-) the physics of magmatic processes,
-) porous media flows from a pore-scale perspective
-) multiphase flow dynamics (with an emphasis on bubble interactions),
-) development of new upscaling methods for geosciences,
-) the development of new lattice Boltzmann numerical methods,
-) the development of numerical tools for thermochronometry.
A general question that we face frequently during our investigations is to what extent and how do small-scale processes influence the dynamics at greater scales. The approach we use to address these topics is to test our hypotheses using a combination of theoretical work, numerical calculations, laboratory experiments (fluid lab) and field data.