FlowTrans ITN Early Stage Researcher
Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
The focus of my FlowTrans research will be on the creation and clogging of permeability, which are two subjects combined:
- The short term process of creating permeability, i.e. brittle failure
- The healing or clogging of the newfound permeability by typical longer term processes such as pressure solution
In practice, creation and clogging of permeability occurs in cycles, for example, repeated fraccing for EOR (EOR) short timescale) and seismic cycles along major faults.
For the research into creating fractures and permeability, I will focus mainly on non-localised strain observed along major tectonic faults.
This phenomenon is expressed in the field as thoroughly as pulverised rocks with intense micr-fracturing, but with very little recorded strain. This dynamic damage is related to very high strain rates (i.e. earthquakes).
My background is in geology, mainly focussing on the properties of earth materials. Besides rock deformation and mechanics, my interests focus on rock magnetism and paleomagnetism.
I like to cycle, hike and travel and explore other countries. Cycling and hiking are difficult to practice in my country of birth (the Netherlands) and so I am glad that I now live near the Alps in Grenoble, where I am now based.