With an education in geology at university (in France and Québec), I am foremost a geologist (Bsc. and Msc. in geology), specialized in geochemistry and especially in Gas-Water-Rock-Interactions (GWRI) since the beginning of my PhD in 2002.
Geology, geochemistry and Gas-Water-Rock-Interactions
I have handled GWRI studies through three approaches: experimentation, characterization and numerical modeling. As an experimentalist, I have developed specific devices and conducted 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 geochemical codes based on thermodynamics of solutions and kinetics of dissolution/precipitation of minerals, and reactive transport codes in porous media (coupling geochemical and flow-transport codes) at different scales (from laboratory experiments to geological reservoirs).
Experimentation, characterization and numerical modeling
I have been concerned with various contemporary/trendy topics: i) acid gas (H2S-CO2) and CO2 geological storage; ii) CO2 sequestration by mineralization (carbonation); iii) nuclear waste geological storage; iv) hydrothermal metallogeny; v) hydrogen geological storage; vi) groundwater (inorganic and organic) contamination; vii) oil & gas exploration. Working on these various topics gave me the opportunity to investigate different objects and geochemical systems.
Involvement in various contemporary/trendy thematic programs
Before becoming an independent geochemist, 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 consisted of academic, engineers from industry and institutional people.
A diversified professional network composed of academic, engineers from industry and institutional people