E2S UPPA Talents Academy Grants:
This scholarship program of excellence is aimed at outstanding students coming primarily from Europe or the North, Center, and South America.
Further information will be provided during the application procedure.
Understanding the mechanics, the physics and their couplings appearing in fluid-filled porous media is a keystone for solving forthcoming challenges in Energy and Environment. Indeed, porous media are ubiquitous in many natural and industrial systems of interest in the various field of engineering such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or Food Industry, to mention only a few.
The MPPM course focuses on the Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media. It encompasses their experimental characterization by indirect porosimetry and direct imaging, the poromechanical behavior modeling, the transport properties estimation, the fluid-solid couplings, and the properties of confined fluids in porous media.
This international master’s degree offers multidisciplinary key courses to achieve an advanced specialist level in all areas involving porous media such as geomechanics or physics of porous media. It is suited for students planning both an academic or an industrial career and provides the theoretical basis and the practical expertise required to pursue in research, in R&D structures or in companies.
The master is fully taught in English. The 1st semester consists of the acquisition of fundamentals in adsorption, characterization of porous media, advanced mechanics, and poromechanics. Lectures are completed with numerical and experimental practical tutorials for which LFCR and SIAME research lab facilities and equipment are opened to the students. The 2nd semester consists of a 6 months research internship in the aforementioned fields. The students may join our academic or industrial research projects or perform their internship in our industrial partners' R&D centers or in other research laboratories.
- Prepare students at an advanced specialized level to meet present and future challenges in (geo)mechanics or physics of porous media.
- Develop engineering research skills to engage in quality and successful research.
- Prepare students for leading positions in industry and government Research and Development departments.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program, the students in the Master of Mechanics and Physics in Porous Media will be able to:
- Justify solid expertise in mechanics or physics of porous materials.
- Design and conduct experiments, analyze, and interpret data.
- Review, analyze, and interpret the body of scientific literature, contemporary issues, and innovations in physics and mechanics area.
- Plan and define a research or R&D project to understand a physical phenomenon pertaining to the mechanics or physics of porous media.
Prospects for employment or further study
- Civil engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Material engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Petroleum engineering
- R&D structures
- Ph.D. student
- R&D Engineer
Detailed program facts
- Deadline: Applications for 2020-2021 admission opened from October 2019 to April 2020.
- Program intensity: Full-time / Duration: 1 year / Credits: 60 ECTS
- Languages: Fully taught in English
- Delivery mode: On-Campus at STEE College and ISABTP on the French Basque Coast (Anglet, France).
- Head of the Master Program: Pr. David Grégoire
- Head of the MPPM course: Dr. Christelle Miqueu
- Location: College of Sciences and Technology for Energy and Environment at ISA BTP Engineering School in the French Basque coast area (Anglet, France).
International Welcome Desk:
English Language Requirements:
- Minimum required score CECRL B2 level in English
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, or equivalent.
- Applicants must be fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.
- An applicant whose native language is not English has to take a recognized international English test.
Semester 1 (September – July)
|Course Title||Course Description||ECTS|
|Statistical thermodynamics, adsorption & interfaces||
This course aims at providing students with basic skills on the thermodynamics of inhomogeneous systems, fundamentals, and practical approaches of adsorption:
|Characterization of porous media by direct and indirect techniques||
This course aims at providing students with characterization techniques of micro- to macroporous materials:
Characterization of textural properties of porous media by indirect techniques
Characterization of porous media by direct techniques and imaging
|Advanced mechanics and computational modeling||
This course aims at providing students with theoretical and practical skills to understand and perform nonlinear computations:
|Poromechanics, fracture, and transport||
This course aims at providing students with basic concepts of poromechanics, fracture, and transport:
|Communication||French as a Foreign Language or, for the native French speaker, English or Spanish||3 ECTS|
|Bibliography||Bibliography project.||3 ECTS|
Semester 2 (January – July)
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