In my group, we study how fluids, porous structures and living organisms interact. We are particularly hooked on: understanding complex flows in porous media, especially those that are not well described by current models; disentangling couplings between bacterial biofilms and fluids in heterogeneous systems; and blood flow and molecule transport in the brain vasculature.
We use micromodels in carefully controlled conditions to visualise transport phenomena using microscopy and tomography techniques. We also specialize in computational fluid dynamics to simulate how fluids flow, transport molecules and interact with biological objects. Finally, we use upscaling and homogenisation techniques to understand how the different scales are linked together..