Research in the porous media group

Most of the activity of the group is concerned with porous media sciences. We have expertise with a number of important tools such as:

Gaz trapped in a porous medium
Unsaturated flow in model porous media.
  • pore-network models,
  • micromodel and microfluidic experiments,
  • homogenization methods and percolation theory.

Interests include:
  • reactive transport processes in heterogeneous media,
  • flow with phase change in porous media,
  • transfers in geological systems,
  • biomechanics,
  • instabilities or confinement effects.

Application range from bioremediation in subsurface zones to studying salt crystallization in porous media, or blood flow in cerebral vascular networks.

See all my publications.
Salt crystals on a porous wall
Salt crystallization on the walls of a subsurface cave in a karstic aquifer.
Eroded porous rock
Eroded monument in southern Italy.