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My interest lies in the mechanics and physics of porous solids relevant for civil and environmental engineering (i.e., cement-based materials, coal, clay-based materials…).

I work on adsorption-induced deformations (application to coal bed methane recovery or CO2 storage in coal beds, or to underground nuclear waste disposal), drying-induced deformations (application to shrinkage and cracking of concrete), or damage induced by in-pore crystallization (application to durability of concrete).

My main modeling skill is “poromechanics”, which is a thermodynamics-based extension of continuum mechanics to porous solids.

I am interested in how in-pore physical processes are at the origin of the mechanical behavior of porous solids.

Mechanics Physics Cement-based materials Geomaterials Adsorption Crystallization Drying