In a few words

Claire Marlière obtained her engineering degree from ESPCI Paris in 2010 and received her PhD in Material Science with Saint-Gobain in 2013 on water transfers in porous media in presence of water retaining polymers. She joined IFPEN in 2014 as R&D engineer in physical chemistry. Her reseaches focus on physical chemistry, microfluidics and transport of complex fluids for water treatment, chemical EOR or new energies. She supervises PhD students and is organizing the Microfluidics 2019 conference.

Research subjects
Physico-Chemistry of Complex Fluids
Geothermal energy (injectivity and heat exchanger fouling)
Thermodynamics using microfluidics

PhD supervision

Methodologies for the characterization thermodynamic properties in microfluidics (Théo Gavoille, 2019)

Transport of polymer and surfactant solutions in low permeability porous media (Imane Guetni, 2019)

Acquisition and processing of physicochemical data of biomass compounds using HP-HT microfluidics

Study of the damage mechanisms of formations during the reinjection of geothermal fluids


Microfluidics 2019 Conference

November 13-15, 2019 in Rueil-Malmaison

Keynotes speakers:

Gunther Kolb, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Rob Lammertink, University of Twente, Netherlands
David Sinton, University of Toronto, Canada
David Weitz, Harvard University, USA

Tutorial session and Debates with startuppers:

Noémie Caillol, Axel'One, France
Anke Lindner, ESPCI Paris, France
Samuel Marre, ICMCB, France

Jérôme Bibette, Lab. Colloïdes & Matériaux Divisés (LCMD), ESPCI, France
Lyderic Bocquet, Lab. de Physique Statistique (LPS), ENS, France

Microfluidics 2019

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Microfluidic approaches for accessing thermophysical properties of fluid systems, T Gavoille, N Pannacci, G Bergeot, C Marliere, S Marre, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering 4 (10), 1721-1739 (2019)

Effect of Live-Crude-Oil Composition on Optimal Salinity of a Surfactant Formulation: Experiments and Modeling, C Marliere, B Creton, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering (2019)

Transport of EOR polymer solutions in low permeability porous media: impact of clay type and injection water composition, I Guetni, C Marliere, D Rousseau, M Pelletier, I Bihannic, F Villiéras, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 186, 106690 (2019)

Controlled imbibition in a porous medium from a soft wet material (poultice), B Abdelouahab, A Gossard, C Marliere, P Faure, S Rodts, P Coussot, Soft Matter 15 (33), 6732-6741 (2019)

Surfactant/Polymer Flooding: Chemical-Formulation Design and Evaluation for Raudhatain Lower Burgan Reservoir, Kuwait, M T Al-Murayri, A A Hassan, M B Abdullah, A M Abdulrahim, C Marliere, S Hocine, R Tabary, G P Suzanne, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Enegineering, SPE-183933-PA (2018)

Jamming of cellulose ether solutions in porous medium, C Marliere, P Faure, P Coussot, D Vlassopoulos, A Larsen, B Loppinet., AIChE Journal, 61, p.3923-3935 (2015)

How water retention in porous media with cellulose ethers works, C Marliere, E Mabrouk, M Lamblet, P Coussot, Cement and Concrete Research 42 (11), 1501-1512 (2012)

Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Microgels at the Oil−Water Interface: Interfacial Properties as a Function of Temperature, C Monteux, C Marliere, P Paris, N Pantoustier, N Sanson, P Perrin, Langmuir, 26, p.13839-13846 (2010)