The non-random walker:
Life is made of many little steps:
if they are almost in the same direction, you will go very far
Fabrizio Croccolo
Professor at ISA-BTP
Director of the CO2ES Industrial Chair at LFCR of E2S-UPPA

Laboratoire des Fluides Complexes et leur Réservoirs - IPRA
UMR5150, E2S-Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour /CNRS / TOTAL
1 Allée du Parc Montaury
64600 Anglet (FR)

Since September 2018 I am Professor at the LFCR of E2S-UPPA. I am also Director of the CO2ES Industrial Chair on non-equilibrium thermodynamics for enhancing CO2 storage in deep aquifers.

From 2016 I have been postdoc researcher for two years on the development of optical techniques for investigating thermodiffusion in ternary mixtures for the French Space Agency, Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), working site is still the LFCR in Anglet (FR).

From November 2012 to August 2015 I worked at the Anglet site of the Laboratoire des Fluides Complexes et leurs Réservoirs (LFCR), directed by Guillaume Galliero at the University of Pau (France). Here I develop optical techniques for investigating thermodiffusion in porous media and high pressure conditions. In particular I study the Soret effect analyzing the non equilibrium fluctuations by means of dynamic near field scattering techniques. Recently we could observe the effect of confinement on the dynamics of concentration non-equilibrium fluctuations, in collaboration with Prof. José Maria Ortiz de Zárate and Prof. Aleks Donev. In parallel I study the Soret-driven convective instabilities in slightly inclined binary liquid mixtures in collaboration with Prof. Alberto Vailati.

From November 2010 to October 2012 I worked as PostDoc at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in the Soft Matter and Photonics group of Prof. Frank Scheffold. Here I develop my DyNEFI project (supported by a Marie-Curie IEF Fellowship) dealing with applications of the Near Field Imaging techniques to dynamic measurements on Soft Matter samples.

I constantely collaborate with the group of Prof. Francesco Mantegazza and Dr. Doriano Brogioli at the Medecine department of University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). The collaboration involves the development of innovative optical techniques for Soft Matter and medecine applications.

From November 2009 to October 2010 I was PostDoc at the University of Pau, in the Laboratoire des Fluides Complexes with Dr. Henri Bataller, where I performed experimental activity on optical techniques to study the Soret effect in multi-component oil mixtures in porous media under high pressure. This position was supported by the University of Bordeaux-1 and the European Space Agency.

From January 2006 to October 2009 I have been a PostDoc in the PLASMAPROMETEO Center of Excellence at University of Milano-Bicocca under the guide of Prof. Claudia Riccardi. Here I started up an optics lab to develop optical techniques as diagnostical tools on plasma physics. Moreover I designed and built an inductive plasma source to study new plasma treatments on various materials and I spent part of my time analysing various samples with a FIB/SEM microscope.

I did my PhD and Master thesis within the Optics and Microgravity laboratory of Prof. Marzio Giglio at University of Milano under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Vailati. There I focused on the dynamical analysis of non-equilibrium fluctuations in free-diffusion experiments and I designed and built a flowing-junction cell for preparing a microgravity free-diffusion experiment.