Distinguished Associate Professor (Maître de Conférence Hors Classe) of Quantitative Hydrogeology
I have been an Associate Prof. of Quantitative Hydrogeology at UR1 since september 2006.
In 2019 I was upgraded by a national committee (CNU -- "Conseil National des Universités", section 35 "Structure and evolution of the Earth") to Distinguished Associate Professor. This is different from a promotion to Full Professor, which in the French system is a recruitment to a new position, managed locally.
You can read more about my background here.
I am currently in charge of research team TERA ("Fluids, Transport and Reactivity"), after having been for two years in charge of team DIMENV ("Dynamics, Imaging and Modeling of Environmental Systems") and for 4 years in charge of the Hydrology group within DIMENV. See here the presentation (pdf) of the team's activity for the period 2016-2020, which I prepared and gave at the occasion of the HCÉRES audit of Géosciences Rennes in March 2021.
I have also been in charge for some years of the Analog Lab for Experiments in Hydrology, which in 2022 was included into the new OSU platform IMAGEO for experimental imaging of hydro-bio-geophysical systems. See here the presentation (pdf) of the lab's activity for the period 2016-2020, which I prepared and gave for the aforementioned audit (it is also available as a video on youtube here).
My scientific interests include the couplings between flow (including two-phase flow and the flow of non-Newtonian fluids), solute mixing and transport (including reactive), and biological activity, in porous and fractured media,
as well as the physics of clay minerals (swelling, water diffusion, complex fluids made of clay suspensions). Applicative contexts include soil remediation and underground storage of CO2.
I combine laboratory experiments (table-top setups and synchrotron experiments), numerical simulations and theoretical analyses (when possible). My research page will tell you a bit more.
My publications are listed here.
Over the years I have taught various aspects of transfers in the subsurface, hydrogeology (including modeling), and of catchment hydrology (including hydrological risks), as well as classical fluid mechanics.
Between September 2008 and August 2012 I was responsible for the environmental course of the Master program
"Systèmes Complexes Naturels et Industriels" of Université Rennes 1.
See here to know more about my teaching.
Last updated on October 15th 2023.
Last updated on Nov. 24th 2021.
Simulations of single-phase or two-phase fluid flow, possibly involving non-Newtonian rheologies, and solute transport configurations, by finite differences (own codes), finite volume (OpenFOAM) or finite elements (Freefem++), in 2D or 3D.
In particular, I am using the Volume of Fluid (VoF) method for two-phase flows, and through the years I have proposed various depth-integrated (i.e. lubrication-based) 2D models, including with electrohydrodynamic coupling, shear-thinning rheologies, and two-phase flow.
Last updated on May 11th 2022.
Last updated on July 11th 2023.
Like most academics in France, I teach about 192 hours (in the class room or on the field) a year.
Most of my lectures are given in the first (M1) or second (M2) year of M.Sc., that is, the 4th or 5th year of university.
The M.Sc. programs of Université Rennes 1 in which I teach have been Hydro3 and Systèmes Complexes Naturels et Industriels.
Since 2016 I have been responsible for the sub-program MTH (Modeling of Hydrological Transfers) of the Hydro3 M. Sc. program.
Between September 2008 and August 2012 I was responsible for the environmental course of the Systèmes Complexes Naturels et Industriels M. Sc. program at Université Rennes 1, which I helped set up with colleagues at the Institute of Physics of Rennes and ECOBIO institute.
Last updated on October 23rd 2023.
See the full list of my publication below.
If you want to see a searchable list of my publications (by year, type of publication or keyword), click here.