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Laurent Brochard

Researcher

Ingénieur des Ponts Eaux et Forêts

Education and appointements

2012-now : researcher and assistant professor at Laboratoire Navier, École des Ponts ParisTech (Champs-sur-Marne, France)

2011-2012 : Postdoc, Massachusetts institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) – Fracture properties of source rocks

2008-2011: PhD candidate, École des Ponts ParisTech (Champs-sur-Marne, France) – Poromechanics and adsorption: Application to coal swelling during carbon geological storage, Advisors: Dr. O. Coussy (Navier), Dr. M. Vandamme (Navier), Dr. T. Fen-Chong (Navier), Dr. R. Pellenq (MIT and AMU)

2003-2007: Engineer (Master degree) in Mechanics and Materials, joint degree between École Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) and École des Ponts ParisTech (Champs-sur-Marne, France)

Research interests

Multi scale approaches for the study of the physics and mechanics of materials with emphasis on phenomena that have their origin at the molecular scale :

  • adsorption and poromechanics
  • fracture mechanics and failure initiation
  • thermo-mechanical couplings.

Targeted applications are mostly in geomechanics (CO2 sequestration, nuclear waste storage, unconventional oil and gas, cementitious materials).

Teaching activities

2020-now: Introduction to quantum mechanics (undergraduate)

2018-now: Molecular simulation in materials science (graduate)

2016-now: Statistical Physics Applied to Complex Systems (undergraduate)

2010-now: Statistical Physics (undergraduate)

2010-now: Ecodesign (graduate)

2010-2015: LCA and innovative materials (graduate)

2009-2010: Structure mechanics (graduate)

Research projects

2020-2023 – NEEDS-MIPOR project ARPENTONS’

2020-2023 – ANDRA projects on THM couplings in claystone

2016-2018 – NEEDS-MIPOR project ‘VARAPE’ (Prise en compte de la VaRiabilité spatiale des propriétés de l’Argilite au travers d’une approche numérique expérimentale à Plusieurs Échelles)

2015-2019 – ANR project TEAM2ClayDesicc (Thermal Expansion of Adsorbing Microporous Media, Application to Thermally Induced Desiccation of Clay), coordinator

2013-2018 – labex MMCD projects (Couplage de potentiels réactifs et non-réactifs pour l’étude de la fissuration par simulation moléculaire, Initiation de la rupture des matériaux)

Selection of publications