Date of Birth: 28.03.1969


  • Full Professor of Mechanics at Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France)
  • Laboratoire 3S-R (Sols, Solides, Structures – Risques) BP 53 38041 Grenoble, France /
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  • 2004: H.D.R. (Habilitation) Mechanics. Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
  • 1996: Ph.D. Mechanics. Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
  • 1989-93: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France


  • Since Sept. 2007: Full Professor of Mechanics at the Université Joseph Fourier / Laboratoire 3S-R
  • 04/2005-12/2005: Visiting scholar at the University of California in San Diego / Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • 09/1997-09/2007: Assistant then Associate Professor at the Université Joseph Fourier / Laboratoire 3S
  • 09/1996-09/1997: Professor “agrégé” of Mechanics at the Université de Bourgogne / ISAT


  • 2000, Guest lecture: J.-L Auriault, P. Royer and C. Geindreau, “Introduction to homogenisation. Application to viscoelastic fluid flow in porous media, semi-solid alloys and klinkenberg flow in porous media”, in Workshop LNCC/IPRJ in Multiscale Computational Modeling of Heterogeneous Systems, Nova Friburgo, Brasil,
  • 2002/05, Doctoral course: “Physical chemistry, microbiology and modelling of transfer processes in complex porous media ", Polish Institute of Geology, Gdansk, Poland.
  • 2005, Doctoral course: “Development of modern simulation tools: modelling by homogenization for hydrogeology", Polish Institute of Geology, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2007, Doctoral course: “Modeling by homogenization for geosciences”, Universitat Polytècnica de Catalogna, Civil Engineering department, Spain.
  • 2009, Guest lecture: C Geindreau and L. Orgéas – On the modelling of the flow of generalised Newtonian fluids through anisotropic porous media-, in: the 3rd international Conference on Approximation Methods and Numerical Modeling in Environment and Natural Resources, University of Pau, France.


Author of about 80 scientific papers, including 23 peer-reviewed Journal papers and 45 refereed publications in Books, International Workshops and Conferences / Co-author of 2 books “Homogénéisation de phénomènes couplés en milieux hétérogènes. Tome 1: diffusion dispersion, Tome 2: quasi-statique et dynamique en milieux poreux“ Hermes Ed. (2009) -- English version “Homogenization of coupled phenomena in heterogeneous media” ISTE / Wiley Ed. (to appear in 2009) / Co-authors of 2 chapters in books / Editor of the book " Poromechanics II" Balkema Ed. (2002) / 6 Invited talks worldwide / h = 5.

Selected Recent Publications:

  • Geindreau C., Sawicki E., Auriault J.L., Royer P., (2004) - About Darcy's law in non-Galilean frame, Int. J. Num. Ana. Meth. Geom., Vol 28, pp. 229-249.
  • Idris Z., Orgéas L., Geindreau C., Bloch J.-F., Auriault J.-L. (2004). Microstructural effects on the flow law of power law fluid through fibrous media, Modelling and Simulation in Material Science and Engineering, Vol 12, pp. 995-1015.
  • Auriault J.-L., Geindreau C., Boutin C. (2005). Filtration law in porous media with poor separation of scales, Transport In Porous Media, Vol 60, pp. 89-108.
  • Orgéas L., Idris Z. , Geindreau C., Bloch J.-F., Auriault J.-L. (2006) Modelling the flow of power-law fluids through anisotropic porous media at low pore Reynolds number, Chem. Eng. Sci. vol 61 pp.4490-4502.
  • Auriault J.-L. , Geindreau C. , Orgéas L. (2007) Upsacling Forchheimer law, Transport in Porous Media, vol 70 pp.213-229.
  • Rolland du Roscoat S., Decain M., Thibault X., Geindreau C., Bloch J.-F. (2007) Estimation of microstructural properties from synchrotron X-ray microtomography and determination of the REV in paper materials, Acta Materialia, Vol 55 pp.2841-2850.
  • Orgéas L., Geindreau C., Auriault J.-L., Bloch J.-F.(2007). Upscaling the flow of non-Newtonian viscous fluids through anisotropic porous media, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, vol 145 pp.15-29.
  • Loix F, Badel P., Orgéas L., Geindreau C., Boisse Ph. (2008). Woven fabric permeability: From textile deformation to fluid flow mesoscale simulations, Composites Science and Technology, vol 68, pp.1624-1630.
  • Boutin C. et Geindreau C. (2008). Estimate and bounds of dynamic permeability, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol 124, pp.3576-3593.
  • Loix F, Badel P., Orgéas L., Geindreau C., Boisse Ph., Boch J-F. (2009). Flow of generalised Newtonian fluids through deformed textile reinforcements, Composites Science and Technology. 69, 5, pp. 612-619.


  • Since 2007: Responsible of the master program “Modélisation and expérimentation en mécanique des solides” at UJF
  • Since 2007: Responsible of the Civil Engineering Curricula at the Université Joseph Fourier
  • Since 2004: Master course “Mechanics of porous media”, Ecole Nationale des Ingénieurs de Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 2005-2007: Member of the Mechanics Section of the National Council of French Universities (CNU)
  • 2001-2005: Responsible of the master program “Intégration produits procédés processus” at UJF.