I am a geologist/geochemist specialized in the gas-water-solid interactions and mass transport in porous media (reactive transport).
Geology, geochemistry, gas-water-solid interactions & mass transport in porous media
I have carried out my studies through three approaches: experimentation, characterization and numerical modeling. As an experimentalist, I have developed specific devices and carried out fluid-rock experiments (simulating conditions from atmosphere through sedimentary basins to magmatic-hydrothermal domains (25-700°C, 1-2000 bar). As a chemical analyst, I have used a wide variety of fluids and solids analytical techniques, from the more conventional (optical microscopy, XRD, SEM, TEM, etc…) to the more recent ones (LA-ICP-MS, micro-Raman spectroscopy). As a numerical modeler, I have used hydro-(geo)chemical softwares based on thermodynamics of aqueous solutions and kinetics of dissolution/precipitation of minerals, and reactive transport softwares in porous media (coupling geochemical and flow-transport softwares) at different scales (from laboratory experiments to geological reservoirs).
Experimentation, characterization and numerical modeling
I have been concerned with various topics: geological storages (CO2 and other acid gases (H2S, …), hydrogen, radwastes), Carbon Capture & Storage by Mineralization (CCSM), oil & gas, hydrothermal metallogeny, hydro-metallurgy, groundwater (inorganic and organic) contamination, (archaeo-)metallurgical slags characterization, and geothermal energy. Working on these various topics gave me the opportunity to investigate different objects and geochemical systems.
Involvement in various thematic programs
Before becoming an independent researcher, I worked as researcher in three French university labs (GeoRessources, LMDC and GET), as research engineer in the French major oil company Total and at BRGM, the French geological survey. These positions allowed me to develop a diversified professional network consisting of academics, engineers from industry and institutional people.
A diversified professional network composed of academics, engineers from industry and institutional people
As independent researcher, I carried out R&D studies for various types of clients such as universities, industry, research agencies, ….