Rafael Angulo-Jaramillo

Chargé de Recherche CNRS
Laboratoire d’Ecologie des Hydrosystèmes Naturels et Anthropisés
Address: LEHNA-ENTPE, Rue Maurice Audin, 69518 Vaulx-en-Velin, France
Phone +33 4 72 04 77 26
Cel. phone +33 6 78 76 32 48
e-mail: angulo@entpe.fr


2000 HDR-Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.
1989 Doctorate, Fluid Mechanics and Transfers, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.
1986 MSc, Fluid Mechanics and Transfers, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.
1986 Hydraulic Engineer, Water ressources and development, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Hydraulique et de Mécanique de Grenoble.
1982 Civil Engineer, Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria Julio Garavito, Bogota, Colombie.

Research activities

My areas of interest cover the wide range of issues related to soil hydrology and environmental civil engineering. My research deals with unsaturated soils and geomaterials, considered as polyphase media in which the water, solutes, solid particles or gases movement involve several characteristic scales ranging from pore to pedological profile or civil engineering work scales. Experimentation and analytical/numerical simulation include multi-phase flow in soils, focusing on the role of heterogeneity upon fate and transport. Capillary barrier systems are included in field and laboratory experiments, including column and lysimeters to investigate transport, degradation and retention of chemicals, agrochemicals and nanoparticles as function of soil and hydric conditions. Infiltration measurements and modeling are at the core of field research, with interest on parameter estimation of soil hydraulic properties, study of preferential flow and nanoparticles transport processes in the unsaturated zone.

Professional Position

Since 2010: Chargé de Recherche CNRS at LEHNA UMR 5023, Lyon.
2005-2010: Chargé de Recherche CNRS at Environemntal Sciences lab. of ENTPE, Vaulx-en-
1991-2005: Chargé de Recherche CNRS at LTHE UMR 5564, Grenoble
1986-1990: Researcher at Institute of Mechanics of Grenoble on contract with ANDRA and Compagnie Générale des Eaux.
1981-1985: Co-founder and director of the company Ingenieria de Suelos, Aguas y Estructuras (INSAE), consulting engineers, Bogota (Colombia).


Leader of the group Porous and Hydrologic Processes (2002-2005), LTHE Grenoble; Deputy director of the group Impact of Pollutants on Ecosystems of LEHNA (2013-2015); elected member ENTPE Scientific council (2010-1015); soil physics committee member of EGU’s Soil System Science Division (since 2016); EGU-convenor of annual sessions since 2008. Responsible for the bi-lateral cooperation research program between the LEHNA and the Oregon State University (USA), Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil); IRD & Land Development Department (Thailand) coordinator of different research projects of the French National Research Program on Hydrology, and the National Agency for Radioactive Waste Disposal.

Teaching activities

Guest lecturer at the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat, Lyon (ENTPE); Ecole Nationale Supérieur de Géologie, Nancy (ENSG); Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria Julio Garavito, Bogota, Colombie.

Total Career Advising: 34 MSc students, 15 PhD students.


Soc. Am. J.; Water Resour. Res.; Geoderma; Vadose Zone J.; J. of Hydrol.; Canadian Geotech. J.; Agricultural

84 publications in first class Journals (class A) with peer review;

148 congress publications with transactions or abstracts;

1 book and 8 chapters.

Peer Reviewer: Soil Sci. and Water Manangement.