Benoît Fiorina

Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, CentraleSupélec, Laboratoire EM2C, 



Laboratoire EM2C, CentraleSupélec,

benoit.fiorina [at]



Research activities


My research area focuses on the modeling of turbulent reactive flows for high-performance simulation of new combustion concepts. In particular, I study the interactions between the complex chemical kinetics of combustion and turbulence to understand and predict the formation of pollutants.


Area of expertise: turbulent combustion, pollutant formation, numerical flow modeling and simulation, numerical methods applied to reactive fluid mechanics, high-performance computing.

Fields of application: aeronautical fireplaces (combustion chamber of aircraft engines, helicopters and rockets), internal combustion engines, industrial furnaces (glassmaking, metallurgy,...), industrial boilers.


  • Co-coordinator (with Dr. Laurent Zimmer) of the Combustion team of the EM2C laboratory, CNRS (UPR 288)
  • Deputy Director of the SMEMaG Doctoral School at the University of Paris-Saclay, in charge of the Fluid, Energetic, and processes department. 
  • Board member of the Normandy PSIME doctoral school (Physics, Engineering Science, Materials, Energy).
  • 2015 - 2018: President of the French section of the Combustion Institute (Chair of the French section of the Combustion Institute)
  • 2016-2017: Member of the ANR committee "Energy Transformation and Efficient Energy Uses", Energy Challenge.
  • 2011-2015: Elected member of the National Council of Universities (CNU), section 62. 


  • 2006 – 2014 : Associate professor at the Ecole Centrale Paris, EM2C laboratory, CNRS (UPR 288)
  • 2005 – 2006: Post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University.
  • 2001 – 2004: PhD student at the research center of GDF-SUEZ and at the Ecole Centrale Paris



  • 2012  Habilitation diploma to conduct research, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, supervised by Dr. Thierry Poinsot. Manuscript title: “Turbulent combustion modeling using Tabulated Chemistry”.
  • 2004   Ph.D in turbulent combustion modeling, Ecole Centrale Paris, France, supervised by Pr. Nasser Darabiha. Manuscript title: “Turbulent combustion modeling to predict pollutant produced by industrial burners”. Founded by GDF-SUEZ (CIFRE grant).
  • 2001   Master in Mechanics – Energy, University Henry Poincaré, Nancy, France.
  • 2001   Engineer Degree in Fluid mechanics and Energy. Ecole Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques de l'Ingénieur de Nancy (ESSTIN), France.


Teaching activities


  • Combustion 
  • Reactive Media Modeling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics classes
  • Coordination of student project in the field of new energetic concepts



Editorial and expertise activities


  • Member of the editorial board of the Flow Turbulence and Combustion journal
  • Member of the editorial board of Fuels journal
  • Member of the scientific committee of the FEU exhibition, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris.
  • Member of the scientific committee of the International Workshop on Measurement and Computation of Turbulent Flames (TNF)
  • Consulting activities for the French Ministry of Education and Research. Reviewer for Research Tax Credit control in the field of fluid mechanics and energy.



  • Research Excellence Award of the Combustion Institute 
  • Paul Laffitte Prize awarded to my former doctoral student Renaud Mercier
  • Gérard de Soete Prize awarded to my former doctoral student Pierre Auzillon