We work in a very exciting domain at the interface between:

  • fluid mechanics,
  • porous media,
  • biophysics,
  • microbial ecology,
  • engineering
  • and even
  • applied mathematics.

If you are interested, we welcome a wide variety of backgrounds and profiles so do not hesitate to contact us!

Permanent members

Yohan Davit

CNRS researcher

Michel Quintard

CNRS researcher

Sylvie Lorthois

CNRS researcher

Pascal Swider

Professor at the University of Toulouse

Pauline Assémat

CNRS researcher

Maëlle Ogier

Research engineer

Paul Duru

Maître de conférence

Emmanuel Libert

Lab engineer

Olivier Liot

Maître de conférence

Florence Colombies

Project administrative manager

Julien Lefort

Lab Engineer

Postdoctoral and PhD researchers

Christos Papadopoulos

PhD student, ERC BEBOP

Maxime Cochennec

PhD student BRGM

Jean-Daniel Julien

Postdoctoral researcher

Qinjun Fu

PhD student CEA

Omar Mokhtari

PhD Student

Gabriel Ramos Peroni

Postdoctoral researcher, ERC BEBOP

Massinissa Benbelkacem

PhD Student, ERC BEBOP

David Pastor

PhD student

Ongoing collaborations outside the institute

Università di Genova

BRGM Orléans

University of Melbourne

University of Oxford

Total Pau

Guillaume Mougin

Air liquide Paris

Christophe Coudret

Clément Roux

BRGM Orléans

University of Rennes

Oregon State University

Hervé Mutelle

Florian Fichot


Dominique Bestion

Philippe Fillion

CEA Saclay

Former members and where they are now

  • William P.J. Smith (PhD thesis here)

    Postdoctoral researcher in the Foster’s group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

  • Frédéric Zami-Pierre (PhD thesis here)

    Research engineer at Saint-Gobain in Paris.

  • Sylvain Pasquier (PhD thesis here)

    Chargé de mission scientifique, Ambassade de France en Chine, Beijing (China).

  • Arthur ghigo

    Associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia AND PIMS-CNRS Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia (UBC)

  • Myriam Peyrounette (PhD thesis here)

    High performance computing Engineer at IDRIS (France)

  • Anne Edith Larue (PhD thesis here)

    Postdoctoral research associate at IMFT (France)

  • Martin Pauthenet (PhD thesis here)

    Research engineer at datadvance.

  • Vincent Doyeux

    Research engineer at LEMMA

  • Amy Smith

    Research engineer in image processing of spatial images at CS, Toulouse (France)

  • Maxime Berg (PhD thesis)

    Postdoctoral researcher at University College London

  • Mohamed Belerrajoul (PhD thesis)

    Research engineer at Saft Batteries.

  • Nicolas Waisbord (H2020 MSCA Fellow, main institution Géoscience Rennes with T. le Borgne)