Laurent André

Statut : Permanent, emploi : Chercheur
Bâtiment : ISTE, bureau 207

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Téléphone : 02 38 25 50 66

Équipe : Milieu poreux
Autre équipe : Biogéosystèmes


Laurent André holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry and Physics from the University of Toulouse, France, and a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Bordeaux, France. A post-doctoral position at IFPen (France) allows him working on the biodegradation of hydrocarbons in the unsaturated zone and the setting up of an experimental device to characterize the limiting factors of biodegradation processes. He had also a post-doctoral position in geochemical modelling at the Centre of Hydrogeology (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) where he developed a simulation code (FRACHEM) for coupled hydraulic, heat and geochemical processes and prediction of reservoir behaviour at high temperature and pressure. In 2006 he joined the French Geological Survey (BRGM) as a staff scientist. He studies the CO2 sequestration in geological storage and the water-rock interactions within reservoirs, in particular the impact of thermal, hydraulic and geochemical phenomenon on near-well properties in relation to a long-term injection of supercritical CO2. He applies coupled thermal, hydraulic, geomechanical and geochemical codes to different geological systems. He is also working on the geochemical modelling of biogeochemical systems (like denitrification in the unsaturated zone) and on saline solutions with the determination of new interaction parameters for Pitzer’s databases.

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