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Thibault Chastel

Post-doctoral Fellow

Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées – Saint-Venant Laboratory




PhD of Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), PMMH laboratory, ESPCI Paris (2015)

Master’s degree at UPMC. International Master of Fluid Mechanics (Ecole Polytechnique & UPMC)

Special Fields of Knowledge:

Experimental fluid mechanics, Micro-Hydrodynamics, Particle-wall collision, Lubrication theory

Present Main Research Interests:

Experimental and numerical investigations of hydrodynamics interactions between waves and model vegetation.


  • Texture-driven elastohydrodynamic bouncing, T. Chastel, P. Gondret & A. Mongruel, Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2016)

  • Squeeze flow between a sphere and a textured wall, T. Chastel & A. Mongruel, Physics of Fluids (2016)

  • Effective hydrodynamic boundary conditions for microtextured surfaces, A. Mongruel, T. Chastel, E.S Asmolov & O.I Vinogradova. Physical Review E (2013)

Webpage: https://blog.espci.fr/thibaultchastel/

Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thibault_Chastel

Present and past teaching:

  • ESTP, 1st year, tutorials in fluid mechanics (2016-2017)

  • Pierre and Marie Curie University, 2nd year, tutorials in fluid mechanics (2012-2014)

  • Pierre and Marie Curie University, 3rd year, Practical Courses in Mechanics of Continuous Media (2012-2015)

  • ESILV, 2nd year, tutorials in Thermal Transfer (2016)

  • thibault.chastel@gmail.com
  • Bureau I142