GALAND Quentin

Senior Researcher


  • Chemical Engineering, ULB, 2005.

  • PhD in Engineering Sciences, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Title: Experimental Investigation of the Diffusive Properties of Ternary Liquid Systems.

Competence fields

  • Chemical Engineering.

  • Experiment design and implementation .

  • Diffusion - Thermodiffusion .

  • Optics - Interferometry .

  • Data Processing.

  • Nanofluids.

  • Heat pipes.

  • Parabolic Flights.

Representative publications

  • Q. Galand, S. Van Vaerenbergh, W. Köhler, O. Khlybov, T. Lyubimova, A. Mialdun,I. Ryzhkov, V. Shevtsova, T. Triller, Results of the DCMIX1 experimenton measurement of Soret coefficients in ternary mixtures of hydrocarbons under microgravity conditions on the ISS, J. Chemical Physics, 2019.
  • Q. Galand, J. Thierie, Experimental Characterization of the Interactions between Bacterial Floc and Suspended Solids by means of Optical Density Measurements, J. Immunology and Inflammation Diseases Therapy, 2018.
  • M.M. Bou Ali, A. Ahadi, D. Alonso, de Mezquia, Q. galand, M. Gebhardt, O. Khlybov, W. Köhler, M. Larrañaga, J. C. Legros, T. Lyubimova, A. Mialdun, I. Ryzhkov, M. Z. Saghir, V. Shevtsova and S. Van Vaerenbergh, Benchmark values for the Soret, thermodiffusion and molecular diffusion coefficients of the ternary mixture tetralin+isobutylbenzene+n-dodecane with 0.8-0.1-0.1 mass fraction, EPJE, (2015).
  • Q. Galand, S. Van Vaerenbergh, Contribution to the benchmark for ternary mixtures: Measurement of diffusion and Soret coefficients of ternary system tetrahydronaphtalene-isobutylbenzene-n-dodecane with mass fractions 80-10-10 at 25°C, EPJE, (2015).
  • M. Mojahed, S. Van Vaerenbergh, Q. Galand, Nanofluids thermal conductivity in a Bénard cell, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2015.
  • R. Savino, A. Cecere, S. Van Vaerenbergh, Y. Abe, G. Pizzirusso, W. Tzevelecos, M. Mojahed, Q. Galand, Some experimental progresses in the study of the self-rewetting fluids for SELENE experiment to be carried in the Thermal Platform 1 hardware, Acta Astronautica, , 89:179-188 , (2013).
  • M. A. Rahman, Q. Galand, M. Soliman, S. Van Vaerenbergh, Z. Saghir, Measurement of refractive indices of binary mixtures using digital interferometry and multi-wavelength Abbemat refractometer, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 51 (5), (2013)
  • D.C. Veneru et al, Viscosity Measurements on Colloidal dispersions (Nanofluids) For Heat Transfer Applications, Appl. Rheol., 2 (4): 44582, (2010).
  • C. S. Iorio, C. Perfetti, Q. Galand, S. Van Vaerenbergh, Numerical study of Solutal and Thermal Instabilities in Mini-Channels for Membrane-Less Applications, ASME ICNMM, (2010).
  • Jacopo Buongiorno et al, A Benchmark Study on the Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids, J. Applied Physics, 106 (2): 094312-094312-14, (2009).
  • Galand Q., Luhmer M., Van Vaerenbergh S, Diffusion Coefficients in Multicomponent Organic Liquid Mixture Measured by the Open Ended Capillary Technique, High Temperature High Pressure, (2009).
  • Galand Q., Van Vaerenbergh S., Montel F., Diffusion Coefficients in Binary and Ternary Organic Liquid Mixture by the Open Ended Capillary Technique, Energy & Fuels, 22 (2): 770-774, (2008).