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Senior Scientist CNRS
Head of Master Material Science for Sustainable Construction

tel: (+33) 1 40 43 54 69
email: xavier.chateau[AT]
Room K128, 2 allée Kepler
77420 Champs sur Marne, France

Research interests

  • Up-scaling approach to the behavior of pastes and suspensions
  • Rheology, macroscopic modelling, aging and liquid/solid transitions.
  • Colloidal and non-colloidal suspensions.
  • Bubble suspensions, aerated materials.


  • Complex Fluids, Master Material Science for Sustainable Construction, École des Ponts ParisTech, École Polytechnique and Université ParisEst.
  • Heterogeneous materials, École Doctorale RP2E, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine.
  • Mechanics, École des Ponts ParisTech.


  • Habilitation thesis, Université de Marne la Vallée.
  • Ph.D, Ecole Polytechnique.
  • Master in theoretical mechanics, Université P. et M. Curie, Paris.
  • Agrégation Mechanical engineering.
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Dept of mechanical engineering.

Selected publications (Refereed journals)

  • G. Ovarlez, F. Mahaut, F. Bertrand, X. Chateau, Flows and heterogeneities with a vane tool: Magnetic resonance imaging measurements. J. of Rheol., 5(2), 197-223, 2011.(pdf)
  • T.-S. Vu, G. Ovarlez, X. Chateau, Macroscopic behavior of suspensions of noncolloidal bimodal particles in yield stress fluids. J. of Rheol., 54(4), 815-833, 2010. (pdf)
  • F. Mahaut, S. Mokéddem, X. Chateau, N. Roussel, G. Ovarlez, Effect of coarse particle volume fraction on the yield stress and thixotropy of cementious materials. Cement and Concrete Research, 38: 1276-1285, 2008. (pdf)
  • G. Ovarlez, X. Chateau, Influence of the shear stress applied during the flow stoppage and the rest on the mechanical properties of thixotropic suspensions. Phys. Rev. E, 77: 061403, 2008. (pdf)
  • L. Pasol, X. Chateau, Elastic modulus of a colloidal suspension of rigid spheres at rest. C.R. Mécanique, 336: 512-517, 2008. (pdf)
  • X. Chateau, G. Ovarlez, K. L. Trung, Homogenization approach to the behavior of suspensions of noncolloidal particles in yield stress fluids. J. of Rheol., 52(2): 489-506, 2008. (pdf)
  • F. Mahaut, X. Chateau, P. Coussot, G. Ovarlez, Yield stress and elastic modulus of suspensions of noncolloidal particles in yield stress fluids. J. of Rheol., 52(1): 287-313, 2008. (pdf)
  • P. Coussot, H. Tabuteau, X. Chateau, L. Toquer, G. Ovarlez, Aging and solid or liquid behavior in pastes. J. Rheol., 50(6): 975-994, 2006.
  • J. C. Baudez, S. Rodts, X. Chateau, P. Coussot, A new technique for reconstructing instantaneous velocity profiles from viscometric tests - Application to pasty materials. J. Rheol., 48(1): 69-82, 2004.
  • X. Chateau, O. Pitois, Quasistatic detachment of a sphere from a liquid interface. J. Colloid Int. Sci., 259: 346-353, 2003.
  • O. Pitois, X. Chateau, Small particle at fluid interface: force and work detachment. Langmuir, 18(25): 9751-9756, 2002.
  • X. Chateau, P. Moucheront, O. Pitois, Micromechanics of unsaturated granular materials, J. of Eng. Mechanics, ASCE, 128(8): 856-863, 2002.
  • X. Chateau, L. Dormieux, Micromechanics of saturated and unsaturated porous media. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Geomech., 26: 831-844, 2002.
  • O. Pitois, P. Moucheront, X. Chateau, Rupture energy of a pendular liquid bridge. Eur. Phys. J. B, 23: 79-86, 2001.
  • O. Pitois, P. Moucheront, X. Chateau, Liquid bridge between two moving spheres: an experimental study of viscosity effects. J. Colloid Int. Sci., 231: 26-31, 2000.
  • X. Chateau, L. Dormieux, Approche micromécanique du comportement d’un milieu poreux non saturé. C. R. Acad. Sci., t. 326, Série II b: 533-538, 1998.
  • X. Chateau, L. Dormieux, Homogénéisation d’un milieu poreux non saturé : lemme de Hill et applications. C. R. Acad. Sci., t. 320, Série II b: 627-634, 1995.
  • X. Chateau, Q. S. Nguyen, Buckling of elastic structures in unilateral contact with friction. Eur. J. Mech., A/solids, 10(1): 71-89, 1991.
  • X. Chateau, Q. S. Nguyen, Flambage et bifurcation des systèmes élastiques avec contact unilatéral parfait. C. R. Acad. Sci., t. 308, Série II b: 573-578, 1989.