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Jean-Michel PEREIRA

Professor (PhD, HDR)

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Research Interests

Main topics

  • Geomechanics of CO2 sequestration
  • Thermo-Hydro-Chemo-Mechanical couplings in fluids-filled geomaterials
  • Finite Element modelling of coupled geomechanical problems


  • Offshore geotechnics (behaviour of deep marine sediments)
  • Nuclear waste disposals (THM modelling)
  • Embankments in areas liable to floodings (soils-atmosphere interactions)
  • Chalk carries (time effects and partial saturation)
  • Geothermal piles

Research group (present and former people)

PhD students

  • Hubert Habib: Behaviour of laterally-loaded deep foundations in soft soils, started in 2014.
  • Laura Kerner: Dynamic soil-structure interaction: application to deep foundations of wind turbines, co-supervised with Dr P. Argoul, Dr. J. Canou, Dr G. Cumunel & Dr. J.-C. Dupla, started in 2014.
  • Hugo Troupel: Creep of geomaterials subjected to varying environ- mental variables, co-supervised with Dr M. Vandamme, started in 2014.
  • Mohamed Hassan Khalili: Micromechanics of creep in granular materials, co-supervised with Dr M. Bornert, Dr Brisard, Dr N. Lenoir, Dr J.-N. Roux & Dr M. Vandamme, started in 2013.
  • Van Tri Nguyen: Behaviour of energy piles, co-supervised with Dr. A. M. Tang, started in 2013.
  • Vinh Du Than: Mechanical behavior of bonded granular soils: experiments and discrete element modeling, co-supervised with Dr. A. M. Tang and Dr. J.-N. Roux, started in 2013.
  • Nam Nghia Bui: Study of swelling of porous media induced by sursaturation and cristal growth, co-supervised with Dr. M. Vandamme, started in 2012.
  • Linh Quyen Dao: Laboratory and numerical investigation of the anisotropic behaviour of natural Boom Clay, co-supervised with Dr. Y. J. Cui, Dr. A. M. Tang & Dr. P. Delage (2011-2015).
  • Neda Yavari: Geotechnical aspects of foundation energy piles, co-supervised with Dr. A. M. Tang & Dr. G. Hassen (2011-2014).
  • Valérie Vallin: Multiphysical approach of the perenity of CO2 geological storage — Influence of the behaviour of geomaterials and discontinuities, co-supervised with Dr T. Fen-Chong & Dr H. Wong (2010-2014).
  • Jean-François Bruchon: Hydro-mechanical couplings in granular materials — X-ray microtomography approach, co-supervised with Dr M. Vandamme, Dr M. Bornert & Dr P. Delage (2010-2014).
  • Florian Osselin: Sequestration of supercritical CO2 in deep saline aquifers: evolution of the petrophysical properties of the constitutive rock, co-supervised with Dr. P. Dangla, Dr T. Fen-Chong & Dr A. Fabbri, (2010-2013).
  • Pengyun Hong: Thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of stiff clays accounting for salinity effects, with Prof. Cui Y.J. & Dr. Tang A.M. (2009-2013).
  • José Muñoz-Castelblanco: Hydro-mechanical behaviour of a natural soil, with Profs. Delage P. & Cui Y.J. (2007-2011).

Post-doc fellows – Visiting Scholars

  • Dr Linlin Wang: Modelling the anisotropic hydromechanical behaviour of coal during CO2 injection, 09-2014 — 08/2015, co-supervised with Dr M. Vandamme.
  • Dr. D. Nicolas Espinoza: Study of the hydromechanical properties of coal during CO2 injection, 01/2012 — 07/2013, co-supervised with Dr M. Vandamme.
  • Dr. Norma Patricia López Acosta: Stability analyses of flood-protecting dykes submitted to rapid drawdowns, 04/2011 — 09/2011 (visiting scholar funded by EC-FP7-PEOPLE GEO-EXCEL project)
  • Dr. Diego Manzanal: Numerical modelling of the effects of supercritical CO2 injection on the poromechanical properties of geomaterials & Numerical modelling of gassy soils, 02/2011 — 01/2013.
  • Dr. Zemenu Yigzaw: Experimental characterisation of the effects of supercritical CO2 injection on the poromechanical properties of geomaterials, 02/2010 — 06/2012.
  • Dr. Seda Sendir-Torisu: Mechanical behaviour of ocean sediments and offshore geohazards, 07/2009 — 06/2010


  • Advanced Geotechnics (Graduate Level), École des Ponts ParisTech (2009 - ...)
  • Mechanics of Soil and Rock (Graduate Level), École des Ponts ParisTech (2009 - ...)

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Detailed Curriculum

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Publications in peer-reviewed journals (openarchive)

See online : My Profile on Google Scholar


unsaturated soils, geomechanics, co2 storage