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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, July 15: The website of the ERC Consolidator Grant COCONUT is now online! Go to to keep posted with our latest news and job opening.

  • 2023, July 7: Flore Rembert's new paper "A microfluidic chip for geoelectrical monitoring of critical zone processes" is published in Lab-on-a-Chip! Check out the open-access article here. Congratulations, Flore!

  • 2023, Apr 15: We are looking for a talented postdoctoral researcher to model chemical and mechanical erosion in porous media (2-year funding from the French National Agency for Research). More info here.

  • 2023, Apr 12: Dr Kristina Ariskina is the new postdoc in our group! Kristina is a molecular dynamics simulation expert. She is working on the ERC project COCONUT to probe colloidal and interface interactions at the nanoscale. Welcome Kristina!

  • 2023, Apr 3: Fatima Tuba from ITT Mandi, India joins us for a 6-months internship. Welcome Fatima!

  • 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!


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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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