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Nicolas DIETRICHAssociate Professor - INSA Toulouse

Nicolas DIETRICH
Maître de Conférences - HDR
Equipe Transfert-Interface-Mélange
+33 (0) [5-61-55-97-81]
INSA de Toulouse
135 avenue de Rangueil
31077 Toulouse cedex 4 - FRANCE
dietrich @ insa-toulouse.fr // www.ndietrich.com

 

 

CURRENT POSITION

2009 – Today: Associate Professor at INSA Toulouse – Chemical Engineering & Environment Department –Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI), Toulouse, France

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

2018                Habilitation (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches en Science – HDR), Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), Toulouse, France Title: “Étude de l’hydrodynamique et du transfert de matière aux interfaces gaz-liquide : Les outils de visualisation optiques au service de la modélisation en Génie des Procédés.”

2008                Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), Nancy, France Title: “Étude locale et expérimentale des phénomènes interfaciaux”. Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique (LSGC), Nancy.  Supervisor: Pr. Huai-Zhi LI & Dr. Souhila Poncin

2005                Engineering degree in Chemical Industries (Ingénieur des Industries Chimiques), École Nationale des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC), Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), Nancy, France

2005                Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and products, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), Nancy, France

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2008 – 2009   Assistant professor (Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche), ENSIC, Nancy, France

2005 – 2008   Ph. D student, Funding from the French Ministry of Higher Education & Research, LSGC, Nancy, France.

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2015 – today         Head of the Master of Science in “Complex System Engineering” of University of Toulouse, INSA Toulouse, INP Toulouse, IMT Mines d’Albi, (2-year program, 480 ECTS credits, 50 students per year), Toulouse and Albi, France

2018 – today         Co-Head of the “Multiphase Flow” research group of the FERMaT research federation (FR3089) involving 50 scientists and 30 PhD students in the Occitanie region (7 laboratories), Toulouse and Albi, France

2013 – today        Co-Head of the master’s degree “Fluid Engineering for Industrial process”, (2-year program, 120 ECTS credits, 30 students per year), INSA Toulouse & INP Toulouse, France

2015 – today         Head of the 4th year of engineering course in Chemical Engineering (60 ECTS credits, 50 students per year), INSA Toulouse, France

2020 – today         co-Head of the TIM research group (40 people), France

 

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS

12 PhD supervisions:  Mélanie Jimenez (2010-2013), Abderhamme Kherbeche (2012-2015), David Benizri (2013-2016), Xiaomin Xie (2013-2017), Lixia Yang (2013-2017), Naila Bouyaed (2014-2017), Feishi Xu (2015-2019), Kritchart Wongwailikhit (2016-2019), Mei Mei (2017-2021), Gaelle Lebrun (2018-2021), Kalyani Kentheswaran (2018-2021),  & Eliot Wantz (2019-2022).

5 PhD international PhD students hosted and co-supervised: Aldo Padilla (2012 – 3 months – Chile), David Mikaelian (2012 – 1 month – Belgium), Ly Tran (2013 – 5 months – Vietnam), Aida Ahmia Cherifa (2016 – 8 months – Algeria), Alexandra Buess (2018 – 1 month, Belgium)

5 Post-doctoral & research engineers: Jessica François (2010-2011), Benjamin Boulbène (2012), Loic Letner (2014), Francisco Felis (2017-2018) & Abdhermane Kherbeche (2018)

28 Master of Science supervisions: Carinna Hoppe (2019), Mohammed Farhat (2018), Masakusa Sugiyama (2018), R. N. Mancheno (2017), J.C. Molina Choque (2017), P. Samanta (2016), Anthony Cavalier (2016), Rania Hariz (2015), José Ignacio Del Rio Sanz (2014), Lorena Moura (2014), Victor Sousa (2014), Erij ben Slimene (2013), Mike Turnock (2013), Cristina López Martínez (2013), James Milnes (2012), Bounab El Hadi (2012), Maria Guadalupe Navarrete Tapia (2012), Oscar Conesa-Palacios (2011), Maria Perez (2011), Augusto Alejandro García Ciniselli  (2010), Oussama Harrathi (2010), Junwei Qian (2009), Nadia Mayoufi (2008), Elodie Magné (2008), Amélie Michelle (2008), Silvia Pheulpin (2007), Laurent Richard (2007) & Amélie Pouplin (2006).

TEACHING ACTIVITIES [1800 hours]

2009 – today     Associate professor, INSA Toulouse, France

250 hours/year: Heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, unit operation, chemical engineering design, absorption, separation, etc.

2008 – 2009       Assistant professor (Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche), ENSIC, Nancy, France

144 hours/year: Distillation, crystallization, mixing, fluids mechanics

2005 – 2008       Teaching assistant, Farmacy faculty, Université Henri Poincarré, Nancy, France

96 hours/year: Heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, unit operation, chemical engineering design, absorption, separation, etc.

 

Matière : Génie des procédés, transfert de quantité de matière et de mouvement, physico-chimie,  travaux personnels d’initiations à la recherche
Niveaux : INSA ICBE  3A, INSA GPE 4A et 5A, et Master of science

Plus d’infos : http://www.ndietrich.com

 

COMMISSIONS OF TRUST

2019                 Scientific Evaluator for the “Toulouse Tech Interlab” funding program, INSA-ISAE-INP Toulouse, France

2018 – 2022        Elected member at the Scientific Board, INSA Toulouse, France

2018                 Scientific Evaluator for the “Toulouse University – APR PhD” funding program, France

2018                 Scientific Evaluator for the “MITACS Accelerate research proposal”, Canada

2016 – 2018       Member of the Scientific Board, Research federation FERMaT, France

2015                 Scientific Evaluator for the MITACS Accelerate research proposal, Canada

2015 – 2021        Elected member of the recruitment committee of the Chemical Engineering Department Board, INSA Toulouse, France

2014 – 2018        Elected member at the University Board, INSA Toulouse, France

2014 – 2018        Member of the Disciplinary Board, INSA Toulouse, France

2014 – 2018        Member of the Financial Board, INSA Toulouse, France

2012 – 2016        Elected member of the Chemical Engineering Department Board, INSA Toulouse, France

2012 – 2013        Member of the selection committee, INSA Toulouse and INPT Toulouse, France

2010 – today      Reviewer for over 10 different Chemical Engineering journals and conferences (15/year)

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

French Laser Velocimetry Association – Association Francophone de Vélocimétrie Laser (A.F.V.L.)

French Institute of Chemical Engineering – Société Française de Génie des Procédés (S.F.G.P.)

RESEARCH TOPICS

 

Étude du transfert gaz-liquide appliqué aux réacteurs biologiques

 


L’objectif est de mieux maîtriser le transfert gaz-liquide au sein des nouveaux réacteurs biologiques du traitement de l’eau et des gaz. Que ce soit dans les stations de traitement d’eaux résiduaires urbaines où l’apport d’oxygène nécessaire au métabolisme des bactéries constitue un enjeu économique fondamental, ou bien dans les réacteurs biologiques produisant du biogaz valorisable ou enfin pour contribuer à la protection de l’environnement et à la stabilité du climat en capturant des COV (Composés organique volatile), il est nécessaire de connaître de façon précise les paramètres physiques et physico-chimiques qui conditionnent le transfert gaz-liquide de façon à quantifier localement ces derniers pour les considérer dans les nouvelles approches de dimensionnement des réacteurs biologiques. Ce travail contribuera de façon effective au développement et à la modélisation de nouveaux réacteurs biologiques intégrant les contraintes énergétiques actuelles.

  

PUBLICATIONS

2020

[P54] Nicolas Dietrich, Mélanie Jimenez, Christophe Coudret & Eric Olmos, Using pop-culture to engage students in the classroom, The Journal of Chemical Education, revision, 2020

[P53] Fun with Flags and Chemistry, Christophe COUDRET & Nicolas DIETRICH, Journal of Chemical Education, revision, 2020

[P52] The sudden decrease of the dissolved ozone concentration in sprays: a mass transfer phenomenon?, Axel CANADO, Marine TOURNOIS, Marielle PAGES, Michel ROUSTAN, Wilfried REMUS-BOREL, NICOLAS DIETRICH, Frederic VIOLLEAU, Gilles Hébrard, IECR, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.0c03216, 2020

[P51] Attempts, successes and failures of distance learning in the time of covid-19, Nicolas Dietrich, Kalyani Kentheswarani, Aras Ahmadi, Johanne Teychené, Yolaine Bessière, Sandrine Alfenore, Stéphanie Laborie, Dominique Bastoul, Karine Loubière, Christelle Guigui, Mathieu Sperandio, Ligia Barna, Etienne Paul, Corinne Cabassud, Alain Liné, Gilles Hébrard, Journal of Chemical Education, 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00717, 2020

[P50] M. Monnot, S. Laborie and G. Hébrard and N. Dietrich,, Adapting Escape game activities to large audience in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Education, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ece.2020.05.007, 2020

[P49] Mei Mei, Nicolas Dietrich, Gilles Hébrard, Karine Loubière, Investigations of gas-liquid mass transfer dynamic changes around Taylor bubbles flowing in a long in-plane spiral-shaped milli-reactor, CES, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2020.115717, 2020

[P48] Bouayed, N., Dietrich, N., Lafforgue, C., Lee, C.-H., Guigui, C., Quorum Quenching in MBR: hydrodynamic characterization, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b06749

[P47] Nicolas Dietrich & Anabela Estudante, Using augmented reality application to diffuse escape game activity to larger audiences, The Journal of Chemical Education, 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00933

[P46] Feishi Xu, Gilles Hébrard and Nicolas Dietrich, Comparison of different visualization techniques of gas-liquid mass transfer, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.119261

[P45] M. Mei, N. Dietrich, G. Hébrard and K. Loubière, Hydrodynamics of gas-liquid slug flows in a long in-plane spiral shaped milli-reactor, Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering, 10.1134/S0040579520010169

 

2019

 

[P44] K.Wongwailikhit, N. Dietrich, G. Hébrard & P. Painmanakul, Comparison of a monofiber optical probe and high-speed camera for determination of droplet size and velocity in spray systems, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2019

[P43] A.C.Ahmia, M.Idouhar, K.Wongwailikit, N.Dietrich and G.Hébrard, Impact of surfactants and cellulose on the hydrodynamic behavior and liquid-side mass transfer coefficient of a bubble column, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2019, 10.1002/ceat.201800620

[P42] F. Felis, F. Strass, L. Laurini, N. Dietrich, A.-M. Billet, V. Roig, S. Herres-Pawlis, and K. Loubière, Using a bio-inspired copper complex to investigate reactive mass transfer around an oxygen bubble rising freely in a Hele-Shaw cell, Chemical Engineering Science, 2019, Minor revision

[P41] F. Xu, N. Midoux, H.-Z. Li, G. Hébrard and N. Dietrich, Characterization of bubble shapes in non-Newtonian fluids by parametric equations, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2019

[P40] X. Xie, N. Dietrich, P. Schmitz, L. Fillaudeau and C. Andre, Investigation and modeling of Residence Time Distribution and thermal dissipation in a Dynamic Filtration module, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, In press

[P39] A.Kherbeche, M. Mei, M.-J. Thoraval, G. Hébrard and N. Dietrich, Hydrodynamics and gas-liquid mass transfer around a confined sliding bubble, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 

[P38] N. Dietrich, Chem&roll: A roll&write game to illustrate chemical engineering and the contact process, Journal of Chemical Education, 2019

[P37] N. Dietrich, K. Wongwailikhit, M. Mei, F. Xu, F. Felis, G. Hébrard & K. Loubiere, Using the “red bottle” experiment for the visualization and the fast characterization of gas-liquid mass transfer, Journal of Chemical Education, 2019

[P36] Benizri D., Dietrich N., Labeyrie P., Hebrard G., Improvements of farm biogas upgrading systems in a condensed and economic scrubber, Separation and Purification Technology, 2019

 

2018

[P35] Mass transfer and diffusion in the wake of single air bubbles rising in polymer aqueous solutions quantified by PLIF with inhibition, F Xu, A Cockx, G Hébrard, N Dietrich, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

[P34] Escape Classroom: The Leblanc Process – An Educational « Escape Game » , Nicolas Dietrich, Journal of Chemical Education

[P33] Local hydrodynamics investigation within a dynamic filtration unit under laminar flow, X Xie, N Dietrich, L Fillaudeau, C Le Men, P Schmitz, A Liné
Chemical Engineering Research and Design 132, 954-965

[P32] Visualisation Of Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer Around A Rising Bubble Using An Oxygen Sensitive Dye, N. Dietrich & G. Hébrard, Heat and Mass Transfer, Revision

2017

[P31] Relative effect of gas sparger orifice sizes and some solid particle characteristics in a bubble column, Kritchart Wongwailikhit, Passaworn Warunyuwong, Nattawin Chawaloesphonsiya, Nicolas Dietrich, Gilles Hébrard and Pisut Painmanakul, Chemical Engineering & Technology, In press

[P30] Deformation of liquid-liquid interfaces by a rotating rod, Physics of Fluids 29, 072108 (2017); doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4995476, C. W. Zhao , C. Gentric , N. Dietrich , Y. Ma , H. Z. Li

[P29] Study of the initial glycerol concentration effects upon bacterial cells adaptation and biodegradation kinetics on a submerged aerated fixed bed reactor using biocell® packing, Journal of Materials and Environmental Sciences, Volume 8, Issue 9, Page 3280-3289, A Kherbeche, S Ngala Nsakou, B Lekhlif, G Hébrard, N Dietrich

[P28]New Insights On The Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer Around Taylor Bubbles Flowing In A Meandering Millimetric Square Channel, Lixia Yang; Karine Loubiere, Dr; Nicolas Dietrich, Dr.; Claude Le Men; Christophe Gourdon, Prof.; Gilles Hébrard, Prof., Chemical Engineering Science

[P27] Experimental characterization of multi-component absorption in complex liquid: new method and apparatus, Benizeri, Dietrich and Hébrard, Chemical Engineering Science

[P26] Local Hydrodynamic Investigation by PIV and CFD within a Dynamic Filtration Unit under Laminar Flow, Xiaomin Xie, Nicolas Dietrich, Philippe Schmitz, Luc Fillaudeau Separation and Purification Technology Journal.

[P25] Fast determination of gas-liquid diffusion coefficient by an innovative double approach, Xu, Dietrich and Hébrard, Chemical Engineering Science

[P24] Absorption of toluene per a vegetable oil-water emulsion in scrubbing tower: experiments and modeling, R. Hariz, j. I. Del Rio Sanz, C. Mercier, R. Valentin, N. Dietrich, Z. Mouloungui, and G. Hebrard, Chemical Engineering Science.

[P23] Optical methods to investigate the enhancement factor of an oxygen-sensitive colorimetric reaction using microreactors, Lixia Yanga,Nicolas Dietrich, Karine Loubière, Christophe Gourdon and Gilles Hébrard, AICHE Journal,

2016

[P22] Process-Oriented Review of Bacterial Quorum Quenching for Membrane Biofouling Mitigation in Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs), N Bouayed, N Dietrich, C Lafforgue, CH Lee, C Guigui, Membranes 6 (4), 52

[P21] Visualization and characterization of gas-liquid mass transfer around a Taylor bubble right after the formation stage in microreactors, Lixia Yanga,Nicolas Dietrich, Karine Loubière, Christophe Gourdon and Gilles Hébrard, Revision to Chemical Engineering Science 2016.

2015

[P20] Physical absorption if volatile organic compounds by spraying elulsion in an innovative spray tower, R. Tatin, L. Mourra, N. Dietrich, S. Baig, G. Hébrard, Chemical Engineering Research and Design,

 

2015

[P19] Fast measurements of gas-liquid diffusion coefficient in the gaussian wake of a spherical bubbleon ,N. DIETRICH, A. COCKX, M. JIMENEZ, J. FRANCOIS, P. GUIRAUD, G. HEBRARD, Chemical Engineering & Technology, Volume 38, Issue 5, pages 941–946, May, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201400471

[P18] Influence of initial glycerol concentration upon bacterial cells adaptability and biodegradation kinetics on a submerged aerated fixed bed reactor using Biocell® (PE05) packing, B. Lekhlif, G. Hébrard, N. Dietrich, A. Kherbeche, J. Echabbi, Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., Vol.9(2), pp. 71-79, February 2015, DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2014.1837, ISSN: 1996-0786

2014

[P17] A damping phenomenon in viscoelastic fluids, X. Frank, N. Dietrich and Huai Z. Li, Europhysics Letters, Volume 105, Number 5, doi:10.1209/0295-5075/105/54006

[P16] Oxygen mass transfer and hydrodynamic behaviour in wastewater: determination of local impact of surfactants by visualization techniques, Water Research, Mélanie Jimenez, Nicolas Dietrich, John R. Grace, Gilles Hébrard, 10.1016/j.watres.2014.03.065, Volume 58, Pages 111–121, 1 July 2014

2013

[P15] Bubble formation at an orifice: A multiscale investigation, N. Dietrich, N. Mayoufi, S. Poncin, N. Midoux, Huai Z. Li, Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 92, 5 April 2013, Pages 118–125

[P14] Mass transfer in the wake of non-spherical air bubbles quantified by quenching of fluorescence ; Mélanie Jimenez, Nicolas Dietrich, Gilles Hébrard, Chemical Engineering Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2013.01.036i, July 2013, Volume 100, Pages 160–171, 30 August 2013

[P13] A New And Direct Technique For Visualization And Measurement Of The Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer Around Bubbles In Millireactor, Nicolas DIETRICH, Karine Loubière, Christophe Gourdon et Gilles Hébrard, Chemical Engineering Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2013.03.041

[P12] Hydrodynmics and mass transfer invesitigation in a gas-liquid-solid biofilter column, Abderramanne Kerbeche, James Milnes, Nicolas Dietrich, Gilles Hebrard, Brahim Lekhlif, Chemical Engineering Science.

[P11] Bubbles and drops formation at a submerged orifice: experimental studies and PIV visualization, Nicolas Dietrich, Nadia Mayoufi, Souhila Poncin and Huai-Zhi LI, Chemical Papers, DOI 10.2478/s11696-012-0277-5, 2012

[P10] Experimental study of O2 diffusion coefficient measurement at a planar gas-liquid interface by PLIF with inhibition, Mélanie Jimenez, Nicolas Dietrich, Arnaud Cockx, Gilles Hébrard, AICHE Journal, Volume 59, Pages 325–333, Issue 1, January 2013

2012

[P9] A new method for measuring diffusion coefficient of gases in liquids by PLIF, Mélanie Jimenez, Nicolas Dietrich, Gilles Hébrard, Modern Physics Letter B, Volume 26, Issue 06, 1150034, 10 March 2012

2011

[P8] A Novel Methodology To Measure Mass Transfer Around A Bubble, Jessica FRANCOIS, Nicolas DIETRICH, Arnaud COCKX, Modern Physics Letter B, Volume 25, Issue 25, 10 October 2011

[P7] Dynamical deformation of flat liquid-liquid interface, Nicolas Dietrich, Souhila Poncin, Sylvia Pheulpin and Huai-Zhi LI, Experiments in fluids, 2011

[P6] Direct measurement of mass transfer around a single bubble by micro-PLIFI, Jessica Francois, Nicolas Dietrich, Pascal Guiraud, Arnaud Cockx, Chemical Enginerring Science, Volume 66, Issue 14, 15 July 2011, Pages 3328–3338

[P5] Experimental study of the bubble formation in T-Y junction micro-mixers, Nicolas Dietrich, Souhila Poncin, and Huai-Zhi LI, International Journal of Water, avril 2011

 

2010

[P4] Experimental study of oxygen diffusion coefficients in clean water containing Sodium chloride, glucose or surfactant: consequences on the liquid-side mass Transfer coefficients, Marupatch Jamnongwong; Karine Loubiere; Nicolas Dietrich; Hébrard Gilles, Chemical Engineering Journal , accepté, Septembre 2010

2008

[P3] Bubble Formation Dynamics in Various Flow-Focusing Microdevices, Nicolas Dietrich, Souhila Poncin, Noël Midoux and Huai-Zhi Li, Langmuir, 24, 24, 13901, Décembre 2008, (DOI: 10.1021/la802008k).

[P2] Passage of a bubble through a liquid-liquid interface, Nicolas Dietrich, Souhila Poncin, Sylvia Pheulpin and Huai-Zhi Li, AICHE Journal, 54, 34, Mars 2008, 594-600 (DOI: 10.1002/aic.11399).

2007

[P1] Bubble nucleation and growth in fluids , Xavier Frank, Nicolas Dietrich, Jing Wu, Renaud Barraud and Huai-Zhi Li, Chemical Engineering Science , 62, 24, Decembre 2007, 7090-7097 (doi:10.1016/j.ces.2007.08.030).