Victor VilarrasaVíctor Vilarrasa (Principal Investigator)

I am a tenured scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). I am Civil Engineer by training. I got my degree in Barcelona, at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). I did my master thesis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. After two-year professional experience in the construction sector, I decided to pursue my career in academy. I did my PhD in Civil Engineering at the UPC on geologic carbon storage, during which I did a short stay at Stanford University. My PhD thesis dissertation was awarded with honors “Cum Laude” and I received the Special Doctoral Award of the UPC to the most outstanding doctoral theses defended during the academic year 2011-12.

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Francesco ParisioFrancesco Parisio (Guest Scientist)

I graduated in Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2011. After a short period in industry, I enrolled as a PhD student in Geomechanics at the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), where I graduated in 2016. From January 2017 to February 2019 I was employed as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Environmental Informatics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ-Leipzig, where I performed research on supercritical geothermal systems. Since May 2019, I am part of the CSIC-IDAEA group as a guest scientist, where I continue my work in the field of injection induced seismicity. My research topics include geomechanics, computational mechanics and multi-physics couplings.

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Iman RahimzadehIman Rahimzadeh (Post-doctoral fellow)

I hold BSc, MSc and PhD degrees all in petroleum engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran, Iran. During my academic career, I have conducted research on both experimental and computational geomechanics. I did both my MSc and PhD research at AUT Geomechanics Lab. My PhD research included simulation of hydro-fracturing and hydro-shearing in shale gas resources within the theoretical framework of multi-scale plasticity and damage mechanics. I have also participated in three research projects on the experimental evaluation of the geomechanical behavior of reservoir rocks at AUT geomechanics lab.

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GEoREST - Daio SciandraDario Sciandra (PhD student)

I am a PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Assasment and Water Research (IDAEA) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). I am enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Civil Engeneering of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

I was a student at "La Sapienza" University of Rome and I graduated both for my BSc and MSc there. My bachelor and master involved Geotechnical Engineering as the main topic. During the bachelor thesis I had the opportunity to study some phenomena resulting from the seismic risk on the earth dams. During the master thesis I faced the numerical modelling of deep foundation using the Material Point Method (MPM), considered an update of the classic FEM. I worked with Deltares Research Institute (Delft, NH) at the unit of Geo-engineering, department Soil and Structures to make the MPM code more friendly and validate it in two particular cases of pile installation.

Between the 5th and the 8th of June 2018 I participated at the International Conference on Deep Foundation and Ground Improvement organized in Rome by the Deep Foundation Institute (DFI). Since January 2020 I am a member of the Italian Geotech- nical Association (AGI).

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GEoREST - Iman VaeziIman Vaezi Anzeha (PhD student)

I’ve got my BSc in Civil Engineering from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman and MSc in Geotechnical Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. My previous research experiences are in numerical simulation of porous media, cemented material dams, and geotechnical uncertainty analysis. My MSc thesis was about modeling of liquefaction-induced lateral spreading aiming at merging fully explicit dynamic finite element simulation with fully coupled (HM) formulation to analyze soil displacements and pore water pressures.

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Roman Makhnenko University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UIUC
Haiqing Wu Technical Univeristy of Catalonia, UPC
Silvia De Simone University Rennes, CNRS, Géosciences Rennes, UMR
Sebastià Olivella Technical Univeristy of Catalonia, UPC
Jonny Rutqvist Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBL
Antonio Villaseñor Spanish National Research Council, CSIC
Juan Alcalde Spanish National Research Council, CSIC
Pablo Pacios University of Vienna
Xiaoyu Song University of Florida
Ki-Bok Min Seoul National University, SNU
Dorothee Rebscher Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, BGR