Current members

Benhur Tilahun Mekonnen
PhD student
Synthesis of nanostructured and hierarchical micro/mesoporous materials for the study of adsorption-induced deformation in the context of gas storage and transport 

(PhD defense in 2024)

Victor Okumko
MSc/PhD Student
Crystallisation-induced damage in heterogeneous porous media in the context of the erosion of the French Basque coast and the damage of its protection buildings

(MSc defense 15-07-2019)
(PhD defense in 2022)

Youssef Khaldouni
PhD Student
Coupling classical DFT with poromechanics for adsorption-induced swelling quantification in microporous materials

(PhD defense in 2022)

Antoine Barthes
MSc/PhD Student
Crystallization of water in nanoporous materials and its induced impact on the solid matrix

(MSc  defense 07-09-2020)(PhD defense in 2023)

Akli Kahlal
MSc/PhD student
Towards a DFT approach to elasticity and fracture in porous materials.

(MSc defense 13-09-2021)(PhD defense in 2024)

Tematuanui a Tehei Hantz
MSc/PhD student
Use of French Polynesia Pinctada pearl oyster shells for environmental-friendly concrete

(PhD defense in 2024)

Andrew Wilson
MSc/PhD student
Recycling of natural and industrial wastes for environmental-friendly and high-performance multifunctional cement-based grouts

(PhD defense in 2024)

Flavien Thierry
Postdoc fellow
Cast3m modelling of crystallisation-induced damage in heterogeneous porous media

(12 months 2020/2021)

Martín Pérez-Rodríguez
Postdoc fellow
Molecular simulation of fluid confinement and crystallisation effects

(24 months 2020/2022)

Madura Pathirage
Postdoc fellow
Lattice discrete particle modelling of crystallisation-induced damage in heterogeneous porous media

(20 months 2020/2022)

Islam Lebouachera

Research engineer(16 months 2020/2021)

Dominic Gomes

Research assistant(16 months 2020/2021)

Marie Ferreira

Administrative(permanent staff)


Olivier Nouailletas
Postdoc fellow

Fracture and permeability of heterogeneous quasi-brittle media(24 months 2013/2015)Research engineer(3 ans 2017/2020)
Following position:
Research engineer

Bruno Leclere
PhD Student

Crystallisation-induced damage under confined reservoirs conditions(PhD defense 18-02-2021)
Following position:
Project surveyor
Allseas Group S.A

Pearl Agape Tetteh
MSc student

Incorporation of adsorbent particles for resilient and self-healing cementitious grouts(MSc defense 13-09-2021)
Following position:
PhD candidate
The University of New Mexico, USA

Ana Cláudia Pinto Dabés Guimarães
PhD Student

Use of oyster shell (Crassostrea gigas) as aggregate replacement for producing environmentally-friendly concrete(PhD defense 09-05-2022)
Following position:
Sustainability and carbon reduction advisor
BAM Nuttall

Beñat Urchegui

Research assistant(2 years 2015/2017)
Following position:BoilermakerFrance

Fernando F. Mendonça
PhD student

Combined neutron and X-ray imaging for the characterization of in situ crystallisation-induced cracking in the context of cultural heritage preservation
Following position:PhD candidateDelft University

Lionel Ecay
MSc/PhD student

Concrete transfer properties evolution and nuclear containment vessel tightness assessment during an accident(MSc defense 01/09/2014)(PhD defense 17-12-2018)
Following position:Structural engineerIngeni

Elvis Baffoe
MSc student

On the evaluation of Oyster and Nacre as high performance cement-based grouts for geothermal well cementation(MSc defense 15-07-2019)
Following position:PhD candidateUniversity of Miami

Audrey Gabard
MSc student (M1)

Recycling sea shell wastes in drilling fluids(M1 defense 26-06-2019)

Moustafa Sebaa
MSc student

Crystallisation-induced damage in heterogeneous rocks -Application to haloclasty(MSc defense 07-09-2020)
Following position:PhD candidateUniversity Grenoble Alpes

Laura Rojas-Solano
PhD student

Non-local damage, interactions and size effect(PhD defense 07-12-2012)
Now: Field Perf. Analyst, Goodyear, Luxembourg.

Fadi Khaddour
PhD student

Production enhancement of Tight Gas Reservoirs(PhD defense 11-04-2014)
Now: Assistant ProfessorAl-Baath Univ. Holms, Syria

Carine Malheiro
Postdoc fellow

Estimation of adsorption-induced pore pressure by DFT(12 months 2014/2015)
Now: Teacher

Fabrizio Croccolo
Postdoc fellow

Experimental determination of a saturation front in a porous medium(12 months 2014/2015)
Now: E2S Chair ProfessorLFCR UPPA

Laurent Perrier
PhD student

Coupling between adsorption and strain in microporous media(PhD defense 10-12-2015)

Postdoc fellow

Coupling between adsorption/deformation/transport in porous media(24 months 2015/2017)
Now: Assistant ProfessorLFCR, UPPA

Vincent Lefort
PhD student

A lattice model for crack propagation simulation under fluid injection in a quasi-brittle heterogeneous medium(PhD defense 04-07-2016)
Now: Eng. school teacherISABTP, UPPA