. Heat Transfer, vol. 3 (3), 221-229, 2015, Download the publication.
  • 42 - Hadj-Achour M., Brutin D., Fractal pattern formation in nano-suspension sessile droplets via evaporation-spreading on a glass substrate, Colloid and Interface Science Communications, vol. 1, pp. 43-46, 2014, Download the publication.
  • 41 - Bou Zeid W., Brutin D., Effect of relative humidity on the spreading dynamics of sessile drops of blood, Colloids and Surfaces A, vol. 456, pp. 273-285, 2014, Download the publication.
  • 40 - Sobac B., Brutin D., Desiccation of a Sessile Drop of Blood: Cracks, Folds Formation and Delamination, Colloids and Surfaces A, vol. 448, pp. 34-44, 2014, Download the publication.
  • 39 - Carle F., Brutin D., How surface functional groups influence fracturation in nanofluid droplet dry-outs, Langmuir, vol. 29, pp. 9962-9966, 2013, Download the publication.
  • 38 - Diana A., Castillo M., Steinberg T., Brutin D., Asymmetric interface temperature during vapor bubble growth, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 103, 031602, 2013, Download the publication.
  • 37 - Vancauwenberghe V., Di Marco P., Brutin D., Wetting and Evaporation of a Sessile Drop under an External Electrical Field: A Review, Colloids and Surfaces A, vol. 432, pp. 50-56, 2013, Download the publication.
  • 36 - Bou Zeid W., Vicente J., Brutin D., Influence of evaporation rate on cracks' formation of a drying drop of whole blood, Colloids and Surfaces A, vol. 432, pp. 139-146, 2013, Download the publication.
  • 35 - Brutin D., Influence of relative humidity and nano-particle concentration on pattern formation and evaporation rate of pinned drying drops of nanofluids, Colloids and Surfaces A, vol. 429, pp. 112-120, 2013, Download the publication.
  • 34 - Bouzeid W., Brutin D., Influence of relative humidity on spreading, pattern formation and adhesion of a drying drop of whole blood, Colloids and Surfaces A, vol. 430, pp. 1-7, 2013, Download the publication.
  • 33 - Carle F., Sobac B., Brutin D., Experimental evidence of the atmospheric convective transport contribution to sessile droplet evaporation, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, (6), 061301, 2013, Download the publication.
  • 32 - Brutin D., Ajaev V., Tadrist L., Pressure drop and void fraction during flow boiling in minichannels in weightlessness, Applied Thermal Enginerring, vol. 51, pp. 1317-1327, 2013, Download the publication.
  • 31 - Carle F., Sobac B., Brutin D., Hydrothermal waves in ethanol droplets evaporating under terrestrial and reduced gravity levels, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 712, pp. 614-623, 2012, Download the publication.
  • 30 - Sobac B., Brutin D., Thermal Eff ects of the Substrate on Water Droplet Evaporation, Physical Review E, vol. 86, 021602, 2012, Download the publication.
  • 29 - Nicollas R., Vicente J., Brutin D., Giordano J., Medale M., Giovanni A., Ouaknine M., Triglia J.M., The Very First Cry: A Multidisciplinary Approach Toward a Mode, Annals of Otolology Rhinology Laryngology, vol. 121 (12), pp. 821-826, 2012, Download the publication.
  • 28 - Sobac B., Brutin D., Thermocapillary instabilities in an evaporating drop deposited onto a heated substrate, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 24, 032103, pp. 1-16, 2012, Downalod the publication.
  • 27 - Diana A., Castillo M., Brutin D., Steinberg T., Sessile Drop Wettability In Normal and Reduced Gravity, Microgravity Science and Technology, Vol. 24, pp. 195-202, 2012, Download the publication.
  • 26 - Brutin D., Sobac B., Nicloux C., Influence of substrate nature on the evaporation of a sessile drop of blood, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol 134, 061101, 2012, Download the publication.
  • 25 - Sobac B., Brutin D., Triple-line behavior and wettability controlled by nano-coated substrates: Influence on sessile drop evaporation, Langmuir, 27, 14999-15007, 2011, Download the publication.
  • 24 - Sobac B., Brutin D., Structural and evaporative evolutions in desiccating sessile drops of blood, Physical Review E, vol. 84, 011603, 2011, Download the publication.
  • 23 - Barber J., Brutin D., Sefiane K., Gardarein J.L., Tadrist L., Unsteady-state fluctuations alaysis during bubble growth in a rectangular microchannel, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, pp. 4784-4792, 2011, Download the publication.
  • 22 - Barber J., Brutin D., L. Tadrist, A review on boiling heat transfer enhancement with nanofluids, Nanoscale Research Letters, 6:280, 2011, Download the publication.
  • 21 - Brutin D., Sobac B., F. Rigollet, C. LeNiliot, Infrared visualization of thermal motion inside a sessile drop deposited onto a heated surface, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 35, pp. 521-530, 2011, Download the publication.
  • 20 - Brutin D., Sobac B., Loquet B., Sampol J., Pattern formation in drying drops of blood, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 667, pp. 85-95, 2011, Download the publication.
  • 19 - Zhu Z.Q., Brutin D., Liu Q.S., Wang Y., Mourembles A., Xie J.C., Tadrist L., Experimental Investigation of Pendant and Sessile Evaporating Drops, Microgravity Science and Technology, Vol. 22, (3), 339-345, 2010, Download the publication.
  • 18 - Ajaev V., Brutin D., Tadrist L., Evaporation of Ultra-thin Liquid Films into Air, Microgravity Science and Technology, Vol. 22 (3), 441-446, 2010, Download the publication.
  • 17 - Barber J., Brutin D., Sefiane K., Tadrist L., Bubble confinement during flow boiling of FC-72 in a single rectangular microchannel of high aspect ratio, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 34 (8), 1375-1388, 2010, Download the publication.
  • 16 - Brutin D., Zhu Z.Q., Rahli O., Xie J.C., Liu Q.S., Tadrist L., Evaporation of ethanol drops on a heated substrate under microgravity conditions, Microgravity Sci. Tech., Vol. 22 (3), 387-395, 2010, Download the publication.
  • 15 - Serret D., Brutin D., Rahli O., Tadrist L., Convective boiling between 2D plates: microgravity influence on bubble growth and detachment, Microgravity Sci. Tech., Vol. 22 (3), 377-385, 2010, Download the publication.
  • 14 - Luciani S., Brutin D., Le Niliot C., Tadrist L., Rahli O., Boiling Heat Transfer in a Vertical Microchannel: Local Estimation During Flow Boiling with a Non-Intrusive Method, Multiphase Science and Technology, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2009, Download the publication.
  • 13 - Brutin D., Zhu Z.Q., Rahli O., Xie J.C., Liu Q.S., Tadrist L., Sessile Drop in Microgravity: Creation, Contact Angle and Interface, Microgravity Sci. Tech., 21 (1), 67-76, 2009, Download the publication.
  • 12 - Barber J., Sefiane K., Brutin D., Tadrist L., Hydrodynamics, heat transfer and infrared measurements during flow boiling instabilities in a single microchannel, Applied Thermal Engineering, (29):7, 1299-1308, 2009, Download the publication.
  • 11 - Luciani S., Brutin D., Rahli O., Le Niliot C., Tadrist L., Flow Boiling In Minichannels Under Normal, Hyper and Microgravity: Local Heat Transfer Analysis Using Inverse Methods, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 130, No. 10, 2008, Download the publication.
  • 10 - Tadrist L., Luciani S., Brutin D., Le Niliot C., Flow boiling in microgravity condition investigation using inverse techniques, Microgravity Science Technology, 19 (3-4), 2007, Download the publication.
  • 9 - Brutin D., Tadrist L., Destabilization mechanisms and scaling laws of convective boiling in a minichannel, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, vol. 20, (4), 850-855, 2006, Download the publication
  • 8 - Brutin D., Tadrist L., Modeling of surface-fluid electrokinetic coupling on the laminar flow friction factor in microtubes, Microscale thermophysical Engineering, Vol. 9, (1), 2005, Download the publication.
  • 7 - Brutin D., Tadrist L., Pressure drop and heat transfer analysis on flow boiling in a minichannel: influence of the inlet condition on two-phase flow stability, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 47, (10-11), 2365-2377, 2004, Download the publication.
  • 6 - Brutin D., Tadrist L., Boiling Flow Pressure Drop Modeling in a Minichannel, Thermal Science & Engineering, Vol. 11, (6), 7-13, 2003, Download the publication.
  • 5 - Brutin D., Tadrist L., Experimental study on the friction factor of laminar flow in microtubes, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 15, (3), 653-661, 2003, Download the publication.
  • 4 - Brutin D., Topin F., Tadrist L., Experimental study of the unsteady convective boiling in heated minichannels, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 46, (16), 2957-2965, 2003, Download the publication.
  • 3 - Brutin D., Tadrist L., Etude expérimentale du coefficient de frottement d'écoulement laminaires en microtubes, La Houille Blanche, (5), 40-45, 2003, Download the publication.
  • 2 - Brutin D., Topin F., Tadrist L., A transient method for the liquid laminar flow friction factor in microtubes, AICHE Journal: Fluid Mechanics and Transport Phenomena, Vol. 49, (11), 2003, Download the publication.
  • 1 - Brutin D., Drop impingement on a deep liquid surface: study of a crater's sinking dynamics, C.R. Mécanique, Vol. 331, (1), 61-67, 2003, Download the publication.



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