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, 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.

  • 2020, Oct 1: Mojtaba Norouzisadeh joined our Porous Media Research Group at ISTO for a PhD on modelling wettability in geological media. Welcome Mojtaba!

  • 2020, Sept 24: My project TransCol on modelling colloidal transport in porous media has been awarded with a 25k€ grant by Labex Voltaire.


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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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