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.


  • 2022, June 27: I successfully defended my "Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches" (Habilitation to manage research). Many thanks to the jury (Didier Lasseux, Patrick Jenny, Stéphane Zaleski, Tanguy LeBorgne, Linda Luquot, Catherine Noiriel, Christophe Tournassat and Francis Claret) who evaluated my work.

  • 2022, June 13: Dr Kevin Moroney from University of Limerick, Ireland visited our research group for a two-week intense training on OpenFOAM to adapt our CCS modeling approach to simulate drug tablet dissolution.

  • 2022, June 1: My ERC Consolidator Grant proposal has been selected for funding! The project COCONUT will receive 2 million euros over 5 years to investigate two-phase flow and colloid transport in porous media. More postdoc and PhD positions to come! Keep posted.

  • 2022, May 25: Our paper "Improved Volume-of-Solid formulations for micro-continuum simulation of mineral dissolution at the pore-scale" in collaboration with Julien Maes and Hannah Menke from Heriot Watt University has been accepted for publication in the special issue of Frontiers in Earth Science on Geochemistry.

  • 2022, Apr 11: Want to know more about microfluidics for geosciences? Have a look at our article in "Pour la Science" the popular science magazine, available online and on sale in May.

  • 2022, Feb 15: Pr. Jamie Foster and Yoana Grudeva from Portsmouth University, UK came to Orleans for a two-week visit in our research group for intense training on OpenFOAM to adapt the modelling techniques we developed for CCS to coffee brewing.

  • 2022, Feb 15: Walid Okaybi joined our group for a 6-month internship on microfluidic experiments of pore-clogging. Welcome Walid!

  • 2022, Jan 10: Sophie Roman has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant! 1.5 million euros to investigate the effect of diffusiophoresis on contaminant remediation. Congratulations Sophie!

  • 2021, Dec 1: Our paper "The Impact of Sub-Resolution Porosity on Numerical Simulations of Multiphase Flow" in collaboration with Dr. Francisco Carrillo and Prof Ian Bourg from Princeton University has been accepted for publication in Advances in Water Resources!

  • 2021, Oct 1: Laurez Maya joined our group for a PhD on Flow and reactive transport of fine particles related to the injectivity of geothermal reservoirs. Welcome Laurez!

  • 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.


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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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