Mustapha Zakari


Research Topics:

  • Upscaling methods for modelling fractured porous medium and multipĥase flow on unstructured meshes
  • Geomorphology: Ice sheet Flow, Subsidence
  • Web developper of CREp the Cosmic Ray Exposure Program

Two phase flow simulations in a fractured 2D reservoir using different fracture discretization strategies (collaboration with Pierre Anquez)

Two phase flow in fractured media (DFN from collaboration with Pierre Anquez)


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Volume then surface plasma discharges. Magnitude of electric field in a ionization wave. Results obtained with an triangular+quadrangular mesh and a CVFEM+FCT based numerical scheme.

After completing his PhD in Plasma Physics Modeling, Mustapha Zakari worked as a postdoc in High Performance Computing for Devinci Labs and Bull/ATOS in Paris. He worked there on the parallelization on Bullion of a numerical model of the magneto-elastic behavior of ferromagnetic materials (C ++, 3D Unstructured Finite Elements with Adaptive Mesh Refinment). Mustapha was then recruited at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris as a Research Engineer in Scientific Computing. He worked there on new High Performance Computing (HPC) numerical models of mantle convection, landscape evolution, hydrothermal circulation and solar magnetism. He then joined the Institut Jean Le Rond D'Alembert (Paris 6) where he also worked for the CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies) and Ecole Centrale de Lyon on different simulation methods for the propagation of infrasonic acoustic waves in the Earth's atmosphere. Mustapha has joined the RING team in january 2018 as a CNRS Research Engineer in Numerical methods for Geosciences. At RING his researches focus on upscaling methods for subsurface porous flow modelling. Different upscaling and flow modelling methods are being analysed in order to develop new methods able to generate coarse scale corner point and unstructured grids for flow simulation while taking account for many geological details like fractures, faults and heterogeneities. 

Two phase flow simulation in a fractured 3D reservoir: water saturation and water cut

fracflow3d MZ

Porous flow simulation on Flow based upscaled grids with unstructured-structured grids intersections.

 cube diag upscaled

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ENSG office number:G203



Modeste Irakarama and Morgan Thierry-Coudon and Mustapha Zakari and Guillaume Caumon.
in: Computer-Aided Design, 149 (103267)
Guillaume Balarac and Francesca Basile and Pierre Bénard and Felipe Bordeu and Jean-Baptiste Chapelier and Luca Cirrottola and Guillaume Caumon and Charles Dapogny and Pascal Frey and Algiane Froehly and Giovanni Ghigliotti and Romain Laraufie and Ghislain Lartigue and Capucine Legentil and Renaud Mercier and Vincent Moureau and Chiara Nardoni and Savinien Pertant and Mustapha Zakari.
in: MathematicS In Action, 11:1 (129-164)
Irene Schimmelpfennig and Pierre-henri Blard and Jim Tesson and Mustapha Zakari and Lucilla Benedetti and Greg Balco and L{\'e}o Martin and Quentin Simon and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Lav{\'e}.
Ching Pui Hung and Allan Sacha Brun and Alexandre Fournier and Laur{\`e}ne Jouve and Olivier Talagrand and Mustapha Zakari.
in: Space Weather of the Heliosphere: Processes and Forecasts, pages 183-186


in: 82nd EAGE Annual Conference \& Exhibition, pages 1-5, European Association of Geoscientists \& Engineers


in: ECMOR XVII, pages 1-21, European Association of Geoscientists \& Engineers


Irene Schimmelpfennig and Jim Tesson and Pierre-Henri Blard and Lucilla Benedetti and Mustapha Zakari and Greg Balco.
in: Goldschmidt


John Armitage and Alexander Whittaker and Mustapha Zakari and Benjamin Campforts.
in: Earth Surface Dynamics, 6:1 (77-99)


Ching Pui Hung and Allan Sacha Brun and Alexandre Fournier and Laur{\`e}ne Jouve and Olivier Talagrand and Mustapha Zakari.
in: The Astrophysical Journal, 849:2 (160)


Mustapha Zakari and Hubert Caquineau and Petr Hotmar and Pierre S{\'e}gur.
in: Journal of Computational Physics, 281 (473--492)



Mustapha Zakari and Hubert Caquineau and Pierre S{\'e}gur and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Bras and Nicolas Gherardi and Nicolas Naud{\'e} and P. Descamps.
in: ESCAMPIG 2012 : XXI Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases, Viana do Castelo, Portugal