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.
2023, Feb 15: Walid Okaybi joins our research team as a PhD student to work on the ERC project COCONUT on pore-clogging due to colloidal transport in microfluidics. Welcome Walid!
2022, Nov 25: Mahdi's first paper explaining how interfacial dynamics controls drainage pore-invasion patterns in porous media has been published in Advances in Water Resources. Congratulations!
2022, Nov 02: We are looking for 3 talented postdocs to work on the ERC-funded project COCONUT. Apply here!
2022, Oct 15: Saideep Pavuluri's paper "Reactive Transport Modeling with a Coupled OpenFOAM®-PHREEQC Platform" is published in Transport in Porous Media. Congratulations, Saideep!
2022, Oct 03: Orange Hydrogen is the new Green! Florian Osselin's news approach for rock-based hydrogen production has been published in Nature Geoscience. Congratulations, Florian!
2022, Sept 15: Dr Noura Eddaoui joined our research group to work on the modelling of bioremediation processes! Welcome Noura!
2022, Sept 1: Nathan Bernard starts a PhD in our research group. Nathan will work on multi-phase flow processes involved in CCS. Welcome Nathan!
2022, July 25-29: I'll give lectures on computational modelling of phase change processes at the advanced summer school on "Fluid flow and phase change of a solid" at Udine, Italy. See you there!
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.