Multiscale modelling of electrokinetic phenomena

Mesoscopic lattice models

Lattice models of the Lattice Boltzmann type can be adapted to describe charged species in solution, capturing both electrostatic and hydrodynamic effects for complex fluids.

We develop this new method and apply it to various problems, such as electrokinetic phenomena in porous materials or at the interface between immiscible fluids (oil/water). We have recently extended this approach to capture adsorption/desorption at the solid/liquid interface.

Selected publications

Multiscale approaches

We also consider electrokinetic phenomena on the molecular scale, in particular in clays. We have also recently published review

Selected publications