Wave Turbulence

ERC Project WATU

wave turbulence

Wave turbulence can be observed when a large number of nonlinearly interacting waves are present, e.g. waves on the ocean. I was awarded a consolidator grant by ERC to develop experimental studies on this topic. We will focus on waves at the surface of water at various scales, elastic waves in a vibrating plate and stratified turbulence with internal waves.

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Fluid turbulence

Lagrangian approach

fluid turbulence

Fluid turbulence is still a major issue in most natural or industrial flows. I developed several experiments to study the Lagrangian aspects of turbulence, i.e. the dispersion of individual particles. We are currently focusing on the case of inhomogeneous flows

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Flows of electrically conducting fluids (liquid metals namely) can develop the dynamo instability that leads to the generation of a magnetic field as the Earth's. The VKS collaboration built a sodium experiment that led to the observation of a self generated magnetic field whose reversals resembles that of the Earth's.

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Professor at Université Grenoble Alpes

Since 2011, I am Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Université de Grenoble Alpes, in Grenoble, France.
I am member of the Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels (LEGI) on the campus of Saint Martin d'Hères.
I am Junior Fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France (2011-2016)