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Directeur de Recherche - CNRS

Ongoing Research

  • Laboratory experiments and modelling of reactive transport.
  • Stochastic and multiscale inverse methods.
  • Impacts of climate change on surface and subsurface waters in the Upper Rhine Basin.
  • Migration of nanoparticles in soils and groundwater.

Short CV

Senior Research scientist at National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS, France, Institut Terre Environnement Strasbourg (UMR 7063) since 2021.

Senior Research scientist at National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS, France, Lab. d’Hydrologie et de Géochimie de Strasbourg (UMR 7517) from 2009 to 2020.

Senior Research scientist at National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS, France, at Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Strasbourg (UMR CNRS 7507) from 2000 to 2008.

Since 2017      Vice-Chair of evaluation committees for H2020 programs

2018 - 2020  Head of the Laboratoire d’Hydrologie et de Géochimie de Strasbourg (UMR Université de Strasbourg-CNRS 7517).

2013 - 2017  Head of the Ecole Doctorale Sciences de la Terre et de l’Environnement, Université de Strasbourg.

2016                Expert for the International Atomic Energy Agency concerning hydrogeology at Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant (Japon).

Publications since 2015

  1. Bouissonnie A., Daval D., Guyot, F., Ackerer P., 2020. The Dissolution Anisotropy of Pyroxenes: Experimental Validation of a Stochastic Dissolution Model Based on Enstatite Dissolution. Journal of Physical Chemistry C,, 124 (5), doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b10824
  2. Bouissonnie A., Daval D., Ackerer P., 2020. Dissolution Anisotropy of Pyroxenes: A Surrogate Model for Steady-State Enstatite Dissolution Resulting from Stochastic Simulations of the Hydrolysis Process. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124 (24), doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00962
  3. Cotel S., Viville D., Benarioumlil S., Ackerer P., Pierret M.C., 2020. Impact of the hydrological regime and forestry operations on the fluxes of suspended sediment and bedload of a small middle-mountain catchment. Science of the Total Environment, 743, 140228, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140228
  4. Rambourg D., Ackerer P., Bildstein O., 2020. Groundwater parameter inversion using topographic constraints and a zonal adaptive multiscale procedure: A case study of an alluvial aquifer, Water, doi: 10.3390/w12071899
  5. Siena M., Guadagnini A., Bouissonnié A., Ackerer P., Daval D., Riva M., 2020. Generalized sub‐Gaussian processes: Theory and application to hydrogeological and geochemical data. Water Resources Research, 56,
  6. Vergnes JP., Roux N., Habets F., Ackerer P., Amraoui N., Besson F., Caballero Y., Courtois Q., de Dreuzy JR., Etchevers P., Gallois N., Leroux D., Longuevergne L., Le Moigne P., Morel T., Munier S., Regimbeau F., Thiery D., Viennot P., 2020. The AquiFR hydrometeorological modelling platform as a tool for improving groundwater resource monitoring over France: evaluation over a 60-year period. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24 (2),  633-654, doi: 10.5194/hess-24-633-2020



  1. Xia C-A., GuadagniniA., Hu B., RivaM., Ackerer P. 2019. Grid convergence for numerical solutions of stochastic moment equations of groundwater flow, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 33 (8-9), 1565-1579, DOI: 10.1007/s00477-019-01719-6
  2. Dell'Oca A., Riva M., Ackerer P. Guadagnini A., 2019. Solute transport in random composite media with uncertain dispersivities. Advances in Water Resources, 128, 48-58. doi :10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.04.005.
  3. Isch A., Montenach D., Hammel F. Ackerer P., Coquet Y., 2019. A Comparative Study of Water and Bromide Transport in a Bare Loam Soil Using Lysimeters and Field Plots. Water 2019, 11, 1199; doi:10.3390/w11061199.
  4. Delay F., Badri H., Ackerer P., 2019. Heterogeneous hydraulic conductivity and porosity fields reconstruction through steady-state flow and transient solute transport data using the continuous adjoint state. Advances in Water Resources 127, 148–166; doi :10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.03.014


  1. Pierret M.C., Cotel S., Ackerer P., Beaulieu E., Benarioumlil S., Boucher M., Boutin R., Chabaux F., Delay F., Fourtet C., Friedmann P., Fritz B., Gangloff S., Girard J-F, Legtchenko A., Viville D., Weill S., ProbstA. 2018. The Strengbach Catchment: A Multidisciplinary Environmental Sentry for 30 Years, 2018. Vadoze Zone Journal, Special Issue ‘Advancing Critical Zone Science’, 17p.
  2. Shao Q., Fahs M., Hoteit H., Carrera J., Ackerer P., Younes A., 2018. A 3D semi‐analytical solution for density‐driven flow in porous media. Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2018WR023583.
  3. Bernard, S., Daval, D, Ackerer, P., Pont, S., Meibom, A., 2018. Reply to 'No substantial long-term bias in the Cenozoic benthic foraminifera oxygen-isotope record' Nature Communications, 9, Art.n° 2874, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05304-3
  4. Bouissonnie A., Daval D., Marinoni M., Ackerer P., 2018. From mixed flow reactor to column experiments and modeling: Upscaling of calcite dissolution rate.             Chemical Geology, 487, 63-75, DOI 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.04.017
  5. Maina, F.H., Ackerer P., Younes A., Guadagnini A., Berkowitz B. 2018. Benchmarking numerical codes for tracer transport with the aid of laboratory-scale experiments in 2D heterogeneous porous media. J. of Contaminant Hydrology. 212, 55-64, DOI:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2017.06.001.
  6. Belfort B., Toloni I., Ackerer P., Cotel S., Viville D., Lehmann F. 2018. Vadose Zone Modeling in a Small Forested Catchment: Impact of Water Pressure Head Sampling Frequency on 1D-Model Calibration. Geosciences, 8, 2, doi: 10.3390/geosciences8020072
  7. Fahs M., Koohbor B., Belfort B., Ataie-Ashtiani B., Simmons CT., Younes A., Ackerer P., 2018. A Generalized Semi-Analytical Solution for the Dispersive Henry Problem: Effect of Stratification and Anisotropy on Seawater Intrusion. Water, 10, 2, doi: 10.3390/w10020230


  1. Delay, F, Badri, H, Fahs, M, Ackerer, P. 2017. A comparison of discrete versus continous adjoint states to invert groundwater flow in heterogeneous dual porosity systems. Adv. Water Resour. 110, 1-18.
  2. Younes, A; Mara, T; Fahs, M; Grunberger, O; Ackerer, P., 2017.Hydraulic and transport parameter assessment using column infiltration experiments. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., vol 21(5), 2263-2275.
  3. Weill, S; Delay, F, Pan, Y; Ackerer, P, 2017. A low-dimensional subsurface model for saturated and unsaturated flow processes: ability to address heterogeneity. Computational Geosciences, 21(2), 301-314.
  4. Hassane, FM; Ackerer, P. 2017. Groundwater flow parameter estimation using refinement and coarsening indicators for adaptive downscaling parameterization. Advances in Water Resources, 100, 139-152.
  5. Marinoni M., Carrayrou J., Lucas Y., Ackerer P., 2017. Thermodynamic equilibrium solutions through a modified Newton Raphson method. AIChE journal, 63(4), 1246-1262, DOI 10.1002/aic.15506.
  6. Hassane, FM; Ackerer, P. 2017. Ross scheme, Newton–Raphson iterative methods and time-stepping strategies for solving the mixed form of Richards’ equation. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., vol 21(5), 2667–2683.
  7. Hassane FM, F. Delay, P. Ackerer. 2017. Estimating initial conditions for groundwater flow modeling using an adaptive inverse method. Journal of Hydrology, 552, 52–61.
  8. M. Pollet-Villard, D. Daval, P. Ackerer, G. D. Saldi, K. G. Knauss, B. Wild, B. Fritz., 2017. Experimental study of dissolution kinetics of K-feldspar as a function of crystal structure anisotropy under hydrothermal conditions. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science 17, 165 – 168.
  9.  S. Bernard, D. Daval, P. Ackerer, S. Pont, A. Meibom, 2017. Burial-induced oxygen-isotope re-equilibration of fossil foraminifera explains ocean paleotemperature paradoxes. Nature Communications 8, 1134 doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01225-9.


  1. Ackerer J., Chabaux F., Van der Woerd J., Viville D., Pelt E., Kali E., Lerouge C., Ackerer P., Di Chiara R., Négrel P., 2016. Regolith evolution at millennial timescale from U-Th-Ra isotopes and in situ cosmogenic 10Be analyses in a weathering profile (Strengbach catchment, France). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, (453), 33-43.
  2. Beaulieu E., Lucas Y. Chabaux F., Ackerer P., Godderis Y., Pierret M.C., 2016. Hydrological and vegetation response to climate change in a forested mountainous catchment. Model. Earth Syst. Environ., 2:191, DOI 10.1007/s40808-016-0244-1.
  3. Delay F., Ackerer P., 2016. The reduction of hydrological models for less tedious practical applications. CR. Geosciences, doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2015.08.002
  4. Fahs M., Ataie-Ashtiani B., Younes A., Simmons G.T., Ackerer P., 2016. The Henry problem: New semianalytical solution for velocity-dependent dispersion. Water Resour. Res., 52, 7382–7407, doi:10.1002/2016WR019288.
  5. Marinoni M.; Delay F., Ackerer P., Riva M., Guadagnini A., 2016. Identification of groundwater flow parameters using reciprocal data from hydraulic interference tests. Journal of Hydrology. http://dx.doi/org/10.1016/j.hydrol.2015.05.019
  6. Pollet-Villard M., Daval D., Ackerer P., Saldi G. D., Wild B., Knauss K. G., Fritz B. 2016. Does crystallographic anisotropy prevent the conventional treatment of aqueous mineral reactivity ? 2016. A case study based on K-feldspar dissolution kinetics. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 190, 294–308,
  7. Pollet-Villard M., Daval D., Fritz B., Knauss K.G., Schäfer G., Ackerer P., 2016. Influence of etch pit development on the surface area and dissolution kinetics of the orthoclase (001) surface. Chemical Geology, 447, 79-92.
  8. Toloni I., Lehmann F., Ackerer P., 2016. Modeling the Effects of Water Content on TiO2 Nanoparticles Transport in Porous Media, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology,
  9. Sanchez-Vila X., Ackerer P., Delay F., Guadagnini A., 2016. Characterization of reciprocity gaps from interference tests in fractured media through a dual porosity model. Water Resources Research,


  1. Seki K., Ackerer P., Lehmann F., (2015).Sequential estimation of hydraulic parameters in layered soil using limited data. Geoderma, 247-248, 117-128, DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.02.013.
  2. Foddis ML, Ackerer P., Montisci A., Uras G., (2015). ANN based approach for the estimation aquifer pollutant source behavior. Water Science and Technology, doi:10.2166/ws.2015.087
  3. Pan Y., Weill S., Ackerer P., Delay F. A coupled stream flow and depth-integrated subsurface flow model for catchment hydrology. J. Hydrol, 530, 66-78, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.09.44.