FlowTrans ITN Principal Investigator
CNRS Researcher in Geophysics, Institute for Globe Physics, CNRS/University of Strasbourg, France
I am the PI for 2 FlowTrans ITN research projects in Strasbourg, supervising the 2 Early Stage Researchers – Fredrik Eriksen and Semih Turkaya.
The first research project relates porosity changes and fracture during fast fluid flow in porous media, involving one or two fluids in a deformable media, as during aerofracture or hydrofracture. The second research project relates to porosity changes involving both momentum exchange, and/or material exchange and chemical reactions during flow. Seismic and acoustic monitoring techniques are used in addition to fast optical measurements of the fracking processes.
The research will involve using a combination of experimental and modelling techniques, to better understand fluid flow and porosity.
My background is originally on theoretical physics, with through the years interests shifting towards complex systems in earth science, and the addition of computational techniques and experimental work to my toolbox. I studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and at IPG Paris in maths, physics and geophysics, and later on did a PhD at the University of Rennes on theoretical aspects of fracture, three years of Postdoc in the complex group in Oslo and Trondheim, and joined CNRS in Strasbourg in 2004.