In a few words

Thibaud Chevalier joined IFP Energies nouvelles in 2016 as a research engineer in the Physics and Analysis department. From 2021 to 2023, he has also been Lab manager for NMR, HPMI, SAXS, XRD, SEM and tomography labs. His researches focus on porous media characterization and transport of complex fluids for new energies (hdyrate, CO2 storage, battery, catalyst support...). Since 2024, he joins the Applied Physico-chemistry and Mechanics Division and works on CO2 storage. He is involved in supervising doctoral students. He is the author of 26 articles and 1 patent.

Thibaud Chevalier graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan in 2010 and received his PhD in mechanical engineering in 2013 on the flow of yield stress fluids in confined geometries under the guidance of Philippe Coussot at laboratory NAVIER (University Paris-Est). He then completed his academic career with two post-doctorates combining numerical simulations and experimental works on complex fluids flows in heterogeneous porous media in collaboration firstly with L. Talon (University of Paris-Sud) and secondly with A. Puisto, M. Alava (University of Aalto) and S. Santucci (ENS lyon).

Research subjects
Characterization of multi-scale porous media by low-field NMR relaxometry
Development of NMR cryoporosimetry for the study of hydrated systems (pores: 2nm-1µm)
Development of in operando MRI for characterizing complex system and fluids

Joint research laboratory (LCR) called "CARMEN" in the field of materials characterization for new energies (CNRS, ENS de Lyon, IFP Énergies nouvelles (IFPEN), Sorbonne University, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, University of Strasbourg). The aim is to improve our understanding of molecular and/or colloidal transport in complex porous substrates and to develop new methodologies for the fine analysis of these porous materials in order to support the development of innovations for energy transition.


Monitoring the formation kinetics of a bicoutinuous microemulsion. “ D. Herrera, T. Chevalier, D. Frot, L. Barré, A. Bertauld-Drelich, I. Pezron and C. Dalmazonne Journal of Colloid And Interface Science 2022, 609,200   


Oil-water pore occupancy in the Vaca Muerta source rocks by NMR cryoporometry. “ M. Fleury, T. Chevalier, R. Jorand, I. Jolivet and B. Nicot Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2021, 311, 110680   DOI:     

Diffusion of water in industrial cement and concrete”  M. Fleury, G. Berthe, T. Chevalier.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging  2019, 56, 32–36



All publications: