Laboratory of Microhydrodynamics and Flow in Porous Media

Research Staff


Anthony Hutin, Ph.D.

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Academic Formation:
Ph.D. in Enhanced Oil Recovery — IFP Energies Nouvelles & Paris VI, France / 2013
M.Sc. in Complex Fluids & Divided Media — Paris XI, France / 2010
Master in Fundamental Physics — Paris XI, France / 2008 B.Sc. in Fundamental Physics — Paris XI, France / 2007

Research Interest:
Surfactants and interfacial phenomena;
Colloids: emulsions, foams, and suspensions;
Rheology and Characterization of Complex Fluids; Enhanced Oil Recovery.


Bruna Costa Leopércio, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2016
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2014

Research Interest:
Microencapsulation;
Microfluidics;
Confocal microscopy;
Rheology and characterization of complex fluids


Célia Melo, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering – Instituto Superior Técnico, IST, Portugal / 2018
B.Sc. in Biochemistry Engineering – Universidade de Coimbra, UC, Portugal / 2016

Research Interest:
Microfluidics and Fluid Dynamics;
Enhanced Oil Recovery.


Danmer Quinones, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering — PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2009
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering — PUC-Rio, Brazil  /  2005
B.Sc. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering — UNI, Peru /  2001

Research Interest:
Numerical analysis of flow with interfaces in microscale: patch coating, stability and frequency response analysis;
Thin films: coating flows driven by gravity and surface tension forces;
Oil displacement by polymers;
Asymptotic models for flow of heavy oils in pipelines.


Débora Freitas do Nascimento, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Polymers’ Science and Technology – IMA-UFRJ with collaborative period at Harvard University / 2016
M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences – FF-UFRJ, Brazil / 2011
Specialist in Pharmaceutical Industry / 2008
B.Sc. in Pharmacy / 2007

Research Interest:
Droplet microfluidics;
Multiple emulsions assembled with microfluidics;
Confocal microscopy;
Microfluidic 3D model of porous media.


Fabian Andres Tapias Hernandez , M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering – UNICAMP, Brazil / 2018
B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering – Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia / 2015

Research Interest:
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Interfacial Phenomena;
Flow in porous media.


Felicle Lopez

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Academic Formation:
Specialist in Polymers — UERJ, Brasil / 2007
B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry Technology — IUTIN, Venezuela / 1992

Research Interest:
Experimental designs and development of fluid flow in consolidate and unconsolidated porous media;
Characterization of Complex Fluids;
EOR: development and study of gels as divergent agents for water production control.


Frederico Carvalho Gomes, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering — PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2015
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering — PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2009
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering — PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2005

Research Interest:
Lubrication model of annular flow;
Cementation process;
Process simulation and numerical modeling;
Software development.


Jorge Antonio Avendaño Benavides, Ph.D.

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Academic Formation:
Ph.D. in Enhanced Oil Recovery — IFP Energies Nouvelles, France / 2012
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering — ULA, Venezuela / 2008
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering — ULA, Venezuela / 2002

Research Interest:
Surfactants and interfacial phenomena;
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Adsorption of surfactants and polymers at the solid-liquid interface;
Rheology and Characterization of Complex Fluids.


José F. Roca, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
MBA in Project Management — PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2014
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering — PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2011
B.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering — UNI, Peru / 2008

Research Interest:
Computational fluid dynamics;
Free surface problem: Finite element method coupled with level set.


Lisbeth Manchego, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. in Industrial Dyspersed System- Paris-Sud, France / 2010
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering -ULA, Venezuela / 2006

Research Interest:
Interfacial Phenomena;
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Flow in Porous Media.


Monique Feitosa Dali, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio / 2019
B.Sc. Production Engineering – UFF, Brazil / 2014

Research Interest:
Numerical simulation;
Flow in Porous Media.


Nicolle Miranda de Lima, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering — PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2015
B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering – UFF, Brazil / 2013

Research Interest:
Microfluidics;
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Complex pore-scale flow in porous media.


Paulo Hoyer, Ph.D.

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Academic Formation:
Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering – University of Wyoming, USA / 2016
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – IME, Brazil / 1989

Research Interest:
Interfacial Rheology;
Flow through porous media;
Enhanced oil recovery.


Oswaldo Ivan Klinger Catano, M.Sc

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering – UNICAMP, Brazil / 2018
B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering – Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia / 2012

Research Interest:
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Low Salinity Water Injection;
Gas Injection.


Paula Kozlowski Pitombeira Reis, M.Sc

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. Ocean Engineering — UFRJ/COPPE, Brazil / 2014
B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering – UFRJ, Brazil / 2013

Research Interest:
Pore-network modeling;
Gas-condensate reservoirs;
Multiphase flow;
Enhanced oil recovery.


Ranena Ponce, D.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering — PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2008
Specialist in Reservoir Engineering — USB, Venezuela / 2002
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering — USB, Venezuela / 1999

Research Interest:
Low salinity water injection;
Emulsion formation during oil production;
Reservoir modeling & simulation;
EOR.


Raphael Chalhub O. Spinelli Ribeiro, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2019
B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2016

Research Interest:
Low Salinity Water Injection;
Confocal Microscopy;
Microfluidic 3D Model.


Sergio Santiago Ribeiro, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering — PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2008
B.Sc. Control and Automation Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2006

Research Interest:
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
CFD;
Pore-scale Flow Simulation.


Tálita Botti, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2014
B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering – Ceunes/UFES, Brazil / 2011

Research Interest:
Emulsion formation;
Heavy oil;
Particle size distribution.


Thiago dos Santos Pereira, M.Sc.

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Academic Formation:
M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2019
B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering – PUC-Rio, Brazil / 2016

Research Interest:
Enhanced Oil Recovery;
Polymer Flooding;
Phase behavior of petroleum reservoir fluids.