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Assistant professor

Institute of GeoEnegy Engineering

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Since Nov 2022

  • Leading the GeoChemFoam research group

  • Spearheading research collaboration on geothermal energy with University of Tohoku

  • Spearheading research collaboration on CCS with Peking university

  • Participating in industry funded research on hydrogen production

  • Participating in industry funded research on carbon storage in depleted oil and gas fields

  • Participating in the teaching of a MSc course (geothermal energy) in subsurface engineering

  • Supervisor of PhD and MSc students 

Current position and responsabilities

Professional Experience

Heriot-Watt University  | Aug 2019 - Nov 2022

Institute of GeoEnegy Engineering

​Research Fellow

  • Responsible for the development of GeoChemFoam, the Institute CFD solver for modellling subsurface processes at the pore-scale

  • Leading EPSRC funded research on Direct Numerical Simulation for Additive Manufacturing in porous media 

  • Spearheading the development of a microfluidic laboratory based on 3D printing

  • Participating in industry funded research on carbon storage in depleted oil and gas fields

  • Participating in the teaching of an undergraduate course (Introduction to soil mechanics) in civil engineering

  • Responsible for an internal OpenFoam short course

  • Supervisor of PhD and MSc students 

Heriot-Watt University  | Aug 2015 - Aug 2019

Instiute of Petroleum Engineering​

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • Participating in industry founded research in carbonate reservoir characterization at the International Centre for Carbonate Reservoir (ICCR)

  • Leading the ICCR activities on reactive transport modelling

  • Development of an Open Source pore-scale reactive transport code

  • Mentoring a PhD student

  • Finite Volumes, Finite differences, Finite Elements

  • Direct Numerical Simulation of the Navier-Stokes equations

  • Volume-Of-Fluid, Level-Set, Phase Field method

  • OpenFOAM, Comsol, CMG

  • C/C++, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, HMPP

  • Basic windows/Linux tools, Visual Studio, Eclipse, QtCreator, MATLAB, Python, SVN management

  • Excellent presentation and writing skills


French: native

English: Fluent

Spanish: Intermediate


Traveling, reading, rugby, rock climbing.

Roxar LTD  | Oct 2014 - Dec 2014

Internship in reservoir simulation

  • Overview of issues of Discontinuous Finite Element Finite Volume Method

  • Assessment of Finite Element Continuous Finite Volume method

  • Development of a Finite Element Mixed Finite Volume method

Total S.A. | Oct 2008 - Dec 2011

Research Engineer

  • Involved in the development of an intern software for oil reservoir flow simulation

  • Developing a code with production objectives, in a C++ environment with MPI/OpenMP

  • Working in a development team using SVN configuration management tools


Imperial College London | March 2012 - Aug 2015

PhD in Earth Science & Engineering Department
Numerical Methods for the In-Situ Upgrading of Oil Shale and Bitumen

IEcole Polytechnique| Sep 2004 - Sep 2008

Master of Science

Major Mathematics

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