Sébastien Dartevelle oversaw the multiphase flow modeling efforts of the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) for the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM). In addition, he led the Quality Assured, Verification, and Validation process of MFIX (Multiphase Flow with Interphase eXchange) codes which became in 2006 a fully QA-code for YMP applications. His current researches involve further validation efforts against analog supersonic multiphase flows, modeling efforts of multiphase geophysical flows, and development of multiphase turbulence models for geophysical flows.
Ph.D., 2003: Geophysics, Michigan Technological University, USA.
B.Sc., M.Sc., 1993: Geology and Mineralogy, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
__Currently:__ Geodynamics/Computational Geo-Sciences Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Research Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY), Geology.
__2006 – 2008:__ Tri-lab (NNSA) support team leader for the Department of Energy's Advanced Simulation and Computing program (ASC) for the Center for Integrated Turbulent Simulations (CITS) at Stanford University.
__2005 – 2008:__ Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, for the Yucca Mountain Project nuclear waste repository of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.
__2004 – 2005:__ Post-Doc, Los Alamos National Laboratory for the Yucca Mountain Project nuclear waste repository of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.
__2010:__ Invited book contributor: Validation approaches to volcanic explosive phenomenology, chapter 3.4 in Computational Gas-Solids Flows and Reacting Systems: Theory, Methods, and Practice; S. Pannala, M. Syamlal, and T.J. O'Brien (eds.), IGI-Global publisher, ''in press''.
__2008:__ S. Dartevelle and G.A. Valentine, Multiphase magmatic flows at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, B12209, doi:10.1029/2007JB005367.
S. Dartevelle, From Model Conception to Verification and Validation. A Global Approach to Multiphase Navier-Stoke Models with an Emphasis to Volcanic Explosive Phenomenology, LA-14346, pp. 86, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
S. Dartevelle and G.A. Valentine, Transient multiphase processes during the explosive eruption of basalt through a geothermal borehole (Námafjall, Iceland, 1977) and implications for natural volcanic flows, Earth Planetary Science Letters, 262, p. 363-384, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.07.053.
S. Dartevelle, GMFIX, Geophysical Multiphase Flow with Interphase eXchanges. Manual. Version GMFIX-1.61, pp. 62, Design Document Attachment 2, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Repository Development, 11192-DD-1.62-00.
S. Dartevelle, Geophysical Multiphase Flow with Interphase eXchanges. Hydrodynamic and Thermodynamic Models, and Numerical Techniques. Version GMFIX-1.62, pp. 62, Design Document Attachment 1, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Repository Development, 11192-DD-1.62-00.
S. Dartevelle, Comprehensive Approaches to Multiphase Flows in Geophysics. Application to non-isothermal, non-homogenous, unsteady, large-scale, turbulent dusty clouds. I. Basic RANS and LES Navier-Stokes equations, LA-14228, pp. 51, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
S. Dartevelle and G.A. Valentine, Early-time multiphase interactions between basaltic magma and underground repository openings at the proposed Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L22311, doi:10.1029/2005GL024172.
D. Krier; E. Gaffney; G. Keating; G. Valentine; B. Damjana; and S. Dartevelle, Magma Dynamics at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, ANL-MGR-GS-000005 REV 00, pp. 114, Bechtel SAIC Company.
S. Dartevelle, Numerical modeling of geophysical granular flows: 1. A comprehensive approach to granular rheologies and geophysical multiphase flows, G-cubed, 5, Q08003, doi:10.1029/2003GC000636.
S. Dartevelle; W.I. Rose; J. Stix; K. Kelfoun; J.W. Vallance, Numerical modeling of geophysical granular flows: 2. Computer simulations of plinian clouds and pyroclastic flows and surges, G-cubed, 5, Q08004, doi:10.1029/2003GC000637.
__2002:__ S. Dartevelle; G.J.G Ernst; J. Stix; and A. Bernard, Origin of the Mount Pinatubo climactic eruption cloud: Implications for volcanic hazards and atmospheric impacts, Geology, 30, p. 663-666.
__Currently:__ Jury member for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Student Symposium awarding student’s research conducted at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
__2009:__ Time Magazine: On the job front still no great depression but getting a little closer, 7 April 2009: http://curiouscapitalist.blogs.time.com/2009/04/07/.
__2007:__ Jury member of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.
__2005 – 07:__ Member of the CASA Board of Directors, First Judicial District of New Mexico.
__2006:__ President of the CASA Board of Directors.
Science: Totally Granular, v. 297, 2002, 483.
New Scientist: Pinatubo: Dust is still a killer, v. 175, 2002, 7.
Physics Today: Web Watch: Granular-Volcano-Group, v. 55, 2002, 33.
Sciences et Avenir: Pinatubo: un tueur à long terme, v. 666, 2002.
__2008:__ U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Impact Statement Award for the Yucca Mountain License Application.
First recipient of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Vecinos Award for community leadership.
Los Alamos National Laboratory EES Division Spot Award for student program development.
__2003:__ The Graduate Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement, the Highest Standard of Michigan Technological University.
__2002:__ U.S. Department of Energy Science and Technology Research Highlight.