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Marie-Jean Thoraval

  • Ph.D., Thousand Young Talent Plan - 青年千人计划
  • Professor - 教授
  • Xi'an Jiaotong University
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Research interests

Interfacial flowsCapillary flowsTwo phase flowsCFDNumerical simulationsHigh-speed imagingInkjet printingGerrisAir entrapmentSplashingDrop impactFluid dynamics


My research interests are in Fluid Mechanics, focusing on high-speed imaging and interfacial flows. I obtained my master degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Supaéro in France, before going to KAUST in Saudi Arabia for my PhD. Then I did a postdoc in the Physics of Fluids group in the University of Twente.


Co-authors (17)

Publications (5)

  • Early azimuthal instability during drop impact

    • Li E
    • Thoraval M
    • Marston J
    • et al.
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  • Dynamics of the central entrapped bubble during drop impact

    • Jian Z
    • Channa M
    • Thoraval M
  • Effect of the pool depth on drop impact splashing

    • Chizari H
    • Thoraval M
  • Numerical study of the impact of a drop containing a bubble

    • Wei Y
    • Thoraval M
  • Drop impact splashing on liquid surfaces

    • Thoraval M

Professional experience

Professor - 教授

Xi'an Jiaotong University

July 2016 - Present

Tenure-track PI – 特聘研究员

Xi'an Jiaotong University

September 2015 - June 2016(9 months)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Universiteit Twente

September 2013 - August 2015(2 years)

Postdoctoral Researcher

KAUST – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

May 2013 - August 2013(3 months)

Visiting Ph.D. student: High-speed imaging of air entrapment

Kindai University

July 2011 - August 2011(a month)

Visiting Ph.D. student in the Complex Fluids and Hydrodynamic Instabilities team (FCIH)

Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert

June 2010 - August 2010(2 months)

Visiting Ph.D. student: High-speed imaging of drop impacts and laser cavitation

Kindai University

April 2009 - July 2009(3 months)

Market research at the Economics Department of the French Embassy

Embassy of France in China

November 2008 - March 2009(4 months)

Research Master internship: Reservoir research

TOTAL Geoscience Research Centre

April 2008 - August 2008(4 months)

Master internship: High-speed imaging of drop impact:

NUS - National University of Singapore

April 2007 - July 2007(3 months)

Master internship: Inkjet printing research

IMRE - Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

April 2007 - June 2007(2 months)


Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics

High-Speed Fluids Imaging Laboratory - KAUST

August 2009 - April 2013(4 years)

Diplôme d'Ingénieur Supaéro (Master's Degree)

ISAE Supaéro - Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace

September 2007 - August 2008(a year)

Fluid Dynamics Research Master 2

ISAE Supaéro - Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace

September 2007 - August 2008(a year)

Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Master Level)

Ecole Polytechnique

September 2004 - August 2008(4 years)

Preparation for French Grandes Ecoles


September 2001 - August 2004(3 years)