Welcome to my website

Here you will find all sorts of information about my work as a Research Scientist and Engineer and some examples of the projects I have been involved with. I am an Associate Scientist at CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research, working at the Institute of Earth Sciences of Orléans (ISTO) where I am leading the Porous Media Research Group. I have more than 10 years of experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics in both academia and industry. My interest in fluid mechanics is very broad including flow and transport in porous media, multiphase flow, complex and non-Newtonian flow, and superfluid. I am considering a wide variety of scales ranging from nanometers to kilometers. I am always eager to solve new challenging problems. Feel free to contact me for more information. Enjoy your visit.


  • 2021, Sep  15: Our paper "porousMedia4Foam: Multi-scale open-source platform for hydro-geochemical simulations with OpenFOAM®" is available online on Environmental Modelling and Software. Check out also the source code of porousMedia4Foam on our GitHub.

  • 2021, July 24: I will give an OpenFOAM training at the 5th Cargese's summer school on Flow and Transport in fractured and porous media. See you there!

  • 2021, July 21: GeoMIME project of Dr Sophie Roman has been awarded an Early-Career Research Grant from the French National Agency for Research. GeoMIME intends to decipher the complex mechanisms associated with carbon storage in the subsurface using computational and experimental microfluidics. Congratulation Sophie!

  • 2021, July 21: Our project IMAGE on monitoring the subsurface for bioremediation with BRGM (French Geological Survey), Geosciences Rennes, Sorbonne Université (METIS), and IRIS Instrument has been selected for funding by the French National Agency for Research!

  • 2021, July 5: Our paper "Digital Rock Physics: computation of hydrodynamic dispersion" is available online on Oil & Gas Science and Technology. Check out the related code on GitHub.

  • 2021, May 20: I will give an online OpenFOAM short course at Interpore Academy on June 8-12. No need to attend the conference to attend the class. More information here.

  • 2021, Apr 30: Our article "Pore‐Scale Imaging and Modelling of Reactive Flow in Evolving Porous Media: Tracking the Dynamics of the Fluid–Rock Interface" with Catherine Noiriel from the University of Toulouse is published in Transport in Porous Media, link.

  • 2021, Apr 1: Dr. Flore Rembert joined our group for a post-doc. Flore obtained a Labex Voltaire Excellence fellowship. Flore has a PhD from Sorbonne University (Paris, France) in geophysics. Welcome Flore!

  • 2021, Apr 1: Imène Belaid joined our group for a 6-months internship on modeling reactive convection in hydrothermal systems. Welcome Imène!

  • 2021, Mar 15: Our project EsCapaDeS with Dr. Sophie Roman on the assessment of carbon dioxide storage capacity in geological formations has been awarded a 20k€ grant by CNRS's Mission for Transversal and Interdisciplinary Initiatives.

  • 2021, Jan 25: Our article "Computational Microfluidics for Geosciences" has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Water!

  • 2020, Nov 15: My project CaraMBar on characterization and modelling of confinement barriers for geological storage of carbon dioxide to mitigate climate change has been awarded a 25k€ grant by CNRS's Mission for Transversal and Interdisciplinary Initiatives.


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My work focuses on fluid flow and transport in porous media from the pore to the reservoir scale. I develop multi-scale mathematical models and computational tools. My research on porous media applies to very different domains such as chemical engineering, nuclear engineering, and subsurface engineering.



I am teaching Computational Fluid Dynamics using the open-source software OpenFOAM since 2009. Today, more than two hundred students, Researchers, Engineers in both academia and industry attended my classes. Feel free to contact me if you need on-site training.

At Stanford University, I am also giving lectures on fluid flow at the pore-scale.

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Need expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics? Technical support with OpenFOAM? Have a specific project that requires professional attention? My services are designed to tackle even the most complex projects. Contact me today to discover how I can help.



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