ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST AT CNRS
October 2019 - Today
I am an Associate (tenured) Scientist at CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research, working at the Institute of Earth Sciences of Orléans, France. I am developing hybrid-scale models for flow and transport in porous and fractured media.
RESEARCH SCIENTIST, FRENCH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
September 2018 - September 2019
I worked at BRGM, the French Geological Survey where I developed advanced multi-scale reactive transport modelling capabilities for subsurface storage engineering (geothermal, CO2 storage, nuclear waste management...).
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
October 2013 - August 2018
I was a Research Associate in the reservoir simulation group of Hamdi Tchelepi in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. I led the pore-scale simulation activity of the group. We develop mathematical models and computational tools to simulate the different pore-scale processes of subsurface flow. Our research interests include the injection and sequestration of CO2 into deep saline aquifers, the modeling of unconventional resources and the development of Digital Rock Physics technology.
POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR, CERN / IMFT
November 2013 - September 2013
This project is borned from a joint effort between IMFT (Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse) and CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in the context of the cooling of the Large Hadron Collider supraconductor magnets with superfluid helium. I developed a simulation framework to investigate the helium superfluid flow and quantum turbulence in porous media.
PHD FELLOW, AIR LIQUIDE / IMFT
November 2009 - October 2012
Theoretical developments and numerical implementation in OpenFOAM® of a comprehensive macroscopic model using multi-scale techniques to simulate two-phase flow in distillation columns with structured packings. My works have been awarded by the Léopold Escande prize, for the best thesis in Engineering from Toulouse University (2012), and by the Jean Nougaro award from Toulouse Academy of Sciences (2013).
RESEARCH ENGINEER, AIR LIQUIDE RESEARCH CENTER
February 2008 - October 2009
I worked 18 months at Air Liquide Research Center in the Department studying gas separation processes based on adsorption phenomena (PSA, TSA, VPSA...). To improve the recovery and the productivity of its adsorption unit, as the hydrogen production plants, the company uses Phase Change Material to smooth thermal effects in the adsorption columns. I developed and implemented new thermal models in the in-house adsorption processes simulator (Fortran) to assess the gain in performances obtained with Phase Change Material. I also performed the daily maintenance of the code and support to users.
INTERNSHIP, SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL
June 2007 - September 2007
Finite Elements simulations to evaluate the performance of heat exchangers based on micro-channels.
PHD, UNIVERSITY OF TOULOUSE, FRANCE
November 2009 - October 2012
I hold a PhD in Fluid Dynamics from Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse specialized in « Hydrology, Hydrochemistry, Soil and Environnement ». My research, performed under the supervision of Pr. Michel Quintard at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse and funded by Air Liquide, concerns the multi-scale modeling of air separation unit involving cryogenics distillation columns.
MSC IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, MATMECA, FRANCE
September 2005 - September 2008
I obtained a MSc in Mechanical Engineering at ENSEIRB-MATMECA (Bordeaux, France), a French Engineering School specialized in applied mathematics and mechanics.