Alban Sauret  CNRS Research Scientist

Alban Sauret


SVI, CNRS/Saint-Gobain
39 quai Lucien Lefranc
93300 Aubervilliers, France


I am currently a CNRS Research Scientist at SVI, a joint laboratory between the CNRS and Saint-Gobain, near Paris (France) where I am working within the heterogeneous reactive materials team. I am also carrying some research projects at FAST laboratory (Orsay, France) and at NYU Tandon School of Engineering (USA).

My research aims at understanding the couplings between the fluid dynamics, interfacial effects and particle transport mechanisms involved in environmental, industrial and geophysical processes. This understanding is critical to model the contamination of surfaces and flows by pollutants or the transport of sediments in geophysical situations. It can also be leveraged to develop new coating processes and materials. Particle/fluid interactions emerge from complex couplings. Understanding such systems thus requires multi-scale methods. My research also involves a multidisciplinary approach through experiments, analytical modeling and numerical simulations to describe particle/fluid interactions, design and optimize new systems to control these interactions.

Short Bio

Current Position
Since Oct. 2014                CNRS Research Scientist, SVI Lab., Aubervilliers (France)
Since Oct. 2014                Visiting Academics, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (USA)

2013                                  PhD IRPHE/Aix-Marseille University
2009                                  M.Sc. ENS Lyon, Department of Physics
2007                                  B.Sc. ENS Lyon, Department of Physics

Research Experiences

Feb. 2013 - Sept. 2014      Post-doctoral Researcher, Princeton University (USA)
Sept. 2009 - Feb. 2013      PhD Student, IRPHE & Aix-Marseille University (France)
June - Aug. 2012               Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program, Woods Hole (USA)
July - Aug. 2011                 Visiting researcher, Hong-Kong University (HK)
Feb. - July 2009                 Visiting student, IRPHE (France)
May - July 2008                 Visiting student, Harvard University (USA)
June - July 2007                 Visiting student, EPFL Lausanne (Switzerland)